This is a complete list of all African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church locations, along with their geographic coordinates. The church can be traced back to the John Street Methodist Church of New York City. Following acts of overt discrimination (such as black parishioners being forced to leave worship), many black Christians left to form their own churches. The first church founded by the AME Zion Church was built in 1800 and was named Zion. These early churches were still part of the Methodist Episcopal Church, although the congregations remained separate. The AME Zion Church is not to be confused with the similarly-named African Methodist Episcopal Church.