BECOME A MINISTER TO PERFORM MARRIAGE

Officiate weddings for your friends and family as a minister of American Marriage Ministries. Our ordination grants you full legal authority to conduct marriage ceremonies all across the US!

HOW IT WORKS IN THREE STEPS

Apply for Ordination

Our ordination is free to people off all backgrounds, religious and non-religious alike. No previous ministerial or wedding experience is necessary as long as you have a sincere desire to solemnize marriage.

START YOUR APPLICATION

Register if Required

Learn what government office (if any) you need to contact in your state. Most states require nothing of you and we provide clear registration instructions for the states where you do have to register.

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Prepare for the Wedding

Chances are good you do not have previous wedding conducting experience. No worries! Our wedding training section is the perfect place to learn how to conduct a wedding like a pro.

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YOU HAVE QUESTIONS WE HAVE ANSWERS

  • Is this Legal?

    Yes! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-denominational church, our ability to ordain ministers is completely legal and once ordained, you have the legal right to officiate marriage ceremonies. This right is protected by the 1st amendment's religious freedom clause.

  • Do I have to be “Religious”? What if I am an Atheist, etc.?

    Becoming a minister with the AMM does not require you to hold any particular spiritual belief. We only ask that you agree to our organization’s three tenets, which are listed on our ordination application.

  • Is this really free? What's the catch?

    There’s no catch! This is a completely free service that we are happy to provide to our ministers. That said, please note that in some states there may be additional registration requirements beyond simply becoming a minister. In those states, you may need to order registration materials from our store.

WE ARE AMERICAN MARRIAGE MINISTRIES

"We believe that everyone has the right to marry and that it is the right of the couple to choose who solemnizes their marriage. Our mission is to guarantee you this right."

American Marriage Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit constitutional church that advocates on behalf of ministers and couples' rights. We were incorporated on July 4th of 2009 with the mission of securing the rights of all people to celebrate marriages that reflect their values and beliefs. Since then, we have ordained over 500,000 ministers across the US who have advanced the AMM’s mission by empowering couples to celebrate their wedding their way!