Community of Hope AME Church describes itself as follows: It was “conceived from the vision
of Rev. Tony Lee and born by permission of the A.M.E. Church (2006). The name
of the church reflects its soul. Community is that identifiable place where we
live and raise our families. Hope is a key ingredient necessary for faith and
survival.” The church uses extensive online media including Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, an online radio channel,
LifeStream TV channel, video games, and blogs.
Church founder and senior pastor, Tony Lee,
is a graduate of Union
Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has received national media attention on
BET’s Cousin Jeff’s Chronicles, CNN and CSPAN. He has also been featured in
various print media, including Upscale
magazine and The
Washington Post. Follow Tony Lee’s blog here.
of Hope is part of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
This case study was conducted by Research Fellow Monica A. Coleman and published in December, 2011.
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