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The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  The Lord is my Life and My Salvation; Psalm 27:1

Pastor Michael Youngblood has been teaching and preaching the gospel from an early age, as he developed a love for the Lord and felt a call to share and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is a licensed and ordained minister. Pastor Youngblood has served congregations, as both senior pastor and an associate pastor.  He served as Pastor of First Baptist Tabernacle, and True Love Baptist Church in Sacramento, CA, and Associate Pastor and Interim Pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

He teaches Bible study, emphasizes biblical principles, and equips believers with the necessary tools to handle the practical issues of life. In a world where it seems like everything changes and turmoil and unrest are common occurrences, it is nice to know that God always remains the same. God’s promises are always fulfilled, and He will never fail. Pastor Youngblood emphasizes that faith and belief in this truth is a comfort no matter what life may bring. 

At Westover, Pastor Youngblood’s desire is to preach the message of God’s unchanging love and faithfulness and to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a passion through the Holy Spirit to lead people to know and love Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and increase their understanding of the Bible.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College in New York and he is a candidate for the Master’s Degree at John Leland Center for Theological Studies.  Pastor Youngblood had a long and successful career with the military, retiring as a Colonel in the US Army Reserve. He also has a successful career with the federal civil service.

Pastor Youngblood is married to Jacqueline Youngblood and they currently reside in Bowie, MD.

Philemon 1:3-6   Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.


Westover Baptist Church
1125 Patrick Henry Drive | Arlington VA 22205-3517
P 703.237.8292 | F 703.237.3864