If you ask for ordination in the American Fellowship Church, you are indicating that you accept and agree to the American Fellowship Church Code of Ethics.
Before placing your order, please click Code of Ethics to view the Code of Ethics.
Your Minister License ID Card
You can become ordained online today, when you order your minister license and ID card.
Your minister identification card certifies that you are a legally ordained and currently licensed minister.
You may use the titles Pastor, Bishop, Deacon, Minister, Preacher, Priest, Priestess, Chaplain, Rabbi or any other title that you wish, except Doctor titles.
- Your ID card is your Minister License, your ID as a Minister, and your small Certificate of Ordination all in one.
- Your minister ID card will show that you are licensed to perform wedding ceremonies, baptisms and funerals.
- Having minister credentials will allow you to perform the wedding ceremony of a friend or relative*. (See note below re Canada)
In addition, If your ministry takes you to hospitals or prisons, you may use the ID card to help you gain admittance to those institutions. You may also use the card to help obtain special parking privileges when they are available to ordained and licensed ministers.
Performing Weddings and Marriage Ceremonies
If you plan to perform marriages for friends or others, we urge you to review our "Minister Licensing Laws" page.
This page contains important information you need before you perform marriages in the United States.
Some states have special requirements and in a very few areas, (such as Nevada) our ministers cannot perform
marriages unless they have an actual congregation or perhaps can't perform marriages at all.
We suggest you order our publication "Details of Marriage Laws" to be well informed.
Additionally you may or may not be able to perform marriages in other countries.
* For example, our ministers may not perform marriages in Canada where very few churches are allowed to do that.
(To order "Details of Marriage Laws" in USA see Church Documents )
Testimonial from one of our ministers...
Since my becoming a minister of the American Fellowship Church, my life has been spiritually, mentally, and physically changed to a degree whereas I know that there is only one way to go, and that is with God.
Rev. H. W., Virginia
What's on your Minister ID Card....
- It will bear the Church logo.
- Your name and address will be typed on the card
- You need to tell us what title you want before your name, if you want something different from Rev.
- The back of the ID Card is signed by the Bishop
- Shows that you are authorized to perform all duties of the ministry including:
- other religious ceremonies.
- The Regular Minister License ID card and the Five-Year Minister License ID card have a date indicating the card is valid until one year or five years from the date it was issued.
- If you would prefer not to have a date on your Minister ID card, you may choose the Lifetime Card which is valid as long as you live. Five-Year and Lifetime cards are laminated in plastic to preserve them over time.
- If you are ordering an ID card for someone other than yourself, you need to put that person's name and address (as it should appear on the ID card) above.
- Although we don't promise, we often process orders immediately so we rely on the information you provide with the order. If you did not provide the full and correct information, we may have to re-do the order at your expense.
You may become legally ordained right now by ordering an Ordination ID Card which is also your Minister License.
The ID card serves as your proof of ordination as well as your minister's license.
Countries where we have ordained minister
Antigua, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, Italy, Ivory Coast Republic, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rep.of Seychelles, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK,USA, United Arab Emirates, Virgin Islands, W.Africa, Wales, Zimbabwe
USA states where we have ordained ministers
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakot, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Canadian Provinces where we have ordained ministers
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Posted by JK on 18th Feb 2015
Used the site to get a license for a friend and for me - both experiences were great
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jan 2015
Thank you AFC. Looking forward to exercising my new privlage.
Posted by Pastor Ron on 9th Jan 2015
I was delighted with the materials I received and looking forward to taking some courses.
Posted by Pastor Kelvin Jones on 27th Oct 2014
I am very satisfied with the items that I ordered. I thank AFC for all their assistance in helping me fulfill my calling. God bless AFC, and all the Ministers that are ordained through them.
