The Story of AMEN

AMEN is a ministry begun by an Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and his wife

who understood the challenges of living a faithful Christian life while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Don and Harriet Yelton had a vision of a ministry enabling military Christians to connect with a local church for worship, fellowship, and service wherever they were posted anywhere in the world. Beginning in 1976 under the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ, AMEN has fulfilled that vision through its Locator Service, spiritual retreats, humanitarian outreach, and the camaraderie of those who live for Jesus while defending our nation.

A Ministry to Build the Love of God in the Heart of the Warrior

The AMEN (American Military Evangelizing Nations) ministry is a mission effort overseen by the Elders of the Manchester Church of Christ, Manchester, Connecticut. Our purpose is to serve Christians in the United States Military encouraging them to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ, to evangelize their communities, to be spiritual leaders, and to plant churches wherever they are. We do this in part by connecting military Christians with local churches of Christ near U. S. Military installations anywhere in the world, or by starting a worship service on an overseas base or U.S. Navy ship.

Our Mission

​To support the spiritual growth of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Provide opportunities for Biblical knowledge, worship, fellowship, service and evangelism

Fulfill Jesus Christ’s call to the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

Looking for someone to contact you or your loved one in the military? Let us help through our Locator Service.

Our Locator Service uses a worldwide network of Key Men and Women to connect your loved one with a local Church of Christ. We serve Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard and Veteran members associated with the Church of Christ, or those seeking Christ. To find a Key Man/Woman use the “Locator” Tab on the Task Bar above, type in the Installation in the search Box and click “Find A Location.” On the right side of the Map you will see a list of Key Men associated with that installation. Select a Key Man and click on the email link, if available, to send them a message with the following information as known:

Rank (or Navy Rate) & Branch of Service:

First & Last Name:

If Married Spouse & Children Name: Base where they will be assigned:

Projected Arrival Date:

Contact Phone:


Any Needs or comments: Home Church, City & State (optional):

Locator Submitted by (Your name and email address):


If an email link is not on the web site, or if you prefer, call us at 860 372-7051 or email the contact information directly to amen.ministry@comcast.net. Please help us make this ministry successful through your prayers and your financial support. Donations allow us to travel to recruit and train Key Men/Women, to conduct spiritual growth workshops, to preach and teach the Bible, and to promote this ministry to Servicemembers and to local churches near military bases. Please consider donating by using the “Donation” Tab on the Task Bar above and follow the instructions on the secure pop up menu. Memorial gifts will be gratefully acknowledged, call for details. Follow us on Facebook at “AMENMINISTRY of the churches of Christ” for the latest news and events.

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Tel: (860) 646-2903

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Manchester Church of Christ

595 Tolland Turnpike

Manchester CT 06042

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