The Rev. Sherwyn Benjamin
Rev. Sherwyn Benjamin comes to Christ UMC in his ninth year of pastoral
ministry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of the
District of Columbia and Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.
He is a visionary and is enthusiastic about the Good News of God’s saving grace.
He is a proud product of public school education in Washington, D.C., his home
town by way of native Guyana, South America, where he is a native. 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 over
twenty-five years and they have been blessed with three sons William (32),
Sherwyn (27), and Demetrius (24).
Rev. Benjamin’s passion for ministry is rooted in his deep conviction in God’s
love and redemption for all people. He believes that if God’s gift of salvation was
offered to him, then every person should have the opportunity to know that their
life is redeemable. He also believes in the church, a community and place where
people can explore, learn, grow, belong, and become the best version of
themselves, and a safe place where people can encounter the Spirit and join God’s
mission of right-living in the world.
Rev. Benjamin believes that we can truly encounter the Divine with authenticity
and intentionality. God simply extends the invitation for us to follow Jesus—to be
true to who we are, and learn from his example, and allow the Spirit to empower us to
fight for justice and equality in the world. That is discipleship! It is also the way we
witness the power of God that leads people from every facet of life to believe in
God’s limitless possibilities and experience transformation through Jesus Christ.