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Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore - 4007 Old York Road, Baltimore, Maryland, 21218

Hello, I’m Deacon Johnetta “Renee” Melvin. I am a 43 yr. old dark brown female that loves God! I am a biological mother of 7 children, 5 grand children but the adopted, God-mother, emotional, and spiritual mother for many others. I ran from God since I was a little girl because I thought God was mean and evil. I have sung in just about every church in Baltimore since I was 8 years old. While on this run I’ve survived domestic violence, abuse of every kind by others and myself. BUT GOD!!! I believe I survived all those things because I knew there were things God wanted me to but I was so scared. About 15 years ago God introduced me to a woman named Frances Shearrin-Harrid that later introduced me to UFCB. 10 years ago I started coming to UFCB and was reintroduced to God. At UFCB I felt a love and a refreshing there that I had never felt before. Through the teachings at UFCB I’ve been changed, freed, healed, and delivered. I found peace, joy grace and favor. And now look at God I’m the President of the Choir (The Voices of Life), President of Hospitality Committee (some of the best cooks in B-more), also serve on the following committees; Fund Raising Committee, Deacon Board, Praise & Worship Team and support the Women’s Committee. I was ordained Deacon Renee Oct. 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. It was the 1st time ever National Convocational was on east coast. Before the end of the year (2015) I plan to be in seminary school. When I decided to give my yes to God, I already knew that deacon wasn’t my stop. I plan to use every ounce of LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY that God bestows upon me to others and that means going as far as God wants me to go I’ll go!!! I want to ever remain faithful to God, Myself and UFCB. In saying that if you see me slipping in any area please don’t criticize me behind my back pull me up and guide me back to the right path I’m always open to GOD.

G: good

O: orderly

D: direction

Favorite Scripture:


When you pass through waters, I will be with you when you pass the through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…. For me that says it all especially since I’ve already been through so much and I’m still here to tell about it when I know I should be gone….. BUT GOD!!!! My Mother/Father God is always there!

Isaiah 43:2-3