For immediate release August 18, 2013            

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The Rev. Armon Chadell Nelson has been appointed as campus pastor of the West Baltimore United Methodist Church by resident Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Rev. Armon C. Nelson began his pastoral duties at West Baltimore July 1. The church is located at 5130 Greenwich in Baltimore, on the city’s historic “40 West” corridor.

Rev. Nelson, a native of Flint, MI later moved to Nashville, TN.  Rev. Nelson started his career in law enforcement in which he advanced through the ranks of Lieutenant.    Rev. Nelson made a life changing decision step out on faith and took an early retirement from the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department to continue his education at Wesley Seminary.

Armon Nelson is called to teach and preach a life changing Word.  He was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ in 2002.  He has developed many ministries throughout the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) under the leadership of Bishop Jerry L. Maynard, prelate of the Tennessee Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  Pastor Nelson served as an Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of Praise COGIC and a special assistant to the Bishop.  He is the founder of the Faith Clinic Outreach Ministry and Mentoring Program, helping individuals through life issues.  Armon also serves as a member of several organizations such as: NAACP Nashville, Speaking with One Voice Nashville (SOV) and Urban League of Middle Tennessee.  Pastor Nelson is an advocate for Restorative Justice and Human Rights.  His model is pursuing excellence through divine principles.  His favorite scripture is:  John 9:4 that says, “We must work the work of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work.”  (NKJV)

 Nelson is married to Evangelist LaTaska Nelson and they have three grown daughters. His educational background includes degrees in Leadership and Ministry from the Williamson Christian College and BA in Bible and Theology from the American Baptist College, Nashville TN.   Armon is currently a student of Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. 

The Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church is comprised of 694 congregations with nearly 200,000 members. It is the home of Methodism in America, with the founding of the denomination at Lovely Lane Chapel in 1784.