Preacher – Season 1 Filming Locations – Albuquerque, New Maxico / 2016

2016 TV Series

Preacher – Season 1 Filming Locations – Albuquerque, New Maxico / 2016

The main Diner used throughout season 1 was Bea's Mexican Restaurant

Preacher – Season 1 Filming Locations – Albuquerque, New Maxico / 2016

Where is Preacher Filmed?

One of the most commonly searched questions is related to the filming location of the popular AMC series Preacher. Despite being set in a fictional town named Annville, Texas, the first season of the show was actually filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s interesting to note how filming locations can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of a production. While Preacher may have been set in Texas, the decision to film in New Mexico likely played a role in shaping the show’s visual aesthetic and atmosphere. Filming locations are an essential aspect of any production, and they can often help to establish a sense of place and authenticity in the storytelling.

All Saints Congregational Church Location 1

Let’s take a closer look at the filming locations used in the first season of Preacher. One of the standout locations is the “All Saints Congregational Church,” which serves as the setting for many pivotal scenes throughout the show.

Interestingly, the production team utilized a few different locations to create the illusion of this one church. For the exterior shots, they constructed a full-size church in a field behind the Albuquerque Studios, while the majority of the interior scenes were filmed on a soundstage inside the studio itself.


All Saints Congregational Church Location 2 (Pilot Episode)

In addition to the All Saints Congregational Church, the pilot episode of Preacher also featured the “Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Light” located in Lamy, New Mexico. This stunning church was the perfect backdrop for many of the episode’s key moments, and its unique architecture helped to establish a sense of place and atmosphere that would carry throughout the series. To recreate the interior of this church, the production team built an exact replica on a soundstage at the Albuquerque Studios.

It’s fascinating to see how the Preacher team utilized a mix of real-world locations and soundstage sets to bring their vision to life. By carefully selecting each filming location, they were able to create a cohesive and immersive world that draws viewers in and keeps them engaged from start to finish. MAP IT!!


Church Location Pilot Episode:

The Church that Seth & Evan used in the filming of the pilot episode, was the “Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Light” located in Lamy New Mexico. An exact replica of the inside of this church was recreated on a sound-stage in the Albuquerque Studios. google street view: Lamy, New Mexico

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the acclaimed filmmakers, chose a stunning location for filming the pilot episode of their hit series Preacher. The “Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Light,” located in the serene town of Lamy, New Mexico, served as the perfect backdrop for the intense and gripping opening scene. Its rustic architecture and spiritual ambiance added a layer of authenticity to the show, making it a fan favorite.


Interestingly, the production team didn’t stop at just using the church for exterior shots. They went the extra mile to create an exact replica of the church’s interior on a sound-stage in Albuquerque Studios. This attention to detail is a testament to the dedication and creativity of the Preacher team, who aimed to provide a truly immersive experience for viewers.


If you’re curious about the Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Light, you can even check it out on Google Street View. Its picturesque location and charming design make it a popular spot for visitors and locals alike.

Diner Scenes

Bea’s Mexican Restaurant, located on Zuni Road, played a significant role as the main diner in the first season of the popular television series, Preacher. This restaurant served as a recurring backdrop where the characters Fiore and DeBlanc often visited to discuss their mission and plans.

Throughout the season, viewers were treated to several scenes of the duo indulging in delicious Mexican cuisine while having their intriguing conversations. The warm ambiance and friendly staff of Bea’s Mexican Restaurant provided the perfect setting for these moments of character development and plot progression.

With its authentic Mexican flavors and inviting atmosphere, it’s no wonder why Bea’s was chosen as a primary filming location for the series. For fans of Preacher, Bea’s Mexican Restaurant will forever hold a special place in their hearts as a memorable part of the show’s first season. MAP IT!!

The Grocery Store

The Grocery Store that Preacher is handing out flyers for the church is the ‘Fair N Square Food Store’ in Albuquerque / Thank you ‘campbellls17’ for the tip! / view on google street: Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

The establishing street scenes of Annville, Texas were actually filmed in the small town of Estancia New Mexico – 50 miles SE of  Albuquerque Thank you “Les T” for the tip! google street view: Estancia, New Mexico

Emily’s House

Thank you for the update! It’s always great to have additional information and context about characters and locations in popular shows like Preacher.

