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Mount Sinai AME Church

Reverend Dr. Melynda Clarke, Pastor 

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Presiding Bishop 2nd Episcopal District

Our History & Our Future                

The Late Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Former Pastor Emanuel AME Church Charleston, S.C.

  Mount Sinai AME Church was founded by Rev. Beatrice C. Edwards in Charles County, LaPlata, MD in June, 1993 under the assignment and direction of the Rt. Reverend H. Hartford Brookins, Presiding Prelate, 2nd Episcopal District.

The opening worship service was convened at Milton Somers Middle School in LaPlata, MD.   For the next several years, services were held in the conference room of the LaPlata Econo Lodge on Route 301, in LaPlata, MD. In 1996, the church relocated and worshipped at 6770 Crain Hwy in LaPlata MD until April 28, 2002 when the tornado destroyed the church building.   Following the tornado, the church body moved to New Hope AME Church in Waldorf, and then to Grace Lutheran Church of LaPlata, MD.  Finally, in 2005 Mount Sinai relocated to its current house of worship at 21 Industrial Park Drive, Suite C,  Waldorf, MD.

For the next 19 years and 7 months, Rev. Edwards led Mt. Sinai congregants; proclaiming God’s Holy Word.  On   April 28th 2012, during the 62nd Annual Conference Rev. Edwards retired.  The Reverend Dr.  Donna Melynda Clarke was appointed by the Rt. Reverend Adam J. Richardson, Jr., 2nd Episcopal District as the new Pastor and Shepherd for Mt. Sinai AME Church. 

As Mt. Sinai enters its 25th year of ministry, we wish to express our appreciation to God who has brought us this far by faith.  We are currently worshipping at 3475 Leonardtown Road, Suite 101, in Waldorf, MD.  However, we have just begun to step into our destiny.  Our vision for the worship facility and community life center has been launched.  We dare to trust God to manifest it into reality.  The Mt. Sinai family is grateful to everyone who has been supportive along the way.  We always know that it is faith that has brought us this far and that the best is yet to come.




  Our Mision is to be  a community of worship which:

1)    Exemplifies the grace and mercy  of Jesus Christ

2)    Provides an atmosphere and spirit which welcomes God’s glory and

3)    Provides a place of faith which manifests the liberating power of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Clarke & Brother Leo                                                          Bishops of the AME Church