Who We Are
Salem Gospel Ministries is affiliated with the Baptist Convention of Maryland & Delaware and the District of Columbia Baptist Convention. This local church is primarily a dynamic evangelical platform for African migrants from French, English, and Portuguese speaking countries. Therefore, as a cultural mosaic, various languages including Creole, Sango, Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo can be heard spoken among our members.
It is paramount for members of Salem to grasp the soteriological values of our ministries. These values can be summed up by living the gracious salvation by Christ in the newness of life in Christ through a daily sanctified life. This implies the renewal of mind according to Romans 12:1-2 and the Christian’ daily endeavor to live a Christian life which is sanctification as emphasized in 1 Peter 2: 9-12 and 2 Peter 1: 4-11. For we know that without sanctification no one will see God (Hebrews 12:14; Ephesians 5: 1; 1 Timothy 4: 7; Philippians 2: 13).
Adrien N. Ngudiankama, MPhil., Ph.D., is a pastor, theologian, sociologist of health, anthropologist, and author. He is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was ordained by the London Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London.
He has a Philosophia Masters in Systematic Theology from King’s College and a Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion from the Institute of Education, London University. He did his post-doctoral research in anthropology and sociology of religion at the University of Kansas and Princeton University. His interests are in mission, pastoral counseling, health education and health promotion, faith-based organizations, peace and conflict resolution, religions in Africa and the Diaspora.
Dr. Ngudiankama worked at the American Cancer Society as the Faith-Based Project Manager and the Mission Delivery Manager. He engaged Faith-Based Organizations and different health systems in cancer prevention. He organized conferences and symposiums engaging patients, doctors, pastors, and various stakeholders in cancer prevention. He worked with such hospitals as Howard University Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Holy Cross Hospital.
He has led groups of American pastors, scholars, and entrepreneurs to Angola to engage with churches (mainly the Tokoist church and the Angolan Council of Christian Churches) and government institutions in development and health promotion.
Dr. Ngudiankama serves as the Church of Christ in Congo North America Liaison Officer (Eglise du Christ in Congo), one of the largest Protestant organizations in the world. He has extensive pastoral and anthropological experience among African immigrants, mainly those from French-speaking African countries having planted churches in London, Baltimore, and Silver Spring. While being the senior pastor at Salem Gospel Ministries, he is also the Baptist chaplain at George Washington University. He speaks French, English, Kikongo, and Lingala. His publications include: The End of Marriage: A pastoral ethnography within some African and Caribbean diasporas in the West(Xulon Press, 2020); From Kongo Central to the Americas via Europe: A Cultural Overview (Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc, 2021)
Mondays to Sundays
- Prayer Online6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Phone: (717) 908-1636
Code: 515 489#
Wednesdays & Fridays
- Zoom Meeting6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 5286 8355
Last Friday of Month
- Prayer VigilPhone (717) 908 1636
Code: 515 489#