Church Of The Messiah is a Baptist church that was formed in January, 2008, by 35 members from Poplar Grove Baptist Church of Darnestown, MD. We organized and established a new church under the direction of Reverend Joseph W. Austin, the first Pastor who served from 2008 – 2010. Our first worship service was held on January 13, 2008 in the home of Deaconess Elizabeth Oweh and Brother Victor Oweh, Sr. of Germantown, MD.
In February 2008, the church began worship services at Little Bennett Elementary School in Clarksburg, MD and continued at that location until December 31, 2011.At the request of members of Church Of The Messiah for ministerial support, God blessed us with an affiliation with Reverend Dr. Matthew L. Jones, pastor of the Concord Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Jones provided Church Of The Messiah with ministerial support during 2011, led by Reverend Timothy McFadden. He preached his initial sermon for us on January 2, 2011. Church Of The Messiah was pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Timothy McFadden as our Interim Pastor on December 19, 2011.
Under Reverend McFadden’s leadership, Church Of The Messiah was welcomed by the Clarksburg United Methodist Church to share its worship facilities and a new partnership in Christ began. Our inaugural service at this new location was held on January 1, 2012.
Church Of The Messiah grew and prospered in 2012. Additional officers and Deacons-in-Training were appointed. Church ministries were expanded. We hosted our first Family and Friends Weekend, a fun-filled weekend of musical selections, dramatic performances, preaching, and good fellowship. New members joined and we experienced our first baptism service. In July, Church Of the Messiah began a review process and formed a Pastoral Search Committee. On December 9, 2012, the membership voted unanimously to elect Reverend Timothy McFadden as Pastor of Church Of The Messiah.
Church Of The Messiah has come this far by faith! Though small in number, we are mighty in His power! We thank God for sending Reverend McFadden to us. We also thank Reverend Dr. Matthew L. Jones and our sister church, Concord Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland, for their tremendous outpouring of love and support over the past two years. It has been awesome! God in his love saw our needs and has provided abundantly for us. We also thank our family and friends for your support. And we give honor to God and thank him for his many blessings as we seek to serve Him in Spirit and in Truth.
“Let the church say, Amen; Let the church say, Amen.
God has spoken, let the church say, Amen!”
Rev. McFadden is the son of the late Samuel and Maglean McFadden. He is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System and graduated from Forest Park High School. His managerial and administrative skill sets were honed at Bowie State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration. His religious and spiritual studies were further enhanced when he attended and received his General Studies certificate from the Arlington Bible Institute and returned once again to Bowie State University to honor and share his fiscal management skills, program development acumen and recruitment/advisement and teaching gifts, where he pursued a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development at Bowie State University.Noteworthy among the singular initiatives Rev. McFadden engaged in during his professional experience in higher education is the development of Bowie State University’s first Residence Life Judicial Board which was specifically designed to empower resident students living in the residence hall. This type of partnership mindset is evident in the way Rev. McFadden is able to set goals and objectives and create and administer assessment tools while sharing the “big picture” through multiple lenses of dissemination for diverse stakeholders.
Rev. McFadden began his Christian journey as a youth, attending Temple of God Pentecostal Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Edward W. Stancil. Bishop Stancil and his wife Anne Stancil were diligent community members who faithfully took the neighborhood children to church. Rev. McFadden accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized by Bishop Stancil. Rev. McFadden’s new commitment to God’s family led him to join the rest of his biological family at Concord Baptist Church in 1978 under the pastorate of Rev. Matthew R. Silver.
Throughout the 35 years Rev. McFadden has been a member of Concord, his love of God and dedication to serving God has been evident in his presence in the following areas of Concord’s diverse ministries: Junior Ushers, Sunday School, Youth Choir, Youth Department, Virginia Raynor Memorial Choir, The Mission Board of Christian Education, The White’s Memorial Circle and as Director of the Summer Youth Camp. His call to actively serve God extends beyond the walls of Concord Baptist Church and includes the United Baptist Missionary Convention of Maryland and the Congress of Christian Education. It would come as no surprise that on February 10, 1990, under the leadership of Dr. Matthew L. Jones, Rev. McFadden was called to preach, accepted the call to preach and preached his initial sermon at Concord Baptist Church. As God would have it, Rev. McFadden was ordained in his home church in July 2001.
Professionally, Rev. McFadden currently serves as the Church Administrator at Concord Baptist Church and has been the Owner Operator of Legacy Services, LLC since 2005 providing professional accounting, tax and payroll services. Rev. McFadden has also worked in higher education for 15 years in the areas of Pre-College Programs, Academic Advisement, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
In the community, Rev. McFadden is the Immediate Past President of Delta Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a Charter Member of the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore. To God be the glory!