Our Leadership and Staff

Rev. Richard Cox


Pr. Richard has been a pastor for 7 years and is always looking to encounter Jesus in new ways. He is Husband to his wife of 11 years, Anne, and father to Ellie (11), Charlotte (5), and Jude (4). Before entering the ministry full-time, Pr. Richard studied photo-journalism and still enjoys photography today. When not in the office, you might be able to find him hiking, reading, or wrangling his kids. Pr. Richard loves seafood, travel, and sitting by the Gulf of Mexico.

Gwen Neal

Office Manager

Gwen has been Ascension's  Office Manager for over 20 years . She enjoys cooking, working out at the gym , eating healthy food and singing. 

Ben Harris

Director of Music

Ben joined our Staff in May 2017.   Ben is a graduate of Penn State University and has a Masters Degree from UVa. in Management of Information Technology.  He works as an IT contractor for the Federal Government.
 Ben began his musical career 28 years ago when he began piano lessons as a child.  He has experience as an Organist and Choir Director.

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7415 Buchanan St, Landover Hills, MD 20784, USA

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