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....
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.
If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with any of the materials you order from us, you may return them (in original condition) , for a full refund less the $3 shipping and handling fee.
Since all ordinations take place on Sundays, your ID card along with any other materials you order will be mailed to you via the US Postal Service not later than the Monday following receipt. However, we try, but don't promise to have your order in the mail by the day after we receive it.
All orders are processed via secure payment system, or Paypal.
Rev. T. H. Swenson
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 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.
Posted by Susan on 19th Feb 2013
It is giving me the confidence to start my future and I will also be taking the online classes as well, thank you for this opportunity I will be the best minister I can be.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2013
The card is very well made and professonal looking.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Feb 2013
While the card has it, I wish the Certificate said "Rev." as well.
Posted by All Species Nurse on 19th Dec 2012
I am Blessed to receive the gift of being ordained by the American Fellowship Church. It is essential to me to know I am supported by the Church when I am doing house Blessings, Baptisms, etc., as well as helping people increase their spiritual development.
Posted by Reverand Douglas on 17th Dec 2012
Both the certificate document and the minister's licence are authentic looking and equally as well done as the post secondary documents I possess. Correspondence with AFC has been exceptional. The whole experience has meet my expectations completely.
Posted by John Graham on 23rd Oct 2012
Both the ID card and the ordination certificate are well done.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2012
This cards was accepted well by a government agency which allowed me to perform duties at a correctional facility.
Posted by Pastor Walter Rivera on 16th Aug 2012
My experience was easy, and your chat live agents are great and very professional. I received my product and it looks great with professional details, and you even accepted my request to have the name of my church added to my ID card which is great. I do agree that a date would be a great detail to add because it gives it that much more credibility as to when you obtained, or maybe something that would say "member since:". Other then that, huge thumbs up and I am very, very happy. Oh by the way, churches do have their own logos, so maybe you can also allow for these logos to be displayed on the card and the certificate to make it more presentable to others.
Posted by Carmel on 13th Jun 2012
Great design! Fast delivery. Just a suggestion a date on the certificate would be nice :)
Posted by Steve on 12th May 2012
What I ordered has helped me to preform speeches at schools for children. I'm now out of the military and I grew up in the projects of St. Louis. I'm spending my time now preaching and teaching children to go in the right direction... To stay away from gangs, drugs and other such things. Thanks! again!
Posted by Steve on 12th May 2012
I'm so glad that I went through you all on this you cant get better service!
Posted by Preacher Steve on 11th May 2012
It was everything that I expected! I could not ask for more.
Posted by Rev. Stuart on 9th May 2012
I was trying to find a nice gift for a friend who is getting married in August. I was in a wedding not to long ago where a mutual friend became ordained. I figure it was a perfect gift for my friend. When I mentioned the idea of becoming ordained to my friend, she was extremely delighted and grateful. I've already performed one ceremony thus far to get ready for the wedding in August. I'm so happy I found this site, so helpful!!!