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

Official Presidential PAge from President Eunice Turner, 2019-2021


Our DC State Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows, under the leadership of President Glenda Harden Boston, has been selected to host the Northeast Regional IAMWMW Conference in 2021. Let's make it the best ever!  President Glenda Boston and her administrative officers were installed on September 14, 2019 at Emmanual Baptist Church.

New State Officers include: Sherl Streeter - 1st Vice President; Vanessa Hilliard - 2nd Vice President; Dr. Marie Bowe Quick - 3rd Vice President and Local BMWWA Officers include: President - Bishop Eunice T. Turner; 1st Vice President  -- First Lady Bonita Ridley; 2nd Vice President --  First Lady Jennifer Washington; 3rd Vice President -- Pastor Joann Talley



BMWWA had a wonderful time at the Annual IAMWMW Convention in Columbus OH. Once again our Sisterhood stepped in and ran the Registration process for the Convention under the leadership of First Lady Pamela Barksdale who stepped in for the Registration Chair Vanessa Hilliard.  We hope we made our own First Lady Vanessa Hilliard proud in her absence.  We continue to pray for her complete healing.


Our Rev. Barbie Daughtry came in 2nd place in the Queen's contest and is now part of the Queen's Court for 2019-2020. Congraulations Rev. Barbie!!  First Lady Patricia F. Brown and First Lady Bonita Ridley both graduated in the Commencement services.  Sister Pat Brown was a Commencement speaker!  Sister Andrea Loagn and Elder Kathy Pointer were both main speakers at the Convention and received standing ovations for their inspirational messages.

Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick and her husband, Rev. Wayne Quick, were presenters at the Awards Banquet, "A Night at the Oscars".  They made us proud.  Next Convention Dates: 2020 -- Pittsburgh PA, 2021 -- Houston TX,  and 2022 -- Seattle WA.


The new leader for the Husbands Department is Pastor Tracy Hicks.  He will be stepping in to replace our own Rev. Dr. John Alexander who served in the position of President of the Husbands' Department for more than 20 years.  The convention recognized Dr. Aexander for his many years of service.  He faithfully served the IAMWMW and each of the Presidents during his tenure.  The IAMWMW will establish a Leadership Academy under the direction of President Emeritus Dr. Shirley Alexander Hart. Stay tuned for more information.


Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick, President

Bishop Eunice T. Turner, 1st Vice President

Bonita L. Ridley, 2nd Vice President, Pianist

Jennifer P. Washington, 3rd Vice President

Reverend Joanne Talley, Recording Secretary

Elzonia Smith, Assistant Recording Secretary

Belinda D. Davis, Treasurer

Minister Talita V. Grayton, Financial Secretary

Julia Williams, Assistant Financial Secretary

Sandra Pierson, Corresponding Secretary

Gloria Williams, Assistant Corresponding Secretary

Dorothy Wells-Fowlkes, Parliamentarian

Patricia F. Brown, Historian

Norma McClain, Assistant Historian

Patricia Smith, Chorister

                                                                                               Mattie M. Lawson, Assistant Chorister

                                                                                               Sherl L. Streeter, Executive Board Chair

Activity - - Bishop Eunice T. Turner

Auditing - - Lady Dorothy Wells-Fowlkes

Baltimore Washington Fellowship - - Lady Patricia F. Brown

Constitution and Bylaws – Lady Elzonia W. Smith

Finance and Budget - - Lady Belinda D. Davis

Founder’s Day - - VACANT

Hospitality and Hostess - - Lady Mary Wilson

Membership - - Lady Jennifer P. Washington

Orientation - - Lady Vanessa D. J. Hilliard

Prayer and Worship - - Lady Jessie B. Fox

Program - - Lady Bonita Ridley

Publicity - - Lady Rena Batts Elmore

Scholarship - - Lady Quintella E. Lattimore

Stoddard Home - - Lady Jennifer P. Washington

Sunshine and Contact - - VACANT

Transportation - - VACANT


District of Columbia Asso. of Wives and Widows 2015-2019 Elected Officers

and Local Associations and Presidents
President…….Lady Pamela Barksdale

First Vice President……. Lady Glenda Harden-Boston

Second Vice President……….Lady Vanessa D.J. Hilliard

Third Vice President……….Bishop Eunice T. Turner

Recording Secretary………..Lady Sherl Streeter

Assistant Recording Secretary………..Lady Patricia M. Brown

Financial Secretary…………….Lady Mary Wilson

Assistant Financial Secretary………Lady Mattie Lawson

Treasurer…….....................Lady Patricia F. Brown

Assistant Treasurer……….Lady Julia Williams 

Parliamentarian…………..Lady Andrea Logan

Executive Board Chair…………..Lady Edna M. Owens
 Baptist Ministers’ Wives & Widows Asso. of Wash DC and Vicinity Inc. --
Dr. Marie Bowe-Quick

Holiness Council Ministers’ Wives & Ministers’ Widows -- Mrs. Inez Elliott, President
Interdenominational Council Ministers’ Widows --
Minister Glenda Harden-Boston
United Metropolitan Alliance Ministers’ Wives & Ministers’ Widows  --
Elder Dr. Kathy Pointer


2015 - 2016 Completed Fellowship Meetings

NOVEMBER 14, 2015  12:00 Noon


Rising Sun Baptist Church    2211 St. Luke’s Lane      Baltimore, Maryland 21207

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Monthly Fellowship

Salem Baptist Church   917 N Street NW, WDC    Pastor Alonzo D. Hart, Jr.

