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To promote and provide nurturing Christian fellowship, recreation, health awareness, spiritual and emotional support to the bereaved, and programs to preserve our culture in accordance with the church's vision and mission.


Ministry Coordinator – Mae Beale 301-596-2432

Assistant Coordinator – Charlotte Nick 301-529-1071

Congregational Support and Fellowship Ministries List

Family Care/Grief Ministry
Photography Ministry
Health and Wholeness
Golden Hearts (Senior Citizen) Fellowship
Sunshine Committee
New Members Ministry
Higher Education Correspondence
Men's Ministry

Women's Ministry
Church-Wide Fellowships
Kitchen Ministry
Funeral Repast Ministry
Family Care/Grief Ministry
Membership Clusters
Prayer Support
Youth Ministries
Singles Ministry

Family Care/Grief Ministry

Provides spiritual and emotional support to members and community who have lost loved ones.

Rev. Ostein Truitt


Photographs new members regular and special events and activities as requested and produces pictorial display boards in the Fellowship Hall..

Joe Williams
(301) 922-0933

Health and Wholeness

Provides seminars that address holistic aspects of health, especially as health issues relate to African Americans.

Sis. Trudy Thompson
(617) 771-0157

Golden Hearts (Senior Citizen) Fellowship

Provides trips, socials, and museum visits for senior members. Organizes and executes yard sales to generate funds to purchase school supplies for children. Offers geriatric health sessions for members.

Sis. JoAnne Sellers

Sunshine Committee

Sends cards, flowers, and visits to the sick, shut-in and bereaved members of the church and community.

Sis. Betty Gilmer
(410) 461-8796

New Members Ministry

Introduces new members to our church family, coordinates Pre-Membership Class, and helps members get involved in a membership cluster and/or ministry.

Rev. Carolyn Fredericks
(240) 565-5755

Quarterly Fellowship Dinner

Each quarter, new members are introduced to one another and to established members of the church through fellowship and dinner.

Higher Education Correspondence

Correspond with young adults who are pursuing their educational goals in out-of town colleges and universities.

Marianne Wood

Men's Ministry

Equip men in our church to enrich the lives of other men and their families through Christ. Lead men to evangelize for Christ, to become men of deep prayer, and to become men who study the bible and base their entire lives on the Word of God.

Bro. Ron Kelly
(301) 233-4658

Bro. Derek Robertson
(240) 447-8728

Women's Ministry

This ministry takes into consideration the needs of women in the church and meets these needs in various ways.

Sis. Keva Lee
(410) 530-9089

Church-Wide Fellowship

Plans and organizes events that are foster fellowship with members and the community.

Annual Picnic

Plans, prepares and organizes the annual church picnic.

Bro. Stevon and Sis. Eunice Sutton

Four Seasons Dinner

Promotes congregational fellowship and fellowship with the community through an annual dinner highlighting the 4 seasons.

Contact Persons:
Sis. Mae Beale
(301) 596-2432

Kitchen Ministry

This ministry provides oversight of all kitchen use activities in a manner that will honor and glorify God and serve to minister to His people.

Sis. Judy Gibson
(703) 973-2388

Funeral Repast Ministry

Provides food and fellowship for members and family after funeral services here at the church.

Bro. Melvin Shelton
(410) 521-1689

Sis. Ruby Rhodes
(410) 715-0423

Family Care/Grief Ministry

Provides spiritual and emotional support to members and community who have lost loved ones.

Rev. Ostein Truitt

Membership Clusters

Develop lasting friendships and learn the truths of the Bible. Opportunities abound for leading, co-leading, or hosting a Membership Cluster in your home or at church. Ongoing leadership training is provided throughout the year.

Sis. Audrey Smith
(410) 730-7588

Prayer Support


Offers a 24 hour recorded prayer and spiritual support to callers as part of their daily worship experience.

Sis. Cindy Baker

Youth Ministries

To enable the congregation to reach out to people in the community with the good news of Jesus Christ and provide need meeting ministries to those in our community in accordance with the church’s vision and mission. The ministries include:

The Strongest Links

Provides an opportunity for children to explore African American history through an educational, fun-filled, and competitive format.

Sis. Debby Boyd

Christian Youth Leadership Council Teen Ministry (CYLC)

Mobilizes middle & high school youth through fellowship, social events, prayer, and community service projects on a monthly basis. The CYLC meets on the 4th Sunday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Click here to visit the CYLC page.

Sis. Angie Levrone
(301) 490-4849


Provides nursery care experiences for children ages 3-5, in an environment that stimulates their spiritual development.

Ana Maria Davis
(410) 964-4344

Special Events

Provides youth fellowship activities throughout the year (i.e. Jesus Egg Hunt, Fall Festival, Christmas Celebration)

Sis. Annette Olney

Sis. Tracie Clay

AAKP Summer Camp

The AAKP is designed for kids 6-12. It is a high-energy, kid-oriented performing arts day camp. Music, acting, stage movement and dance are combined with hands-on instruction, plenty of laughter, and just the right amount of hard work to create an awesome week of challenge and growth.

Tracie Clay
(410) 370-5580

Sis. Annette Olney

Singles Ministry

The SJBC Singles Ministry provides monthly seminars and social activities for singles.
Louis Nicholson



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