Posted by Rev. Marion Smith on 15th Oct 2014
The fact that I can legally preach the word of God and stand in his pulpit there is no greater gift in the world. American Fellowship Church afforded me that gift. All of us who have heard the call can't afford to do it traditionally and you guys believed us and made it possible. Thank you
Posted by Rev. Robin Wilcox on 11th Oct 2014
The Ordination certificate is very official looking and it serves my purpose well. What I was hoping to do is add it to my resume and possibly move on to a Chaplaincy for Hospice work. Between my past work as an Assistant Pastor at our local church / nursing home ministry / Hospice ministry / etc., I hope the ordination from your church will push me ahead. I wanted to take your ministry training course also, to insure my qualification of a local minster of God's work.
Thank you for everything.
Posted by Pastor Robert on 20th Jul 2014
I was an ordained deacon in the American Baptist Church. After leaving that church, I was unable to perform the duties to which I was trained to do. By being part of the American Fellowship Church, I can now perform duties within the legal limits of the state in which I perform them.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Apr 2014
All items received in a timely manner and quality of material were on par with my expectations. I will recommend others as well as use them for future items.
Posted by Chaplain Pamela on 11th Apr 2014
I am so thankful to have this experience to forward my career with the credentials. Thank you very much American Fellowship Church. Member for life.
Posted by Ms. Kathleen Moran on 28th Jan 2014
The service and response from the American Fellowship Church was so much more than expected. The delivery time was extremely fast and the product was exactly as promised. I did a lot of research before selecting them and I could not be more pleased. They have set the pace for me to move forward with my dream of prison ministry in by area. So grateful.. God Bless this church and its mission.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Nov 2013
We are all blessed to practice freedom of religion in our great country,,,,thank You Jesus!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Oct 2013
Glad to be a part of American Fellowship Church!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Oct 2013
Thank you for enabling us to practice our calling.
Posted by Pastor Michael W. Butler on 13th Sep 2013
I am humbled by this appointment that the Lord has given me. I am also very grateful American Fellowship Church for walking with me on this journey with the Lord. Amen
Posted by T. Coen on 6th Sep 2013
I'd been humbly and honorably asked to officiate the wedding of some friends of mine. Her I've known 20+ yrs him 2 about. I'd contemplated seminary many years ago and am still considering it however when asked many months ago to assume this honorable and humbling responsibility it set about me inside a sense and desire for deeper commitment with the Lord as I know him... Look forward to many more years to come in serving Him
Posted by Donald Gail Waddle on 6th Jul 2013
it opened another door for me to share JESUS!
Posted by Hugo Sanchez on 15th Jun 2013
I ministry for about 20 years . and I working for the lord with all my heart but the people from church ask me about my certificate as ministry, because I graduate from my country college but no here in EE.UU and I need some from here thank. to A.F.C. for this oportunity to take my certificate
Posted by Rev Alejandro on 21st May 2013
The ID Card is Very Professional Love it.. hope could make it with Picture soon
Posted by Minister Jeff Robinson on 16th May 2013
Within days of ordering, I had my card and certificate in hand. Very fast service.
Posted by Unknown on 6th May 2013
A huge help and blessing.I have a calling and this helps get the ball rolling.
Posted by Rev .Ronnie B. Davis Sr. on 5th May 2013
I am grateful for American Fellowship Church , they provided me with the necessary license to assist me in my ministry for God's work. May the Lord continue to bless your church.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Apr 2013
Thank you for what you are able to do thru the help of God so other Believers can further their Ministries. John R. Haragos
Posted by Rhonda on 10th Mar 2013
I think it is a bit pricey for the quality but I guess you are basically buying into a privilege and not product. I am appreciative for this opportunity due to circumstances beyond my control I could not get Licensed with and through my church affiliation. God has placed the call upon my life, this ministry has enabled me to make it binding by law. Highly recommend anyone that is confident that God has place a special calling of ministering that cannot become licensed, this is the way to go. Plus they offer training!
Posted by Don on 27th Feb 2013
I like the card and certificate but I think the certificates should also have Rev. on them as well. As far as the ID card maybe it would be nice if it had a place for a photo.
Posted by T.J. Maack on 21st Feb 2013
I consider this an honor and a privilege.
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