The Rev. Sherwyn Benjamin
Rev. Sherwyn Benjamin currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Damascus United Methodist Church in Damascus, MD, and is in his ninth year of pastoral ministry. He received his undergraduate degree, Bachelors of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of the District of Columbia, B.A., and his Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. He received his spiritual formation and introduction to servant ministry at his home church, Emory United Methodist Church (Emory Fellowship), Washington, D.C. He will be ordained as an Elder in Full Connection of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference at the next Annual Conference. He also serves as a member of the conference Board of Trustees.
Rev. Benjamin wants to be known simply as a faithful learner and follower of Jesus and one who tries to live by God’s command and example to love. He has a passion for God’s church, as God’s presence in the world, creative and enthusiastic worship, creating spaces, and leading people to an authentic encounter with the Spirit of God and true authenticity. He truly believes in the power of God that leads all people to live a transformed life through Jesus Christ and empowers us to hope and believe in God’s possibilities for the kingdom. He is a visionary who is enthusiastic about the Good News of God’s saving grace.
Rev. Benjamin is a native of Guyana, South America. He is a proud product of public school in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. But he believes he is nothing without the greatest blessing of his life and God’s greatest gift to him, his lovely wife, Melanie, to whom he has been married for almost twenty-five years, and they have been blessed with three sons, William (31), Sherwyn (25), and Demetrius (23).