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pastor sheleta e. fomby

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Reverend Sheleta Evette Fomby has a long and distinguished record of Kingdom service in Body of Christ.   She currently serves alongside her brother in ministry, Rev. Omari Hughes as the Co-Founder and Co-Pastor of the New Life Church, Inc. in Laurel Maryland.  Rev. Fomby is a gifted, creative, astute preacher and has been recognized as one of the emerging voices of this generation.


She formerly served in various multi-campus roles at Reid Temple AME Church under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington and Rev. Dr. Matthew L. Watley.

Reverend Fomby is the former Senior Pastor of the Hemingway-Memorial AME Church in District Heights MD located in the Second Episcopal District.  Under her leadership, the church experienced congregational revitalization and expanded kingdom witness.


Rev. Fomby is a native of Washington, D.C. and received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the University of Maryland.  She then completed her Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary with a focus on African American Church Studies. Additionally, she has studied at the Faith and Leadership Institute at Duke University.  In addition to her educational background, she has nobly served her country in the United States Air force. She has been recognized for her decorated military service and has received various honors of distinction.


Rev. Fomby received The Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 16 at the New Covenant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., under Bishop A. Norris Smith.   She received ordination as Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in April 2007 and Itinerant Elder orders in April 2009.   Through this ministry, she has proven to be fully committed to liberating lives, encouraging hearts, and inspiring hope through the faithful proclamation of God’s word.

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