Our blessed church has undergone many phases, and we give God thanks for this beautiful building and dedicated members.
The Rockville Church of God of Prophecy started as a mission in 1961 with just a Sunday School in the home of Lois Ellis on Travilah Rd, Rockville, Maryland. Brother Sullivan was the State Overseer and Sister Bellis his helper. The members were the Brown's, The Ellis's, and The Chapman families.
During the summer months, between 1961-1962, services were held in a big tent set up in the Brown's back yard on Piney Meetinghouse Rd., in Rockville. The State Overseer at this time was Bro. Hartley and Bro. Hutchinson the helper.
In 1962, the Mission moved to an upstairs apartment located above a store called Pargas Co. on 355 Fredrick Ave, Rockville, MD.
In 1963 the church was housed in two locations. It was temporarily set up in a small store front in Rockville, with Rev. William Jolley as the first appointed pastor and Teresa Brown Stadler , Gail Ellis, the Browns, Ellis, and Lewis as the first members.
Later that year, the church relocated to Cedar Ave in Gaithersburg, where they fellowshipped for five years.
In 1968 the church moved once again. This time to a house at 14180 Travilah Rd., until a permanent structure was constructed in 1970. The co-signers to secure this undertaking included Doug Routh, Leonard Brown, Ruey Lewis, and Don Lewis.
In 1976 under the leadership of pastor Paul Littleton the church parsonage was constructed
In 1998 under the leadership of pastor Robert Hagy and with a substantial donation of 150,000 made by Pat Masden, the fellowship hall was built.
In 2001 under the leadership of our present pastor, Bishop Balram the parking lot was paved.
And throughout the last thirteen years, there have been numerous projects that includes the church sign, the new chairs, new carpet, new ceiling, remodelling the entire sanctuary, new sound system, new instruments, computers and purchasing a bus that was eventually given to Ghana Church of God of Prophecy as a gift.
The church has given much to missions around the world and we are always grateful to those who feel the call of God to help.
The membership of the Rockville Church of God of Prophecy crossed the 100 mark for the first time in 2011.
Those who have answered the call to pastor in this location are:
Rev. William Jolley 1963 to 1965
Rev. Harold Aiken 1965 to 1966
Rev. Joe Hughes 1966 to 1968
Rev. David Tollison 1968 to 1974
Rev. Paul Littleton 1974 to 1985
Rev. Phillip Wallen 1985 to 1987
Rev. Tony Pittman 1987 to 1990
Rev. Ronald Hitchcock 1990 to 1993
Rev. Robert Hagy 1993 to 2000
Bishop Robin Balram 2000 to the present
Overseers from 1968 to the present include Bishop Day, Bishop Decker, Bishop Risch, Bishop Vickers, Bishop Brantley, Bishop McGee, Bishop Cagle, Bishop E. L. Jones and Bishop Leroy Greenaway.
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