Posted on : Thursday May 10, 2018

Dr. Michael Trammell

COLUMBIA, Md.—The General Mission Board’s Administrative Committee of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) has named Michael Trammell as Cooperative Program Ambassador.

Trammell retired on Dec. 31, 2017, after serving as pastor of Mt. Airy Baptist Church for 26 years. He also is serving his second consecutive term as BCM/D president.

He’s served on the BCM/D General Mission Board through various terms for 14 years. He was the president of the BCM/D’s Pastor’s Conference in 1996. In addition, he was chair of the “Advancing Christ’s Kingdom,” effort under the tenure of former BCM/D Executive Director Charles Barnes.

On the national level, Trammell has served in multiple committees with the Southern Baptist Convention through the years, including ten years on the SBC Executive Committee. He’s ministered throughout the world on mission trips.

In this new role, Trammell will relate primarily to BCM/D churches on the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Delaware, visiting them on Sunday mornings and thanking them for their support of the Cooperative Program.

The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.

Trammell will bring greetings to churches on behalf of BCM/D Executive Director Kevin Smith and will highlight many of the ways the Cooperative Program is supporting ministry locally, nationally and worldwide. He also is available to preach if pastors so desire.

Ultimately, Trammell says he seeks “to strengthen those bonds that already exist between the local church and the BCM/D.” Excited about his new role, he says he believes in the power of the Cooperative Program and looks forward to championing it throughout the year.

Smith said, “When Dr. Mike Trammell announced his retirement (from Mt Airy Baptist Church), I knew, right then, I wanted him on our team. He is a Christ-follower, family man, faithful pastor and Bible preacher. His vast service in Baptist life and cooperative ministry, at the state convention level and the national level, make him an asset for our convention—a convention where he has faithfully pastored for many years. I look forward to him encouraging Maryland/Delaware Baptists, especially those on the Delmarva.”

Dr. Michael Trammell

Tim Simpson, pastor of Greenridge Baptist Church and member of the Administrative Committee, said there are few people he respected more than Trammell.

“What a blessing for our state convention and the community of Mt. Airy to have a pastor who never wavered from the Word of God and yet always found a way to be warm and gracious with people,” Simpson said. “Mike loves the Gospel and loves the local church. I am so pleased that our convention leadership has asked him to encourage pastors and churches to invest their lives and resources in the mission of Jesus!”

Randall Blackmon, another member of the BCM/D’s Administrative Committee, noted Trammell’s ministry and message “among us as a longtime Southern Baptist pastor in Maryland and Delaware is: ‘We can do much more together than by ourselves.’”

Blackmon, pastor of Faith Baptist Fellowship in Cambridge, Md., added, “Mike’s conviction suits him perfectly for the task of representing the Lord and Maryland/Deleware Baptists as our new Cooperative Program Ambassador. He loves people, pastors and churches, and the Cooperative Program that has served us well in helping us have a world-wide impact and influence for the kingdom of God. I look forward to his visit with our church to say, ‘Thank you’ for our continued support of the Cooperative Program.

To schedule a visit, contact Dr. Trammell at or (301) 712-8766.