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    Come to The House of The Lord!

    Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church

    • Our Pastor

      Reverend Charlotte Michele Jones-Langston

      Reverend C. Michele Langston is the ninth child of the late Albert and Hazel Jones. Born in Verdun, France and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she is the proud wife of Lester Langston, Jr. They are parents of Lamont, Leticia, and one daughter-in-law, Lisa, widow of their son Lester (Trey); and are grandparents to four beautiful grandchildren: Keyajah, Tra’nae, Roman, and Renee. Reverend Langston has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Morgan State University and a Master of Divinity in Religion from Howard University.  She retired in 2017 from Maryland State Government after 33 years of service, having worked as a Management Services Supervisor, Managing Results Coordinator, Deputy Director of Budget and Fiscal Services, Auditor, and Continuous Quality Coordinator.  
      The Right Reverend H. Hartford Brooking ordained her an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church on April 12, 1991. She served as Assistant Pastor at Payne Memorial Church in Jessup, Maryland under Reverend E. Compton Jonas, and from 1991 to 1997, assistant to Reverend Arthur B. Glover, Pastor of Falls Road A.M.E. Church.
      The Right Reverend Vinton R. Anderson, Presiding Bishop, appointed her first charge on April 20, 1997, the historical Cowdensville AME Church in Arbutus, Maryland.  On April 16, 2005, The Right Reverend Adam J. Richardson, Presiding Bishop, appointed her to St. James AME Church, Frederick, Maryland.  On April 22, 2016, The Right Reverend William P. DeVeaux, Sr., appointed her to Mount Pisgah AME Church in Columbia, Maryland, where she currently is senior pastor.
      Rev. Langston is the Financial Secretary for the Capitol District of the Washington Annual Conference; member of the Executive Board of the Capitol District Church School Executive Council and member of the Washington Annual Conference Trustees, Board of Instructors, Ministerial Efficiency Committee and the Planning Committee.  She serves as a Board member of the Howard County Detention Center. Further, she has served as the Registrar and Assistant Registrar of the Capitol District Church School and the Recording Financial Secretary for the Second District Women in Ministry.
      Reverend Langston is very passionate about being a pastor and gives God all the honor and all the glory for what He has done and is going to do in her life.
      I Corinthians 2:9 “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man or women, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."
      She Loves The Lord!

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    • Sunday Services

      • 7:30am & 11:00am: Service every Sunday
      • 9:30am: Church School (All Ages)
      • 10:30am: 5th Sunday service (twice a year)

      Events & Announcements

      • Wednesday Morning Bible Study @ 10:00 am
      • Pastor's Bible Study every Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
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    About Jesus

    About Jesus: God's Simple Plan Of Salvation

    Dear Friend: Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

    God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”

    In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?

    First, realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

    Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell. “ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

    But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

    Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22)

    “ . . . God commandeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.

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    We move forward in Jesus together, guided by the 
    vision, mission, goals, and core values.

    We will preach the good news of salvation that comes only through Jesus Christ and is available to all. We will provide meaningful and spiritually rewarding worship experiences and discipleship programs through missions, outreach, education, and community involvement. And, we will strive to serve the total needs of our members with special emphasis placed on the elderly, children, and youth.

    Our vision is to focus the people of Mount Pisgah on the missions and ministries that:
    Lead us to God's "Path of Righteousness"
    Establishes a strong bibilcally based spiritual foundation Allows us to walk by faith and not by sight
    Bridges the gap between what we say and what we do
    Foster the taught word to yield greater spiritual commitment
    Allows aggressive church community leadership in the spiritual restoration of our decaying society
    Core Values
    Doers of the Word
    Teachers of the Word
    Do all things to glorify our Father
    Obedience to God's Will
    Be a spiritually connected church through prayer and praise

    We will seek those that are lost, be sensitive to those who are different, and minister to those that are lost and hurting
    We will celebrate God through our fellowship, study God through His word, and worship God through His services
    We will care for God's property through diligent observations, and we will stretch walls of His ministries as needed
    We will expand His church through Missions
    Teachers of the Word
    Do all things to glorify our Father
    Obedience to God's Will
    Be a spiritually connected church through prayer and praise


    Ministries - Where can I serve?

    Mount Pisgah A.M.E. has a number of ministries to serve members and the community.

    Youth Ministry
    Ministries include Christian Education, Church School, YPD, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Vacation Bible School.  To learn more about the others, contact the church office.

    Adult Ministry
    Ministries include Men's Fellowship/Sons of Allen, Women's Fellowship, the Birthday Circle, and Seniors. . To learn more about the others, contact the church office.

    Missions Ministry
    Ministries include the Missionary Society, the Lay Organization, Greeters, Health and Wellness, and the Gleaning Ministry. To learn more about the others, contact the church office.

    Ministries include Class Leader, Pastor's Aide, Home Visitation, Stewardess Board, the Spirituality Team, New Members, and the Usher Board. The Culinary, Transportation, Security, Building, and Media Ministries also fall under the umbrella of the Administrative Ministry. To learn more about the others, contact the church office.

