How to Become a Legally Ordained Minister in Arizona:
With the American Fellowship Church the process of becoming an ordained minister / wedding officiant in Arizona is very simple, just read below and follow the instructions.
According to: Title 25; Chapter 1; Article 3 25-124 "Persons authorized to perform marriage ceremony."
25-124. Persons authorized to perform marriage ceremony; definition
A. The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons who are authorized to marry:
1. By becoming an ordained minister with the American Fellowship Church you are a "licensed / ordained minister", in accord with our rules and customs we authorize you (once ordained & in good standing with our church) to solemnize marriages and/or officiate at marriage ceremonies.
2. In order to remain in good standing with the American Fellowship Church you must also be in "regular communion".
3. In order to become ordained with us in the state of Arizona you will need to order an ID Card (minister license). We offer ordination for three different terms:
4. Finally to qualify for ordination with the American Fellowship Church in the state of Arizona you must agree to the Certification, and our Code of Ethics.
While training is not required in order to become ordained with the American Fellowship Church, we do urge our members to learn more about being an ordained minister, therefore we offer a number of online courses that are self paced and written in plain English. If you are interested in training please see "Online Minister Training"
We currently have many ordained ministers in the state of Arizona.
It is critically important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office / county clerk before conducting a wedding ceremony. It is your responsibility to operate within the bounds of the law.