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 military. Don and Harriet Yelton had a vision of ministry that would enable military Christians to connect with a local church for worship, fellowship and service wherever they were posted anywhere in the world. For over 40 years AMEN has fulfilled that vision through its Locator Service, spiritual retreats, benevolent giving and the camaraderie of those who live for Jesus while defending our nation.

Forty Years of Ministry to Christians Serving in the United States Military

The AMEN (American Military Evangelizing Nations) Ministry has ministered to tens of thousands of Christians in the military for nearly Forty years. The White's Ferry Road church of Christ was our sponsor until 2009. We continue to have a strong relationship with the that great church, but the Manchester of Christ is now our sponsoring church.

Our mission is to serve Christians in the United States Military encouraging them to evangelize their friends and plant churches where they are. One important goal is to connect local churches of Christ near U. S. Military Installations with Christians traveling the world. We provide churches with names, addresses and personal needs of Christians moving into their area (Locator Service) through which we encourage and equip local churches to reach out to military people in their communities.

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 your loved one in the military? Let us help.

At every military basic/recruit training facility where young Americans are given their first taste of military life, nearby churches minister to them when possible. After 26 years of military life we know how hard that can be. We can connect your loved one with a congregation of the churches of Christ who wants to help.

For over Forty years we have successfully connected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of young people to local churches who drew them into the fellowship of Christians to continue their spiritual growth. Our sponsoring church is the Manchester Church of Christ in Connecticut is where we now live. For Forty years the AMEN Ministry was sponsored by the White's Ferry Road (WFR) Church of Christ who we continue to love, work with and appreciate.

It is a time of war and our ministry needs your prayers and your financial support in order to continue this ministry to Christians in the United States Military. We must learn how to improve our ministry to a new generation on young people who need the fellowship of other Christians.

To help your loved one in the U. S. Military anywhere in the world and on many of our ships at sea, please send us an email with contact information so we can forward it to churches whose volunteers stand ready. Diane stands ready to help. If you prefer to call her, you can reach her at 860-372-7051, but email is best. Sometimes we can make a 'same day contact', so please don't wait.

We work with the churches of Christ, but we often help young people who are affiliated with other churches or who don't attend church anywhere. Our goal is to put young Christians together for fellowship and spiritual growth. Please pray for our military and for our ministry. It is a joy and a blessing to serve Jesus and Christians in the military.

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Manchester Church of Christ

595 Tolland Turnpike

Manchester CT 06042

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