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About Us

Statement of Faith

 

The Multicultural Worship Center acknowledges as its sole head, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of all people. We acknowledge as brothers and sisters in Christ all who share in this confession. We will witness to the Love of God as made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. We look to the Work of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper our creative and redemptive work in the field. MWC affirms the responsibility of Christ in each generation to make this faith its own in worship and teaching, in honesty of thought, and in purity of heart before God.

Multicultural Worship Center accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity adopts these Statements of Faith.

MWC Planting

At an Annual Church Conference on Monday, January 20, 2003, Pastor Anthony G. Maclin recommended that Minister Alexander J. Harrison, Sr. become a candidate for ordination and that Minister Harrison become the Pastoral Assistant at the Multicultural Worship Center.  In addition, on Monday, February 2, 2004, Pastor Maclin and the congregation of The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square voted to plant the Multicultural Worship Center as a stand-alone congregation.

On August 3, 2004, the Articles of Incorporation for the Multicultural Worship Center, Inc. was submitted and accepted by the State of Maryland thereby recognizing the Multicultural Worship Center, Inc. as an independent entity.  On Saturday, September 11, 2004, Minister Alexander Harrison was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel. On Saturday, January 9, 2005, MWC was formally planted by Pastor Anthony Maclin as a stand-alone congregation.

The membership of the Multicultural Worship Center waits in anticipation for the great things God has in store for them.  Since the inception of the Multicultural Worship Center on January 1, 2000, the membership has grown to 325 worshippers.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Multicultural Worship Center to establish a fellowship in Jesus Christ that will promote the spread of the Gospel through Scriptural, spiritual, and secular experiences.

These experiences, in conjunction with our service and educational ministries, will enable each member to acquire and develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to one's perseverance as a Christian individual.

Our primary objective is to win souls to Christ.

Original church building of the Multicultural Worship Center in Landover, Maryland

Our Beginning

Being obedient to the Spirit of God, being a man of vision and seeing the need to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to an underserved community, Pastor Anthony G. Maclin of the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square (formerly the Glendale Baptist Church), solicited the assistance of the late Minister Herbert Clinton to search out a location where the Word of God could be proclaimed. On Sunday, May 30, 1999, at a specially called church Conference, Pastor Maclin and the congregation of the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square unanimously approved the leasing and renovation of the former "Rhythms" Nightclub located in the Dodge Plaza Shopping Center at 7752 Landover Road, Landover Maryland.

At a cost of $650,000, the former nightclub was renovated. On January 1, 2000 amid fireworks and in the presence of public officials, the Multicultural Worship Center (MWC) opened its doors for worship, witnessing and working in the Dodge Park neighborhood. MWC was geographically located where all cultures, nationalities and ethnicities can come together to worship. From the congregation of the Sanctuary, a birthing team of 22 individuals was formed to begin the process of taking the message of Jesus Christ to this economically and culturally diverse community.

Under the leadership, of then, Overseer William P. Cabell, the Multicultural Worship Center has through faith, grown spiritually, financially, and numerically. Pastor Cabell has instituted many ministries. They include the Women of Worth Ministry (WOW), the Men with Christ Ministry, the Girls Earnestly Moving towards the Savior Ministry (GEMS), the Married with Christ Ministry, the Athletic Ministry, the Praise Choir, the Ordained Praise Youth Choir, the Men's Choir, the Childrens Choir, Signs and Wonders Ministry, the Youth Ministry, the Mass Choir, the Infinity Dance Ministry, the Theatrical Ministry, and the SHARE food distribution program.

At an Annual Church Conference on Monday, January 20, 2003, Pastor Anthony G. Maclin recommended that Minister Alexander J. Harrison, Sr. become a candidate for ordination and that Minister Harrison would also become the Pastoral Assistant at the Multicultural Worship Center, replacing Reverend Wendell Holmes, who would return to the Sanctuary to be the Pastoral Assistant to Pastor Maclin. In addition, on Monday, February 2, 2004, Pastor Maclin and the congregation of The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square voted to plant the Multicultural Worship Center as a stand-alone congregation.

On August 3, 2004, the Articles of Incorporation for the Multicultural Worship Center, Inc. was submitted and accepted by the State of Maryland, thereby recognizing the Multicultural Worship Center, Inc. as an independent entity. On Sunday, January 9, 2005, a special service was held by Pastor Anthony Maclin, and The Sanctuary, to formally plant the MWC as a stand-alone congregation.

In April of 2008, the MWC went to settlement on a six-acre piece of property in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, (the Brook) that is currently being used as a ministry center, but is also the site were plans are being made to erect a new worship facility.

The membership of the Multicultural Worship Center is looking forward to the time when God will allow us to make a full transition to the Brook. Until then, we will continue to serve God faithfully wherever he sends us. To God be the glory for the History of this ministry.

