Meet the Pastor

Pastor Curtis B. Latimore

Born in Farmville, Virginia on November 25, 1943. He graduated from Cardoza High School, Washington, DC, in 1963. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 with tours of duty in Germany and Vietnam, Pastor Latimore obtained the rank of sergeant. Upon completion of service to our country, Pastor Latimore in 1967 attended the Gale Institute in Minneapolis, MN completing a course of study in IBM Machine Accounting. In 1968 Pastor Latimore completed training at the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Academy. He served the city of Washington as a member of the Metropolitan Police from 1968 to 1980 obtaining the grade of detective in the Youth Division. It was during this tenure that he received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

Pastor Latimore, thirsty for the Word of God, in 1975 attended the Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD. Over the next few years, he grew in his walk with the Lord. In 1977, he was one of the founding members of the Antioch Baptist Church of Clinton Maryland. In 1978 Pastor Latimore was appointed as Assistant Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, of Clinton. The Pastor obviously does not just talk the talk but walks the walk. He attended the Independence Baptist Institute of Clinton, MD, from 1979 to 1981. On June 1,1980 Pastor Latimore was unanimously voted the Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church of Clinton Maryland.

During this time the Pastor supported his family with employment at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD from 1982 to 1997.

Under the inspiration of God and the leadership of Pastor Latimore, on August 16, 1981, the church purchased a house and five acres of land at its present site. On August 29, 1989, services were held in a new sanctuary which was constructed after paying off the first purchase. On December 16, 2006, Pastor Latimore’s vision of a community multipurpose center became a reality. The 1.8 million dollar building was later named in his honor: The Curtis B. Latimore Multipurpose Center. This was the completion of one of his visions through the blessings of our Lord and Savior.

Pastor Latimore in Dec 2014 obtained a bachelor's degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College, completing a life long goal. Pastor Latimore is married to the former Flora Simmons of Kinston, NC. They have five daughters: Yvette, Monica, Renee, April, and Sharnetta. Four son-in-laws: Fernando Figueroa, Larry Johnson, Marcus Davis and Anthony Brown. Pastor and First Lady Latimore are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren: Latasha, Larry Jr., Jasmine, Ryan, Alise, Raelyn, Donovan and a great-grandson Jordan. Pastor Latimore is a board member of the Potomac River Baptist Association.