Pastoral Staff

Pastor Sweeney

Bishop Eddie Sweeney, Lead Pastor

Eddie Sweeney is the Lead Pastor of Odenton Church of God.  He has been married to the love of his life, Pastor Yvonne Sweeney, for 30 years.  They both are credentialed with the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the National Bible College and Seminary and a Master’s degree in Pentecostal Theology from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee.  She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s from Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee. They have two adult children, Jaqueline (27) and Jonathan (25).  Their pride is their two grandsons, Isaiah (11) and Carter (5).  Jonathan is also credentialed as an ordained minister and is working alongside his dad in various ministry endeavors.

Eddie and Yvonne grew up in the church and both accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior as children.  Pastor Eddie has served the church in every area of ministry from the children to Lead Pastor.  He has been a Lead Pastor since 1989.  In 1990, Pastor Sweeney began pastoring in Mt. Rainier, Maryland where he has taken that congregation to three different locations.  In 2008, the final place for this vibrant and hungry congregation found its home at the Odenton Church of God.  

Pastor Eddie feels that as Christians we have a responsibility to share the Gospel of Christ and to always be studying and willing to serve the community.  He has always felt that he is more of a teaching pastor striving to lead others to in-depth studies of the Word of God. He has served on various training boards in the Church of God, Delmarva-DC region.  At this time, he is serving on the CAMS Board here in the Delmarva-DC region for the Church of God.  This has given him the opportunity to help with training entry-level pastors. He believes this has been one of the most rewarding opportunities he has been given in that he is able to impact the next generation of pastoral ministers.

Pastor Sweeney and his wife, Yvonne, have been blessed to participate in multiple venues not only in the Church of God but outside the denomination.  They have been keynote speakers at crusades, conventions and training seminars in various countries.

This past year has been one of great challenges that have had us ask many questions.   In Isaiah 55:6, we are instructed to, “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.” Just knowing that God is ever present is what will keep us through this season.

Pastor Webb

Reverend Sherise Webb, Campus Pastor

Passion and pursuit are the defining words to characterize the mission of Pastor Sherise Webb. Her passion for education and training is seen in her work as an educator in the local school system in which she has served for over 22 years. Pastor Webb became a Christian Education Minister in the Church of God on December 13, 2000. Her calling has continued to lead her on a journey in partnering with all ages to unfold God’s unique purposes and plans. Pastor Webb enjoys serving the Odenton Community alongside Min. Damon Webb, her husband of 15 years, and their creative 11 year old son, Isaiah Webb.    

Reverend Dr. Malisa Vickerie, Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Vickerie has grown up in the Church of God since elementary school and was first introduced to the National Church of God in that time period. She gave her heart to the Lord at the age of eight years old. She obeyed the call of God on her life to become a licensed minister while attending Lanham Church of God at age twenty-four and has worked under Pastor Eddie L. Sweeney’s ministry as a Co-Youth Director, Certificate in Ministerial Studies Director, Adult Education Pastor and currently Christian Education Pastor at the Odenton Church of God. She is a graduate of Catholic University of America with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She also holds two Master Degrees in Business Administration from Bowie State University and religious education as well as a Doctorate from Howard University School of Divinity. Pastor Vickerie has many family, friends and relatives whom she loves dearly and enjoys serving the Lord with all her heart, soul and strength.    
Rev. Pastor Edgar

Bishop Edgar Price, Associate Pastor

Bishop Price began his walk with the Lord on Resurrection Sunday of 1996 along with his wife of 29 years, Valerie Price, and their children. Bishop Price holds an Associate Degree in Theology from Christian World College of Theology, class of 2002. Bishop Price received his Ordained Bishop ordination from the Church of God in February 2014. He and his wife love serving the Lord and serving at their church, Odenton Church of God.   
Min. Virgil

Minister Virgil Nelson

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.” This scripture found in Isaiah 46:10 serves as the catalyst for which Evangelism Minister Virgil Nelson endeavors to reach into the Odenton community to share the timeless message of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Natalie, also desire to build partnerships with other churches and colleagues in an effort to spread the gospel beyond the community they currently serve. They have three children: Siana, Nathaniel, and Alex. Together they hope to make an impact on their children and future generations to come. 
Min. Adrien Bristol

Minister Adrien Bristol

Minister Bristol started her ministry in 1997 at Lanham Church of God and later relocated with the church to Odenton, MD in 2010. Her vision and passion are to motivate individuals to aspire higher and to go above and beyond their circumstances. She does this by maximizing their full potential through the word of God, her financial teaching, seminars and dance. She has 13 years of experience in Business Banking and holds a Masters degree in Social Work with a concentration in Financial Social Work. 
Min. Anthony

Minister Anthony Harry

Minister Anthony has been within the Church of God since he was a child. He has served on the worship team at Odenton Church of God for over ten years. He currently serves as the Assistant Director for the NEXT Young Adult Ministry and also serves on the team for Youth Ministry. He is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Finance. When he is not working in the church or pursuing his ministerial license, Anthony works as an Analyst.

Minister Christopher Manning, Youth Pastor

Minister Chris has been serving in ministry since the age of five. He grew up in Faith Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland where he served on the Music Ministry. He sang on the Children’s Choir from the age of 5-12. He then joined the Youth and Young Adult Choir at the age of 13. After meeting his wife, Nadia Manning, Chris joined Odenton Church of God and began serving on the Usher Ministry. He later joined the Worship Team and became a youth leader for Impact Student Ministries. Chris is now Youth Pastor at Impact Student Ministries alongside his wife, and he also serves on multiple ministries at OCG. When not in the church building, Chris teaches in the AACPS system where he teaches 8th grade Language Arts.
Min. Nadia Manning

Minister Nadia Manning, Youth Pastor

Minister Nadia has attended church within the Church of God denomination since she was a child. The Church of God has been a key contributor to her life. In high school, Nadia joined the Odenton Church of God Mass Choir to begin her discovery of her place in ministry. Nadia then went on to join the Worship Team once she became of age. Along with the worship team and choir, Nadia also spent her teenage years working under the Executive Pastor at the time, Pastor Sherise Webb. As Nadia has grown in her relationship with God and fire to do ministry, she has been promoted to Worship Leader and has the privilege of serving alongside her husband as a Youth Pastor. While she is not working diligently at the church and helping whenever she can, she is working for the Department of Homeland Security.
 

Minister Dana Felton

Minister Dana has been committed to building God’s Kingdom since age 12 when she confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Maryland. Dana has a Masters Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Dana leads the Singles Ministry and is an Intercessory Prayer Warrior. Her life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women to live up to their full potential in Christ. Dana teaches and mentors, which enable her to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency and strength.