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The Reverend Charles T. Sembly, Pastor

Pastor Sembly April 2012 smallPastor Charles T. Sembly is first and foremost a man of God.  
In October 2020, Pastor Sembly will mark his 36th year as Pastor of Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Randallstown, Maryland.  Raised and educated in Annapolis, Maryland, Pastor Sembly received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bowie State University.  His home church is Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church in Annapolis, Maryland.
Licensed to preach on March 17, 1971, and under the mentorship of his father in the ministry, the late Reverend Edgar L. James, Pastor Sembly was ordained an African Methodist Episcopal Itinerant Deacon in 1978 and an Itinerant Elder in 1979.   In 1982, Pastor Sembly was appointed Pastor of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Knoxville, Maryland.  During the Mid-year Conference on October 24, 1984, Pastor Sembly was appointed to Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop John Hurst Adams.  On August 3, 1992, Union Bethel A.M.E. relocated from its location on Liberty Road to its present church on Church Lane.  
Over the past 36 years, Union Bethel’s ministries and outreach programs have blossomed to over 50 ministry and outreach programs designed to enhance the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the community.  Church membership has expanded from 188 in 1984 to over 1,375 members.
Pastor Sembly is currently Co-Historiographer, 2nd Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church, Trustee of the 2nd Episcopal District Washington Conference; a member of the Finance Committee of the 2nd Episcopal District Washington Conference; and an Instructor, 2nd Episcopal District Washington Conference Board of Examiners.  Pastor Sembly conceptualized and developed the Six-Week Lenten Services with seven A.M.E. Churches, and is a former Recording Secretary for the 2nd Episcopal District Washington Conference. 
Pastor Sembly also serves the community in many varying opportunities of service, including Member of the Ministerial Alliance of Washington, DC, former President of the West Baltimore Area Ministerial Alliance, and former convener of the Randallstown Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance.
Married for 47 years, Pastor Sembly and First Lady Mrs. Pamela Johnson Sembly have three loving adult children and blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren.
Through the blessings and graciousness of God we have accomplished much. To God be the Glory!

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