                                             DECEMBER 4-5, 2015   FOUNDER'S DAY WEEKEND
The Westin Richmond    Richmond VA
DCAMWMW Executive Board Meeting
December 11, 2015    8:30am - 11:30am
JANUARY 15, 2016
Executive Board Mtg 6:00 PM
Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM
Miracle Center of FMBC    9161 Hampton Overlook    Capital Heights MD 20743

FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM
Grace Memorial Bapt Church    2407 Minnesota Avenue, SE    Washington DC 20020
MARCH 5, 2016

DC Rainbow Tea 10:30AM

Emmanual Baptist Church    2409 Ainger Place, SE    Washington DC 20020

MARCH 11, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00PM

Word of God Baptist Church    6513 Queens Chapel RD University Park MD 20782

MARCH 17-19, 2016


BWI Airport Marriott    Linthicum, Maryland

MARCH 28, 2016


Stoddard Baptist Home

APRIL 2, 2016  

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST     Camelot, Upper Marlboro

APRIL 15, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM
First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist     602 N Street NW     Washington DC 20001

JUNE  10-11, 2016

DCAMWMW Annual Session

Emmanual Baptist Church    2409 Ainger Place SE    Washington DC 20020

JUNE 23-JULY 1, 2016 


Richmond Marriott Hotel Richmond VA


September 16, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM    **NEW LOCATION**

Vermont Ave. Baptist Church    1630 Vermont Ave NW    Washington DC 20001
Interim Pastor Isaac Fox
October 21, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM  New Bethany Baptist Church   1300 10th Street, NW

Washington DC 20001
Pastor Carson Wise
November 18, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM

Salem Baptist Church     1049 9th Street, NW      Washington DC 20001
Pastor Alonzo D. Hart
December 16, 2016

Monthly Fellowship 7:00 PM

Vermont Ave. Baptist Church  1630 Vermont Avenue NW 
Washington DC 20001
Rev. Isaac Fox, Interim Pastor

April 2016

Beloved Baptist Ministers' Wives and Widows of DC Sisterhood,

April showers have definitely been a constant reminder of the showers of blessings we receive from the Lord.  We began the month with the BMWMWA Fellowship Breakfast at The Camelot in Upper Marlboro MD.  Once again our annual fundraising event was a totally sold out HIT!  Special thanks to Dr. Marie Quick, First Lady Belinda Davis, Sister Julia Williams, (our Hilda Washington Service Award winner for 2016), and Rev. Eunice Turner along their committees and all the ladies of the BMWMWA who worked so hard and tirelessly to make this event a success.  The food and fellowship was awesome as was the music provided by Minister Solomon Sparrow and the Harmony Ensemble of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church.  We presented five scholarships to well-deserving students and eight Faithful Servant awards to various honorees.  As always, there were vendors and door prizes. However, this year we also honored our two longest serving BMWWA members, Sister Cora L. Jackson and Sister Dorothy Durham, serving 50 and 49 years, respectively. We thank God for their dedication to Him and to us.

We offer thanks to God for the wonderful April Fellowship we had at First Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church under Interim Pastor Reginald Green where Sister Dorothy Wells-Fowlkes was our Hostess. We opened the evening with a very fruitful Executive Board Meeting led by Executive Board Chair Mary R. Wilson. After a glorious evening of food and fellowship, our evening program was presented by State President Pamela D. Y. Barksdale who spoke about the history and highlights of the BMWWA and the various levels of IAMWMW.  This orientation and training was well-received by the membership, especially new members who wanted to know the great legacy of BMWWA.

As May unfolds before us, please remember the United Metropolitan Alliance of Ministers’ Wives and Widows Association Conference called “Chosen for Key Assignments” to be held on May 21, 2016 at 16000 Trade Zone Avenue, Upper Marlboro 20774. For more information, contact Sister Doretha Pettus at 301-452-7848.  Also, on that same day, May 21, 2016, I will be one of several speakers at Le Detroit Baptist Church Women's Retreat in Turk Valley MD hosted by our member First Lady Tomeka Bumbry. For more information, contact her at And Grace United Baptist Church Annual Women’s Day Celebration, under Pastor Gary Davis and First Lady Belinda Davis, will take place all day on May 22, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, we will have our last monthly fellowship meeting before our summer break.  The May meeting will be held at New Abundant Life Baptist Church located at 331 15th Street NE, Washington DC 20002.  Our Host will be Pastor Kenneth Hilliard and our hostesses are First Lady Vanessa Hilliard with First Lady Pamela Barksdale. Please plan to attend.  Our agenda for the evening will be food and fellowship followed by our business meeting.  We will not have a separate educational program in May to allow the Sisterhood to simply enjoy one another before the summer break. We will resume meetings in September 2016. 

During the summer break, the 75th Anniversary of the IAMWMW Conference will be held at the Richmond Marriott Hotel, 500 East Broad Street, in Richmond VA 22319 from June 27, 2016 to July 1, 2016. The colors for President’s Night are shades of purple for an elegant Black Tie evening. The BMWMWA is providing transportation for a nominal fee.  Please go online for conference registration forms or call First Lady Mattie Lawson or me for more information on transportation.  I hope to see you in Richmond as well at various functions throughout the summer.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,

First Lady Sherl L. Streeter

President, BMWMW 2015-2017

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                                                                                            Here they are!   Each one is well loved.  Our past and our beloved former presidents. We celebrated Past Presidents during our 2011 Annual Fellowshp Breakfast. From left to right:  Sister Catherine Wheeler, Sister Dorothy Durham, Sister Delores Waldo, Sister Cora Jackson. Sister Delores Gray, Sister Vanessa D.J. Hilliard, Sister Quienzella Lattimore, and Sister Amy Alexander.   Seated: Sister Rosella Reid.

Mrs. Mary R. Wilson, BMWMW's Executive Board Chairperson and 40th / Immediate Past President.


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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