The Good Shepherd Church of God In Christ, Inc.

             CHURCH HISTORY

After much prayer and consecration, the Lord used Elder Tony and Sister Celestine Torain to organize The Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ on January 1, 1989.  They had been seeking the Lord about next steps in ministry and in the fall of 1988, He made it clear that they were to plant a church ministry under the umbrella of The Church of God in Christ.  It was clear that they were to have as their emphasis the teaching of the word, the personal development of men and women, outreach into the community and vibrant worship. So, on a cold winter day while it snowed outside, The Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ was born at the Ramada Inn in Woodlawn, Maryland.  The conference room in which the church was born was filled with seekers and well wishers on that first day. That first gathering yielded a ministry of seven people who became The Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ.

The church remained in the Ramada Inn for its first year but through the grace of God, moved to the Econo-lodge in Catonsville, Maryland in its second year.  The church grew in membership and finances in this location as it was able to maintain adequate worship space while paying very little rent.

 In 1994 the Church moved into the religious property at 1721 Sexton Street, Baltimore, Maryland having purchased the old Sexton United Methodist Church building.  Immediately the church set about renovating the property and taking care of deferred maintenance. Here the church grew and was blessed to raise many children. One of the ministries of the church was a monthly outreach to the community when the church opened its doors on the fourth Saturday in the month and fed the community. 

 In 2014 the church moved to its present location, 8301 Liberty Road, Windsor Mill, Maryland.  Just outside the Baltimore City line, on one of the busiest thoroughfares in Baltimore County, the church has thrived in this location. It has continued to serve families with children, seniors who are looking for a place to call home and believers who are looking for a place to work out their salvation. 

It is our aim –

  •  To proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in a clear and understandable way
  •  To assist families in raising their children in a nurturing and creative environment
  •  To help those who might be struggling financially, mentally, emotionally or physically so that they can find refuge from the difficulties of life
  •  To worship Jesus Christ in a way that reflect the excitement of serving him
  •  To encourage those who might be seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit
  •  To support the community in which we sit as well as the state of Maryland and the United States of America.
  •  If you are led by the Lord to join with us in this Christian adventure, we hope that you will make yourself know.  We look forward to working with you.