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American Marriage Ministries just ordained our 900,000th minister!

Published Wednesday, Mar. 30th, 2022

Over the weekend, a man in California clicked the “Get Ordained” button on our website and became American Marriage Ministries Minister number 900,000!


David joins 899,999 other ministers across the country and around the world who were ordained online with AMM to serve families in their communities. In cities large and small, from urban hubs to rural hometowns, AMM Ministers officiate weddings for friends and family, perform life-cycle ceremonies like funerals, baptisms, and blessings, and train to become professional wedding officiants. 


David, along with hundreds of thousands of other ministers like him, embraces a storied spiritual legacy that is enshrined in our constitution – practicing his faith on his own terms, and enjoying all the legal rights that this principle entails. 

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As we enter wedding planning season, this year promises to be epic. Experts at The Knot predict that 2.6 million couples will say ‘I do’ in the US this year – 400,000 couples more than pre-pandemic highs, and more weddings than our country’s seen in 40 years! (via Bloomberg)


Talk about a wedding boom! 



We’re here for it, and we know our Ministers are, too! We’re incredibly grateful for the hard work our community has done over the past two years of the coronavirus pandemic, choosing love over and over again, in a time of unimaginable difficulty. 


Today, we raise a toast to all the wedding professionals, friends, and family members who stepped in, stepped up, and held it down for couples during the pandemic. They’re lucky to have you! We’re lucky to have you, too! 



A happy couple at an outdoor wedding with their wedding officiant and parents



Our commitment to you remains the same: 


To offer the most robust ordination available online, backed up by real-world advocacy and training to ensure that people ordained by American Marriage Ministries can confidently officiate legal, memorable, and lasting marriages. 
We’ll also keep offering expert insight on planning and performing ceremonies on our American Weddings blog. We’ll keep posting new sample ceremony scripts and templates, updating our state weddings index with changes to state marriage laws, and providing step-by-step training resources for first time officiants.


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Remember, when you get ordained by AMM, you gain the same legal standing as the head-pastor of a megachurch like T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, or Kenneth Copeland, because that’s a right that’s enshrined in our constitution. 


You also get our full support as you perform marriages and other rites for friends, family, and members of your community. 


Congratulations to David, and all of the other ministers that we’ve ordained over the last 13 years. 


You inspire us to keep improving, to keep advocating, and to keep serving and loving!

- Your friends and family at American Marriage Ministries



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