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The Rev. Dr. Frank D. Tucker Commemoration Committee of the First Baptist Church greets you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We are extremely proud to announce that Pastor Tucker will be celebrating his retirement as the longest-serving shepherd ‒ 46 years‒ of our congregation.  He has labored as Senior Pastor of our historic church since January 1976.

The Commemoration Committee planned a series of celebrations that commenced in November 2022.  It culminates at a Black-Tie Gala on March 17, 2023.  Our theme is “Reverence, Recognition, and Reflection: A Season of Celebration Honoring The Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker.”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:7; 1 Timothy 5:17

We invite you to visit this site to explore the several ways you may participate with us.  Events are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise.


Fellowship with us during our Worship Services:


  • Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 2:00 P.M. "Psalms, Hymns, and  Spiritual Songs from the Organ Console"  

       (Guest Organists -- P. Byssainthe Jr., R. "Trey" Walton, E. P. Williams, Jr.,

       G. Mowatt and T. Gibson)

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 10:00 A.M.   –  Commemoration of Pastor’s 1st Sermon to the First Baptist Church Family

  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 2:00 P.M.  –   Service of Reverence, Recognition and Reflection



Join us for the Black-Tie Gala. The celebration will take place at Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, in Greenbelt, MD on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. (Click "GALA Tickets" for options)


Purchase ad space in our Commemorative Souvenir Journal. Whether you want to say Congratulations or Thank You in a full or half-page ad, share a favorite photo memory with our Pastor, or be a 47 -Year Supporter, your contributions and acknowledgments are welcomed. (Click "ADS" for options)


However, you choose to pay tribute to our Pastor will be greatly appreciated.


So that we may properly plan, please be mindful of our deadlines:


  • Organ Concert Patrons – October 30, 2022

  • Souvenir Journal Ad Submission – December 30, 2022

  • Gala Ticket Purchases – March 10, 2023


You are cordially invited to join us as we honor this special Man of God. We look forward to seeing you and having you join with us as we celebrate and reflect on the great things Our Lord has rendered through His willing vessel, The Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker.

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