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Our staff

Rev. John Burns
Senior Pastor

John has been our Pastor since 1991. He previously served churches in Oklahoma, Illinois, Louisiana, and Maryland. He is a founder of Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment in Hyattsville, MD. He is the recipient of the 2000 Award for Racial Reconciliation from Prince George’s County and the 1990 Governor’s Award for his work with the homeless in our area. A native of Salina, Kansas, he was ordained by the Bel Air Baptist Church of Salina and is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His book, Modeling Mary In Christian Discipleship, is available from Judson Press. John has five children, four grandchildren, and has been married to Karen Krueger for 25 years. 

Rev. W. Mark McIntyre
Associate Pastor for Music and Education

Having previously served churches in North Carolina and Virginia, Mark has been our Associate Pastor since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. An ordained minister, Mark received his Certification in Formative Spirituality in 2019 from the Epiphany Academy in Pittsburgh, PA. He has published two keyboard recordings

of hymn arrangements.

Rev. Kenneth Swift
Minister of Missions and Outreach

Kenny has been with UBC since 1999.  A native of Washington, D.C., he was ordained at University Baptist Church and is a graduate of the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

Ingrid Boone
Administrative Assistant and Financial Secretary

Ingrid has been a member of UBC since 1997. She supports the work of many of our church committees and programs and is often the first face people see when they visit our church.

raymond williams

Raymond has been with UBC since 2010 when he was a graduate student at UMD. He has served as a Sanctuary Choir member and Sunday School teacher. 

Rev. Carmella Jones
Missionary in residence

Carmella is a missionary with International Ministries, American Baptist Churches, USA. She recently completed 5 ½ years’ service in Hungary teaching English, sharing her faith, and ministering in the name of Jesus with children with disabilities and those under hospice care. She is currently assigned to the United States, sharing the story of the good work being done internationally by American Baptist missionaries.

Curtis ramsey-lucas
Director of digital communications

Curtis manages our digital communications including website, social media, and the worship service broadcast. Professionally, he is editor of The Christian Citizen, a digital-first publication of American Baptist Home Mission Societies and editor of #InThisTogether: Ministry in Times of Crisis. An award-winning writer, he has been published by The Washington Post, Religion News Service, Sojourners, Baptist News Global, and Good Faith Media.

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