8:00am Worship Service
9:45am Church School
11:00am Worship Service

Koinonia Bible Institute
(see session schedule)

WOW (Worship on Wednesday)
7:00pm in the Sanctuary
Audio MessagesResourcesPhoto GallerySmall Groups
Rev. Eldridge Spearman, Senior Pastor
Staff 1

The ministry of Pastor Spearman began at the Mount Jezreel Baptist Church, formerly of Washington, D.C., now located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Pastor Spearman was licensed, ordained and served as an Associate Minister at Mt. Jezreel under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Harold E. Trammell. In September 2002, Pastor Trammell retired and the Mt. Jezreel congregation unanimously elected Pastor to return home and serve as Senior Pastor. Pastor Spearman received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity. He is also the recipient of the School of Divinity 2007 Pillar of Faith Award.

Before returning to serve as senior pastor at Mount Jezreel, Rev. Spearman served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, Washington, DC and the Macedonia Baptist Church in the Anacostia section of Southeast, Washington, DC. Pastor Spearman served on the faculty of the Washington Baptist Seminary for ten years and has taught institutes and workshops for Mount Jezreel and other churches in the Metropolitan area.

A number of ministries have been established under the leadership of Pastor Spearman at Mount Jezreel including a Christian School, Missionaries serving in Uganda, South Africa, Liberia, Guyana, Jamaica and Poland, conducted summer Freedom School (in cooperation with the Children's Defense Fund) for four consecutive years and created a church environment focused on serving the cause of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Spearman is married to his college sweetheart, the former Jacqueline Caldwell. They have two adult daughters. Pastor Spearman's leadership is founded on the principle of this scripture "...we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord ..." (2 Cor. 4:5)