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Meet Our Leaders

We are blessed to have some of the best leadership serving God at Union Temple.
They each serve our church and community with a desire to spread the gospel of Christ all throughout our city.

Lead Pastor, Rev. Anika Wilson Brown, PhD has an innate ability to fuse the treatment of body, mind, and soul for a lasting indelible impression on one's best self and best life puts her in a category of her own. One of the most sought-after speakers on the topic of merging faith and psycho therapy, Anika has spoken on diverse platforms, ranging from arena-sized gatherings to one-on-one small sessions. She uses her platform as a means of helping the individual actualize his or her best self.  Although many people and institutions of faith view therapy and faith as polar opposites, Anika aims to bridge the great divide between both worlds.  As a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister and Pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC, Anika believes that the process towards true healing is, in fact, a spiritual one that requires follow-up care with therapeutic techniques for ultimate wholeness.   Her message is one of healing and restoration through practical application. Her message is Dynamic.


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Senior Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Willie F. Wilson, born in Newport News, Virginia and ordained Nana Kwadwo Boafo I, a Wolof Priest in the Gambia, West Africa, is very much at home in Anacostia where for 40+ years he propagated and nurtured a Christocentric, Afrocentric, Afro-sensitive, Weltanschauung ministry until his retirement in November 2019. The motto and practice was "It's a Family Affair."


Executive Pastor Emerita, Rev. Mary Lewis Wilson is a native of Buffalo, New York, born to a family of preachers and spiritual leaders.  The legacy continues through her two daughters, Dr. Anika Wilson-Brown and Reverend Kalilia (LiLi) Wilson.  She served as the Executive Pastor of the Union Temple Baptist Church until her retirement in April, 2018. 




Every single one of us has a unique call on our lives. God has blessed us with strengths that we can use for God's glory. We have volunteer needs in many areas during our services!

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But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 22:5
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