About us

Pastor Ronald A. Nathan - A.M.E. Zion Church

Welcome to Ransom! The Ransom African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is the mother church of the AME Zion denomination in the United Kingdom and the first AME Zion Church in Western Europe. Founded in the 1960’s by West Indian migrants to the United Kingdom, It joined the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1970. The Church had four previous pastors: Rev. Fagan, Rev. Dr. Louis B. Simpson, Rev Dr. Horace Gordon and Rev George Smith. The current senior minister and pastor is the Rev. Ronald A. Nathan MTH. Our church is Africentric in Outlook, Prophetic in Ministry and International in Mission.


Rev. Ronald A. Nathan was born in Northampton, England. He grew up in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. He has been in Christian Leadership for 38 years and has held senior positions in academic, social and religious institutions on the continent of Africa, in the Caribbean and in Europe.

Having pastored several Pentecostal congregations he joined the AME Zion church and was ordained deacon and elder at the 29th annual conference of London-Midlands-Manchester Conference, Mid-Atlantic II in 2000.