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Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.

PastorWhitlock_newheadshot_smRev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. is committed to serving God, family, the A.M.E. Church and the community. He, his wife and his mother, are beyond thrilled to be in Glenn Dale, Maryland serving Reid Temple A.M.E. Church (RTAME). Prior to his historic July 2019 appointment to RTAME, Rev. Whitlock served as pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church (COR Church) in Irvine, CA beginning in August 1998. Over the course of his ministerial and nonprofit career, Pastor Whitlock has raised more than $1.2 billion for the Kingdom of God through individual donors as well as corporate, federal and institutional grants.


Rev. Whitlock’s vision for Reid Temple is based on Hebrews 10: 23-25. God has called for Reid to become the Beloved Community under Pastor Whitlock’s watch. In order to fulfill this vision, Pastor Whitlock is following the AME mission as well as the tenets of evangelism, discipleship, stewardship and social justice. Using the successful blueprint of COR Church and its Community Development Corporation, Pastor Whitlock is partnering with Reid Temple's five 501c3 corporations to take Reid Temple AME Church to the next level. 


Rev. Whitlock has been happily married to Rev. Hermia Shegog Whitlock for 35 years. He has three sons, Ariel, Mark, III, and Devin.


Rev. Whitlock has BA in Religion from University of La Verne, Master of Business from University of Southern California, and is an M.Div and doctoral candidate with the Payne Theological Seminary (2020).




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