***PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THIS UNLESS YOU ARE CURRENTLY ORDAINED WITH THE AFC AND YOU HAVE A VALID ID CARD***
If are ordained with us, and your ordination has expired within the last 2 weeks you may order a renewal ID at a discounted rate
If you are new to the American Fellowship Church and would like to request ordination, please click here.
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
Besides the renewal of your License you may be interested in becoming a "Journeyman Minister" by completing three of our four Self-Study courses:
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 shipping and/or 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 via Paypal.
Rev. T. H. Swenson
Countries where we have ordained ministers
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 Rev. Brian Alley on 4th May 2016
I've renewed my affiliation with AFC numerous times over several years now...My new membership card always arrives within a couple days, and it's nice to know that the many couples I've married have the peace of mind to know that their reverend belongs to a great organization.
*********** RESPONSE FROM THE AFC BELOW **********
Thank you for your kind words. We are grateful to ministers such as yourself who make the AFC what it is.
Posted by James Carroll on 4th Mar 2016
Excellent card to have an a great organization to belong to. I have been a member for several years now has helped my ministry to grow!
Posted by Reverend Angie Fenimore on 9th Feb 2016
As the author of a bestselling NDE book about my own suicide attempt 30 years ago, I am able to provide suicide and spiritual counseling to those who need it, and have the protection of confidentiality and peace of mind for those who need assistance but wouldn't open up otherwise.
Posted by Pastor L. Perry on 18th Jan 2016
always great to renew with American Fellowship Church.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2015
Posted by Henry on 19th Sep 2015
Once marriage equality became law in the state in which I live, I wanted to be able to officiate at the wedding of some friends. The American Fellowship Church was the first Google hit where the precepts of the organization aligned with my personal feelings about how one should conduct oneself. Compassion, care, and an ethical approach are emphasized in their website.
Their service is reasonably priced and quickly attended to. In a short time, I was credentialed to serve as an officiate and was able to help make our friends special day a success. I have since officiated at 2 more weddings and have renewed my membership.
Posted by Min. Eric on 24th Aug 2015
Posted by NA on 11th Jul 2015
Have been with you several years now and am always pleased to have a professional ID card with me when requested. Thank you for your excellent service.
Posted by NA on 10th Jul 2015
Very polite and friendly. Mistake was made and immediately it was responded to. Anyone can make a mistake. This my first renewal of American Fellowship Church. May God continue on blessing you and keeping you.
Posted by Josefina Rivera on 27th Apr 2015
I have been a member of American Fellowship Church for seven years and they are great. I want to thank you for the prompt response and excellent service. God continue spill abundantly blessings over your ministry.
********* Response from the AFC below ********
Thank you so much for your kind words Minister Rivera. :-) Abundant Blessings to you and yours!!
Posted by Unknown on 8th Apr 2015
This is my first renewal and working with American Fellowship Church is easy and quick. It's so wonderful to become ordained so easily and be blessed to officiate weddings in California.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Mar 2015
Very greatful for the reminder had been very involved and traveling that I had forgotten to renew. Got it in two days great service.
Posted by Reverend Baker on 24th Feb 2015
I was delighted to have an easy site to renew my license, received an immediate response to confirm my order and within days I had my license in hand! Great job and thanks for the opportunity to reply to your review!!
Posted by Jack Climer on 9th Feb 2015
I renewed my license online and received it promptly. Shortly thereafter I received an email advising me that my license had lapsed and offering a renewal at a discount rate. I'm a bit annoyed that I paid full price to renew on time when, if I had waited until it expired, I could renew at a discount.
************** Response from AFC below **************
Hello Reverend Climer,
First off, allow me to thank you for renewing. In regard to the discount, at this time we don't offer a discount on a 1 year renewal (which is what you chose). I think we may have confused you in the renewal message. As stated in the email, we offer a discount on 5 year and Lifetime renewals. Both the 5 year, and Lifetime (discounted) options were available to you at the time that you renewed. They still are available, and further if would like to upgrade to either we would be more than happy to subtract your offering from your 1 year renewal from the requested offering of either.
Again, apologies for our message being unclear or causing you any confusion. We do our best, and hope to continue to be of service to our members and those whom they serve. :-)
Posted by james c on 24th Jan 2015
My spouse is now able to assist with my officiant ministry!
Posted by dm on 22nd Jan 2015
I obtained my Minister License with American Fellowship Church and the experience has been very pleasant. I highly recommend them to anyone who feel the call of God upon their or who is seeking to go forth in his or her ministry. American Fellowship Church made it easy for me. Thank you for your obedience AFC! Thank you so much...
Posted by Unknown on 30th Dec 2014
Renewing my license was a quick and affordable experience. Thank you!
Posted by Terri Jones on 10th Sep 2014
I needed to renew my license & I let it slip my mind. Well, I was appointed to officiate a funeral. I immediately went online to order. I just knew the chance of the card getting here by the day of the funeral were slim to none. I was so wrong! The card was here the morning of the funeral!! That was the absolute best feeling in a long time.
Thank you AMFC
************** Response from AFC below **************
We are very happy to hear that you are pleased! We do our best, and hope to continue to be of service to our members and those whom they serve. :-) Be well.
Posted by Douglas Todd on 29th Aug 2014
Fast on mailing order out. And lots of different things to improve your ministry with
Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2014
Posted by Min. Eric L. Robinson on 8th Aug 2014
I have been a member of American Fellowship Church for six years and they are very dependable when it comes to my renewals and request. Thank you for your excellence service and may God continue to grow the ministry.
Posted by Chaplain Bruce E. Armitage on 12th Jul 2014
Being a member of American Fellowship Church has proven to be a blessing not only to me but to those in my network who have needed the services of a Chaplain without the red tape of denominational options. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help and to bless others who from time to time need spiritual representation.
Posted by Unknown on 28th May 2014
Posted by Jay Graham on 2nd Mar 2014
I paid $33 for a renewal card but received a card that was expired as of 2/10/2014 even though I purchased the renewal on 2/13/2014. I have e-mailed several times without any replies. No customer support for my issue.
Not happy about this matter and wonder if the business was closed down but the website didn't get taken down.
I hope this review gets their attention so this matter gets resolved. If not then I was just scammed for $33.
Be careful dealing with these people at this time. If my situation is corrected I will post another review of a much more positive nature.
Response from AFC:
We are very sorry for our mistake, further a Replacement ID with a corrected date (which we extended by 1 month) was sent to you on March, 6th. I assume you will have it very soon. To make matters worse we have been experiencing email issues. We are making every effort to correct this problem and look forward to it's quick resolution. I completely understand that you would be concerned if I were you and having received no response from our end. I hope that you can forgive us, and that you have not lost faith in the AFC. We certainly pride ourselves on putting forth our best, but we are not infallible.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Mar 2014
Thank you for assisting me in fulfilling my ministry calling. Your service is quick and easy. I also appreciate your renewal reminder email that my license was about to expire. That's what I call great customer service! You've gone above and beyond my expectations to include providing a durable ID card that exudes professionalism.
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