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Bishop Marc D. Talbert, Ph.D.
Presiding Prelate


As a 21st-century leader and visionary, Bishop Marc D. Talbert embodies the essence of influential and charismatic teaching, preaching, and education, igniting a profound passion for transforming lives through the power of God's Word. Despite facing challenges throughout his journey, these experiences have served as stepping stones, fortifying his spirit and fueling an unwavering quest to delve into the heart of God through fervent prayer and intentional worship.


A distinguished alumnus of Frostburg State University, Bishop Talbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance, laying the foundation for his keen understanding of the intricacies of the corporate world. His desire for theological scholarship led him to National Bible College and Seminary, where he attained a Master of Theological Studies degree. Furthering his pursuit of wisdom and expertise, he earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership from the esteemed Lancaster Bible College.


With a rich heritage of service in the Church, Bishop Talbert currently stands as the Senior Pastor of The Life Church, a progressive congregation in the Washington, DC area. He is spiritually connected with Mount Calvary Holy Church of America. 


In July of 2023, Bishop Marc D. Talbert was appointed and consecrated Presiding Prelate of Mount Calvary Holy Church Incorporated, where he also serves as the Jurisdictional Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic District, encompassing Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Bishop has also served MCHCA as Bishop of Education, where he shouldered the responsibility of fostering growth and learning opportunities for a diverse audience of leaders and laypersons. Additionally, Bishop Talbert extends his expertise as an esteemed adjunct professor, subject matter expert, and doctoral advisor at Lancaster Bible College, imparting his wisdom in organizational leadership and religious disciplines.


Bishop Talbert rejoices in the blessed companionship of his lovely wife, First Lady LaShanda Talbert, and their four beautiful children: Marc Jr., now resting in eternal glory, Ragan, Mikalah, and Joshua.


An unwavering belief anchors Bishop Talbert's spirit and reaffirms a steadfast confidence in the transformative power of God: It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is the faithfulness of our Lord!   


Meet The Executive Board

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Bishop Marc D. Talbert, Ph.D.

Presiding Bishop

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Bishop Daniel B. Bland

General Secretary

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Overseer Derrick McQueen

General Treasurer

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Bishop Haywood Parker, Ed.D.

First Vice-Presiding Bishop

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Bishop Sherman W. Scott, D.Min.

Growth & Development

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Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., D.Min.

Presiding Bishop Emeritus (Advisor)

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Bishop Terence M. Sykes

Second Vice-Presiding Bishop

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Bishop Kelson Miller 

International Affairs

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Bishop Harvey Rice

Bishop Emeritus (Advisor)

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