The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Watt

Senior Pastor
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Thank you for visiting out website. Please come and join us in worship. We believe that Jesus is our savior and the only path to salvation. We believe that He loved us enough to die on a cross and rise again on the third day. Believing this is all that required for salvation.

We believe that we are called to love all who cross our paths, regardless of their convictions or beliefs. We also believe that we are called to share the promise of forgiveness for sin as portrayed throughout the Bible.

Our Worship Service is every Sabbath (Saturday) at 11:15 am. We meet at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1100 Enterprise Road, Mithchellville (Bowie), Maryland. I may be reached at sdb.Watt@verizon.net, or 240-461-0344

Dr. Watt is a graduate of Ottawa University (BA – Sociology), Central Michigan University (BS-Ed Special Education and History), University of Phoenix (MS-Ed – School Administration, and Ed.D. – Special Education Administration) Dr. Watt attemded Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for his M.Div. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He has served churches in Williamsburg, Kansas, Chicago, Illinois, Mirriam, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Kokomo, Indiana, White Cloud, Michigan, and Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He has taught school in Indiana, Michigan, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. He is an Adjunct Professor in Special Education Law and Special Education Theory at Ottawa University. And he is a Special Education Advocate.

Pastor Saul Alonzo

Pastor - Gracie Sobre Gracia

Pastor Alonzo is the pastor of Gracia Sobre Gracia (Grace Upon Grace) Ministry meeting at the Layhill Community Church in Silver Spring Maryland. Gracia Sobre Gracia is the Spanish Ministry daughter church of Central SDB Church. Gracia Sobre Gracia invites all who wish to worship in a congregation of Spanish speaking worshipers.

Pastor Saul may be reached by e-mail at Al20906@yahoo.com.

Board of Deacons & Elders

The Board of Deacons and Elders at Central are responsible for worship, communion, and spiritual matters within the church.   The board meets every other month and is comprised of our pastor and the following Deacons and Elders:

  • Elder Lawrence O. Watt
  • Pratt Chroniger
  • Martha Jean Cook
  • Heather Alonzo
  • Saul Alonzo
  •         Kim Merchant (not pictured)
  •         Terry Goodman (not pictured)

Pictured is our Board of Deacons with Pastor Paul Andries of the Washington, DC, Seventh Day Baptist Church.

2018 Officers

The Officers of the church are responsible for custodial and financial matters of the church.   The officers are members of Board of Directors and meet every other month.   Central’s current office holders include:

  • Lawrence O. Watt – Pres.
  • Keli Watt – Treasurer
  • Kim Merchant – Clerk
  • Beatriz Velasquez – Director