Rev. Dr. Mark Whitlock
Pastor, Reid Temple AME Church
Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. is committed to serving God, family, the AME Church and the community. He, his wife and his mother, are beyond thrilled to be in Glenn Dale, Maryland serving Reid Temple AME Church (RTAME). Prior to his historic July 2019 appointment at RTAME, Rev. Whitlock served as pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church (COR Church) in Irvine, CA beginning in August 1998. Over the course of is ministerial and nonprofit career, Pastor Whitlock has raised more than $1.2 billion for the kingdom of God through individual donors, corporate, federal and institute grants.
Rev. Whitlock’s vision for Reid Temple is based on Hebrews 10: 23-25. God has called for Reid to become the Beloved Community under Pastor Whitlock’s watch. In order to fulfill this vision, Pastor Whitlock is following the AME mission as well as the tenets of evangelism, discipleship, stewardship and social justice. Using the successful blueprint of COR Church and its Community Development Corporation, Pastor Whitlock is partnering with Reid Temples five 501c3 corporations to take Reid Temple AME Church to the next level.
Rev. Whitlock has been happily married to Rev. Hermia Shegog Whitlock for 35 years. He has three sons, Ariel, Mark, III; and Devin.
Rev. Whitlock has BA in Religion from University of La/Verne, Master of Business from USC, and has an M.Div and Doctoral Degree in Ministry from the Payne Theological Seminary (2020).