The word "Agape" is a Greek word taken from the Scriptures with its fullest meaning being God's unconditional, eternal love.
Deacon Shirley L. Marshall, B.S.
Deacon Shirley Marshall is a member of Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church and serves as Chair of the Academic Committee for the Board of Directors of the Children of Promise Christian Academy. As Deacon she heads one of the ministries of the church as the Executive Director of the Agape Outreach Ministry. This ministry feeds and clothes the local community. She is an active member of the Women’s Ministry & Senior’s Ministry.
Deacon Marshall received her B.S. degree from Teacher’s College in Washington DC in 1962. She is currently a retired school teacher of thirty-five years from the DC Board of Public Education serving in schools such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, schools in Giessen Germany, and Alconbury, England as a part of the DOD Overseas Program. As a result of her love for the education system, she has substituted and tutored in several schools since her retirement and continues to seek part-time employment in education in order to help children meet their learning potential.
She earned additional training as a Masseuse in Therapeutic Massage and Body Work from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2002. Since 2005, she has participated in the Emergency Disaster Preparedness sponsored by the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
She has a son and grandchildren residing in Houston, Texas.
Our Mission & Core Values
We believe that God has called us to a personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, so we must share the gospel with others and minister to a hurting world and love them as required of us in Matt. 22:37-40.
We believe that the spiritual and physical needs of our day are vast and immediate. We commit to an urgent, sacrificial and passionate pursuit of new disciples at any cost and minister to the least, the lost, the last and the forgotten. We believe that diversely-gifted Christians are most productive in a selfless atmosphere of shared responsibility and mutual humility and servant hood. Together we will feed the hungry, cloth the naked and visit those in prison as required of us in Matt. 25:34-40 "...For I was a hungred, & ye gave me meat,...thirsty & ye gave me drink...a stranger ye took me in; naked and ye clothed me; I was sick, & ye visited me; I was in prison & ye came unto me..."