BAPTIST MINISTERS' WIVES AND WIDOWS ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON DC AND VICINITY, INC. Reverend Dr. Joann Talley, President Pastor, Divine Creations Ministries, Upper Marlboro MD Jennifer P. Washington, 1st Vice President Pamela D. Y. Barksdale, Executive Board Chair
BAPTIST MINISTERS' WIVES AND WIDOWSASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON DC AND VICINITY, INC.   Reverend Dr. Joann Talley, PresidentPastor, Divine Creations Ministries, Upper Marlboro MD             Jennifer P. Washington, 1st Vice President   Pamela D. Y. Barksdale, Executive Board Chair


Monthly Meetings Conducted from

Divine Creations on Blaz Court, Upper Marlboro MD

Reverend Dr. Joann M. Talley, President

Rev. Theresa Denson, Program Committee Chair



Officers 2021-2023

Reverend Dr. Joann M. Talley, President

Jennifer P. Washington, 1st Vice 

Reverend Theresa M. Denson, 2nd Vice 

Minister Patricia Jones, 3rd Vice 


Quienzella Lattimore, Recording Secretary

Sherl L. Streeter, Asst Recording Secretary

Loretta Y. Pines, Corresponding Secretary

Mary Wilson, Asst Corresponding Secretary

LaVon V. Thompson, Treasurer

Min. Talita V.  Grayton, Financial Secretary

Linda Young, Assistant Financial Secretary

Elzonia W. Smith, Parliamentarian

Dorothy Wells-Fowlkes, Historian

Patricia F. Brown, Assistant Historian

Mattie M. Lawson, Assistant Chorister

Pamela D. Y. Barksdale, Executive Board Chair




Baptist Ministers’ Wives and Widows Association of 
       Washington DC and Vicinity, Inc.


 Rev. Dr. Joann M. Talley, President



Theme: A Divine Shift of God—It’s time to Reposition
                 February 17, 2023


 Hostesses:  Rev. Joann Talley, Sister Mary Wilson
Host Church:  Divine Creations Ministries, Pastor Joann Talley



Greetings…………………………………………. President Joann M. Talley
Devotions………………………Sis. Gloria Williams and Worship Committee
Business Meeting—
     Call to Order………….……………………………… President Joann M. Talley
     Adoption of the Agenda (Sent via Email)
     Adoption of November Minutes (Sent via Email)

Looking Back:  DCAMWMW Executive Board Meeting, January 14, 2023
        Membership Directory emailed
Looking Ahead:  See the Attachment to the Newsletter

Committee Reports (Only as needed)
• Finance and Budget—Sis. LaVon Thompson/Min. Talita Grayton
• Constitution and By-Laws—Sis. Sherl Streeter
• Activity—Sis. Jennifer Washington
• Sunshine—Sis. Patricia Brown
• Scholarship—Sis. Quienzella Lattimore
• Nominating
• Program—Rev. Theresa Denson


Black History Program….. Rev. Theresa Denson



Closing: Song, Prayer, and Benediction


BMWWA Contact Info:
2111 Blaz Court   Upper Marlboro, MD 20774   

Phone 301-204-4069   










Photo of BMWWA sisterhood at BMWWA President Bishop Eunice Turner's Installation service.


Congratulations to Sister Quinzella Lattimore (middle), Retirement after 50 Years of Government Service (Shown above with Rev. Wayne Quick and BMWWA President Dr. Marie Quick

Congratulations to our local BMWWA member, Dr. Margaret B. Payton. The newly elected President of the International Association of Ministers' Wives and Widows.

BMWWA Membership Drive City-Wide Revival, May 2018

My Sisters in Christ, 

I trust that each of you had a beautiful Mother’s Day, filled with all of God’s richest blessings!

Our April meeting was held at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church 1630 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009.  Many thanks to Reverend Isaac A. Fox and First Lady Jessie B. Fox, and to Sister Joyce Sparrow for the beautiful flowers she provided for our tables.

