Rev. Dr. Michael W. Armstrong
The Reverend Dr. Michael W. Armstrong is a native Washingtonian. Rev. Armstrong received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton University, a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership, Administration and Authority from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Rev. Armstrong served for eight years as the Director of Admissions of Wesley Theological Seminary, in Washington, DC, and currently serves as an adjunct faculty. In July 1998, while there, Michael was appointed to his first UMC pastoral assignment at the Carter’s United Methodist Church in Friendship, Maryland.
For eleven years, he served as Lead Pastor of the McKendree-Simms-Brookland UMC. For the past three years, Michael has been the United Methodist Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at Howard University.
In addition to his appointment to CUMC, he will continue to co-host "Face to Faith" a talk show on Howard University's HUR Voices ~ 141 SiriusXM radio (on Sundays at Noon, Mondays at 2:00 PM and repeated on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM).
Michael is married to the former Judy Yates and is the father of two young adult children, Chelsea and Michael, Jr. They reside in Adelphi, Maryland.
But most of all, Rev. Armstrong is a child of God who has been called, anointed and appointed to: “preach good news to the poor...to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty those who are oppressed...” Luke 4:18