Min. Marlene P. Lawson

Administrative Services Manager

Born and raised in SE, Washington, DC. She is the Founder & Executive Director of Sparrow Ministry, a non-profit organization that empowers, supports, and provides resources for women and children, especially those affected by homelessness and domestic violence. Her continued work with the homeless and her compassion for the most vulnerable in society has garnered her an award from the National Coalition of the Homeless.

Minister Lawson was licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ by Pastor Charles E. Cato of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Lanham, Md. As an Associate Minister she is an active member of the Four Corners International Mission and the Congregation Care Ministry where she heads up the bereavement care. She enjoys teaching Adult Bible Study.

Her career includes Office Manager, National Baptist Memorial Church; Church Administrator, Walker Memorial Baptist Church; Executive Assistant to the Senior Minister of Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC. She has served as a member of the Clergy Response Team of Washington, DC; Member, the planning committee of the 40th Anniversary Martin Luther King March on Washington, where she coordinated the pre-march rally. She also served as the Second Vice-President of the Faith Based Community Action Partnership, Inc.

Minister Lawson was educated in the public schools of Washington, DC. She earned an A.A. from the Prince Georges Community College, B.S. in Social Science from the University of Maryland University College and Masters of Divinity in 2017 from the Wesley Theological Seminary. She cares about Civil Rights, Social Action, Economic Empowerment and Human Rights.

Having excepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age however, it was not until she was an adult that she rededicated her life to Christ. She loves God because God loved her first. Most importantly, Min. Lawson is a faithful servant of God. She believes at life’s end, each of us should be able to say, “If I have helped somebody along the way, then my living has not been in vain.” Whose life have we touched? What difference have we made? Is the planet a better place because I have trod on its surface?

Minister Lawson is married to her childhood sweetheart, Eugene and they are the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren.

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