President: Bro. Leon Turner
Vice-President: Sis. Lillian Dillard
Secretary: Sis. Ruth Royster
Assistant Secretary: Sis. Rosalyn Watson
Chaplin: Deacon Carl Linton
Mission: The ministry is established to educate, enlighten, and promote church and community cancer awareness and prevention through proactive education methods. The program is also designed for informational purposes, assistance for those with concerns, testimonials, and to provide church support for members and families who have been diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors. The ministry has been established in the memory of the beloved Reverend John H. Parker, who died 
from cancer on February 12, 2012.

Purpose: Develop and implement education and support strategies.  The volunteers are not “medical professionals” and are not affiliated with any medical entities; however, we will solicit medical professionals and other speakers to share information with the church members and community on the various types of cancers and related details.  Personal information and medical histories will be kept in strict confidence. Our primary goal is to raise church and community awareness about cancer, 
treatment and prevention.  

Monthly Meeting Date: every fourth Saturday from Noon – 2 p.m.

Major planned spiritual events for the spiritual growth and edification of the body of Christ at Central Baptist Church of Camp Springs, MD:

  1. Church “Cancer Awareness Day”
  2. Updated Information/Handouts and Available Resources/Organizations      
Did you know that one of the more common cancers that affect men is prostate cancer?  Prostate cancer is a disease that occurs when malignant (cancer) cells grow in the tissues of the prostate.  Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer that causes death in men after lung cancer.  It is a deadly disease that affects African-American men more than any other race. 
To date, there are 1.8 million men in the United States that are cancer survivors and the National Cancer Institute estimates that 2,617,682 men live with prostate cancer in the United States. 
Did you know that the most common type of breast cancer is Ductal Carcinoma which begins in the lining of the milk ducts (thin tubes that carry milk from the lobules of the breast to the nipples)?  Another type of breast cancer is Lobular Carcinoma which begins in the lobules (milk glands) of the breasts.  Also, inflammatory breast cancer is an uncommon type of cancer in which the breasts become red, swollen, and warm.  The most invasive type of breast cancer is that which has spread from the breast ducts or lobules to surrounding normal tissue. Importantly, breast cancer can occur in both women and men, although male breast cancer is rare.  Most people are also unaware that there is a correlation between prostate cancer cells and breast cancer cells. In 2013, there were 232,340 new cases of female breast cancer and 2,240 men were diagnosed with the disease in the United States. 
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For more information about the Reverend John H. Parker Cancer Awareness Ministry or about cancer, please contact one of the following people: 

Bro. Leon Turner, President                                                        
(301) 335-0152
Sis. Lillian Dillard, Vice-President
(843) 697-6986
Deacon Carl Linton, Chaplin
(703) 209-9676
Sis. Ruth Royster, Secretary
(301) 580-1894
Sis. Rosalyn Watson, Asst. Secretary
(301) 704-3233

You can also contact Central Baptist Church of Camp Springs at (301) 899-3800 during office hours; website: or