Religion has been complex in Titusville since the mid-1800s. With large numbers of people comes many different religions, practices, and expressions of faith. One of those was the African Methodist Episcopal congregation of Titusville, established formally in 1869. However, the church itself has roots much further back in history.
Edwin Garnet Riley was born in Titusville in 1880 and became Titusville's first and only poet laureate. He traveled throughout the United States campaigning on behalf of education for African Americans and remains one of Titusville's most prominent historical figures.