Pastor Mary Sharlene Smith
Key to Heaven Kingdom Ministries
Pastor Mary S. Smith, daughter of Missionary Suzanne Smith and the late Rev. Albert Smith, Sr.
Pastor Mary was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in February 2002 at the Amazing Grace Baptist Church, Landover, Maryland, under the esteemed pastor, Reverend Joseph B. Hall. Having completed Catechizing, she was ordained on September 11, 2004.
Pastor Mary is not only a Minister of the spoken Word; she is also a dynamic and anointed vocalist. She is a founding member of the recording ministry, J.E.W.E.L. (Jesus Enlightened Witnesses of Eternal Life) and has traveled nationally and internationally, (Benin, West Africa).
Pastor Mary released her Single (October 2012), which is a compilation of Hymns, entitled "I Still Have My Joy." The full CD will be released 2014.
Pastor Mary traveled internationally to Europe in November 2009 and as a result was asked to come back to Preach at their first Women’s Conference in April 2010, returned again in March 2011 and is scheduled to return once again in June 2014 for another Crusade.
Pastor Mary has been the Overseer of the My Sister’s Keeper Ministry since August 2010.
In addition to being a Preacher and Singer, Pastor Mary is a mother of Brittany, Bianca, Breanne, and Marc-Anthony. A product of a large Christian Family, Pastor Mary has 6 sisters and 2 brothers, three of which she has licensed into the Ministry.
As God leads, she plans to win as many souls to Christ by word, thought and deed.
On February 6, 2005, the Lord called her to open the doors of the Key to Heaven "the Church" Christian Ministries. In 2008, the church was renamed “Key to Heaven Kingdom Ministries”. Christ has added to the church abundantly and the ministry is now more than 150 members strong!
Pastor Mary is now enrolled as a student at Prince Georges Community College and is working towards her Bachelors Degree in Psychology.
She has adopted the Scripture
I had fainted unless I believed to see the Goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait I say on the Lord.