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Queen Chapel AME Church

114 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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The history of Queen Chapel reveals that Rev. Richard Harvey Cain, James H.A. Johnson and James Handy arrived on Hilton Head on the Steamship Argo on May 12, 1865 and established Queen Chapel AME Church.  They were on their way to Charleston, but a storm arose and the ministers were forced to land on Hilton Head Island in the area called Cherry Hill.  As they waited for the storm to pass over, they decided to have services with prayers and singing under a large oak tree.

We are excited to share a piece of Queen Chapel’s rich history withand nothing takes the place of a personal visit. Our doors and arms are open wide to those who want to discover the joy of loving and being loved by God. Plan your visit today and we promise that it will last with you a lifetime!