Rev. Monica Raines is a preacher, teacher, and Christian leader whose deepest desire lies in following Jesus Christ. She is passionate about authentic ministry that meets people where they are, and teaching others to live that ministry.
During her ministry, Rev. Raines was blessed to serve as an Associate Minister of New Bethel Baptist Church (2006–2012). She also served on the preaching teams at Wilson Temple United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC, and The Emory Fellowship in Washington, DC.
Rev. Raines holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary (2017) in Washington, DC. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009). On June 1, 2017, Rev. Raines was commissioned as a provisional Elder during the 233rd session of the United Methodist Church Baltimore-Washington Conference.
On July 1, 2017, Rev. Raines became the lead pastor of Christ United Methodist Church.