Our History History

In 2008, Bishop John B., the late Evangelist Earline McIntyre and then, Minister Lamar P. McIntyre answered the call from God and founded the Courts of Praise Christian Church (COPCC). On Sunday, March 2, 2008 the Courts of Praise Christian Church opened its doors at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ballroom in Forestville, Maryland.

Since the conception of COPCC, several ministries have been added to enhance the worship experience and ultimately better serve our surrounding communities. These flourishing ministries include COPCC Music, Floetry in Motion (Dance/Poetry), (Men’s Ministry), (Women’s Ministry), Fresh Fire Fridays (Fellowship Services), Hospitality & Pastor’s Aid Committees, Audio Visual, Youth for Christ, Sunday School and Helps & Support. However, the Trustee, Usher, Missionary and Deacon Boards are also instrumental in sustaining the church. As all the ministries continue to grow and thrive, it is the church’s desire that new members will join the fellowship.

As the church expands, God continues to provide. He has transitioned COPCC from the VFW to a storefront off of Ritchie Road; then, a shared facility with Joshua Christian Center of Camp Springs, MD; and now, its current location in Temple Hills, MD. COPCC is trusting God, ultimately, for its own edifice.

In March 2010, COPCC launched the Courts of Praise Bible School. The Bible School offered a certificate with the completion of each course. The courses are facilitated by anointed, learned in-house and/or guest clinicians. All COPCC members and any other Christian fellowship are welcome to attend-for free.

The clergy and congregation of Courts of Praise Church look forward to the GREAT work that God is doing within this Body of Christ and we welcome you to share with us.
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

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Our Senior Pastor Pastor

Reverend Lamar P. McIntyre is the Senior Pastor and one of the organizers of The Courts of Praise Christian Church, Temple Hills, Maryland where his lovely wife Lady Keisha McIntyre serves by his side as First Lady. Reverend McIntyre is the Father of two lovely ladies Keiara and Essence McIntyre. Reverend McIntyre served as Associate Minister at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cumberland, Maryland under the pastorate of his father Bishop John B. McIntyre and mother, the late Co-Pastor Earline McIntyre for 14years. Reverend McIntyre was ordained in August of 2008 by the National Association Council of Community Churches of America and Elsewhere, Incorporated. He received Baptist ordination in December of 2013 from the Living Faith Baptist Church in Washington, DC under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Edwin E. Jones, Sr. Reverend McIntyre is a member in good standing with the Missionary Baptist Minister’s Conference of Washington, DC and the Baptist Convention of DC & Vicinity. He is a certified member in good standing with the Joint College of African-American Bishop’s located in Cleveland, Ohio. In July of 2016, then Reverend McIntyre was consecrated and elevated to the office of Overseer under the hand of The Honorable Bishop C. Anthony Muse, Presiding Bishop of The Ark United Christian Community Churches, International, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Reverend McIntyre holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Leadership from The Faith Bible College and Seminary, Washington, D.C., and a Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in African American Church studies from The Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Reverend McIntyre is presently in post graduate studies as a Doctor of Ministry student at the Historic Howard University School of Divinity also located in Washington, D.C.

Reverend McIntyre is the author of the book, “Marriage Made Sweet” which has been sold in Europe, Canada and throughout the United States. There are a numerous amount of awards and achievements that Reverend McIntyre has accomplished and could share however; Reverend McIntyre believes in the saying; Good, Better, Best, Never let it Rest…Until your Good is Better and Your Better is Best!!

Our Leaders Leaders

  • Elder
    Anthony Johnson, Jr, M.C.E.

    Assistant Pastor

  • Elder
    George Russell, M.A.

    Associate Pastor

  • Elder
    Michael Woolard

    Associate Minister

  • Missionary
    Shawanda Johnson, B.Sc

    Church Secretary & Clerk

  • Minister
    Ingra E. Lewis, RN,MSA

    Head Trustee & Associate Minister

  • Minister
    Deliria Durham

    Associate Minister

  • Minister
    Cheryl Colbert

    Associate Minister

  • Minister
    Christine Russell

    Associate Minister

  • Evangelist
    Trinita Lattimore, M.Ed, MSc., LCPC-S

    Associate Minister

  • Minister
    Chantees Talbert

    Associate Minister

  • Reverend
    Lamika Weiss

    Seminarian

  • Bishop
    John B. McIntyre, D.Min

    Resident Bishop

Our Ministries Ministries

  • Deacon’s Ministry – Dea. Adrienne Stanton, Leader
  • Trustee Ministry – Min. Ingra Lewis, Head Trustee
  • Missionary Ministry – Miss. Ruth Ann Slade, Leader
  • Men’s Ministry – Elder George Russell, Leader
  • Women’s Ministry – Miss. Shawanda Johnson, Leader
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry – Elder Michael Woolard & Min. Chantees Talbert

Leaders

  • Music Ministry – Elder Anthony Johnson, Leader
  • Corporate Prayer Ministry – Min. Deliria Durham, Leader
  • Health & Wellness Ministry – Min. Ingra Lewis, Leader
  • SHARE Program – Min. Christine Russell, Leader
  • Adjutancy- Elder George Russell, Leader
  • Seminarian– Reverend Lamika Weiss

Our Events Events

  • All events are held online due to COVID-19. Visit us online on Zoom or on Facebook.

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Contact Details

We are presently located at
8329 Old Marlboro Pike B5
Upper Marlboro, MD 20747

Mailing: PO Box 47902,
District Heights, MD 20753

Email: Courts.praise@gmail.com
Copccpastor@yahoo.com

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