Smith Chapel UMC
Pisgah MD

20646





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The United Methodist Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or online, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey.

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Church can happen anywhere. It happens when we create learning opportunities that transform lives. It happens when we create safe environments where children can play and learn. It happens when education makes the path to citizenship a little easier. And when our sacrifices help nourish students’ minds and bodies. That’s putting beliefs into action.

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George F. Deford



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Smith Chapel UMC
7750 Poorhouse Road
Pisgah, MD 20646
United States
Phone: (301) 743-2227
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Church Pastor

George F. DeFord
George F. DeFord
Pastor
7750 Poorhouse Road
Pisgah, MD 20646
United States
Phone: (301) 743-2227
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Psalms 119:11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

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Rev. George D. DeFord is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended public schools. He is a graduate of Morgan and Coppin State Universities, earning Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education (Correctional Counseling) degrees respectively. After answering the call to Christian ministry, he matriculated at Howard University School of Divinity, earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees.

Pastor DeFord organized the Lenten Services for the Route 210 Corridor of Churches for southern Prince George’s and western Charles Counties in the spring of 2001. He founded the Morgan State University Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter while pastor of Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Indian Head, Maryland. The said alumni chapter was organized in October 2004 and chartered in May 2005. As of September 2018, a total of $67,000 in scholarships were awarded to first time scholars from Southern Maryland including previous awardees matriculating at Morgan State University.
Pertinent to pastoral ministry, Pastor DeFord availed Smith Chapel UMC to Safe Nights program, wherein Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc., seeks shelter during the winter months for homeless adults and children. He encourages members of Smith Chapel’s Outreach Team to provide meals to residents of the Robert Fuller Transition House, Waldorf, MD. Also, he is a strong supporter of prison ministries; several members are trained in Kairos Prison Ministry with a focus on incarcerated women.

Rev. DeFord is the author of two books: Experiences in Serving African-American Churches in Context: Urban Suburban Rural, and Celebrating Life in African-American Tradition. His first book is a summary of twenty-nine years as an active ordained pastor and Conference Regional Guide in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. His second book focused on celebration of live services in African-American churches.
Rev. DeFord retired in May 2011 subsequent to which he became a District Superintendent’s Hire serving Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. His mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. To this end, his worship services are under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and a strong advocate for Bible study, prayer and ministry to the marginalized and oppressed.

Rev. DeFord and his wife Lila, affectionately called, “His girlfriend and wife who is one and the same” make their retirement home in Pomfret, Maryland. Together they are the parent of three adult sons, one of whom transitioned in May 2018, and grandparents of two grandsons. He continues to thank and praise God for the opportunity to serve in the Gospel Ministry of Jesus Christ.   Edit
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Sunday at 10:00AM

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The power of Christian prayer May your light illuminate our hearts
Eternal God, this holy night is radiant with the brilliance of your one true light. May that light illuminate our hearts and shine in our words and deeds. May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem this night fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do. May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, even as he humbled himself to share our humanity. Amen.
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