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Our Pastor


Pastor Brenda D. White is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a graduate of the University Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Wesley Theological Seminary of Washington, D.C. Her pursuit of higher education began with a one-way Greyhound bus ticket and $5.00 in cash when she left South Carolina and traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to enroll at UMBC. Pastor White is an avid reader committed to lifelong learning.

Pastor White answered her call; and, entered the ordained ministry on November 12, 1989. Over the past thirty years, she has ministered the Word of the Lord, in ecumenical and culturally diverse venues. Pastor White enjoys her calling to work with the marginalized; those often overlooked and dismissed by the status quo. It is her intension to raise up people who will hear God’s voice and follow after God with a committed heart.

For five years, she served as the founding pastor of the New Hope AME Church (Hanover, Maryland). Currently, she serves as the pastor of the Allen AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Pastor White loves to teach and preach the “good news” of Jesus Christ; and, she feels called to teach Christians how to make practical use of their faith in everyday life. Additionally, Pastor White is a devoted runner who also enjoys walking along trails and through botanical gardens.

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