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Dr. Charlene Monk Senior Pastor and Founder

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Phil. 4:13

Dr. Monk is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Baltimore where she obtained her elementary and secondary education. In her early years, she was anointed by the power of the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and has been ministering for the past 30 years throughout the United States.

In June of 1981, Dr. Monk graduated from Coppin State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science. In subsequent years, she served as Senior Administrative Assistant at the Union Baptist Harvey Johnson Head Start Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

In May of 1985, she received her Masters Degree from the Howard University School of Divinity. In 1998, Dr. Monk received her Doctoral Degree from the Howard University School of Divinity.

Dr. Monk, from 1990-1992, served as Special Assistant for Religious Affairs in the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia during the Sharon Pratt Kelly Administration. She also served as a member of the Interfaith Council under Mayor Anthony A. Williams Administration.

From July 1986 to September 2005, she served as Pastor of the Douglas Memorial United Methodist Church, Washington, DC. Endowed with a keen sense of assertiveness and God given ingenuity, her leadership provided the impetus for a variety of community outreach programs.

On June 12, 2004, she opened the New Horizon Christian Faith Outreach Center in Mount Rainier, Maryland, a 767-seat theater styled edifice as a venue for live Christian services, entertainment, concerts, and educational programs.

On September 15, 2005, Dr. Charlene Monk became pastor and founder of the New Horizon Christian Faith Church. It is her sincere desire to serve God and to serve others who are in need of natural and spiritual enrichment.

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New Horizon Christian Faith Church is a ministry founded on the principles, practices and teachings of Jesus Christ. We serve and worship in the spirit of excellence with integrity and compassion for our community, our nation and our world. We have an established reputation for reaching out to the lost and broken. We are recognized for our dedication to academic and spiritual excellence and for mentoring and supporting spiritual leaders. Our church environment inspires participation, promotes personal satisfaction, and supports and molds effective leadership.