The Reverend Dr. Linda E. Mouzon, Pastor
The Rev. Linda Ellard Mouzon was born in Washington D.C. She began her Christian training at Allen A.M.E. in southeast Washington. Most of her Christian education was provided at Brown Memorial A.M.E. Church where she was active in several ministries. She enjoys Biblical studies and began teaching Sunday school at the age of 15. After moving to the Baltimore area, Rev. Mouzon affiliated with Bethel A.M.E. Church. In 1993, she transferred her membership to Union Bethel A.M.E. Church—Randallstown. In 1995, Rev. Mouzon responded to her call to ordained ministry in the A.M.E. Church under the pastorate of the Rev. Charles T. Sembly. She was ordained a deacon in 1999 and an elder in 2001.
She received her first pastoral appointment April 28, 2012 to New Birth African Methodist Episcopal Church. Under her leadership the church moved from Rockville to Baltimore County Maryland. During the 65th session of the Washington Annual Conference, New Birth A.M.E. Church was approved for a name change to Fair Havens A.M.E. Church. On June 22, 2015, Fair Havens A.M.E. purchased a permanent home at 4416 Fairhaven Avenue, a two story 6,800 square foot building on a half-acre lot in Curtis Bay, Maryland.
Rev. Mouzon is a graduate of the D.C. public school system. Her academic achievements include a BA in psychology from Dickinson College, an MA in theology from St. Mary’s Seminary, and an MS and PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. And was awarded the Dr. Barry K. Estadt Medal for Excellence in Pastoral Counseling.
She worked at Virginia Theological Seminary as a Research Project Director where she examined which traits, mentoring relationships, and academic trainings help new pastors thrive. In her previous career with the State of Maryland where she was employed as a juvenile counselor, Director of the Baltimore City Juvenile Services Department, and Executive Director of the Social Services Administration. Rev. Mouzon is an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education Program at Lancaster/Capital Bible College.
Rev. Mouzon is married to one of the finest gentlemen that God ever created, Brother Henry F. Mouzon, Jr. Most important, Rev. Mouzon is a servant of God through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Her hope is that you “pray for her so that whenever she opens her mouth words may be given her so that she can fearlessly proclaim the mystery of the Gospel.” (Eph. 6:19).