Our guest speaker was The Honorable Cereta A. Lee, Register of Wills for Prince George’s County, and Attorney Julius Terrell, an Estate Planner in Washington, DC and Maryland. We received some valuable information.

April and May have been very busy and rewarding.  On April 28th, I was the speaker for the Missionary Society Ministry at First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the invitation of Sister Dorothy Wells Fowlkes. My message was entitled “Women of God on the Move” The following Ministers’ Wives were there offering their support:  Sister Gloria J. Williams, First Lady Jessie B. Fox and Sister Dorothy Wells-Fowlkes.

Also, on April 28th, Bishop Turner facilitated a workshop for the Maryland Association of the Ministers’ Wives and Widows, Opening Session entitled, “Having a Mind to Work”.  Congratulations to Lady Belinda D. Davis, she received her MBA on this past Saturday. 

 On May 6th, Reverend Dr. Terry Streeter and First Lady Sherl L. Streeter celebrated their church’s 100th year Anniversary.  They had a grand gala at The Camelot by Martin’s. “To God Be the Glory”.  BMWWA sisters who were there to celebrate with them include Lady Madeline Lewis, our own State President Pamela D. Y.  Barksdale, Sister Dorothy Durham, Lady Sandra Pierson, Sister Michelle Russell, Sister Sara Phillips, Sister Oleathea Slaughter, and Sister Crystal Brown.    

On Sunday, May 20th at 10:00 am, our very own Reverend Theresa Denson will deliver the Word on Women’s Day at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church. You all are invited to attend.   Our color is “all shades of pink”.  Please pray that God will bless her in a Mighty Way!  

Please remember to pray for our bereaved, sick and shut in members. Send a card or call them. They would love to hear from you.  Lady Belinda D. Davis and Reverend Barbie Daughtry had minor surgery this month. Remember to check our website, for current information, upcoming activities, and links to other Local, State, and International Associations. 

Our May meeting will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  The Pastor is Reverend, Dr. Terry Streeter and First Lady Sherl L. Streeter. The address is 215 Rhode Island Ave, N.W. Washington, DC.  I look forward to seeing each of you on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm.


Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick, President 

MARCH 2018

My Sisters in Christ, 
I hope this newsletter finds each of you in good health!  March is Women’s History Month.  Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  
I would like to express thanks to Pastor Charles Cato for allowing us to fellowship at his church for the month of February.  Thanks to our hostesses Lady Norma McClain, Lady Mary R. Wilson, and Pastor Joann Talley. The meal was delicious!!!!  The fellowship was wonderful! Our February meeting was full of love, fun, and fellowship.  Our guest violinist, Mr. Raycurt Johnson serenaded us with several selections.  Kudos to Reverend Barbie Daughtry for hosting us in our version (BMWWA) of the Marriage Game. Our celebrity guests were Reverend Jo’Ann Washington and Reverend Daryl Washington, First Lady Patricia F. Brown and Reverend Ronald C. Brown, Reverend Terry Lee and Minister Sheila Lee, and Reverend Theresa Denson and Reverend Troy Denson.  Congratulations to our first place winner who have been married for nine years Reverend Theresa Denson and Reverend Troy Denson.
I am as proud as a peacock to announce that the BMWWA came away as a first place winner at the Rainbow Tea held on Saturday, March 3rd.  We won because of  the excellent preparation and presentation by our very own REVEREND JOANN TALLEY. You will never believe that the color that was given to us was GREEN! 
Our March 16, 2018 meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at Resurrection Baptist Church, 3501 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, Washington, DC.  The pastor is Dr. Everett Ray Pierson and First Lady Sandra Pierson.  Our hostesses are Lady Sandra Pierson, Lady Sarah Bagley, and Lady Essie Plowden.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $35.00 for 2017-2018, YOU MAY MAIL IT TO: Talita V. Grayton, 1327 Massachusetts Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20003.  In anticipation of our Membership Directory, for 2017-2019, all officers and Committee Chairpersons are asked to provide a photograph (head and shoulder view) for use in the directory.  Committee Chairpersons must also submit the names of their committee members for this administration. If any member of the Sisterhood has changed any personal or church contact information, please email it to me at  The deadline for submission has passed.  
Thank you to Lady Sherl L. Streeter, for maintaining our First Class website in such an efficient manner,  we have current information, upcoming activities, and links to other Local, State, and International Associations. Please take a look!
Please remember to pray for our bereaved, sick and shut in members.  Send a card or call them. They would love to hear from you. Please pray for the family of First Lady Sheila Coefield who died last week.  Cards may be sent to: Reverend Charles Coefield and Family Grace Memorial Baptist Church 2407 Minnesota Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20020.  I look forward to seeing each of you on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm.


