Our Ministry Leaders
Sharon Mager, Youth Ministry Leader
I grew up in a Christian home and made a confession of faith when I was nine-years-old. I grew strong in my faith in those tender years. The church was my home, and my friends were there.
However, I also remember the pain of adolescence. A shy, chubby, awkward young girl, I was the butt of much bullying, and that hurt lasted a long time, and frankly, I still bear the scars. Seeing some of the faces of today’s awkward teens, many in pain, I want to be a vessel that God uses to love them, help them know that He is there, that He loves them, and that they can call out to Him and lean on Him in the good and bad moments of life.
My experience has included ministry in music, teaching, youth, children, communication, school, and homeschool ministry. I am also fortunate to be able to minister in my job as a communications specialist with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
My most important role, however, is that of wife to my husband Barry, mother of three adult children, Michael, Shelley, and Steven, and grandmother of four, Hudson, Harper, Josiah, and Liam.
Lena Lowry, Children’s Ministry Leader
Joe Fleming, Men’s Ministry Leader
I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and in local churches in Maryland where as a child I decided to accept the Lord Jesus into my life and follow Him. I have enjoyed being involved with many ministries during my youth, college age years and into my adult years. This has included music and drama ministry, children and youth ministry, evangelism, men’s ministry, small group Bible studies, and domestic and foreign missions.
I am excited to serve in our Men’s Ministry here at NGCC and see how God will work in our lives as we encourage our brothers in our Christian faith and to grow together in our spiritual walk with our Heavenly Father. It is encouraging to see the NGCC men actively serving within the church and striving to expand our out-reach to the community to those who also need Jesus Christ in their lives. As brothers in Christ we are committed to praying for one another and challenging each other to pursue a stronger connection with Jesus.
Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Maureen Johnson, Women’s Ministry Leader
I’m really excited about being the Women’s Ministry Leader and getting together to fellowship, grow in the Lord together, getting to know one another, and serving the Lord together.
I hope we can be unified as the Women of the Church in growing in our love and care for one another. I’m looking forward to spending time with all of you ladies and being able to serve you.
My favorite chapter in the Bible is Philippians 4.
Vicky McDuffie, Homeless Ministry Leader
Victoria Mcduffie grew up in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She attended Calvary Baptist Church Academy through the 11th grade. From childhood until adult, Victoria attended Granite Baptist Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
She has two adult daughters, Janine and Camille Hebron.
Victoria has served as Aid Ministry coordinator for Calvary Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland which included the BUDDY and Christmas in July programs for individuals living with AIDS.
Victoria has been a member of North Glen Community Church since February 2008. Her background and focus on community collaboration has led her to different positions within the church. Since 2012, Victoria has been Homeless Ministry Coordinator for North Glen Community Church.
Victoria’s core fundamental Biblical beliefs: the Bible is God’s Word, Trinity of God, Salvation is through Jesus alone, being the hands and feet of Jesus in loving others like the example Jesus set, being led by the Holy Spirit to glorify God, being obedient to accomplish the Great Commission, and knowing her life belongs to God.
Kim Gayleard, Special Needs Ministry Leader
I have been married for 25 years with three children. My experiences consist of seven years of special needs experience.
I’m a former PTA President at my children’s elementary school, and now home school our youngest who is on the autism spectrum.
One of our very-quickly-growing outreaches is our Special Needs Ministry! We offer our special class each Sunday morning at 10:00 am. We have a great time with Bible study that pertains to our everyday life. If you are interested in helping out, let me know. Also, if you have a special needs family member or friend, we would love to include them!
“My favorite verse is Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
The Apostle Paul said these words because he knew no matter what he had to endure God would be with him. As a person who was born with Spina Bifida and Lymphedema I have learned to lean on this verse. I am in a wheelchair and consider it a gift from God. God allows things in your life to bring joy!
I am so happy you stopped by our website today! “