top of page

Bishop Marc D. Talbert, Sr.


As a 21st-century leader and visionary, Bishop Marc D. Talbert embodies the essence of influential and charismatic teaching, preaching, and education, igniting a profound passion for transforming lives through the power of God's Word. Despite facing challenges throughout his journey, these experiences have served as stepping stones, fortifying his spirit and fueling an unwavering quest to delve into the heart of God through fervent prayer and intentional worship.


A distinguished alumnus of Frostburg State University, Bishop Talbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance, laying the foundation for his keen understanding of the intricacies of the corporate world. His desire for theological scholarship led him to National Bible College and Seminary, where he attained a Master of Theological Studies degree. Furthering his pursuit of wisdom and expertise, he earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership from the esteemed Lancaster Bible College.


With a rich heritage of service in the Church, Bishop Talbert currently stands as the Senior Pastor of The Life Church, a progressive congregation in the Washington, DC area. He is spiritually connected with Mount Calvary Holy Church of America. 


In July of 2023, Bishop Marc D. Talbert was appointed and consecrated Presiding Prelate of Mount Calvary Holy Church Incorporated, where he also serves as the Jurisdictional Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic District, encompassing Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Bishop has also served MCHCA as Bishop of Education, where he shouldered the responsibility of fostering growth and learning opportunities for a diverse audience of leaders and laypersons. Additionally, Bishop Talbert extends his expertise as an esteemed adjunct professor, subject matter expert, and doctoral advisor at Lancaster Bible College, imparting his wisdom in organizational leadership and religious disciplines.


Bishop Talbert rejoices in the blessed companionship of his lovely wife, First Lady LaShanda Talbert, and their four beautiful children: Marc Jr., now resting in eternal glory, Ragan, Mikalah, and Joshua.


An unwavering belief anchors Bishop Talbert's spirit and reaffirms a steadfast confidence in the transformative power of God: It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is the faithfulness of our Lord!   

Lady Talbert
Graphic Spiral

Lady LaShanda Talbert

Lady LaShanda Talbert is a woman who is devoted to the service of ministry and a dedicated helpmeet who serves beside her husband, Pastor Marc D. Talbert, at Word of Life Christian Center in District Heights, Maryland. Lady Shanda, as she is affectionately known, is a native Washingtonian. Together, her and Pastor Talbert, have four beautiful children, Marc Jr. (deceased), Ragan, Mikalah and Joshua. The Talbert's operating mantra is "To Live, to Love, and to Worship".


Lady Shanda's call and passion is to minister to young women who are broken, hurt, and challenged in the area of self-esteem. It is her desire to assist them with finding a place of comfort, healing, and deliverance through helping them realize their self-worth, value and their purpose in life. She is called upon by many others seeking counsel and actively mentors many young women.


Not only is she called to ministry, she's called to the marketplace as well. She is the owner of Fit4LYFE Studio, LLC located in Fort Washington, Maryland.  Every day she challenges and encourages her studio clients to "Live Your Fitness Everyday".  Lady Shanda believes that daily we should make a conscious decision to pursue a healthy lifestyle -- spiritually, mentally, and physically.


Lady Shanda stands on the notion that our journeys are directed by God when you "trust in the LORD with all your heart, lean not unto your own understanding, and acknowledge Him in all your ways", according to Proverbs 3:5-6.

bottom of page