Welcome! We are a warm and open group of imperfect people who support each other as we follow the teaching and example of Jesus Christ through worship, learning, and service.
We have been a resource and a landmark in the Locust Point community of Baltimore for over a century. We hope that you receive spiritual nourishment and inspiration among us, we feel your presence here is a gift to us as well. Whether you join us for a single service or a lifetime, your participation, your passion, and your unique point of view makes us a more whole and dynamic church.
We are part of the Episcopal Church, a radically inclusive denomination that observes the most beautiful and ancient rituals of the church, while coming together to hear the voice of God in this new century.
What We Believe:
We, Episcopalians, believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
For more, check out the Episcopal Church
Meet the Priest - In - Charge:
Pastor A.J. Houseman is originally from Iowa. She earned her BA at the University of Northern Iowa in Business and earned her M.Div from United Lutheran Seminary. Pastor A.J. is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and comes to Redemption through shared ministry with Salem Lutheran Church by Riverside Park. Pastor A.J. has served in campus ministry, chaplaincy for the Johns Hopkins Center for Addiction and Pregnancy, and various congregations in Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Pastor A.J. lives in Baltimore with her spouse, Carley who works in fundraising at Johns Hopkins. And their dog, Maci, who can sometimes be found around the pastor's office at Salem to greet anyone she sees!
If you are in need of pastoral care or would like to get in touch with Pastor A.J. please email her here!