Health Ministry


Mission Statement

The Health Ministry (HM) of St. Paul AME Church, Berkeley, stands committed to its mission of building a sustaining spiritual, mental-emotional, physical, and eco-environmental health and wellness among the members of the church family and the broader community which St. Paul serves.  As it is stated in the "Discipline of the AME Church" (2012), p.178: "The Health Commission, [sic. Health Ministry} is to promote the health concerns of members of the AME Church".  It should also 1.) advocate healthcare as a right and not a privilege, 2.) work to create a just and equitable health care delivery system, 3.) present health information to each church organization such that each one would 'include a health component in its life and work'."


Next Screening:

Participate in the Health Ministry’s monthly, Blood Pressure Testing and Diabetes Screening Program on the fourth Sunday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  The Health Ministry’s Screening Program, an affiliate of the Ethnic Health Institute at the Samuel Merritt University (Summit Campus), is dedicated to preventing and reducing the risk factors that cause of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart attacks, and stroke.  It is co-sponsored by the East Bay Black Nurses’ Association, MedShare of San Leandro, and the Alameda County Food Bank.


St. Paul AME Church, 2024 Ashby Avenue  - Near the Bart Station in Berkeley.

In all your getting, get understanding. Our health ministry helps us understand our bodies so that we might live long in the Earth
— The Word of God


The Health Ministry's goals are furthered by its objectives which

1.) provide information and services about healthy life and mental health choices;

 2.) make available contacts with health professionals at church and with program in the community;

 3.) encourage members to appreciate and adopt healthy life choices through hands-on activities in church as well as throughout the community;

4.) demonstrate that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" in thought, word and deed.



Blood pressure & Diabetes Screening

Check it Often

Check it Often

  • Confidential and Private
  • Quick and Painless
  • Friendly and Professional
  • Free!  Yes ----FREEE

Everyone is WElcome

The screening is free to all.  You do not have to be a member of St. Paul.  Many have said that our screenings have increased their awareness of personal health. 



Need Help?

For more information, please call the Health Ministry at 510.495.5560, or e-mail us at