ABOUT THE PASTOR

Advocate. Activist. Leader.

 

These are three words that come to mind when describing Rev. Ritney A. Castine.

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Rev. Ritney Castine, Pastor

Born, and raised in Louisiana, Rev. Ritney has led initiatives across the country that educated and mobilized individuals around innovative campaigns to spur positive change in their respective communities.

Rev. Ritney is a lifelong AME. He’s the son of a pastor, former 8th Episcopal District YPD President, and member of the AMEC General Board. For several years, he served as the Minister to Young Adults at Allen Chapel AME Church in Washington, DC, where he was charged with reigniting the young adult ministry and reengaging a generation in service to Christ. In October 2016, Ritney was ordained an itinerant deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was ordained an itinerant elder in October 2019. 

Professionally, he is the Principal and Chief Strategist at Imagine Greater, Inc., a newly formed consulting firm designed to assist nonprofits and other organizations to become more focused and effective agents of change.

Beyond a Bachelor’s degree, Rev. Ritney possesses a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and is currently seeking a Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Ritney was first appointed to Trinity AME by the Rt. Rev. Julius Harrison McAllister Sr. in November 2017. 

More than everything, Rev. Ritney is a firm believer in the power of God, and he gives God the glory for all he’s been fortunate enough to experience.

Matthew 5:16 - “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”