St. Matthew C. M.E. Church

The Fruit Orchard on Ninth Street
Where we are connected to the True Vine and being pruned by the Word of God to bear Spiritual Fruit!

2944 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee WI 53206

Phone: 414-562-7580



Vision Statement  The love and power of God through Christ will be manifested in our lives. We will share hope, build community, grow as faithful disciples, serve the needs of our community and world and magnify the Lord together with our gifts and talents; in worship.   Mission Statement Our mission is to Share the Good News of Jesus Christ with ALL who will hear, to Fellowship with ALL who will come, Teach ALL who desire to grow, Minister to ALL who call on us and to create a Worship atmosphere that is fulfilling and welcoming to ALL!   About Us  St. Matthew is a local congregation of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). The CME church was founded December 16, 1870. Organized in Jackson, Tennessee by forty-one ex-slaves, the C.M.E. Church currently has more than 1.2 million members across the United States, and missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica and fourteen African nations. The C.M.E. Church has a celebrated rich history of salvation, education and liberation, and its quadrennial theme, “An Essential Church: Poised for 21st Century Ministry,” defines the urgency to meet the challenges of today’s changing world. The CME church has over 800,000 members internationally. Our denomination is governed by the College of Bishops of the CME church; where as, our presiding bishop is Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.  

St. Matthew had its beginning in 1918 as a result of a vision of Reverend W.S. Ferguson, our first Pastor. In September, 1920,,moving to 538 West Walnut Street, where they remained for 38 years before relocating to our present sight. St. Matthew is proud of its rich heritage and its Christian influence in the community and the National C.M.E connection. Throughout its history, St. Matthew has worked to live up to its calling as a home where the saints of God can put their gifts and talents to work.
2018-2019 Conference Officers
Reverend  Dr. Richard D. Shaw
Local Deacon
Reverend Lashell Drake
Reverend Eddie Rogers
Reverend George Rogers
Reverend Linda Rogers
Minister Calvin Robinson
Steward Board
John Neal – Chairman
Ronald Hayes – Treasurer
Margaret Todd – Recording Steward
Ruth Guild
Gwendolyn Adams – President
Naomi Guild
Shirley White – President
Trustee Board
Mary Spencer – Chairman
Missionary Society
Loraye Williams – President
Lay Department
Betty Hayes – Lay Leader
Christian Education
Sheryl Dean – President
Christian Youth Fellowship
Keely Crawford – Advisor
Taylor Brown – President
Young Adult Fellowship
Lisa Rembert – Advisor
Alyssa Flowers – President
Sunday School
Veronica Owens – Superintendent
Ministry to Men
Felton Benton
Membership & Evangelism
Cheryl DeBerry – Director
Usher Board
Joyce McCrary – President
Assemblies of Christ Choir
Sharyn Warren – President
Male Chorus
Jonathan Tate – President
Youth Choir
Gail Dukes – Director
Children’s Choir
A. Virginia Williams – Co-Director
Bobbie Suggs – Co-Director