New to Baltimore? Looking for a church?

To start you off on your search, we put together a (not comprehensive) list of local churches to which current/past members of PHCF belong. Let us know what churches we've missed, and we'll add to this list!



Churches in Baltimore
  • Gallery Church http://gallerychurchbaltimore.com/
    • Downtown location at 9am: 1840's PLAZA, 29 S Front Street,Baltimore, MD 21202
      • Within walking/biking or Charm city circulator distance from Johns Hopkins medical campus (just steps from Shot Tower Metro stop) 
      • Contact: Christine Shrock (cshrock@jhmi.edu
    • Patterson Park Location at 10am: 3115 Eastern Ave 
      • Bilingual English and Spanish service – also within walking/biking or circulator distance from Johns Hopkins medical campus 
      • Contact: Alison Kraemer (skraeme3@jhmi.edu
    • SoWeBo location at 10am: 30 S Gilmor St Baltimore, MD 21223 
    • About 75 at each location total congregation size 
    • Multi-ethnic, diverse socio-economic community of believers who intentionally live to love and serve their neighbors and communities. Contemporary worship style. Wonderful pastors and welcoming community. Groups of Hopkins and Maryland students go to each service at each location; many also join in weekly small groups. 
  • Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church (Highlandtown) http://www.abbottchurch.org/
    • Located just east of Patterson Park. 
    • A member of the PCA denomination. The church is a mixture of old and young with lots of young children. Several JHMI faculty/staff are members, including MSCF faculty mentors Drs. Matt and Lisa DeCamp 
    • Actively serves the community by tutoring elementary and middle school age students and by distributing food, clothes, and money to our neighbors in need. There is always a need for volunteers to help! 
    • Sunday worship is at 10:45am. Adult Sunday school classes are at 9:45am. Several community groups meet throughout the city on different days during the week. Strong expository teaching and a somewhat more traditional style of worship. 
    • Contact: Dr. Matt DeCamp (mdecamp1@jhmi.edu
  • The Village Church (Hampden) http://www.villagechurchbaltimore.com/
    • Located in Hampden, service at 10 am. Village Church seeks to “transform our communities into attending, connecting, and serving followers of Jesus. Socioeconomically diverse church, contemporary worship style. 
    • Contact: Shawn Du (shawndu1@gmail.com)
  • Grace City (Federal Hill) http://gracecity.gfc.org/gracecity/
    • Non-denominational church, city campus of Grace Fellowship (Lutherville-Timonium) 
    • The age range for Grace City includes 20-30 year-olds in a congregation mixed with younger and older families; 
    • Currently meets at 9:30 am and 11:00am Sundays at Federal Hill Prep, 1040 William Street — 1 minute walk from Purple Circulator stop 
    • Committed to racial reconciliation and diversity 
    • Contact: Elizabeth Uhlig (euhlig@jhmi.edu
  • The Garden (Bolton Hill) http://www.thegardenbaltimore.com/ https://www.facebook.com/THEGARDENBALTIMORE?fref=ts
    • Service is at 10:30am, 1528 Madison Ave
    • Spirit-filled and Word-focused. A church that loves its community and works hard to reach out to the people around them. A more middle/lower income church than Gallery, about 50-50 ratio African Americans to Whites. About 50-60 in attendance. Great teaching. 
    • Contact: Lydia Liang (lliang14@jhmi.edu) for info or rides 
  • New Song Community Church (Sandtown) http://nscommunity.org/
    • Service: 11:00 AM 
    • Member of the PCA denomination, though the urban and ethnic setting of the church are very different from most PCA churches. 
    • In the same neighborhood as the Garden (NW Baltimore, Sandtown), and also very community focused. There's a couple hopkins residents/one or two faculty that go here, and some U. Maryland residents/students as well. Probably 80-20 ratio African Americans to whites, with a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Attendance about 50. 
  • Jesus Our Redeemer (JOR) (Federal Hill) http://jesusourredeemer.com/
    • Sunday Service at 10:30am (lasts about an hour and 15 minutes) at 113 Warren Ave. Worship is a mix of contemporary and hymns; teaching is centered on the Word 
    • Baptist church, around 80 people in attendance each week, multi-generational (was formerly the Lee St. Memorial Baptist Church, until the merger with a church plant from North Carolina when it became JOR) 
    • You can get to the church by taking the Circulator (Purple line to Montgomery Street stop) OR Kate can just drive you! 
    • Mission is to “transform the city by making disciples and loving our neighbors” 
    • Contact: Kate Culbreath (kculbre1@jhmi.edu) - in a small group “Gospel Family” of about 15 people that is specifically made for people who are a part of the Johns Hopkins community (nurses, PhD students, physical therapists, research techs, etc) so if you are interested in coming to our small group or if you need a ride to church please contact me! 
