Alleyne is a church on a corner helping others to turn a corner in their lives.

For 70 years, Alleyne has been a beacon of light in an ever changing and diverse community; offering a place for fellowship, worship, and inspiration for people of all ages and all walks of life. Over our history, we have been blessed to be active in our community; leading discipleship ministries, sponsoring feeding programs, working with community partners on crucial justice initiatives, establishing mentoring initiatives, organizing drives for area shelters, and supporting education through scholarships and giveaways. We are grateful that through every season, the Lord has been faithful. We hope that you will join us on the journey as we strive to impact the world for the Kingdom of God!




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The Rev. Patrick Barrett, II, is the 13th pastor of the historic Alleyne AME Zion Church in Alexandria, VA. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and a 2014 Master of Divinity graduate from the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. In 2015, he was selected as a Lewis Fellow at Wesley’s Lewis Center for Church Leadership. In 2015, he yielded to the call of God and the godly wisdom of the late Bishop Richard Keith Thompson to take his first pastoral appointment as the pastor of the St. Paul AME Zion Church in Media, PA, after 6 years of nurturing and discipling as the youth pastor of the Judah Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Mitchellville, MD. Rev. Barrett was appointed to Alleyne in 2018, and is leading the church in renewal and revitalization. 


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We are grateful for the legacy of pastors that have served this amazing congregation.

Their work has not been in vain. 

Rev. Frederick D. Williams        

1949 – 1963 

Rev. William M. Patterson        

1963 – 1970

Rev. E. Roosevelt Agurs        

1970 – 1972

Rev. James McArthur Sloan        

1972 – 1974

Rev. Grayson J.Kelsh            

1974 – 1979

Rev. Elzie L. Cooper, Jr.        

1980 – 1991

Rev. Jimmy Allen Thomas        

1991 – 1994

Rev. Lowell A. William        

1994 – 2005

Rev. Cyril O. Eastman, Jr.        

2005 – 2009

Rev. Paul S. Hoggard            

2009 – 2012

Rev. Quintin D. Borders        

2012 – 2018

Rev. Patrick A. Barrett, II        

2018 – Present

Rev. Patrick A. Barrett, II | Senior Pastor



Executive Ministry Team

Rev. Patrick Barrett, Pastor

Rev. Rosa Harper Crawford, Minister of Community Outreach

Rev. Anna Benjamin-Cooper, Minister of Congregational Care

Bro. Elijah Crawford, Exhorter


Board of Class Leaders

Each member is assigned a Class Leader and is a part of a Class. Class Leaders are sub-pastors providing spiritual oversight to the members of their class and ensuring that each member is properly connected to the life of the church. Class leaders also provide a first line of care for the members of their class. 


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees’ ministry is to take charge of the care, maintenance and security of all church property. They initiate necessary improvements to the church and maintain standards and policies for effective and sacred use of the facilities.

Board of Stewards

The Board of Stewards’ ministry is to be accountable and make an exact accounting of all tithes, offerings and contributions made to the church. They ensure the stewardship of church resources and provide support to the Pastor and the ministry of the church, and help for the needy and distressed members of the church and community.


Administration Team

The Admin Team at Alleyne plays the crucial role of helping to keep things organized. This team manages schedules, the events calendar, membership information, and our hospitality ministry.


Growing Christians desire to use their gifts to serve God and the world. We invite each of our family members to get involved with one of our growing ministry opportunities. Perhaps the Lord is leading you to start a ministry? See Rev. Barrett for more information. 


Christian Education Department

Christian Education is a life-long process of spiritual growth and faith formation. The CED team provides learning and development opportunities to educate the entire congregation in the faith and to equip the membership with new and useful life skills. 


  • Children and Youth Ministry

  • Young Adult Ministry

  • Hilltoppers Senior Ministry

  • Sunday School

  • Women’s Ministry

  • Men’s Ministry

  • Scholarship Committee

Outreach Ministries

Alleyne is a church in the community and for the community. Join us in helping to make an impact through various ministries that help to meet needs and reach others with the good news of the Gospel. 


  • Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society

  • Evangelism

  • Regency Nursing Home Outreach

  • Social Justice Ministry

  • Voter Registration Team

  • Social Media and Marketing


Worship Ministries

Worship is the most important thing we do together as a church; taking time to engage with God. These ministries help to support the worship service and to create an experience that is meaningful and moving. 


  • Intercessory Prayer

  • Voices of Alleyne

  • Young Adult Choir

  • Musicians

  • Ushers

  • Greeters Ministry

  • Audio-visual ministry

Fellowship and Wellness Ministries

Family is everything, and we’re a family that likes food, fun, and fellowship. These ministries help us to stay connected and encourage the overall wellness of our congregation. 


  • Lay Council 

  • Culinary Arts Ministry

  • Health Ministry