About Us

The mission of Church of the Redeemer is to communicate the wonderful news of Jesus Christ. We believe in the practical application and power of God's Word to change lives. Simply put, we want to help people "connect, grow and sow"—connect with God and His church, grow into fruitful, faithful followers of Jesus, and sow back into His Kingdom. If you are looking for a church home, come worship with us at Church of the Redeemer!




Dale O'Shields and his wife Terry O'Shields are the founding and senior pastors of Church of the Redeemer, a multi-cultural and multi-generational church that operates five campuses in Maryland, just north of the Greater Washington DC area.

Pastor Dale is known for his relevant, practical teaching style, and his messages are regularly broadcasted on radio and television. He is also the author of several books, devotionals, and group study guides. Passionate about leadership development and church growth, Pastor Dale frequently speaks at conferences and is a key founder of the United Pastors Network. He has been involved in pastoral ministry since 1978, previously serving as an adjunct instructor at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Terry is wife to Dale O’Shields and has served alongside her husband in ministry since they founded COR in 1986. She is a part of the day-to-day oversight of the church and helps direct the vibrant HER Women’s Ministry by sharing her God-given wisdom and experience with women of all ages. Terry’s friendly personality, passionate love for God, and genuine care for people has graciously made her a role model, encouragement, and inspiration in the church.

Pastor Dale and Terry have two married daughters and seven grandchildren.



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