  • Faith Christian Fellowship (Pen Lucy / north of Homewood) www.fcfchurch.org
    • A Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) “celebrating the reconciling work for Jesus Christ, building grace filled disciples, serving Baltimore and the world." Expository teaching. Gospel, traditional, and contemporary worship. A church body with ethnic, socioeconomic, and generational diversity deeply rooted in their neighborhood. Many grad students, residents, post-docs, employees, and alumni of Hopkins and Maryland Med attend, with several community groups meeting near JHMI.
    • Services are held in Pen Lucy/Guilford neighborhood (closer to Charles Village & JHU Homewood Campus) - summer services are at 9:30am
    • A church shuttle is available for the 11am service for students who live near the Homewood campus or the medical campus (picks up from in front of the hospital dome) 
    • Contact: Andrew Fraser (afrase14@jhmi.edu) for info and rides
  • Baltimore Catholic Basilica (Mt Vernon) http://americasfirstcathedral.org
    • Located at 409 Cathedral St. Baltimore MD 21201 and easily accessible from the Hopkins shuttle stop, it has a vibrant young professionals ministry. 
    • Contact: Deacon Sean Keller (sean.keller@archbalt.org)
  • Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (Mt Vernon) www.mountvernonumc.org
  • The Light Church (Mt Vernon) www.atthelight.org
  • Worthy Life Baptist Church (Homewood) www.worthylife.org
    • Housed within McCormick Center at University Baptist Church, Worthy Life is home to the Chinese Christian fellowships at Homewood campus
  • Saints Philip and James Catholic Church and University Parish (Charles Village) http://philipandjames.org
    • Located at 2801 N. Charles St. 21218 and led by Dominican priests, this church has an active Frassati Society (young adults group), young families ministry, and ministry to the Hopkins undergraduate campus. 
    • Contact: Meredith McGuire (mmcgui17@jhu.edu)
  • The Mix Church (Butchers Hill/Upper Fells) http://themixchurch.com/
  • Empowerment Temple AME Church (Reisterstown) www.empowermenttemple.org
  • Greater Grace World Outreach (Moravia Park) www.ggwo.org
  • Jesus House Baltimore (Pikesville) www.jesushousebaltimore.org
  • Freedom Church (Rosedale) http://www.freedomchurchbaltimore.org
    • An Acts 29 church plant a little past Northwood. 
Churches outside of Baltimore City (e.g. Baltimore County, Howard County)
  • Greater Baltimore Church of Christ (Columbia , MD) http://www.gbcoc.net/
    • Sunday services at 10am at Long Reach High School, carpools are organized from Baltimore city, so rides are not a problem. 
    • Midweek services and Bible-Talk discussions in smaller groups occur during the weekdays. 
    • Commitment to discipleship and one-another relationships. 
    • Vibrant group of young adults and professionals in the Baltimore city Bible talk! 
    • Contact: Onyi Eke (oeke1@jhmi.edu) or Fidel Desir (fdesir@jhmi.edu
  • Central Presbyterian Church (Towson) http://www.centralpc.org/
    • 1.2 miles south of the Towson circle, at 7308 York Road, Towson, MD 
    • an evangelical congregation in the PC(USA) that is dedicated to: 
    • Authentic community; Clear, Biblical, Christ-centered teaching; Outreach and Missions; Dependence on God through prayer; Embracing ethnic diversity; Expansion of neighborhood based ministry 
    • Contemporary Worship at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 
    • Traditional Worship at 10:45 a.m. 
    • Contact: Dwight Schwartz, 410-375-9645 (cell phone, please text or call) 
  • Grace Life Church – Elkridge, MD (just southwest of Baltimore) http://www.gracelifechurch.com/
  • Soteria Church http://soteriachurch.org/
  • Rock City Church – Baltimore, MD www.rockcitychurch.com
    • Anbrasi Edward (faculty in the International Health department) used to attend. 
  • Agape Christian Fellowship - www.agape-churches.org
    • We are a community of worshippers who love Jesus and desire to live our lives fully for God. 
    • Location: 6615 Santa Barbara Rd., Elkridge, MD 
    • Agapé is a non-denominational church with contemporary worship services, which are at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. Rides to church are always available! 
    • Contact: Lee (acf.baltimore@gmail.com
  • Church in Columbia 哥伦比亚教会 – (443) 341-1703 http://www.churchincolumbiamaryland.org
  • Grace Community Church (Columbia, southwest of Baltimore) www.gcconline.org
    • Great teaching and young adult groups
  • Nativity Catholic Church (Timonium, south of Baltimore) http://www.churchnativity.tv/
    • Located just outside of Baltimore city, a 20 minute drive from downtown at 20 E Ridgely Rd Timonum MD 21093, Nativity is known for growing from a dying parish to thousands of active families, its welcoming environment and its contemporary worship service and active small group ministry. 
    • Contact: Tori Pangia (678-463-5590)

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