Knowing that Emily, the assistant of the titular Preacher, lived at 11th St NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico, adds a new layer of detail to her character and the story as a whole. It gives us a sense of her daily life and the neighborhood she called home, which may have influenced her actions and decisions throughout the series.

This address also provides a potential reference point for fans of the show who may be interested in exploring the real-life locations that inspired Preacher’s fictional world. Albuquerque is known for its vibrant culture and history, and there’s no doubt that the city played a significant role in shaping the show’s distinctive atmosphere and aesthetic.

Overall, the addition of this information deepens our understanding and appreciation of Preacher’s complex and engaging narrative.

Emily’s house (Preachers’ assistant) view on google street: 11th St NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 Thank you “SetFly” for the tip!

The Sundowner Motel

Fiore and DeBlanc stay here while trying to get back Genesis from Preacher


view on google street: Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 / Thank you “Mike” for the tip!


Jessie Beats Up Donnie

During the first season of AMC’s Preacher, one of the most memorable scenes was when Jessie makes Donnie squeak like a bunny in a bar. Thanks to recent tip from “Gen”, this bar was located in Moriarty, New Mexico, and was filmed at the historic Frontier Saloon/Bar. The building, situated at 201 E. Central in Moriarty, has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s and has been a popular spot for filming in the area.

The Frontier Saloon/Bar has a classic Western look with its wooden exterior and swinging doors. Inside, it’s a cozy and rustic space with a long bar, pool table, and various other amenities. The bar has served as a community gathering place and a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

For the filming of Preacher, the production team transformed the bar into the perfect setting for the intense fight scene between Jessie and Donnie. The bar’s ambiance and unique character helped to make the scene feel authentic and added to the show’s overall atmosphere.

Visitors to Moriarty can still check out the Frontier Saloon/Bar and imagine themselves in the middle of a Preacher episode. The town itself is steeped in history and has many other interesting sights to see, making it a great destination for fans of the show or anyone interested in exploring the rich culture of New Mexico. MAP IT!!

Unknown Locations:

The Quincannon Meat & Powerplant unknown location 1 – Got a Tip?


The strip club where Tulip finds Cassidy unknown location 2 – Got a Tip?

Eugene (Arseface) & Sheriff Root’s House / unknown location 3 – Got a Tip?

“The WhoreHouse” / unknown location 4 – Got a Tip?

The Kids House where Tulip makes a Bazooka from household items. unknown location 5 – Got a Tip?

“Donnie Schenck’s Family Home” / unknown location 6 – Got a Tip?

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‘Preacher – season 1’

When: 05/22/2016AMC

Starring: Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Joe Gilgun as Cassidy, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Eugene Root / Arseface

Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quincannon, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc

Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck

Sam Catlin, Garth Ennis, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

First Published: Jul 18, 2016, 16:53

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  1. Frank

    July 25, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Just wanted to say they were filming the a Seth Rogen TV series here in New Mexico. We saw a bunch a white trucks and people at the old Church on Co Rd 33 Lamy. Enjoy

  2. Jenna Sims

    July 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Us were so excited to hear that the show will be filming season 2 in Atlanta, GA. The cast told a crowd at SDCC last week “to save money on production cost, we’re going to be shooting season 2 in Atlanta, GA.
    Don’t worry ONSET, we’ll be sending you the first pics of the sets and yellow signs when we spot them. 🙂

    • Joe

      February 3, 2017 at 10:59 am

      They’re not…they’re filming in New Orleans, today

  3. Al Brown

    August 3, 2016 at 11:30 am

    What is the location where the scene from the “Five Aces Diner” in the season finale for Preacher? Tulip wants some fries!

  4. Gen

    February 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    The Bar where Jessie beats up Donnie & makes him ‘squeak like a bunny’ was filmed in Moriarty, New Mexico at the old Frontier Saloon/Bar.

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