first baptist church of marshall heights
first baptist church of marshall heights
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
It was this Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, “Bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.” They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt—this same Moses and Aaron.
Now when the Lord spoke to Moses in Egypt, he said to him, “I am the Lord. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you.”
But Moses said to the Lord, “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”
Reverend De’Quon A. Quarles was Licensed to Preach and Ordained into the gospel ministry by his father in ministry, The Reverend Doctor Gregory Jerome Fisher, Th.D at the Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. His scholastic preparation began at The Historic Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia where he was ignited and cultivated both his passion and foundation for Theological Education. He is a graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Abnormal Psychology. He has
attended & studied at Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington DC) with concertation in both the African American Church studies & Systematic Theology. He has attended & studied at Bowie State University School of Education (Bowie, MD) pursuing a Master of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.) degree. Currently, The Reverend Quarles is a candidate for the Master of Divinity (M.Div) at The Historic and Prestigious Howard University School of Divinity (Washington DC). He is an Emerging Theologian whose research interests are Systematic Theology and Twentieth Century Theologians; Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Paul Tillich. Reverend Quarles plans to further his Academic Preparation by obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in the field of Urban Education.
Pastorally, Reverend Quarles has served as interim pastor of a rural congregation in their period of transitioning in Mitchells, VA.
Like the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, the Rev. Quarles was very young when he answered his calling into the ministry. At the tender age of thirteen, he was called to the Gospel Ministry. Pastor Quarles is anchored by the words of Twentieth Century Theologian, Bonhoeffer; “When God calls a man, he bids him to come and die”! He is a servant who lives by 20th chapter and 24th verse of the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles; “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” - Acts 20:24.
He is engaged in Civic work as a member of the Prince Georges County Branch of the NAACP. Denominationally, He is a member of The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
The Reverend Quarles resides in Prince Georges County, Maryland with his family.
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
First Baptist Church of Marshall Heights
4934 B Street, S. E. Washington, D.C. 20019
Rev. Dr. Andre’ D. Ivy, Pastor
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