First Church of the Brethren

Growing, Sowing, Praying Forward Baltimore, MD
First Church of the Brethren
First Church of the Brethren
First Church of the Brethren

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4500 Liberty Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21207


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Who We Are

A Small Congregation with a Big heart

About Us

Church of the Brethren



Leadership View all

Elliott J. Rice

Elliott Jerome Rice Elliott J. Rice was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his formal education in the Baltimore City public schools; after graduating from Carver Vocational – Technical High School, EJ. Rice furthered his education, attending the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies, as well as the United Baptist Missionary School of Theology and Seminary. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Theology from Lorenz University, and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, from Family Bible University in Baltimore, MD He served the Gospel Tabernacle Church, and its Pastor, Bishop Reginald L. Kennedy for over 20 years; and now Mr. Rice has entered his 3rd year as Pastor of the First Church of the Brethren in Baltimore, MD. Pastor Rice is an Ordained Baptist Minister and a gifted preacher, teacher and singer. Celebrating almost 25 years of marriage, to the former Miss Sandra Coleman, and has two daughters, Ashlee Victoria, and Ambur Maree. He is extremely proud of his family, for their undying love, support and prayers. Pastor EJ thanks God for all he has; also he thanks God for all that he doesn’t have. It has been God’s goodness and his mercy that have kept him and his family. EJ. Rice says, “Life is tough enough with God; I can’t imagine life without Him” Elliott Jerome Rice

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