Church Leadership


The Reverend Dr. Paul H. Saddler, Senior Pastor


The Reverend Dr. Paul H. Saddler is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and he holds standing in the order of ministry in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in the United States and Canada. Dr. Saddler is the 11th Pastor of Twelfth Street Christian Church. He is a graduate of The College of New Rochelle, New York Theological Seminary, Howard University, School of Divinity and Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the former Director of Shaw Community Ministry of the Potomac Association of the United Church of Christ. Dr. Saddler has served as interim pastor at Heritage United Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland and Amistad/St Paul United Church of Christ in Lanham, Maryland. Pastor Saddler is a resident of the District of Columbia.



Dr. Vandy L. Miller, Presiding Elder


Colonel (Retired) Vandy L. Miller, Presiding Elder of Twelfth Street Christian Church, has been a member for over 50 Years. Elder Miller is a native of Bluefield West Virginia. He begin his Federal Service in the US Army in 1954 as a Second Lieutenant and a Distinguished Military Graduate from West Virginia State College (now University), in Institute, WV. He held many positions of increase Technical and Leadership responsibilities. After retiring from the Military in 1978, he then took a job with the U S Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a Branch Chief, retiring for a second time after eighteen with the Civil Service as a Senior Executive Five.


In addition to his full time work for the Federal Government, he has held leadership position in his Church, Fraternity and several Professional Scientific Organizations. He has served with undying dedication, unrelenting commitment and fervent devotion. Elder Miller is an outstanding American, a man of God, a devoted public servant and a family man.




Church Moderator, Melva Major Meade


Moderator Meade is the granddaughter of one of the founding families of Twelfth Street Christian Church - The William C. Bowie Family. She is a life-long member of Twelfth Street Christian Church. She attended and graduated from the D.C. Public School system and her postsecondary education was attained in Massachusetts and North Carolina. She brings both her deep roots and desire to preserve our attachment to Christ by remaining true to our faith and mission. She is committed to the forward movement of the church with the divine grace and guidance of God.


Moderator Meade is the proud mother of two daughters (Kara and Lindsay) and two grandchildren (Kamryn and Elijah). 

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