About Our Pastor
Rev. Dr. Harry L. Seawright, Pastor
Rev. Dr. Harry L. Seawright is a native of Swansea, South Carolina and Pastor of Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal
(AME) Church in Brandywine, Maryland, where he has served at(AME) Church in Brandywine, Maryland, where he has
served at Union Bethel for the past twenty-six years. Rev. Seawright was called to preach in 1977; ordained as an Itinerant
Deacon in the
Church in 1979; and as an Itinerant Elder in the
Church in 1981. Under Rev. Seawright's leadership and with God's anointing, Union Bethel has over 45 different ministries, a Greenhouse,
and is blessed to own 55 acres of land. We are also blessed to have a satellite church in
Maryland where Sunday
School, Intercessory Prayer and Bible Study are held weekly. This satellite site features a Banquet
Hall for conferences, weddings, receptions and special events. Our mission is to "Foster Intergenerational Relationships
and Strengthen Communities."
Rev. Seawright has spent the past 35 years in ministry, specializing in community leadership and development. He is a Trustee Emeritus on the Board of Trustees for
Prince George's Community College and President and CEO of HLS Consulting, Inc., a company that specializes in church construction, administration, management and finance.
Rev. Seawright is the author of More Than Bricks and Mortar: Building a Church Without Losing Your Mind, 1996. He is a contributing author in The African American Devotional Bible, Meditation on Quality Leadership, 1997. He is Treasurer for the Washington Conference and Second Episcopal District of the
Church and a member of the Collective Empowerment Group. Rev. Seawright is a member and past president of the A.M.E. Ministerial Alliance of Washington, D.C. He is the past President of Bethel House, Inc., a nonprofit outreach ministry organization. He earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from
S.C., a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Howard University School of Divinity. As a member of the graduating class of 1995, he was awarded the Doctor of Ministry "Student of the Year." In 1996, he received the Concerned Black Christian Men of Prince George's County Religious Award and in 1998 he was listed in Who's Who in the Northeast. Rev. Seawright has recently been listed in the 2005-2006 edition of the National Register of Who's Who as a leading Executives and Professional. He attended St. Antony's College, at the
England in August 2004, where his presentation on "Dynamics of the Church, Politics and Education" was well received by the Oxford Round Table of distinguished leaders from around the world.
He resides in
Maryland with his wife, the Reverend Sherita Moon Seawright and their two children; Shari Nicole and Harry Matthew and grandson, Cameron Isaiah.