Community Empowerment

The AAPC is actively involved in community initiatices through member partnerships with 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, UVA Office of Community Engagement, and many more.

Community Resources

The AAPC seeks to promote community growth through available resources in the area. These resources will be  made available here. Community events will also be shared through our calendar.

Pastor Coalition

The vision of the AAPC is to empower pastors through information, instruction, and inspiration; benefiting our congregation and communities. Our coalition currently holds 25 congregations.

A Note From the President

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Official Website of the African-American Pastor’s Council of Charlottesville and Vicinity. Currently, we represent approximately twenty African-American Churches in Charlottesville City, as well as Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Fluvanna, and Orange Counties in Central Virginia.

Our purpose is to, through information, invitation, and intervention, enrich, empower, encourage, and educate our Area Communities as we face these shifting and challenging times. We invite you to benefit from our evolving church directory, black business directory, and downloadable resource pages. Future phases of this project will include live streaming, an advertising marketplace, and an AAPC Web Store.

To GOD Be The Glory
Lehman D Bates, II

Our Mission

Building pillars to strengthen our community

The mission of AAPC is to engage in community support and growth. Our coalition of Pastors empower their church communities by unifying their joint efforts towards this mission. This includes engaging with local organizations such as the UVA Office of Community Engagement.

Our Vision

Empowering Pastors In Our Community

The African American Pastors Council (AAPC) is a coalition of African American Pastors representing over twenty-five (25) congregations in Central Virginia. The vision of AAPC is to empower pastors through information, instruction, and inspiration; benefiting our congration and communities.

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Have questions or concerns for the AAPC? Send us a note.

You can reach our council at We try to respond to all inquiries within two (2) business days. All questions for the council should be directed to that email.

Why Donate to AAPC?

Your donations contribute directly to the work of the AAPC, and in turn, directly impact our church communities. Thank you for supporting our vision and continuing to help us move our mission forward. Click above to send in your donations online.