Minister Raymond Harrod
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Minister Raymond Harrod 

Minister Raymond Harrod accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord at a young age at Craig Memorial Community Church.  Although he was quiet and shy, he’s always had a Spirit of praise.  As a child, Raymond participated in the Youth Saturday School, youth choir, and was a junior usher.  In February 2007, he was ordained a Junior Deacon and soon thereafter accepted the call to ministry and was licensed to preach the Gospel in June 2007 at Craig Memorial Community.  Currently, Raymond serves as an Associate Minister/Minister of Youth at Craig Memorial Community Church under the leadership of Rev. Sherwood A. Walker.  Minister Harrod of director of the Youth Enrichment program, teaches the primary Sunday school class and the teen Vacation Bible School class.

Minister Raymond formerly served as the President of the Youth Usher Ministry, a member of the music ministry, and Youth Coordinator of the International Council of Community Churches (Region B Area 1).  He has also served as a Board Member and Planning Committee Leader for the Greater Washington Christian Education Association. Minister Raymond is program manager for a Prince George’s County, Maryland non-profit, First Generation College Bound where he works with youth in their pursuit of college matriculation.  He is a servant-leader who enjoys working with youth both professionally and in ministry.  

As he ministers, Minister Raymond is constantly reminded of Isaiah 61:1-2, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God…”