The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square

Pastor Anthony G. Maclin


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·        Born in Washington, DC

·        Educated in the District of Columbia public school system.

·        Received Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Divinity, both from Howard University.

·        Received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Richmond Virginia Seminary in Richmond, VA.


·        Became Pastor of The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square (formerly Glendale Baptist Church) in July 1986.

·        Led The Sanctuary from a membership of 192 active members to its current membership of more than 3,000.

·        Developed and currently leads nearly 75 active ministries.

·        Birthed the Multicultural Worship Center (MWC) in 2000. In January 2005, MWC was officially planted as a separate congregation.

·        Directed the purchase, lease, and renovation of more than $24,000,000 in properties for church use.


·        Purchased the Hampton Mall Complex, now called Kingdom Square, in 2004.  The Mall has a Bible Babies Child Development Center, which houses 100 plus children; Fitness 4 Less; Enterprise Car Rental; Center; Global Vision Foundation; Dental Office; Beauty 4 You; Family Dollar Store; IHOP; Dunkin Donuts and the Long John Silver restaurant.

·        The Central Gateway Community Development Corporation, which is The Sanctuary’s Community Development Corporation, received a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) award in the amount of $16,100,000.00 towards the planning and development of Kingdom Square.  This marks the first time in Prince George’s County history that an African-American community group has been awarded this kind of funding.

·        Pastor Maclin is one of the contributing authors to “Doing Church” compiled by Dr. William D. Whatley.

·        Pastor Maclin and The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square are featured in the September/October 2011 issue of Gospel Today Magazine.  The magazine lists Pastor Maclin as a “Pastorpreneur.”

·        Pastor Maclin serves on the Executive Council of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors, where he is the 1st Assistant to Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr., Presiding Prelate.

·        Pastor Maclin serves as President of the Collective Empowerment Group of Prince George’s County and Vicinity.

·        Pastor Maclin is a member of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention.

·        Pastor Maclin is a member of the Hampton Ministers Conference.

·        Pastor Maclin was recognized by the 100 Black Men of Washington, DC in April 2010 for Outstanding Leadership in Community Development.


·        Pastor Maclin and The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square were featured in the May 2006 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine.

·        Pastor Maclin and The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square were featured in the September/October 2006 issue of Gospel Today Magazine.  The magazine lists Pastor Maclin as one of “The 10 World-Class Pacesetting Pastors.


·        Married to Minister Peggy D. Maclin who shares in the work of ministry at The Sanctuary.

·        Have two wonderful children, Krystle, a graduate of Hampton University, and Brandon, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

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