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Heritage United Church Of Christ

Ministers & Staff


Pastor Julius Jefferson’s impressive credentials include pastoring churches in Louisiana, New York, Alabama, and Maryland. In addition to leading local congregations Pastor Jefferson served with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church as Area Executive Secretary for Central and East Africa where he was responsible for managing and maintaining relationships with missionaries, United Methodist and Methodist Conferences, and ecumenical organizations. During the refugee crisis in Rwanda he led the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and served as the Project Manager for the relief efforts in the Great Lake Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). Pastor Jefferson is a Vietnam Area Combat Veteran with 25 years of military service in the Army and Air National Guard where he rose to the position of Deputy Chief of Chaplains.

Christian life and service has presented Pastor Jefferson with an abundance of rich and rewarding opportunities. He served as a “Key Event Herald and New Life Missioner” with the General Board of Discipleship. In these roles he traveled to a number of states and numerous countries including: Fiji, Tonga, Australia, and New Zealand. As a minister of the gospel he has traveled to every continent and preached throughout the world.

Pastor Jefferson is a passionate, well-rounded man who wants to reach as many people as possible for Christ. He is a true servant who is constantly guided by the life and teachings of Jesus. He is the people’s Pastor because he loves and welcomes everyone regardless of their faith. During his ministry Heritage has grown in the nature and scope of its witness to the community.

Pastor Jefferson came to Heritage as Interim Pastor in October 2002. He was installed as Called Pastor in April 2004.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received the Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pastor Julius Jefferson is married to Carol Lee Marshall Jefferson. They have three children: Deidre Johnson, Erika A. Fadel, and Dwayne C. Jefferson. They have five beautiful grandchildren.

Senior Associate Pastor

Reverend Janice Mosby has been a member of Heritage United Church of Christ for over 30 years. She has held numerous leadership roles: Ordained Deacon, Superintendent of the Church School (15 years), Church School Teacher, and Bible School Study Leader. In 2000, Reverend Mosby heard and accepted God’s call to proclaim His Word as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She counts it a joy and a blessing to be used by God to spread His message of salvation through Jesus to all who are in need of the Savior. God has helped Reverend Mosby to learn to accept people where they are, and to show them the love of Jesus for all.

Reverend Mosby graduated in 2006 with a Master’s of Theology from the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Mosby was appointed as the Senior Associate Pastor by Reverend Julius Jefferson, Senior Pastor.

Reverend Mosby is a proud graduate of Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Social Welfare. She is a recent retiree from the Social Security Administration as a Senior Executive.

"A child of the Most High God, who loves Jesus and is filled with the Holy Spirit…”

Associate Pastor

Reverend Janice R. Nicholas has over 15 years of experience in the religious field. She received her Master of Arts degree from the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Nicholas has served as a Principal, Assistant Principal, and School Librarian.

Reverend Nicholas serves as the Assistant Pastor and Chair of the Congregational Ministries for Heritage United Church of Christ.

Music Ministry Staff

  • Music Ministry Coordinator: Minister Jessica Nelson
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  • Jay Band Drummer/Percussionist: James N. Berry IIJames N. Berry II is a native of South New Jersey.  He relocated to Baltimore after graduating from high school.  James received a music scholarship to attend Morgan State University.  While at Morgan, James majored in accounting.  He graduated with his baccalaureate degree in 2011 with honors.  James will be completing his Master’s in Business Administration (human resources management concentration) from Columbia Southern University in October 2016.  He has been accepted into the Master of Science in Finance program at Loyola University in Maryland.  

    James currently serves as a contracting officer for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  James loves being an active member of church.  His favorite quotes are:  “anything in life worth having is worth fighting for” and “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

    James is the lead and plays the drums in the Jay Band at Heritage United Church of Christ.  

    James attributes his success first to God.  His parents, family, and friends have also served as inspirational role models throughout his life.  He does, however, have one very special champion, his son, Cayden, who inspires him each and every day.

  • Lead Keyboardist: Ray ReddittRay Redditt’s musical journey started at an early age. It started in his grandmother’s backyard hearing the tree branches being hammered and thrashed against metal trash cans. For Ray, it was a rhythmic orchestration. He participated in everything that involved music in elementary school, and middle school.  Ray was trained by one of the top percussionists, band director and songwriter, Richard Burns.  Ray found a new interest his first year of high school and began playing the keyboard for the Northwestern High School Gospel Choir.  Ray later transferred to the Baltimore School for the Arts where he studied percussion from Baltimore Symphony Orchestra percussionist, Dr. John Locke.  While at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Ray became an accomplished jazz musician under the instruction of Dr. Christopher Ford, Jeff Antoniak, and fellow students. Ray has played with such artists as Donte Winslow, Tim Green and Warren Wolfe.

    Morgan State University would be the next institution on Ray’s musical journey. Under the leadership of Mr. Melvin Miles, he continued to study classical percussion and jazz keyboard. Ray was able to participate in a Jazz Cultural exchange program with the MSU Jazz Combo Colombia, South America. Ray graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music.  While at Morgan, Ray received the Dr. Nathan Carter Scholarship.

    Currently, Ray is the personal assistant and production coordinator to Darin Atwater, artistic director and conductor of the Soulful Symphony. Ray received a Certificate of Completion from Berkley College of Music Summer Performance Program.

    Ray’s humble manner adds to his loyalty and commitment. Keeping family a priority, Ray is a proud husband of Jessica L. Redditt and father of Isaiah Jones. Ray ministers at Heritage United Church of Christ as the Lead keyboardist; he also participates in the outreach ministry by playing at nursing homes and occasionally for the juvenile detention center.  His love for God is apparent in his music.  Ray spends his life on earth using his gift and talent for God’s glory.

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