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 order our publication "Details of Marriage Laws." This publication 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.
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
© 2006 American Fellowship Church, 225 Crossroads Blvd., #345, Carmel, CA 93923
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Posted by M. Lonnie Brown on 4th Nov 2014
Many years ago I pastored a few small churches, but soon realized my call was to teach and write. Even though I have a B.A. in Religion, churches don't give out a license or ordination for teaching the Gospel or for inspirational writing. I'm now a published author and write many messages. AFC's license and ordination gives me the recognition for God's calling and anointing on my life. Thanks for licensing me.
Posted by Minister CB on 21st Oct 2014
I love my new ID card. It's professional and sturdy. I can now be identified when needed to work in various areas of the ministry. Thank you!
Posted by Unknown on 17th Oct 2014
I was so happy to receive my card! I am proud to be a part of this wonderful club!
Posted by Brother Brogan on 14th Oct 2014
The ID card is nice and the processing time was quick
Posted by Unknown on 15th Sep 2014
Love having a sturdy, 'professional' ID card, as well as dated. Makes it easier to work in Hospital setting with my limited congregation.
Posted by Pastor WE on 25th Aug 2014
I am very pleased with the service I have received. Service was fast and though there was a mistake on my initial card (Reverend instead of Pastor), when I informed the Church, my new, corrected card was received with 3 days. Excellent and very professional.
I definitely agree with adding a license number rather than calling it an account number, as the card says Ordained Minister's License.
In any event, what you are providing the men and women of God is outstanding. Cannot wait to perform my first wedding in December of 2014. Thank you and may you be blessed.
Posted by Deacon Mike Fiegenbaum on 20th Aug 2014
I agree with all the great things described in the reviews. However, as Deacon Olson mentioned, an account number (or membership number or ordainment ID or some such) on the card would provide an added touch of authenticity.
****** Response from AFC:
Thank you for your kind words, and taking the time to provide us with helpful feedback Deacon Fiegenbaum. We are considering this and working on the possibility of implementing the suggestion.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Aug 2014
I would recommend this to all
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jul 2014
Fast, excellent service and received quickly
Posted by Deacon Reed Olson on 18th Jul 2014
The membership card looks fine. I would have liked to have an account number on the card so I can place my name, the churches name and the membership number on the marriage certificate.
Posted by Reverand George Jay Gouker on 14th Jun 2014
I am very happy and honored to be a member of The American Fellowship Church. I first became an Ordained back in February 2006 and have never regretted my decision. I really love the all new I.D membership cards (except for the expiration date printed on it because I cannot afford a lifetime membership fee at this time).
Processing and shipping is very fast.
The American Fellowship Church is a very fine organization with great leadership.
Posted by Bob in Seattle on 6th Jun 2014
I recently renewed my minister license with AFC. The new license arrived in less than a week, with timely emails along the way. Great service!
Plus one of the things I like about AFC is that they provide so much helpful information on their website. It made the process feel less confusing.
Plus, and I know this is sorta weird, but the License card just looks nice.
Anyway, I was licensed from AFC before when I was asked to perform the wedding for my sister. And when I got married to my spouse I recommended AFC to the friend who officiated our wedding. I know there are other options out there, but I'd highly recommend AFC.
Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2014
Thanks for the quick delivery and quality product.
Posted by Reverend Jemery on 15th May 2014
The process of ordering my license was easy to understand, with quick shipment and a professional look in representing the American Fellowship Church. Thank you very much for your service. God Bless.
Posted by Unknown on 8th May 2014
I received my product in a reasonable amount of time,was very pleased, thanks. I know someone that said they were interested in receiving their license here also they are an Elder already. So they may or may not.
Posted by Andrew Del Rey on 25th Apr 2014
That you for making the product/service available.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Mar 2014
I am most grateful for American Fellowship Church. I felt the calling, and my church told me to wait until the fall, for their workshop. But it was important me to start my ministry before then. I was very pleased with my license arriving quickly, as promised.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Mar 2014
The process was easily understood and the items were very professional. Everything arrived timely and the overall process was very easy.
Posted by Rev. W.T. Eagle on 24th Mar 2014
The process was easy and very professional. The card and letter arrived in a timely manner. Thank you for making it easy. God Bless!
Posted by R Kulhanek on 20th Feb 2014
Such a simple process to complete and the response and service is always fantastic. I continue to renew primarily to officiate wedding ceremonies for close friends and family. Sadly, I have been asked to officiate two funerals, but was so happy I was able to do so.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jan 2014
The procedure was outlined clearly and was completed efficiently and expeditiously. It was a pleasure accomplishing the task so easily.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jan 2014
The best all around. From the process to the delivery, every step was top notch. I'll be performing my first wedding this weekend and am elated that the A.F.C. has allowed me to do so.
Posted by G Frost on 4th Dec 2013
I am very happy with my ordination card now, I must order my certificate.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Nov 2013
What a great service you have provided. Looking forward to putting it to use to bless others.
Posted by Sam on 31st Oct 2013
Professional looking card, minimalist design, and incredibly quick service. Been a minister for four years and a member of the AFC for two, and I've never looked elsewhere. I've been approved and conducted marriages in four states and counting. The American Fellowship Church is honestly the quickest, most reliable, and simplest way to do it.
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