Our Mission

We exist to build God's Kingdom by welcoming people into relationship with God and each other, encouraging and equipping people to have a faith that works in everyday life, and sending disciples to serve the world in Jesus' name.

You

We exist to build God's Kingdom by welcoming people into relationship with God and each other,

Us

Encouraging and equipping people to a faith that works in everyday life and

God

Sending disciples to serve the world in Jesus' name.

Our Beliefs

WE THE PEOPLE OF GOD AT ASBURY BROADNECK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SHARE AND AFFIRM THE FOLLOWING VALUES, VISION AND MISSION TO THE GLORY OF GOD:


VALUES

 STUDYING AND LIVING THE WORD OF GOD

 SERVING HUMANITY

 RESPECTING AND CARING FOR GOD’S WORLD


OUR HISTORY

Asbury Broadneck United Methodist church was previously known as the Broadneck Church. In the mid 1800’s it was under the leadership of Asbury Annapolis and was called “Little Asbury”. This early association branded us with the name Asbury and later we became known as Asbury Broadneck Methodist Episcopal Church. Our church is located near the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Building our own place of worship was the cry of the people. October 9, 1851, several members purchased land from Samuel Richardson for the purpose of erecting a building for worship. The trustees at the time were the Late Henry Wright, David Johnson, Henry Barnes, Phillip Dorsey and Nance Hawkins. The cost of this purchase was $60.00, including the structure of the first church. The second piece of property was purchased on March 21, 1865, erecting our second church. The Sons and Daughters of Joshua, a group within the church, donated the third piece of property. In 1873 we were no longer under Asbury Annapolis. On October 10, 1928, we became a three-point circuit, consisting of trustees, namely, Rev. George White, Bro. Howard Jennings, Bro. Johnson Glenn, Bro. Orlando Day, Bro. Noah Pulley and Bro. Oliver Green (Broadneck). We were then called the Broadneck Charge. All of these members are deceased. In early years, the pastors appointed to Asbury Broadneck Annapolis served us.
We have knowledge that our foreparents gathered for church meetings long before they were able to purchase; although records indicated 1851. Further research show recordings back to 1839. History indicates the Civil War (1861-1865) led to the freeing of the slaves. Our foreparents remained in bondage. As the story was told, the men would meet on the slave master’s property at a place called “old school house hill”, a stone throw from the past church site on St. Margaret’s Road (near Amberly) which in now referred to as Meeting House Lane.

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Our Leader

Stephen Andrew Tillett was born and reared in Washington, D.C. He graduated from St. John's College High School in Washington. He received a B.A. from the School of Government and Public Administration at The American University, and attended the Howard University School of Divinity and received the Master's of Divinity degree.
He has served as the pastor of First United Methodist Church (UMC), Bradbury Heights in Washington, D.C. (1990-96) He also served as the pastor of Petworth UMC also in Washington. (1992-96). After serving these two churches, Rev. Tillett was appointed as pastor of Mt. Zion UMC in Baltimore, MD in July 1996.
Pastor Tillett was commissioned as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard in December 1996. Lt Col Tillett served as the Wing Chaplain for the 113th Air Wing, which is located at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, where he functioned as the senior pastor for a “congregation” of over eleven hundred men and women. In May of 2012, Lt Col Tillett transferred to the US Air Force Reserve as an IMA (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) to the Wing Chaplain at the 4th Fighter Wing as Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC. In 2013, Chaplain Tillett was assigned as the Senior IMA Chaplain in a Special Duty Assignment at Arlington National Cemetery, where he served until his retirement on 1 January 2017.
In July 2004, Rev. Tillett was appointed as the pastor of Asbury Broadneck UMC in Annapolis, MD. During his tenure he has served as the president of the Annapolis Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (AIMA) and president of the Anne Arundel County Branch of the NAACP. He was also selected to be one of three members on the Community Editorial Board for the Capital/Gazette Newspaper in 2014.
His first book, Stop Falling for the Okeydoke: How the Lie of “Race” Continues to Hinder Our Country (http://StopFallingForTheOkeydoke.com) was released in May 2017 and has received numerous favorable reviews.
Pastor Tillett was nominated by the Anne Arundel County Chapter of Peace Action and received the 2018 "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Maker Award".
He has been blessed by God with three children, Drew (Stephen A. II) an aspiring musician and music producer, and Lena (Charlena), who is a reporter and weekday morning news anchor for WRAL Fox 50 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and his wife, Sherita, are the proud parents of Sophia Grace.

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