Church of Christ in St. Mary's County

9:30 am - Bible Study
10:30 am - Morning Worship
6:00 pm - Evening Worship**
7:00 pm - Bible Study
**(Last Sunday of the month: no evening service.)

Meet Our Shepherds & Minister

Chuck Pirtle, Roger Blankenship, Mike Brown and Tom Lyautey
Mike Brown, Chuck Pirtle and Tom Lyautey

  • Shepherd Mike Brown
    Mike moved to St. Mary’s County in 1968 and stayed until he finished high school. After graduating from Bowie State College in 1978, he married his wife, the former Cheryl Ann Cutchember in July of the same year. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in the same year a month after he was married. After returning to St Mary’s County in 1984, he placed membership at the St. Mary’s county Church of Christ that at that time was located on Great Mills Road.
    He served as a deacon of this congregation for 22 years before becoming an elder in the Spring of 2009. He has three wonderful daughters Yolonda, Sherita and Tonya, and  and six grandchildren. Mike Brown lives his life by Jesus’ words: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).
  • Shepherd Tom Lyautey
    Tom Lyautey was baptized in 1981, at the Northside Church of Christ in Rochester, New York. In 1983 he married the former Terri Dicker, and together they have three children Gavin, Brian, and Elisabeth.
    Ordained as a minister on June 30, 1991, Tom has served in a number of ministries over the past 29 years: preaching, teaching, youth ministries, community outreach/welcome basket program, Sunday School Superintendant. He served 2 years as a missionary. Tom served as a Deacon at the Lawson Road Church of Christ in Rochester, New York, and in March of 2009 he was appointed as an Elder of the Church of Christ in St Mary's County. 
    Tom loves to research Biblical History, to write, and spend time with his family. Tom's passion is for himself and God's people to graduate from this life with honor and make heaven our home of abode.
  • Shepherd Chuck Pirtle
    While Chuck has lived all over the world, he still considers St. Louis his hometown, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan.
    The summer before his junior year in college, he met Jeanne Campbell. Chuck returned the next summer to the Charbo and Karen church to work, and Chuck and Jeanne were married on June 2, 1978.
    Chuck and Jeanne went back to Harding University for Chuck’s senior year and he graduated with a BS in Bible and Religion in May 1979. By 1980, Chuck and Jeanne were at the Belvedere COC in Jackson, Mississippi, where Chuck worked as the youth and education minister.
    In 1982, Chuck enlisted in the US Army as a PFC. Chuck and family have lived in Missouri, California, Texas, Arizona, and Stuttgart, West Germany.  Chuck also served in Georgia and Virginia, and is a Gulf War veteran.  He and his family now reside in St Mary’s County Maryland. After 20 years of service in the Army, Chuck retired as a Major and now works as a civilian at Patuxent River, NAS.
    Chuck served the church at St. Mary’s as a deacon for several years and is now an Elder. Chuck and Jeanne's three children Luke, Kathy and Kim are all grown and the daughters married  They wait now to be grandparents. After many years of moving, Southern Maryland has been their home since 1992.  But Chuck is still a Cardinal fan!
  • Minister Charlie Wharton

    Minister Charlie Wharton & Jeane WhartonIt is with great excitement that we announce that Bro. Charlie Wharton has accepted the position of Minister of the Church of Christ in St. Mary's County.

    Charlie has served as a minister in Texas, Kansas, Colorado and South Dakota and worked in Law Enforcement in South Dakota and Wyoming. Charlie also served as an elder for the church in Pierre, South Dakota. In addition to his teaching and ministering with the church, he has conducted training on leadership, communication and crisis management, specializing in Critical Incident Stress Management.

    Jeane Wharton has spent much of her career working with Non-Profits.

    Charlie and Jeane have two children: a married daughter (mother of their two grandgirls!), who lives in Virginia, and a son, who lives in Missouri.


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