Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church
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IMPORTANT INFO: Due to NC's COVID19 "Stay-at-Home order, Indoor Worship Services are canceled until further notice!
Torrence Chapel will live stream our Sunday services at 12:00 via the church's Facebook page (Torrence Chapel A.M.E Zion). Please join us!

Our Mission

We, the members of Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church are committed to sharing the good news through Evangelism, building people's faith through Discipleship, helping people connect with God through Worship, helping people connect with other believers through Friendship and Fellowship, and helping people discover and develop their God-given gifts and use them to help others.

At Our Church, God Gets All The Glory!

Join our fellowship and meet new people in the community at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church. Located in Cornelius, NC, in the Lake Norman area, we offer Sunday service and a variety of church events for you to become involved. Established in 1869, we have been sharing the word of God ever since. Join us on Sundays and Wednesdays for our worship service and Bible Study.

Service Times

Sunday School Service

9:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service

10:00 a.m.


Wednesday Noon Bible
12:00 p.m

Wednesday Evening Bible
7:00 p.m.

Ephesians 4:26-27

The Word Proclaimed:
Sunday, May 31, 2020
"I Can't Breathe"
Scriptural Text: Ephesians 4:26-27
Sister Lee Payne


Point #1

It's ok to be angry, but don't sin. Let your anger fuel you into doing something positive. Take the anger that you have and let it fuel you to make changes that will benefit others. Or come up with new ideas that make solve a crisis or an issue. In Matthew 21:12, Jesus displayed anger (righteous) when he saw that the people had made God's temple into a marketplace. He drove out those that were buying and selling goods. He didn't strike them down or kill them for it; He taught them so that they could change their ways.

Point #2

It's ok to be angry, but don't go to bed angry. Holding onto anger can negatively impact your mental, spiritual, and physical health. You find yourself with headaches, high blood pressure, digestive issues, etc. Ask God to remove the anger from your heart and replace it with the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, etc. – Galatians 5:22-23). Stop blocking your blessings by staying angry. God wants more for you. Finally, you cannot live an abundant life by being angry.

Point #3

Don't give the devil an opportunity. Because he will use it. He sits and waits for the right opportunity to find entry into your lives. 1 Peter 5:8 says: "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." Anger weakens you and the enemy knows that he can get you when you are weak! He comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). You have to continue to strengthen every area of your life.


It is hard! But 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10 gives us the confidence that we can do it! That scripture reminds us that His grace is sufficient for us. It's ok to be angry. But don't let the anger control your life. Let the anger fuel us to make changes for the good of God's people. Because we need to be busy being disciples instead of being angry. Let's come out of these recent incidents stronger and united! Lean on God and get strength for Him!

Learn more about our services and events.

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About Us

Share your love for God with others in the community with Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church. Our church is based in Cornelius. However, we offer services for people all throughout the greater Lake Norman and metro Charlotte, NC area. Our church's purpose is to recruit Christians and give spiritual guidance to them. Bible study is offered twice every Wednesday.  So join in and learn more about our Lord and Savior. We also have seven choirs: the Strollers, Torrence Chapel Gospel Choir, Senior Choir, Men's Choir, Messengers, Mass Choir, and our children's choir, Chenaniah.