Our Pastor and First Lady

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Anthony Medlock


Rev. Anthony R. Medlock, Pastor

Pastor Anthony R. Medlock has a long distinguished record of Kingdom service in the Body of Christ. He has been called and appointed to the Office of Pastor of New Home Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland.

Pastor Medlock is an expository preacher/teacher, who is present with people. He is Kingdom driven and provides steady, God inspired, transformational leadership. He is a man of God whose character and integrity is known and trusted by leadership, the Christian community, and the community at large.

The Spirit of the Lord has anointed Pastor Medlock to minister through transparency, with a redemptive message of repentance and reconciliation.

Preceding his call to Pastor New Home, he faithfully served under the leadership of Pastor Bobby D. Hicks for several generations. He served as Church School Superintendent, Trustee, and Ordained Deacon. As a son of the church, he was both licensed and ordained in 1999 to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Medlock was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has studied at Washington Bible College. He received Certification in Creation Therapy Counseling at Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling, and Certification in teaching from Evangelical Training Association in 2001.

His pastoral journey began in 2006, when he was installed as the Founding Pastor of Resurrection Life Community Church (RLCC), in Charlotte, NC. He served as Pastor until 2022, and now serves as their Overseer.

In January 2021, following God’s call, he returned to his home church and began cultivating the ground where he would succeed his predecessor, Pastor Hicks. He was installed as the fifth Pastor of New Home Baptist Church on June 12, 2022.

God has blessed him with a loving, and supportive wife for nearly forty years. She is anointed to preach the Word of God, and she graciously walks alongside him in this Kingdom assignment. They have been blessed with four amazing adult children, four bonus children, and five grandchildren. They each embrace their unique calling and gifting to serve the Lord with gladness, urgency, and excellence.

Pastor Medlock’s passion, prayers, and most pressing assignment is to Ready A People for the His Return.

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Joyce Medlock

First Lady

Rev. Joyce C. Medlock, “Joyful”

 First Lady Medlock accepted the Lord as her personal Savior in 1984 at New Home Baptist Church. She embodies the heart of a servant-leader, with the conviction to live by the principles of God’s Word. Rev. Medlock was licensed to preach at New Home on March 31, 2001, and ordained May 22, 2005. She humbly serves with her husband preaching, teaching, giving spiritual direction, leadership, counseling, and promoting synergy across the ministry.

She has completed several Christian growth studies at Washington Bible College, Certification in MasterLife Discipleship, Lay Counseling from the Heart Connection ministry, course training on Teacher Curriculum, and numerous other development training at New Home.

First Lady Joyful completed her degree in Business at University of Phoenix in 2011 and Certification in Early Childhood Education at Stanly Community College in 2011, while obtaining a business license to open Little Lights Daycare, LLC, in Charlotte, NC. She has a wealth of experience in operations management which span across a few industries that include graduate MBA executive programs, clinical practice, geriatric nursing facilities, and Christian ministries.

 She was blessed to assist in the planting and development of Resurrection Life Community Church (RLCC) in Charlotte, NC for over sixteen years from 2006-2022, and graced to serve as Business Administrator, Director of Christian Education, and in several other capacities. Many souls were saved and built up and doors were opened for speaking engagements at life changing women’s conferences across North Carolina before returning home in January, 2021.

 RLCC will forever be etched in her heart, legacy, and family as they continue to provide spiritual wisdom and oversight.

 First Lady has been married for almost 40 years to Pastor Anthony Medlock, who she devotedly loves. Their quiver is full with four adult children, four bonus children by marriage, and five cherished grandchildren that fill her heart with promise. Joyful, as she loves to be called, believes it’s our spiritual assignment not just to know the Word of God, but to live out our faith as a living epistle for all men to read, and pass on a godly example from generation to generation.