Ward's Chapel United Methodist Church

11023 Liberty Road, Randallstown, Maryland

Our Pastor --- Reverend Dr. Lisa Bandel
Rev. Dr. Lisa Bandel is a 1997 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary. In 2004 she received her DMIN concentrating in Leadership for the 21st Century Church from Drew Theological School. Pastor Lisa was ordained an elder in 2000 and before coming to Ward’s Chapel UMC she served at Davidsonville UMC, for six years, Lisbon UMC for eight years and at Bethany UMC for five years. Pastor Lisa served the district committee of ordained ministry while at Lisbon UMC. She served the local community as a chaplain for the Howard County Fire Department and was a member of the county Crisis Intervention Stress Management team. She now volunteers as an Anne Arundel county police chaplain. Pastor Lisa was recognized by the readers of the Howard Magazine in their “Best of Howard” poll as clergyperson in 2010 while serving at Lisbon UMC.

Pastor Lisa’s favorite scripture is the Easter story as told in John’s Gospel, chapter 20. Her favorite hymns and praise songs are "It is Well with My Soul," "The Summons," "Days of Elijah," and "Better is One Day."  

Favorite Quotations:  
“Everything is possible for one who believes. Still more for one who hopes, even more for one who loves.”  - Brother Lawrence

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”  - Saint Augustine

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

“Do all the good you can, 
  By all the means you can,
  In all the ways you can,
  In all the places you can,
  At all the times you can,
  To all the people you can,
  As long as ever you can.” 
             - John Wesley