About Us — History & Staff
Jesus said "All authority in heaven and on earth; has been given unto me. Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
Restoration Worship Temple's Church History
In November 2008, led by the spirit of God, Pastor Angelo Ellison founded Restoration Worship Temple by having Thursday night Bible Study sessions in the basement of his home. At the time, the church had five members. A month later, we started having Sunday morning services, and the church membership increased to 15. Although we were few in number, Pastor Ellison faithfully ministered, prayed and nurtured the word of God in us believing that the church would grow.
On Resurrection Sunday Morning 2009, we moved to 6300 Addison Road, Capitol Heights, MD. While we were very excited to have a new church building, we experienced several obstacles that threatened to close the church. One day the Prince George's County Building Inspector came by the church and told Pastor Ellison that we couldn't have church at that location due to certain zoning laws and that effective immediately, we were not to hold any more services. After the inspector left, Pastor Ellison look towards heaven and said "Lord, this is YOUR problem." We prayed, fasted and believed that God would move on our behalf. Using the same PG County Building Inspector that once threatened to shut us down, God granted us favor to remain at 6300 Addison Road.
On January 21, 2010, the Lord warned Pastor Ellison that he would soon be losing his job as a GS-14—Area Property Manager for the DC Metropolitan Police Department, and when that happened, he wanted him to build his house, meaning the Lord's house. During this time, Pastor Ellison discovered 7929 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD which at the time, was a car garage. With a lot of hard work, faith and God's favor, that car garage was transformed into the place of worship we are in today.
Over the last four years we have grown. We have experienced joys, trials, successes and struggles, but through it all we continue to hold fast to Pastor Ellison's favorite scripture which is Romans 8:28—All things work together for the good of them that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.
Founder, Restoration Worship Temple
Pastor Angelo Ellison led by the spirit of God, is the founder of Restoration Worship Temple in Clinton, Maryland. Pastor E is studying for his Master's degree in pastoral counseling at the Maple Springs Baptist College & Seminary, Capitol Heights, Maryland. He has attended Harvest Christian College and Faith Bible College & Seminary. He has obtained a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies.
Pastor E was licensed to preach the gospel on October 15, 1995 and ordained by the Mt. Ennon Baptist Church on July 8, 2001, under the leadership of Pastor James H. Neal. He served as an Associate Minister at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland from 1995-2004. Pastor E also served as the Assistant Pastor of Christian Unity Baptist Church, Waldorf, Maryland from 2004-2008.
In addition to the numerous positions held in every aspect of ministry, he has demonstrated spiritual wisdom in teaching the Word of God. Pastor E is a member of the National Baptist Convention USA, National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Hampton University Minister's Conference, Missionary Baptist Minister's Conference of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity, and a member of the Urban Minister's Conference.
Pastor E's joy and inspiration is his wife of 35 years, First Lady Janice Ellison, and their four children. His pride is his granddaughters Jorrin and Tatiyamma. Pastor E's vision and theme for himself and the church is to "STAY FOCUSED on your future."
RWT Ministerial Staff
- Pastor Angelo Ellison
- Rev. Boyd Moses
- Minister William K. Dorsey
- Minister Janine Ellison
- Minister Yvonne Dorsey
- Deacon-elect Davin King & Kelvin Spinner
- First Lady & Deaconess Janice Ellison