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Meet Our Pastors


Tim Madding, Lead Pastor

Andrews University - DMin & MDiv 
Weimar College - BA in Pastoral Ministry 

Tim Madding is our lead pastor. He has served in ministry over 20 years and believes that the local church is God’s primary tool for the salvation of the world. Tim, his wife, Andrea, and 19 year old son, Ethan, live in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside our nation’s capital. Tim enjoys hiking, exploring new places and creating fun videos with Ethan.


Will Johns, Tech Road Campus Pastor

Denver Seminary - DMin 
Andrews University - MDiv 
Southern Adventist University - BA in Theology 

Will Johns is passionate about helping people to grow in their walk with Jesus. He recently wrote a book about gratitude entitled Everything is Better Than You Think. Will loves spending time with his wife, Lori, and three children, Bryn, Noah and Lila. Some of his hobbies include skiing, golf, hiking, and running.


Sifa Potauaine, Ammendale Rd. Pastor

Andrews University - MDiv
Oakwood University - BA in Theology

Sifa Potauaine is our campus pastor at Ammendale Rd. and he oversees the Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC). His passion is in evangelism, church planting, and helping people realize and put to use their spiritual gifts. Sifa loves most sports but these days golf, fantasy football are close seconds and he and his wife Alisi especially enjoy long walks and traveling.

Shari Loveday, Children/Youth Pastor
 Northcentral University - MA Marriage and Family Therapy   
Southwestern Adventist University – BA in Religion   Stratford Career Institute – AA in Early Childhood Education

 Shari A. Loveday oversees children and youth ministries at Ammendale and Tech Road campuses. Shari has been working with children and youth in some capacity for over 20 years. She is passionate about transparent, relevant, and practical ministry to our younger members. Shari loves spending time with her husband Jeremiah and her two children Miah and Jeremiah II. She is an avid reader, writer, and foodie.

Joanne Cortes, DC Campus Pastor
Andrews University - Candidate for MA in Pastoral Ministry
Regent University - Candidate for MDiv, concentration in Chaplaincy
Liberty University - BS in Business Administration - Communications

Joanne has had a passion for ministry and a heart for people ever since she was a child. She loves empowering individuals to be all God calls them to be. Her desire is to lead others to believe boldly, love compassionately, and live wholeheartedly while trusting God completely along life’s journey. For over 20 years she has ministered actively with her husband, Jose in youth ministries, church planting, and church leadership. She is a proud parent of Jose III and Joel Benjamin.



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