In December of 2010 the MWC moved from the Dodge Plaza facility, and is currently holding its worship services at the Brook Ministry Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Pastor
William P. Cabell

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Pastor William Patrick Cabell serves as the Pastor of the Multicultural Worship Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Pastor Cabell was born on July 11, 1962 in Washington, D.C. He is the third of four children born to William P. Cabell I and Shirley V. Cabell.

Pastor Cabell completed his primary and secondary education in the District of Columbia Public School system. He graduated from H.D. Woodson Senior High School in 1980. Pastor Cabell attended the University of the District of Columbia, as well as the Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.

Pastor Cabell accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at the early age of eleven at the Capitol View Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Pastor Cabell was very active in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and many other church activities.

Pastor
William P. Cabell

Pastor William P Cabell

Pastor William Patrick Cabell serves as the Pastor of the Multicultural Worship Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Pastor Cabell was born on July 11, 1962 in Washington, D.C. He is the third of four children born to William P. Cabell I and Shirley V. Cabell.

Pastor Cabell completed his primary and secondary education in the District of Columbia Public School system. He graduated from H.D. Woodson Senior High School in 1980. Pastor Cabell attended the University of the District of Columbia, as well as the Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.

Pastor Cabell accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at the early age of eleven at the Capitol View Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Pastor Cabell was very active in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and many other church activities.

In February 1990, Pastor Cabell and his family united with Glendale Baptist Church, in Washington, D.C. After exhibiting the hand of God on his life, Pastor Cabell became a very active servant in the work of the Lord. He was involved with the Men's Fellowship ministry, Mission's ministry, Watch Care ministry, and Visitation ministry as well as serving as a Boy Scout Troop Leader. On April 24, 1994, Pastor Cabell was elected a Deacon, and on January 3, 1996, he was called to preach the Gospel, and preached his initial sermon in January 1998. As a licensed Minister of the Gospel, Pastor Cabell served in all areas of the church's ministries, including Sunday School, Bible Institute, Young Adults, Evangelism, and Outreach ministries.

On April 24, 1999, Pastor Cabell was ordained by the Glendale Baptist Church, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Anthony G. Maclin. On January 1, 2000, Pastor Cabell became the Overseer of the Glendale Baptist Church's Multicultural Worship Center. Pastor Cabell was installed as Pastor of the Multicultural Worship Center on January 9, 2005 at a "Consecration and Planting" service.

Under the leadership of Pastor Cabell, the Multicultural Worship Center has become a thriving church that has grown in numbers from an original 22-member birthing team to more than 350 members. Pastor Cabell has developed and leads more than thirty ministries that help to equip and empower the saints for the work of ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ.

In the spring of 2008, God blessed the Multicultural Worship Center to acquire 6 acres of land in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on which a magnificent worship complex for Christ will be erected. Pastor Cabell is providing the visionary leadership that will enable MWC to build a place of worship where the spirit and soul will be blessed and energized. Pastor Cabell plans to raise the funds necessary to complete the building project through a "Building the Vision" campaign which he launched in May 2008 and extends over a 3-year period.

On November 2, 2023, Pastor Cabell was consecrated as Overseer of Finance for the Elevation Assembly of Pastors; an organization devoted to continuing conversations for the development of pastoral and congregational excellence.

Pastor Cabell is married to the former Dena Yvette Harris of Washington, D.C. They are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Dia Shanice, William Patrick III, and Denia Katrina Cabell.

Pastor Cabell was called by God and elected by a visionary to serve the people of the Multicultural Worship Center.

Lady
Dena Y. Cabell

Lady Dena Cabell

First Lady Dena Cabell, the first daughter of Janice Hodge and the late Cornelius Harris of Washington, D.C. Educated in the District of Columbia Public School system, Dena graduated from Eastern High School and attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dena accepted Christ as her personal Savior on March 4, 1990 at the Glendale Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. As a servant of the Multicultural Worship Center, where her husband, William P. Cabell is the Pastor, First Lady Cabell is the Coordinator of the Women of Worth Ministry, Assistant Coordinator of the Married with Christ Ministry, and she continually aids and assist the needs of our senior members and non-members.

Since May 9, 1987, Dena has been married to the love of her life, Pastor William P. Cabell, Sr. God blessed them to be the parents of three children: Dia Shanice, William Patrick, Jr., and Denia Katrina.

Church Leadership

Reverend  William P. Cabell, Pastor

Dena Y. Cabell, First Lady

Reverend Alexander J. Harrison, Sr., 

 Assistant to the Pastor

Associate

Ministers

Minister Tawanda Lightbourn

Minister Arlene Gail White

Deacons

Thomas Tobias, Chairman

Dwayne Lyons*

Thomas Shaw*

William P. Cabell, Sr, Emeritus

Davon Clark (Jr. Deacon)*

*In Training

Deaconess

Shirley V. Cabell, Chairlady

Karen Ferrell

Brenda Holland

Trustees

Shirley C. Tobias, Chairlady

LaRonn Burton

Pennee Cumberlander

Ronnie Murray

Merle Walker

Tammie Howcott

Felicia Woods*

*In Training

Church Administrator

Minister Arlene Gail White

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