About Us

Our History

In 1962, four Baltimore Community Church pastors wanted to preserve the noble heritage that was transmitted to them by the late Reverend Dr. Wilbur H. Waters (pastor of Emmanuel Christian Community Church, 1937 to 1956) and also prepare the way for more effective cooperation. 

 

They came together and organized the United Council of Christian Community Churches of Maryland and Vicinity. The first session of the Council was held in August 1963 at Emmanuel Christian Community Church. 

The four founding pastors were:
Rev. Sidney Daniels
Emmanuel C.C. Church
Rev. Theodore C. Jackson, Sr.
Gillis Memorial C.C. Church
Rev. George W. Baynard
Shiloh C.C. Church
Rev. Edward M. Revels
St. Paul C.C. Church
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What is a Community Church?

In the words of the late Reverend Dr. J. Ralph Shotwell (1927-2010) former Council Executive Director of the National Council of Community Churches: 
 

“A Community Church may be described as a congregation in which denominational loyalties have been made subservient to the local religious program,  in which toleration of religious opinion is coupled with earnest faith in Jesus Christ and in which Christianity is thought of as involving a program of character-building and community service.

 

A community church is one that seeks to be inclusive rather than exclusive.  Persons coming from different denominational backgrounds and religious traditions learning to worship and work together, learn to emphasize those beliefs which are held common and not let other differences be disruptive of the unity for which Christ prayed.

 

More so than in any other church, a member in a Community Church has the right and responsibility of individual conscience. 

More so than a church in any other movement, a member church has self-governing rights and responsibilities, autonomy, freedom to structure its own worship, work and witness. 

 

More so than a church in any other movement, a Community Church can promote “Unity without Uniformity.” 

 

Members of a Community Church “agree to differ, resolve to love, unite to serve.”   

 

Past Presidents

1962-1966
George W. Baynard (Deceased)
Shiloh C.C. Church
1966-1970
Rev. Theodore Clifton Jackson, Sr. (Deceased)
Gillis Memorial C.C. Church
1970-1974
Rev. Sidney Daniels (Deceased)
Emmanuel C.C. Church
1974-1978
Rev. Tommie L. Jenkins (Deceased)
St. John C.C. Church
1978-1982
Rev. Benjamin Ball (Deceased)
St. Luke C.C. Church
1982-1986
Rev. Dr. Charles White (Deceased)
New Faith C.C. Church
1986-1990
Rev. Theodore C. Jackson Jr. (Deceased)
Gillis Memorial C.C. Church
1990-1994
Rev. Kevin Rogers
(Deceased)
New Fellowshop C.C. Church
1994-1998
Rev. Earl Tucker
(Deceased)
New Bethel C.C. Church
1998-2002
Rev. Edward McClurkin
First Mount Carmel C.C. Church
2002-2004
Bishop Dr. Durant K. Harvin, III
Greater Emmanuel C.C. Church
2004-2014
Rev. Jimmy C. Baldwin
Shiloh C.C. Church
2014-2018
Pastor Lawrence Bryant
Pleasant Grove C.C. Church
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Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us to Christ Jesus before the world began. 

II Timothy 1:9

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Christian Community Churches
of Maryland & Vicinity

Pastor Vanessa Alford, President

 

For administrative needs, contact:

Pastor Daphiney Clark-Williams, Executive Secretary

 

OFFICE (410) 362-6040

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2101 Denison St

Baltimore, MD  21216

 

 

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