President Dr. Marie Bowe- Quick, Ed.D.

BMWMWA of DC and Vicinity supporting Pastor L. K. Floyd's Inauguration as President, Baptist Missionary Ministers' Conference

BMWMWA Sisterhood at 2017 Baltimore Washington Fellowship in Maryland



Our Purpose:

“We promise to strengthen the bonds of friendship; strive towards a wholesome, harmonious, sympathetic, and sisterly relationship among ministers’ wives and widows everywhere, and to practice and uphold the great Christian principles given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”


Our Theme: "Faithful Women Serving and Uplifting the Kingdom of God".

Scripture reference: Luke 8:1-3, "After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means."

Welcome to Our New Officers!


What a wonderful time we had at the Installation Service for the BMWMWA 2017-2019 Officers!  The service was held before an enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers on Friday evening, September 15, 2017, at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington DC, after an awesome Opening Reception for BMWMWA members, along with their spouses and family members. 


The color for this administration is KELLY GREEN representing growth and fruitfulness.  The theme is:  "Faithful Women Serving and Uplifting the Kingdom of God". Scripture: Luke 8:1-3, "After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means."


Reverend Joann Talley served as Worship Leader for the installation service and Interim Pastor Isaac Fox welcomed attendees to the service. A host of dignitaries were present to welcome the new administration of officers and to offer support for the BMWMWA service projects. Greeters included representatives from the DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Office, District of Columbia's Ward 4 City Councilman Brandon Todd's office, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's XI Sigma Omega Chapter, Mitchellville Drifters. Inc., Kiwanis International Capital District, and Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation. Mrs. Glenda Boston represented and brought greetings from the DC State Association of Ministers' Wives and Widows.


After Reverend Wayne B. Quick issued the charge to all incoming officers and conducted the actual swearing-in installation, Executive Board Chair Sherl Streeter handed the Presidential gavel to the newly installed 42nd President Deaconess Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick. (See picture on the left.)  BMWMWA President Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick's Installation Message will be displayed below later this month.  However, some highlights regarding her focus for her term in office include:

  1. Strengthen the scholarship program by increasing designated funds.

  2. Adoption of a local elementary school to support with weekend meal service for students living below the poverty level.

  3. Support homeless youth by working through the Covenant House in Washington DC.

  4. Establish meaningful programs during our fellowship meetings that will allow BMWMWA members to relax and fellowship. Such programs may include having a meeting that includes spa activities, games, exercises for fitness, or other fun activities to ensure we remain strong Christian women working together to build our organization, serve the people of God, and support our husbands.

Join me in welcoming our 42nd President of the BMWMWA, President Dr. Marie Quick and her outstanding group of officers.  We continue to build on the shoulders of past presidents and officers who have shaped this organization into the success we now have.  We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the future as we continue to be "Faithful Women Serving and Uplifting the Kingdom of God". Be blessed!


BMWWA  Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM

February 17, 2023

March 17, 2023  

April 21, 2023

May 19, 2023


IAMWMW Northeast Region Conference

Baltimore MD 

March 23-25, 2023


Husbands Concert

April 1, 2023

St. Matthews Baptist Church

District Heights MD


NCBC Women's Auxillary

April 20, 2023


BMWWA Retreat

April 29, 2023


IAMWMW Annual Session

June 23-30, 2023


Contact Us:  Pastor Joann Talley

(301) 204-4069
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