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Rev. Delores P. Berry

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Evangelist

Local Address: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Metropolitan Community Church
474 Ridge Street Nw
Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20001
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Full-Time Evangelist
    Metropolitan Community Church
  • District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and Assistant Pastor
    MCC Baltimore , MD.
  • District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and Assistant Pastor
    MCC Baltimore , Maryland
  • Member of the Evangelistic Team
    Fellowship
  • Assistant Pastor
    MCC Baltimore
  • District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and Assistant Pastor
    MCC Baltimore
  • Pastor
    New Life
  • MCC District Coordinator
    Mid
  • Board of Ordained Ministries
    Mid
  • St. John's MCC

Board Memberships and Affiliations

65 Total References
Web References
Delores P
www.mccchurch.org, 14 May 2010 [cached]
Delores P. Berry Evangelistic Ministries
Rev. Berry answered her call to ministry at the age of 19. She is a former Christian Methodist Episcopal Minister (CME). She began her ministry at the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1975, and transferred her credentials from the CME church in 1976. Rev. Berry was ordained in the UFMCC in 1983. One of her first official positions with UFMCC was as a member of the Fellowship's Evangelistic Team.
In 1978, Rev. Berry was one of the Co-founders of the national Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays. She assisted in organizing the first Gay and Lesbian "March on Washington" in D.C. and assisted in organizing the first People of Color Gay and Lesbian White House Conference.
Rev. Berry has served as District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and Assistant Pastor of MCC Baltimore, MD. Rev Berry simultaneously pastored Good Samaritan MCC (Norfolk) and MCC Peninsula (Newport News). During this time, she facilitated the merger of these churches to become New Life MCC, Norfolk, VA, and continued as Pastor of New Life after the merger. Rev. Berry's last pastorate was with MCC Portland, Oregon.
Over the years, Rev. Berry has served the Fellowship as a member of the following committees: The Faith, Fellowship and Order Commission, the Inclusive Language Task Force, the Elders' Task Force on World Church Extension, The commission on Missiology (Chair) and five years of service on the Executive Committee of the Department of People of Color.
Rev. Berry currently serves on the Elders' Task Force on Evangelism, and on the Board of Ordained Ministries of the Mid-Atlantic District.
Rev. Berry has been working as a full-time Evangelist in UFMCC since 1987, and in May 1988 the Mid-Atlantic District designated the Delores P. Berry Evangelistic Ministries as a Special Work of the District. She visits an average of 55 churches each year and began traveling to UFMCC's in Europe in 1992.
In 1992 Rev. Berry was awarded the UFMCC Purple Grass Award for Excellence in Evangelism.
Rev. Berry is currently a member of MCC Baltimore in her home town of Baltimore, MD.
"We do all sorts of things for the outside of our bodies, and I'm not gonna say that any of that is wrong. But I want to say one thing: we must be concerned about what is on the inside because no matter how well we dress up the outside, it is the inside that needs healing."
-The Rev. Delores Berry,
Metropolitan Community Churches | PAD Anniv Team
www.mccchurch.org, 14 May 2010 [cached]
REV. DELORES BERRY
Rev. Delores Berry is an out of the closet Christian Evangelist.  She was an ordained minister in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.  She became a member of UFMCC in 1974.  Rev. Berry visits some 50 MCC's a year.  She visits other denominations, but she is
Rev. Delores Berry
open about who she is, saying; "I do not play guess who's coming to dinner! She and her spouse of 23 years, Judy Kiser, travel around the world with God's message of liberation and healing for all people. Rev. Berry is a preacher, prayer and singer (offering 5 gospel CD's at this time).
Rev. Berry was the first person of African descent to be ordained in MCC, first recipient of The Rosa Parks Award, presented at the UFMCC's People of African Descent Conference 2006. She was honored by UFMCC and Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA, with the "Rev. Delores Berry Liberation Preaching Prize," to be given yearly to a Junior seminarian each year and the recipient of the UFMCC Purple Grass Award for Excellence in Evangelism. Rev. Berry has served as Assistant Pastor of MCC Baltimore, MD, MCC District Coordinator of the Mid - Atlantic District, Pastor of Good Samaritan MCC Norfolk, VA, Pastor of MCC Peninsula Newport News,VA., Pastor of New Life MCC Norfolk, VA, Pastor of MCC Portland, OR, Board Member of UFMCC Department of People of Color, member of UFMCC Faith, Fellowship and Order, Member of the UFMCC Inclusive Language Task Force, UFMCC Elder's Task Force on World Church Extension and UFMCC
Delores Berry • Profile • LGBT-RAN
www.lgbtran.org, 1 Feb 2004 [cached]
Rev. Delores Berry
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Rev. Berry was ordained in the UFMCC in 1983. One of her first official positions with UFMCC was as a member of the Fellowship's Evangelistic Team.
