Reverend Lettie Carr
Rev. Carr began her career as an Associate Engineer with RCA. She went on to practice law with Piper and Marbury, Baltimore, Maryland, serve as the coordinator for the National Bar Association Black Elderly Legal Assistance Project and eventually became a partner with the law firm of Jessamy, Fort & Botts, Washington, D.C. She left full-time practice to serve as the Administrative Chaplain of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, Jessup, Maryland for nearly 22 years. There she established the first liturgical dance ministry for prisoners in Maryland, developed a mentoring program for both soon-to-be released and long-term prisoners, establishing a Bible Institute, developing ministry training within the prison, developing and overseeing numerous adjunct ministries such as banner, adult and young adult choirs, dance, drama, mime ministries, young adult bible studies, offering altar counseling training to residents, conferences, and revival, while challenging volunteers to fully disciple, rather than merely pacify, those they minister to within the prison setting. The fruit of her labor includes active members of the faith community, ministry leaders, ministers and pastors, college graduates and community activists operating in the community as returning citizens. She now serves as the Director of Ministry and Administrative Support Services, an Associate Pastor and Contract Administrator at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG), Landover, Maryland. She is also an Associate Pastor of the FBCG under the leadership of John K. Jenkins, Sr. She serves in the Prison Ministry, as an Altar Counselor, with the Women’s Ministry. She previously served as the Elder over Evangelism at CGC for 10 years.
Rev. Carr has been invited to preach, speak, teach, and train, in churches, conferences, prisons, criminal justice conventions and in other settings both domestically and internationally. She has conducted leadership and other professional development seminars for the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety, as well. She served on the Perry Point VA Human Rights Committee (2002-2016, as President of the COR Bible Institute (from its inception until 2016) and served as a member of the Board of Directors for Kairos Prison Ministry International (2016-2018). She has been sought out to coach and mentor women, ministers, returning citizens and prison ministry volunteers.
Rev. Carr has been honored to receive numerous awards and commendations. Some of those include being honored as: Outstanding Chaplain with an Appreciation Award by Prison Fellowship Ministries; Clergy of the Year at the Church of the Great Commission; Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Division of Corrections Employee of the Year; Outstanding Chaplain by the National Christian After-Care Prison Association; Mid-Atlantic Seventh Day Adventist Outstanding Chaplain Award; the Baltimore Bible College and Seminary Outstanding Service Award; and as a Distinguished Black Marylander by the Office of Diversity at Towson University.