Our Pastor

Reverend Dr. John C. Warren

Dr. Warren (better known as Pastor John) was born in New York City, New York. He is married to Betty and they have two children, Paul and Elizabeth.

Dr. Warren has over 40 years in Christian ministry, several years as an Anglican priest, and 38 years in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving in West Virgina, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Pastor John has served the following:

The Mustard Seed Cooperative Parish

Concord St. Andrews , a cross-cultural, cross-racial appointment in Bethesda, Maryland

Oxon Hill, a cross-cultural, cross-racial appointment in Oxon Hill, Maryland

St. John the Evangelist United Methodist/Presbyterian USA and was also a cross-cultural, cross-racial appointment that was a More Light Reconciling Congregation in Columbia, MD

Simpson-Hamline, Washington, D.C.

Mt. Zion, Baltimore, Maryland

Mt. Zion, Martinsburg, West Virginia

District Level

District Treasurer, Washington East

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Home

Conference Level

Vice President of the Board of Trustees

Northeast Jurisdictional Representative to NACEC

Member of the Board of Directors, Board of Child Care

Served on Religion & Race Commission

Served on the Conference Secretarial Staff

Conference Worship Committee

Conference Statistician

Vice President, Equitable Compensation

President, Equitable Compensation

On the National Level

Served as Vice President Equitable Compensation

President Equitable Compensation

Immediate Past President Equitable Compensation


B.A.  Columbia

M.T.S. Virginia Theological Seminary

MDiv Howard University School of Religion

S.T.D Virginia Theological Seminary

A K Rice Institute of Psychiatry


Elected City Council, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Mayor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, Baltimore, Maryland

Chairman on HUD for Urban Renewal, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Taught World Religion for Berkley County, West Virginia

Instructor for the Alban Institute

Chaplain, Howard County Fire & Rescue

Honorary Chaplain, Baltimore City