In 1978, Rev. Berry was one of the co-founders of the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays. She assisted in organizing the first Gay and Lesbian March on Washington in D.C. and assisted in organizing the first People of Color Gay and Lesbian White House Conference.
Rev. Berry has served as District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and assistant pastor of MCC Baltimore, Maryland. Berry simultaneously pastored Good Samaritan MCC (Norfolk) and MCC Peninsula (Newport News). During this time, she facilitated the merger of these churches to become New Life MCC, Norfolk, Virginia, and continued as pastor of New Life after the merger. Rev. Berry's last pastorate was with MCC Portland, Oregon.
Over the years, Rev. Berry has served the Fellowship as a member of the following committees: The Faith, Fellowship and Order Commission, the Inclusive Language Task Force, the Elders' Task Force on World Church Extension, The Commission on Missiology (Chair) and five years of service on the Executive Committee of the Department of People of Color. Rev. Berry currently serves on the Elders' Task Force on Evangelism, and on the Board of Ordained Ministries of the Mid-Atlantic District.
Rev. Berry has been working as a full-time Evangelist in UFMCC since 1987, and, in May 1988, the Mid-Atlantic District designated the Delores P. Berry Evangelistic Ministries as a Special Work of the District. She visits an average of 55 churches each year and began traveling to UFMCC's in Europe in 1992.
In 1992 Rev. Berry was awarded the UFMCC Purple Grass Award for Excellence in Evangelism.
Rev. Berry is a member of MCC Baltimore in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
Gospel singer to perform at Open Arms MCC - Features - The Empty Closet
ec.gayalliance.org, 14 Nov 2003 [cached]
Delores Berry, African-American gospel singer and evangelist, will be presenting a concert at Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The church is located at 175 Norris Drive, near Cobbs Hill Park.Rev. Berry will be joined by the Rochester Rainbow Gospel Choir, and will also sing during the morning worship service at Open Arms MCC on Sunday, June 27 at 11 a.m.
Rev. Berry is a former minister in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.After coming out, she began her ministry at the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1975, and was ordained in the UFMCC in 1983.
Berry and her partner of over 21 years, Judy Kiser, have been traveling throughout the United States and Europe in music ministry full time since 1987.
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In 1978, Rev. Berry was one of the co-founders of the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays.In 1979, she received the Baltimore,s Best Citizen,s Award.She assisted in organizing the first Gay and Lesbian March on Washington D.C. and assisted in organizing the first People of Color Gay and Lesbian White House Conference.
Rev. Berry has also served as District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and Assistant Pastor of MCC Baltimore, and has served as pastor of several churches.In 1992 Rev. Berry was awarded the UFMCC Purple Grass Award for Excellence in Evangelism.
This concert is free and open to the public.A freewill offering will be taken to help support Rev. Berry,s ministry.
Rev. Delores P. Berry
www.exodus.ourfamily.com, 24 July 2000 [cached]
Rev. Delores P. Berry
Rev. Delores P. Berry Evangelistic Ministries
delores berryRev. Berry answered her call to ministry at the age of 19.She is a former Christian Methodist Episcopal Minister (CME).She began her ministry at the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1975, and transferred her credentials from the CME church in 1976.Rev. Berry was ordained in the UFMCC in 1983.One of her first official positions with UFMCC was as a member of the Fellowship's Evangelistic Team.
In 1978, Rev. Berry was one of the Co-founders of the national Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays.She assisted in organizing the first Gay and Lesbian "March on Washington" in D.C. and assisted in organizing the first People of Color Gay and Lesbian White House Conference.
Rev. Berry has served as District Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic District and Assistant Pastor of MCC Baltimore, MD.Rev Berry simultaneously pastored Good Samaritan MCC (Norfolk) and MCC Peninsula (Newport News).During this time, she facilitated the merger of these churches to become New Life MCC, Norfolk, VA, and continued as Pastor of New Life after the merger.Rev. Berry's last pastorate was with MCC Portland, Oregon.
Over the years, Rev. Berry has served the Fellowship as a member of the following committees: The Faith, Fellowship and Order Commission, the Inclusive Language Task Force, the Elders' Task Force on World Church Extension, The commission on Missiology (Chair) and five years of service on the Executive Committee of the Department of People of Color.
Rev. Berry currently serves on the Elders' Task Force on Evangelism, and on the Board of Ordained Ministries of the Mid-Atlantic District.
Rev. Berry has been working as a full-time Evangelist in UFMCC since 1987, and in May 1988 the Mid-Atlantic District designated the Delores P. Berry Evangelistic Ministries as a Special Work of the District.She visits an average of 55 churches each year and began traveling to UFMCC's in Europe in 1992.
In 1992 Rev. Berry was awarded the UFMCC Purple Grass Award for Excellence in Evangelism.
Rev. Berry is currently a member of MCC Baltimore in her home town of Baltimore, MD
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