Welcome to Our

Brothers & Sisters in Christ

We Are...

Engaging, Impacting and Transforming

Who Is Our Pastor?

Reverend Marvin R. Wamble joined our community July 2016. Today, he leads our congregation in faithful living and community service. 


Engaging our church and community; Impacting lives by meeting the needs of those around us; Transforming our world with the love and power of Jesus Christ.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to St Matthews United Methodist Church in Shady Side, MD. We are happy that you have taken the time to explore into the ministries, programs and staff of our church, which has a 130 year history in Shady Side. We are hopeful that our excitement about what the Lord is doing here will excite you, too. And know that you are welcome to come and visit us any Sunday during our 11 a.m. worship service.  St. Matthews is wheelchair-accessible throughout and the church pews are arranged to ensure adequate space for all. 

St Matthews prides itself in being a church that reflects the Fruit of the Spirit. We are working diligently to show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. We are not perfect, but with God’s help we are getting closer every day.

So enjoy browsing our site. If you have any questions our contact information is listed. It is our prayer that we will help you Engage and Enhance your faith, Impact the lives of those in need and Transform lives so that everyone can become all God created you to be.

We hope to fellowship with you soon.

-Reverend Marvin R. Wamble


Seeing people connected to God as we exalt the Savior, evangelize the sinner and equip the saints.

St. Matthews UMC