Churches in Pastoral Transition

(1) Laurel, MD Fellowship

(2) Melwood Church, Upper Marlboro, MD

(3) Washington Grace Church


On Thursday, June 14, 2018 Rodney Thompson, 77 of Hollywood, MD went home to be with Jesus. Rodney is the father of Rev. Philip Thompson, associate pastor at Connections Church of the Nazarene (Halethorpe, MD) and Wade Thompson who serves on the district's NYI council. Rodney has 3 other children. He is also survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanette Thompson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 200pm from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at the Mattingley-Gardner Funeral Home, 41590 Fenwick St., Leonardtown, MD.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 10:00am at the Church of the Nazarene, 24710 Sotterley Rd, Hollywood, MD.

Condolences may be sent to the family through the following:

     Rev. Philip R. Thompson,405 7th Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21060

     Mr. P. Wade Thompson, PO Box 801, Hollywood, MD 20636

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Pastors & Families


Leann Brittain (Pastor's daughter from Sandtown Church) was admitted to the hospital for 5 days being discharged on Friday. She has been diagnosed with a respiratory disease. Also her EEG came back and her seizures has been increasing. Additionally her heart pauses a few seconds at night and dips into the 30’s. We could sure use prayer for her.


Neal Gray's brother, David Gray, has severe liver cancer.  He lives in Denver and is 52 years old.  He has rejected God, Christ and the bible.  Please pray for his condition - both physical and spiritual. David will have an additional liver surgery on May 24. The hope is to destroy new tumors that have appeared in his liver. He resides in Denver, Colorado.  Thank you so much. Neal Gray