is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Baltimore
where she obtained her elementary and secondary
education. In her early years, she was anointed
by the power of the Holy Spirit to preach the
gospel of Jesus Christ, and has been ministering
for the past 30 years throughout the United
In June of 1981, Dr. Monk graduated from Coppin
State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Management Science. In subsequent years, she
served as Senior Administrative Assistant at the
Union Baptist Harvey Johnson Head Start Center
in Baltimore, Maryland.
In May of 1985, she received
her Masters Degree from the Howard University
School of Divinity. In 1998, Dr. Monk received
her Doctoral Degree from the Howard University
School of Divinity.
Dr. Monk, from 1990-1992,
served as Special Assistant for Religious Affairs
in the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District
of Columbia during the Sharon Pratt Kelly Administration.
She also served as a member of the Interfaith
Council under Mayor Anthony A. Williams Administration.
From July 1986 to September
2005, she served as Pastor of the Douglas Memorial
United Methodist Church, Washington, DC. Endowed
with a keen sense of assertiveness and God given
ingenuity, her leadership provided the impetus
for a variety of community outreach programs.
On June 12, 2004, she
opened the New Horizon Christian Faith Outreach
Center in Mount Rainier, Maryland, a 767-seat
theater styled edifice as a venue for live Christian
services, entertainment, concerts, and educational
On September 15, 2005,
Dr. Charlene Monk became pastor and founder of
the New Horizon Christian Faith Church. It is
her sincere desire to serve God and to serve others
who are in need of natural and spiritual enrichment.
Stay tuned !! The best is yet to come!!