The African American Church has long been considered one of the foundational and most influential institutions in black America. This page is dedicated to highlighting the oldest of these institutions in states across the nation. Listed below are African American churches by state which are at least one century old (founded in 1915 or earlier) and which are continuously operating until today. In other words, one can attend service next Sunday in any church on this list. The oldest continuously operating church in each state is listed in Boldtype.