Rev. Maggie M. Howard, Pastor & Exec. Dir. Outreach Ministry
Rev. Kevin T. Sharper , District Superintendent
Bishop Dr. Adolphus Scott Jr., Presiding Prelate of the 2nd, 3rd & 5th Episcopal Districts
“God has purposed us to be a
Missions minded Church focused
On the spiritual Edification of each member and serving as a conduit
Of community empowerment Christ
Is its center, God is its keeper,
Holy Spirit is its teacher, and we
are God’s, hands and feet.”
What We Believe
We share in holding that the Bible is the primary source and norm for Christian belief. In all matters of faith and morals, the authority of the Holy Scripture stands supreme.
We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Redeemer.
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the person power and presence of God ever working in men to lift them to higher dimensions of living.
We believe in the Church as the body of Christ, the community of faith wherein the Christian life is called into being, nurtured, and shared.
We believe in life everlasting.
We believe in God, by faith, based on the written and spoken Word of God.
We believe that God is the ultimate Spirit; the Alpha and Omega; Ultimate Sovereign.
God has spoken to mankind through the Lord Jesus Christ to reveal His Character and His plan to the world. And we believe that by the power of the Holy Spirit, God's desire and plan for the world can be known thereby, we have hope.
We believe in the forgiveness of sins.
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who ore in Christ Jesus" -Romans 8:1
Reverend Maggie M. Howard
Reverend Maggie Howard
has been affiliated with
the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church, Inc. for over thirty years. Upon connecting with Stapleton U.A.M.E. Church of Staten Island, New York, she developed a desire to articulate on God’s boundaries under the phenomenal leadership of the late Reverend Dr. William H. Beasley.
On May 26, 2002 at the Second & Third Districts’ 189th Annual Conference of the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church, Reverend Howard was given the charge as Pastor of Stapleton U.A.M.E. Church, Staten Island.
Reverend Howard is the founder of the Women’s Ministry of Stapleton U.A.M.E. Church, which is entitled Women With A Purpose. This ministry focuses on the needs of women within the community and works to empower them through education, job placement, reading and writing programs, and career planning and financial planning workshops.
Reverend Howard is also a humanitarian caring for those persons less fortunate than a lot of us – giving time to teach the elderly how to read, write and to do math – up to and including the simple performance of their tax returns. Also, volunteering various tasks for the shut in and disabled persons of her community. She even makes time for the college students by teaching them the basics in tax preparation in order for it to be relayed to the elderly for their tax filing. In addition to these activities she is a volunteer counselor for Just A Friend Away, an organization for people infected with HIV/AIDS.
Reverend Howard’s education consists of a Bachelor of Finance Degree from the CUNY College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York and a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Boulden Seminary, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware. Reverend Howard has also taken continuing education classes at New York Theological Seminary, New York City, New York.