Rev. Dr. Stacey Cole Wilson, pastor, teacher, mother, wife, youth-advocate, and award winning author, is the Lead Pastor of Good Hope Union United Methodist Church located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Before coming to Good Hope Union, Rev. Wilson served as the Lead Pastor of Mount Winans United Methodist Church in Baltimore and as the Associate Pastor of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church in Linthicum, Maryland.
She has received national acclaim as a lectionary writer for the Board of Global Ministries and for her prayer and litanies published in the award winning Africana Worship Book. Moreover, she is the Founder of the Dare to Dream Project Baltimore, a Board Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Baltimore Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church and she currently serves as the Provisional Member Registrar for the Board.
Pastor Stacey earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Morgan State University and worked professionally as a Senior Analytical Chemist specializing in Petroleum and Materials Characterization via Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). She has earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Collaborative Community-Church Partnerships. She is a distinguished Lewis Fellow, Transition in Ministry (TiM) Excellence Fellow, and one of fifty students selected nationwide to participate in the Joe Engle Institute of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary in NJ. She is the proud daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cole, the sister of two, the auntie of six nephews, the wife of International Music Producer and Pastor Wayne Wilson, and the mother of two great joys in her life, Ava and Christian Wilson. Furthermore, she is your sister in Christ who is here to celebrate the goodness of God with you and to witness of God wonders at work even now!
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
God does not faint or grow weary;
God's understanding is unsearchable.
29 God gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:28-31,NRSV