Our Partners

The Leadership Council for Healthy Communities (LCHC) partners’ encompass an array of support services to meet the needs of the African American and minority communities.

Health Ministry Network


LCHC’s Health Ministry Network is comprised of faith institutions committed to providing meaningful support to persons living with HIV, other infectious diseases, and/or chronic diseases.  Faith institutions designate Health Coordinator(s) to implement the LCHC programs.  LCHC and its’ network maintains reliable partnerships and linkages with referral sources capable of providing complimentary services.

The LCHC Health Ministry Network incorporates key strategies to encourage overall health which includes physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.

Our inter-faith member coalition includes:

All Nations Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. James Coleman

Ambassador Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Wanda Thompson

Berean Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Robert G. Childs

Christ United Methodist Church
Reverend Monica Raines

Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ
Reverend Dr. Alice B. Greene

East Washington Heights Baptist Church
Reverend Kip B. Banks, Sr.

Faith Tabernacle of Prayer
Reverend Dr. Judith Talbert

First Baptist Church (Minnesota Avenue)
Rev. Dr. Harold N. Brooks, Jr.

First Baptist Church (Randolph)
Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker

First Church of Seventh-Day Adventist
Pastor Lisa Smith-Reid

First Rock Baptist Church
Reverend Anthony L Minter

Florida Avenue Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent

Galbraith AME Zion Church
Reverend Dr. Myrtle Bowen

Greater First Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Winston Ridley

Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church
Archbishop Alfred A. Owens

Greater New St Paul Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Regretta Ruffin

Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church
Reverend Paul Johnson

Israel Baptist Church
Reverend Reginald M. Greene (Interim)

Israel Metropolitan CME Church
Reverend Dr. Ricky D. Helton

Johnson Memorial Baptist Church
Reverend Donald K. Sadler

Metropolitan AME Church
Reverend William Lamar IV

Michigan Park Christian Church
Reverend Marvin J. Owens, Jr.

Millati Islami (The Path to Peace)
Imam Bilal Ali Prather

Moorish Science Temple of America, #71
Brother Phillip Chase El

Mount Airy Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. L. B. West

Mount Moriah Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Lucius M. Dalton

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Bobby L. Livingston, Sr.

New Bethany Baptist Church
Reverend Jesse J. Jackson

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Reverend Tyrone Queen

New Bethel Baptist Church
Reverend Dexter U. Nutall

New Commandment Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Stephen E. Tucker

The New Macedonia Baptist Church
Reverend Patrick Walker

New Morning Star Baptist Church
Reverend Donald K. Sadler

New Samaritan Baptist Church
Bishop Michael V. Kelsey

Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
Reverend James Crosson

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
The Very Reverend Thomas Frank, SSJ

Paramount Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Ishmael Shaw

Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist
Reverend Dr. Kendrick Curry

People’s Congregational Church
Reverend Leslie Dowdell-Cannon

Pilgrim Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. L. B. Jones

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Freddie Davis

Plymouth Congregational Church
Reverend Graylan S. Hagler

St. Charles Baptist Church
Reverend Eric Barksdale

St. George’s Episcopal Church
Reverend Vincent P. Harris

St. John United Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. John M. Alexander, Jr.

St. Lucille AME Zion Church
Reverend David Elliott

The Temple of Praise
Bishop Glen A. Staples

Trinity AME Zion Church
Reverend Dr. Timothy L. Freeman

Union Temple Baptist Church
Reverend Willie Wilson

Vermont Avenue Baptist Church
Reverend Isaac A. Fox

We educate, inspire and promote healthy behaviors

The Leadership Council for Healthy Communities (LCHC) partners’ encompass an array of support services to meet the needs of the African American and minority communities.

  • DC YMCA Diabetes Prevention
  • Doctors On Call
  • Howard University – College of Health Sciences, Divinity School, and Medical School
  • National Medical Association
  • NHLBI DC Cardiovascular Health and Obesity Collaborative
  • Providence Hospital
  • University of District of Columbia, Center for Nutrition, Diet & Health
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Wards 7 & 8 Health Councils