1771 250th Anniversary 2021


112 Conway Street + Baltimore, Maryland

Our Beginning

In 1771, a movement of German-speaking evangelical Christians, seeking the “true spiritual life”, formed an independent church in Baltimore that would in 1800 become the United Brethren in Christ, and whose legacy continues to this day through Old Otterbein United Methodist Church, on the downtown corner property they purchased 250 years ago.

Rev. Bonnie McCubbin started July 1

Rev. Bonnie McCubbin (she/they), the 55th pastor of Old Otterbein UMC, started her appointment on July 1, 2021. She comes with a wealth of local church experiences, including over a dozen years serving as lead pastor of small churches. She is a community pastor with a passion for reaching people for Christ through strong preaching, vibrant worship, and community connections.

In addition to her ministry 3/4 time at Old Otterbein, she will be serving as the Director of Pilgrimage & Museums for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. In this role, she oversees 33 historic sites, including Old Otterbein, helping to bring the museums into the 21st century, work to curate and preserve artifacts and closed church records, and linking our sites in pilgrimages to deepen the faith and spiritual journey of the pilgrims.

Pastor Bonnie, as she prefers to be called, says, "I am so proud to be your new pastor! I am excited and blessed to begin this journey with you. It is a dream come true." She is actively calling through the church directory (so if you don't get a call, please check your information!) and setting up 1-on-1 and small group meetings to get to know the congregation. Please contact her to set up a meeting.

Pastor Bonnie is married to Rev. Lemuel Dominguez, who started his new appointment at a 2-point charge this week. He will be serving St. John's UMC in Lutherville and Idylewild UMC in Towson. Together they have 2 wonderful sons, Abe, age 3.5, and LJ, age 10 months.

Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:30am as we welcome Pastor Bonnie and her family to the Old Otterbein Family! We will be masking and keeping distance, even though the state mandate has been lifted. After worship, join us in the courtyard for a reception. You can also help film a video to encourage others to get vaccinated.

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Provided by the Friends of Old Otterbein

1771 250th Anniversary 2021