Who We Are
At Faith AME Church, we are a family united by our shared values, beliefs, and experiences. Since 1986 our church was founded in Laurel, MD; we have been building relationships with our local community through partnerships with schools, government entities, community-based organizations, and other churches.
Our leadership has played a vital role in our growth and success. From our founding pastor, Rev. Diane Parker, to our current pastor, Rev. Vernon Ware, we have been blessed with great leaders who have guided us spiritually and with vision and compassion. At Faith AME Church, we are dedicated to Christian discipleship. Our faith includes worshiping and serving one another and the wider community. We support each other with godly love and respect and work together to impact the world positively.
We are a great congregation serving a great God, and welcome everyone who wants to join our family. We have come this far by faith and look forward to continuing our journey together.
What We Believe
We believe in the Bible as God’s inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word. We believe in one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. We look forward to His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that all people are lost and in need of salvation and that the only hope for redemption is through faith in Jesus Christ and His shed blood. We believe in water baptism as an outward expression of an inward transformation and in the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.
We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian can live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved, with those who are saved rising to eternal life and those who are unsaved rising to eternal condemnation.
Finally, we believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and strive to live out this unity in our interactions with each other and the world around us.