Become an AMM Minister

Perform Marriage for Friends and Family!

American Marriage Ministries is a non-denominational, interfaith Church. Our mission is to ensure that all people have the right to perform the spiritual act of marriage. We ordain those of all religious beliefs and philosophies that agree to our three core tenets:

  1. All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.
  2. It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.
  3. All people have the right to solemnize marriage.
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Want to learn more?

If you have been asked to officiate the wedding for a friend or family member...

We are here to help.

Since 2009, American Marriage Ministries has ordained over 200,000 ministers so that they can perform legal marriage.

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United States

233,299 AMM Ministers

33,242 Registered Weddings*

Legend: # of Ministers Residing in State

* Registered Weddings account for only a fraction of total weddings performed by our ministers. Learn more about Registered Weddings and the AMM Wedding Helper ©.

You can perform marriage

by following these simple steps...


Become an AMM Minister

All states recognize the right of ministers to perform marriage. Becoming an ordained AMM minister is easy! Our ordination is free, does not expire, and takes only a minute. You do not need to have a religious background or previous ministerial experience.

Once ordained you will have the authority to perform marriage, and in most states there are no further steps you need to take with the local government to perform marriage.


Prepare for the Wedding

Most of our ministers are performing marriage for the first time and we are here to guide you through the process.

The Minister Licensing and Wedding Training sections of our site provide all the information you need to perform a wedding ceremony. We also offer our ministers a free tool to help prepare them for performing marriage called the AMM Wedding Helper ©.


Perform Marriage

By this point you should be prepared for performing the ceremony. As far as your legal responsibilites, all you need to do is complete the marriage license for the couple.

Either before or after the ceremony, the couple will present you with their marriage license. You simply need to look over their information, confirm that it is accurate, and complete your portion of the license. Once completed and returned to its issuing office the marriage becomes a binding contract. That’s all there is to it!

Apply for Ordination

Ordination is free and does not expire.

No prior ministerial experience necessary.

People of all backgrounds welcome.