We all have defining moments in our lives – times when things happen that change our trajectory.  These moments can be positive or negative, but they always lead us to reflect on His power and goodness.  I can point to many defining moments in my life, but September 8, 2019 now ranks among the most impactful of those moments.  It is on this day that i was installed as Pastor of St. Matthews Baptist Church.  What a marvel and a blessing it is when God opens such a door, reaffirming my calling and placing me one step closer to advancing His kingdom through leadership and service at this great church. 

As I take on this important role I would be remiss if I didn't thank the Rev. Dr. Maxwell M. Washington who faithfully served as Pastor for 50 years, retiring on May 31, 2019.  His decades of spiritual leadership will live on at St. Matthews and in our hearts. He has made an indelible mark on the lives of all he has touched. Our souls overflow with joy at the thought of all he has left through the example he has set for 50 years.  I am blessed to have served as assistant pastor under your tutelage, and look forward to building upon his incredible legacy.  

In His service,

Reverend Peter R. Blue Sr.


Click here to see Rev. Dr. Maxwell M. Washington's 50th Anniversary and Retirement video.


2020 Youth Summer Jobs

PG County is offering employment for our youth!

Application period : January 6 - February 28! 

Please see details on the flyer. 


Give When you Shop . . .

Tuesday, January 7 at 12 noon and 7 pm

Bible Study resumes

Sunday, January 19 at 10:15 am

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day observed

Sunday, February 2 at 7:45 am

Pastor Blue preaching at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church located at 215 Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Washington, DC, in observance of Mt. Bethel Day. 


Sunday, February 2 at 10:15 a

Black History Month will be observed during the month of February. The 2nd Sunday has been designated as African Heritage Sunday. Members are encouraged to wear African attire if you desire throughout the month.

Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm

Pastor Emeritus Conferring Service for Dr. Maxwell M. Washington will be observed.  Reverend Dr. John T. Rhodes, Retired Pastor of Trinidad Baptist Church will be our guest preacher. You don’t want to miss this historic occasion. The colors are black and gold.

Remember Those on our Special Prayer List . . .

As you go about your activities throughout the week, please keep those listed on the "sick/shut-in" and "special prayer" lists in your thoughts and lift them in prayer.  A listing can be found in the Member Area.

Regular Schedule
  • Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship Service
    – 10:25 AM
  • Noontime Bible Study
    – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
    – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Phone Prayer Line - Call (319) 527-3511 Access Code: 117729#
    – 9:00 PM
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