James Senate Office Building, Room 304
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3092, (301) 858-3092
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3092 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3410, (301) 858-3410
Member of House of Delegates, 1995-99. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-99 (transportation subcommittee). Member, Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997. Chaplain, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1995-99. Member, Bi-County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation.
Past member, Foster Care Review Board, Prince George's County; Teacher Advisory Council, Baltimore City. Member, State Ethics Commission, 1987-92; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996. Co-Chair, Task Force on the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in Maryland, 1997-99. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03; Task Force to Study Rent Stabilization for the Elderly in Prince George's County, 2007; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-; Task Force to Study Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Rosecroft Raceway, 2008-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State, 2008-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 17, 1958. Morgan State University, B.A. (history); Wesley Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Howard University, Doctor of Ministry, Church and Community Development. Founder and Senior Pastor, Ark of Safety Christian Church, Upper Marlboro. Former Senior Pastor, Gibbons United Methodist Church, Brandywine. Former pastor, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Ellicott City; Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Catonsville. Youth Program Coordinator, Washington East District, Baltimore-Washington Area Methodist Conference. Teacher and lecturer, United Methodist School of Christian Growth. Board of Directors, Red Cross; Greater Southeast Community Hospital; Prince George's Community Ministries (past president). Past President, Southern Maryland Ministers' Alliance. Executive Board, Southern Maryland Area Self Help. Former member, Advisory Committee, Wesley Theological Seminary. Past participant, Aftercare Program, Prince George's County Corrections Department. Past chaplain, Howard County Police Department. E. Stanley Jones Award. Outstanding Citizen Award, Baltimore County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Community Service Award, Howard County Council. Community Service Award, Baltimore County Executive. Outstanding Young Men of America, Jaycees (twice a recipient). Married; two children.
July 1, 2009
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