Minister Anthony L. Minter first attended the First Rock Baptist Church at the age of nine. At the age of twelve, he received Jesus Christ into his life. He was baptized by the founding pastor of First Rock, the late Reverend Joseph W. King, Sr.
Since joining the church Minister Minter has been consistent in attendance and steadfast in ministry. He has served First Rock faithfully as a junior deacon, Sunday school teacher, Bible study teacher, and sang in numerous choirs. Minister Minter’s heart is to teach God’s Word and proclaim its applicability to the Christian’s everyday life. Likewise, he seeks to make known to unbelievers that Christ is the only way to eternal life.
After attending Howard University, Minister Minter was employed by Giant Food. In March of 1999, he retired with 21 years of service to become the full-time Assistant Pastor for First Rock Baptist Church.
In 1980, Minister Minter was licensed to preach the Gospel by Pastor King. In January 1999, he was ordained by First Rock’s second pastor, Minister Richard C. Corbin, Sr.. Shortly after his ordination on January 29th, the church membership overwhelmingly voted for him to serve as Assistant Pastor. On October 23, 2004, Minister Minter celebrated his installation as Pastor of First Rock Baptist Church.
Minster Minter works with a number of organizations and associations that allow him the opportunity to strengthen churches and impact communities. To include serving on the advisory board of the Keys to Canaan; as a board member of the Little Lights Urban Ministries, as co-chair of the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and as Vice Moderator of the Prince George’s Baptist Association (PGBA).
He is married to the former Wanda J. Marable and resides in Fort Washington, Maryland. From this union God has blessed them with three children, Vashti, Christina, and Anthony J., and one granddaughter, Aidyn.