Since 2015, in the wake of the rioting following the death of Freddy Gray, members of the church of Christ have been evangelizing and performing outreach in the Sandtown-Winchester and Harlem Park communities of West Baltimore, Maryland. Over the years, these communities have experienced extreme poverty, economic depression, high addiction rates, and high rates of joblessness and crime. To meet the needs of these communities, the church of Christ has stood in the gap to deliver services and provide spiritual education. In addition to weekly bible studies for children and adults, the church of Christ is meeting the needs of the community through community clean-ups, sponsoring a free community health fair, conducting backpack and school supply giveaways, and coordinating clothing giveaways. In September 2017, the church of Christ began worshipping at the Lillian Jones Recreation Center in Sandtown-Winchester. In September 2018, the Church of Christ in Sandtown was established, and in 2019 the Church of Christ in Sandtown obtained federal tax exemption and is classified as a 501(c)3 organization. Since this work began, over 25 souls have obeyed the Gospel and been baptized into Christ.
In 2022, the Church of Christ in Sandtown became the proud owner of a building in Sandtown -- and it will be our new headquarters, not only for worship, but also for community outreach and benevolence. All donations received will be used for the sole purpose of preparing our worship and community outreach space, and for continuing to fund the mission work and outreach in the Sandtown-Winchester and Harlem Park communities.
The church of Christ – the only church mentioned in the Bible -- is the church Christ died to save! This is the church He founded when He told the apostle Peter, “Upon this rock, I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18) and the church for which He was crucified. The church has one head and that is Jesus Christ Himself (Colossians 1:17-19). The churches of Christ are independent Christian congregations connected with one another through faith in Jesus Christ and the common belief that God saves and adds to His church those who hear the Gospel of Christ and believe it, repent of sin, confess Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and are baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:36-47). Our practices are biblical, based on the doctrine of the Holy Scriptures alone as described in the New Testament. The purpose of the Church of Christ at Sandtown is to magnify and glorify God by being an instrument of teaching the one true Gospel: baptizing believers according to the scriptures, then further teaching those baptized to observe all things commanded by Christ. Our purpose also is to develop and nurture spiritually strong, scripturally sound Christians who are faithful to God and committed to serving Christ and humanity through sacrifice and love. The mission of the Church of Christ in Sandtown is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the city of Baltimore and the world in fulfillment of Christ’s call on our lives to preach and teach the Gospel to all nations (Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20).
We believe that the Holy Scripture is divinely inspired, unfailing, and reliable. We reference scripture to settle any and every religious question because scripture is the final word from God. The Holy Scripture is our only doctrine and the basis for all teaching and preaching of the Gospel (Galatians 1:8-9; 1 Timothy 1:3-4).
Originating from the Greek word "baptizo," baptism means "to immerse," and immersion was the practice of the church in the book of Acts. We believe that immersion is the only form of baptism that conforms to its description as a burial and resurrection given by the apostle Paul (Romans 6:3-5; 1 Peter 3:21).
We believe that the Body of Christ is to assemble for worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7; Hebrews 10:25).
Worship in the Church of Christ in Sandtown is scriptural in practice as was taught by the Apostles of the New Testament Church. We encourage you to investigate and compare this church with the one described in your Bible. Our aim is to bring men and women to Christ in a life committed to dedicated service. The Scripture is our standard of authority and the Lord Jesus Christ is our Author of Salvation (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 12:2). We let His Word state the conditions of salvation.
HEAR Romans 10:17
BELIEVE Hebrews 11:6
REPENT Luke 13:3, 5
CONFESS Romans 10:9-10
BE BAPTIZED Acts 2:38
CONTINUE STEADFAST 1 Corinthians 15:58
Brother Davis Worley was baptized into the body of Christ in 1981, at the Kishwaukee Church of Christ, Rockford, Illinois by Brother Louis McGowan (Evangelist/Minister). He then went on to serve his country enlisting into the United States Marine Corps, where he served on active duty for over 20 years. Brother Worley and his wife, of near
Brother Davis Worley was baptized into the body of Christ in 1981, at the Kishwaukee Church of Christ, Rockford, Illinois by Brother Louis McGowan (Evangelist/Minister). He then went on to serve his country enlisting into the United States Marine Corps, where he served on active duty for over 20 years. Brother Worley and his wife, of nearly 20 years, Dr. Tracy L.F. Worley, and their daughter, Enomi, are active members of the Lord's Church.
Brother Worley served over 10 years at the Aberdeen, MD congregation as a Teacher, Worship Leader, and Evangelist. In 2011, Brother Worley revived the congregation's evangelism effort by establishing the "Boots on the Ground Campaign," where members of the body conduct outreach efforts in the Harford County area evangelizing for Christ.
Brother Worley served over 10 years at the Aberdeen, MD congregation as a Teacher, Worship Leader, and Evangelist. In 2011, Brother Worley revived the congregation's evangelism effort by establishing the "Boots on the Ground Campaign," where members of the body conduct outreach efforts in the Harford County area evangelizing for Christ. Brother and Sister Worley worked on the Aberdeen congregation's first-ever region-wide ladies day event, "Virtue in an Age of Promiscuity," which has now become an annual event in the Mid-Atlantic region, celebrating 6 years of dedicated service to educating women and ladies of all ages on virtuous living, and the importance of upholding those standards in the Church of Christ. The Worley family placed membership with the Church of Christ in East Baltimore in March 2016 where Brother Worley continued his ministerial duties there as a member of the Radio Ministry Evangelism Program, “Search the Scriptures” (which is broadcast every Saturday on WWIN, Spirit 1400 AM), a coordinator for Community Outreach, and a Pulpit Minister at-large.
Brother Worley is the evangelist/minister of the Church of Christ in Sandtown, and he and his family have been evangelizing the Sandtown-Winchester and Harlem Park communities since 2015. In that time, they have conducted Bible studies and baptized over 25 people into the Lord's Body. Brother Worley is a graduate of the University of Mar
Brother Worley is the evangelist/minister of the Church of Christ in Sandtown, and he and his family have been evangelizing the Sandtown-Winchester and Harlem Park communities since 2015. In that time, they have conducted Bible studies and baptized over 25 people into the Lord's Body. Brother Worley is a graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University College) in College Park, Maryland where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. He is currently enrolled at the Northeast Baltimore Bible College and Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the Bible Ministry Degree Program (Pulpit Ministry Degree). Brother and Sister Worley have two adult children, DeVron (wife, Shameka) and Ayanna, daughter Enomi, and two grandchildren, Amaria and Christopher.