The Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church connects 571 churches from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, through the national halls of power in Washington, D.C., amid Baltimore’s vibrant streets and up among the Allegheny Mountains in Western Maryland and the panhandle of West Virginia.
The Conference’s 1,025 clergy and 128,521 lay members, led by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, live out their faith, certain of the vision that “transformed lives transform lives.”
Each Sunday, more than 28,643 United Methodists gather in this region for worship. Throughout the week, these people participate in ministries that focus on young people, advocacy and action, wellness and missions, leadership and new expressions of faith.
As a connectional church, the Baltimore-Washington Conference joins in ministry with 12 million United Methodists in churches around the world.
Our Vision and Mission
The mission of the Baltimore-Washington Conference is to inspire and equip local faith communities to develop disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, so that more Transformed Lives Transform Lives.
Conference Leadership and Staff
The BWC is led by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling and Lay Leader Delores Martin. The conference staff of more than 50 people does its ministry at the BWC’s Mission Center in Fulton, Md.
Regions and Districts
Learn about each of the BWC’s four regions and eight districts:
Baltimore Region: Baltimore Metropolitan District, Baltimore Suburban District
Southern Region: Annapolis District, Washington East District
Washington Region: Central Maryland District, Greater Washington District
Western Region: Cumberland-Hagerstown District, Frederick District
Archives and History
Baltimore is the birthplace of The United Methodist Church in the New World. Methodism officially began in America in 1784, when Bishops Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke
BWC Mission Center
11711 East Market Place
Fulton, MD 20759
Western Region Office
703 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Cumberland-Hagerstown District – 410-309-3442
Frederick District – 410-309-3480
Washington DC Office
110 Maryland Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002