Meet Our Pastor - Reverend Terry L. McCain
Rev. Terry L. McCain is a native of Prince George’s County, born and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He is the son of Luke and Thelma McCain, one of seven children. Rev. McCain was educated in the public school system of Prince George’s County. He went on to continue his education at Prince George’s Community College and Bowie State University, majoring in Sociology. He earned his Master of Divinity Degree from the Wesley Theological Seminary.
His call to ministry came in 1990 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Louis Shockley, who was the Pastor at Union United Methodist Church at that time. As a faithful member of Union United Methodist Church, he served as an Usher, Sunday School Teacher, Lay Speaker, United Methodist Men’s President and a Mission Disciple as he prepared for going into Ministry.
Terry served as Student Minister at Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He also served as Mission Disciple at Congress Heights United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. In the year of 2000 Terry was appointed the Pastor of West Liberty United Methodist Church in Marriottsville, Maryland in which he served that congregation for six years. In 2006 he was appointed Pastor to Elderslie-St. Andrews United Methodist Church and in July of 2011 he was blessed to receive the opportunity to serve 2 churches as he was appointed to Govans-Boundary United Methodist Church. On July, 1, 2019 he was blessed to begin his new journey at Hopkins UMC. He is currently serving Hopkins UMC.
He currently is employed with the Prince George’s County Public School System where he has worked diligently for over 37 years. He is looking toward his retirement with the School System as he looks forward to devoting all of his time to full time Pastoral Leadership in the Ministry. Terry is a Husband, Father, Son, a Brother, Teacher, Pastor, but most of all a Servant of the Most High God.
His motto comes from 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”.