Senior Pastor

Rev. Craig A. Harcum

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Rev. Craig Harcum is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.  He was born on September 26 to Willie Harcum and the late Della Cheshire. Rev. Harcum received his higher education from St. Mary’s Seminary, Morgan State University, and Strayer University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Networking with honors (Summa Cum Laude).  He also has a Master’s degree from United Theological Seminary with a concentration in Urban Church Renewal and Leadership Development.      


For ten years, from 2002 – 2012; Rev. Harcum served as Assistant to the Pastor and Chief of Staff and Operations for Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Reginald Thomas, Sr.  In addition, Rev. Harcum has been blessed with many opportunities to preach, teach, and lecture at various local and national churches, conferences and conventions.  He is an active member of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors under the leadership of Bishop Walter S. Thomas.  He also serves as the President of the George A. Crawley Fellowship and the Vice-President for the Baltimore Simultaneous Revival Fellowship. Furthermore, Rev. Harcum is a governing board member of The Living Legacy Foundation and a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


On December 2, 2012, Rev. Harcum was called to be the Senior Pastor of the historic First Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.  First Baptist Church is the oldest black Baptist Church in the state of Maryland and it serves as a beacon light for the Kingdom of God.  Under Rev. Harcum’s leadership, First Baptist Church has been diligent in promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Discipleship, Fellowship and Stewardship. As a result of strategic ministry efforts the church has been growing both, spiritually and physically.    


Rev. Harcum is the devoted husband to Rhonda Harcum and the proud father of two lovely daughters Charis and Kyndel Harcum.  He loves the Lord and stands on God’s promise that, “We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus”.