Allen Chapel was organized in 1857, principally by Susan Richardson (Allen), who, according to the church record, "... So great was her desire for Galesburg to have an African Methodist Episcopal Church that she sold her only hog to get railroad fare to the city. She went to the conference and the Bishop sent us our first pastor Rev. Woodfork."
- View a list of the early pastors of Allen Chapel
- The program from Mother's Day in the 105th anniversary year