Rev. Dr. Marlene R. Mitchell, Senior Pastor


Reverend Dr. Marlene Rochelle Mitchell, a native Washingtonian, is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, having accepted the call to preach in 1995 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Fort Washington, Maryland under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Dr. Grainger and Reverend Dr. JoAnn Browning. She is a 1990 graduate of Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in 1999 and most recently earned her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary. Since 2007, she has been listed among Who’s Who Among American Women and in 2018 was the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Reverend Mitchell has used her professional gifts, knowledge, and expertise to bring about financial freedom within the Body of Christ. She has conducted financial freedom and stewardship workshops and seminars throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. Reverend Mitchell is confident that until ALL of us are free from the bondage of financial and spiritual poverty, NONE of us will be free.

Reverend Mitchell currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Brown Memorial AME Church in Washington, DC. She is the former Pastor of Cowdensville AME Church (2007-2010) and Star of Bethlehem AME Church (2010-2017) both located in Baltimore, Maryland. Throughout Reverend Mitchell’s pastoral ministry, she has led the birthing of numerous ministries including Social Justice & Political Action Ministries, Prison Ministries, Food Pantries, Community Partnerships, Clothing Closets, Record Expungement Ministries, Substance Abuse Counseling Ministries, Christian Education Ministries and Evangelism Ministries.

Reverend Mitchell is a dynamic and energetic preacher who God has used mightily to preach, teach, and conduct retreats, workshops, seminars and revivals throughout the United States. She currently serves as the Chair of the Committee on Orders for the Potomac District of the Washington Conference and most recently was appointed as the Dean of the Board of Examiners for the Washington Annual Conference. Additionally, she serves as the Chair for the Committee on Missions, Circuits & Stations for the Washington Annual Conference and is a member of the newly formed 2nd Episcopal District Faith & Justice Taskforce. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of SMGiNYC, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to much needed outreach and social services to the marginalized of society. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Reverend Mitchell is married to Bro. Andre Mitchell and they are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, Maya, Morgan, and London.

Reverend Mitchell is “sold out” to the Lord Jesus Christ and is a firm believer in the liberating, saving, and transforming power of God. “For eyes have not seen, nor have ears heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that truly love Him!”

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