On September 12, 1891, the Church Constitution was established.  Under Section 18, the Women’s Missionary Society was created.  On November 12, 1912, the title was changed to Missionary Society.  On January 22, 1913, the new title became Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society.  During Reverend R.H. Patterson tenure, the Department of Missions was established.

The Department of Missions seeks to promote the total mission enterprise of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.  The work of the Department is of utmost importance to the spiritual life of the Church.  Guidelines are based on the word of God, in particular, the Great Commission:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 28:19

Featured Ministries


The Women’s Missionary Union

The Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) is a group of dedicated women who are willing to serve those who are local and in foreign lands. The WMU stimulates activity among the members by deepening spirituality and cultivating Christian fellowship. Some of the recent activities of the WMU were:

(1)The Grace International General Sponsorship Program – to help make a difference in the lives of Haitian children and families;

(2) MissionServe Work Crew – we provided lunches for volunteers that repaired code-violated homes in Takoma Park, MD;

(3) clothing and Thanksgiving basket distribution to needy families; and

(4) The Angel Tree – to provide Christmas gifts to children of incarcerated parents.


Celebrate Recovery®

Celebrate Recovery® is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. The 12 Steps and the8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.

Under the leadership of Mr. Deriek L. Hairston and his wife Minister Deborah Hairston, The Celebrate Recovery® ministry was established at Mount Carmel in 2014. It is an officially certified chapter in Washington, DC and has expanded into Celebrate Recovery for the Homeless (CRH) which partners with the Central Union Mission. Join us on Facebook or every Thursday, evening from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

The Brotherhood

The purpose of the Brotherhood is to support missionary activity among the members of the church, perform outreach, and provide fellowship among the male population within the church and in the community.