The A.M.E. church will be celebrating 150 years this August. Actually, I have waited so long to work on this post, they are celebrating today.
Here is their National Register Nomination, lots of good information, but does it all check out with the Plaindealer? I will have to read and find out. http://www.kshs.org/resource/national_register/nominationsNRDB/Shawnee_StJohnAfricanMethodistEpiscopalChurchNR.pdf