USA Churches

The Word of God

African Methodist Episcopal Church
1465 Rio Rancho Boulevard Southeast
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

The Word of God is a small church located in Rio Rancho, NM. Our church was founded in 2015 and is associated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME).

What to Expect at The Word of God


Reverend Dr. Geleta A. Smith, Pastor
Reverend Allison Stradford, Itinerant Ministry
Sister Bonita Allen, Steward Protem
Brother Christopher Allen, Exhorter, Young Adult Ministry
Brother Rogelio Zepeda Garza, Exhorter
Sister W. Faye Jasper, Women's Missionary Society
Brother Jarell Smith, Children and Young People's Division

Service Times:

Sunday Bible Training 9:30am
Sunday Praise, Testimony, and Prayer 10:45am
Sunday Worship Service 11:00am
Communion 1st Sundays
Wednesday Teleconference Prayer Meeting and Bible Study (call church for dial-in information) 7:00pm

Service Details

  • Informal or casual attire most common
  • Blend of traditional and contemporary worship style
  • Printed worship bulletin
  • Communion
  • Congregational readings
  • Altar call or invitation
  • Location: Sandoval County
  • Meeting place: Hotel
  • Parking: Private lot
  • Saturday evening service: No
  • Multi-site church: No
  • Primary language used: English
  • Services also offered in: Spanish

Ministries and Programs

  • Children's ministry
  • Youth or teen ministry
  • Christian school
  • Adult education
  • Missions
  • Young adult ministry
  • Men/women's ministry
  • Choir
  • Community service
  • Food pantry
  • Senior adult ministry
  • Prison ministry
  • Weddings/receptions
  • Funerals
  • Other ministries and programs: Class Leadership; Military Support Group; Variety of Commissions (e.g., Social Actions, Public Relations, Christian Education); Lay Organization

Additional Info About Our Church

Welcome to The Word of God AME Church. We are a Christian congregation of all generations where: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." (Martin Luther King Jr.)

We are currently meeting in the Santa Fe Room at Inn at Rio Rancho (1465 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124).


Obeying God through The Word for "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105) "For The Word of God is alive and active, powerful!" (Hebrews 4:12a)


To obey God and do everything He commands us, that we will be His people, and He will be your God. Jeremiah 11:4b "For The Word of God is alive and active/powerful!" Hebrews 4:12a


To promote salvation for everyone by reclaiming the lost and engaging all members, leaders and ministers in proper application and accountability of our spiritual and natural gifts and resources, and, through faith-driven ministries of reconciliation, restoration, hospitality, and, survival for effectual: (1) spreading of the gospel, (2) Christian development and growth; (3) Education and training, (4) Discipleship and mentorship; (5) Praise and worship of The Triune God; (6) Facilities establishment; and, (7) To (re-)build, maintain and sustain healthy families, solid partnerships and congregations.

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1465 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho NM 87124
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For Further Information

  • (505) 917-2657