    The purpose of the Music Ministry is to glorify God through music. Ministries include Liturgical Dance, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chancel Choir, and the Children's Choir.


    We are humbled by our desire to give as it helps our ministries grow!
    2 Corinthians 9:7
    Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
    for God loves a cheerful giver.

    Please note that you can also "text to give" by texting the keyword "PRAISEHIM" to 73256


    Trinity Tablet

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    Notification - Background Investigation
    By request of our AMEC leadership, if you perform administrative duties within the church or if your ministry affects children, please take a moment to fill out a background investigation form. Follow the link below to access the form. There is a fee of $7.50 and will collected after your information is processed, no money is required at this time. The form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please use the cheat sheet to gather the needed information prior to your data entry as there is a 30 minute time limit. All information is stored in a secured database. Your information will not be shared/sold to any third party organizations. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Background Investigation 

    History of Mount Pisgah A.M.E.

    Route 108 to Cedar Fern Court
    Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church’s History

         Mr. William Richardson and a few other A.M.E. members who transferred from St. Stephens A.M.E. Church in Elkridge, Maryland founded Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonestown, Maryland around 1898.  Holding the services in a log cabin owned by George Jones – the great-grandfather of a present member, Rosie Wilson – these few members had the first vision of a permanent church facility.  The Howard County land records indicated that Plato and Evelina Green purchased an acre of land near Pfiffer’s Corner of Ellicott City, Maryland, on May 31, 1900.  On December 5, 1901, Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church became incorporated.  The first trustees were Moses Jones, William Richardson, William Watkins, Nicholas Thorton, Edward Adams and Plato H. Green, who was also the minister.  He was pastor from 1901 through 1921.  Also, on December 5, 1901, Rev. Green deeded approximately ¼ acre of his new tract of land to the newly established Mt. Pisgah.  Some of the other founding members were Annie Watkins, Tom and Laura Dorsey, Mrs. William Richardson and Louise Watkins (Mrs. Louise Dorsey) who joined Mt. Pisgah at the age of 12 years and remained a loyal member for 87 years.  A member in good standing, Louise Dorsey had been the oldest living member until her death in December 1985.
         The first facility was donated by the congregation of Old Bellow Springs Methodist Church, and was moved to the land in 1901.  Several years later, this facility was destroyed by fire.  Tom Dorsey and his son, Howard, under the pastorship of Rev. E. E. Hughes built the historic Mt. Pisgah A.M.E., located on Route 108, in 1923.  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Young, Rose Dorsey and Carrie Matthews assisted the Dorseys.  To pay for the existing chapel the money was borrowed from Andrew Kraft who owned a meat store in Ellicott City, Maryland.  The first payment on the loan of one thousand dollars ($1,000) was made by Perry William Taylor and the last payment was made by Nat Coats.
         Mt. Pisgah was one of three churches on the Elkridge Circuit through 1975.  Between 1901 and 1905, Mt. Pisgah was served by the following ministers:  Rev. Green, Rev. Hughes, Rev. Lee, Rev. Handy, Rev. Hayman, Rev. Baker, Rev. Ford, Rev. Bowling, Rev. Wing, Rev. Gray, Rev. Barns, Rev. Mack, Rev. Lane,  Rev. Harrison, Rev. Hawkins, Rev. Young, Rev. Hines, Rev. Hayden, Rev. Curtis, Rev. Watson, Rev. Howard, Rev. Jackson, Rev. Taylor, Rev. Thompson, Rev. Swann, Rev. McGlen, Rev. Boykin and presently, Rev. Smedley.  All of these devoted pastors were committed messengers of God and led Mount Pisgah through its historical journey.
         In December 1993, Rev. Donald L. Smedley was appointed Pastor of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E.  Plans were near completion for the move into the temporary sanctuary known as the Mt. Pisgah Annex.  Under Pastor Smedley’s leadership, services began in March 1994 at the Mt. Pisgah Annex.  The temporary facility provided more space, comfort and room for additional ministries of the Church.  With the continued growth in membership, the vision for a new Mt. Pisgah was stronger and closer.  An opportunity to make the vision a reality occurred in July, 1995, when trustee, Ron Feaster, observed a church for sale on Cedar Fern Court in Columbia, Maryland.  He brought this information to the attention of Pastor Smedley and the Trustees.  In August, 1995, Mount Pisgah signed a contract to purchase our present facility from Covenant Baptist Church.
         On March 17, 1996, the Mount Pisgah family moved into our present facility in Columbia, Maryland.  Under the leadership of Pastor Smedley, Mt. Pisgah’s ministries, membership and maintenance continue to grow.

    A more complete version of Mt Pisgah History is available here

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    Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church
    5901 Cedar Fern Court
    Columbia, Maryland 21044
    Phone (Balt): (410) 730-6688
    Phone (DC): (301) 596-0936
    Fax: (410) 730-3277
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