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Rev. H. Beecher Hicks of Metropolitan Baptist Retiring
Metropolitan Baptist Church was begun by 10 freed slaves 150 years ago in 1864. Rev. Hicks has been pastor since 1977, and announced his retirement to the congregation on February 2nd. Rev. Hicks will remain involved in the transition process and will aid the church, but is retiring on account of a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. We are grateful to God for the service he has rendered to God's people and to the people of the DC area, and our prayers are with him and his family for his health.
“He’s a world
class preacher, and a universal spirit,” said Robert (Brother Ah) Northern, who
has been a member of Metropolitan for 15 years. “He can reach his people—and I
mean African American people—he can reach their intellect through emotions and
he can reach their emotions through intellect. He has been very connected to
some things that are more difficult for me to do now,” he added, discussing for
the first time outside the church his struggles with Parkinson’s. “I continue
to work, I continue to preach, but in order for Metropolitan to thrive, it will
need to turn a corner in terms of leadership, and my responsibility at this
juncture is to give guidance and ensure a transition that’s orderly and loving.
have now is a changing of the guard, from one gladiator to the next," said
Hicks, who became pastor of Metropolitan in 1977 at age 33. "All that I
have tried to be is a gladiator for the Gospel."
... “'Rev. Hicks and Metropolitan Baptist Church offered
stability through the rough times in Washington, D.C.,” said Graylan Hagler,
senior minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast
Washington. He added that Hicks “has left an indelible mark upon preachers and
upon the church.'”
For the sake of simplicity, we consider "Evening" services to be anything after 12pm3 Strands Community Church Physical Address:1920 G Street NW, Washington DC
(In the United Church) Mailing Address: PO Box 77480, Washington, D.C. 20013
(703) 244-2039 Sunday evenings at 5pm. Bethesda Baptist Church
1808 Capital Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002
(202) 635-2883 Sundays at 5pm is the Baptist Training Union.
Sundays at 6:30pm is a worship service.
Second Sundays at 6pm; Lord's SupperBethesda United Methodist Church 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 652-2990 Sundays at 7:02: The Studio ServicesCapitol Hill Baptist Church
525 A Street, N.E Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 543-6111 Sunday evenings at 6pm Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-8676 Second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
Church of the Resurrection Worship address 801 N. Carolina Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003
Mailing address 2000 P St. NW Ste. 410 Washington, DC 20036
For many, the DC area is a transitory place. Whether people in your congregational family are moving down the block or across the world, changing jobs or doing home improvements, helping people through transitions is a frequent ministry in most of our communities. In addition to many personal helping hands, some have email listserves, and a handful of local congregations have public online classifieds to facilitate the process. Please leave a comment if there are any others not included.