Church Staff

  • Ronald E. Maxwell
    Senior Pastor

    Ronald E. Maxwell, Senior Pastor of the Affinity Missionary Baptist Church, was born in Athens Greece and acquired the majority of his early education in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is married to the former Jennifer Smith of Shaker Heights, Ohio.  They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Langston Aman and Nelson August. 


    In the coming year Pastor and Jennifer will celebrate their 30th year of marriage, their 20th year as Senior Pastor and First Lady of Affinity Missionary Baptist Church and his 40th year in ministry. 


    Under Pastor Maxwell’s leadership, Affinity has developed an extensive missions outreach within the city of Cleveland and internationally.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Baptist Association and the Board of International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches, USA.  In his spare time he enjoys reading and being outdoors — winter, spring summer or fall.

  • Stephen D. Feagin
    Assistant Pastor

    Associate Pastor Stephen Douglas Feagin, a native of Detroit, Michigan brings a wide variety of experience to Affinity.  He worked as the youth employment specialist for the Eastside YMCA in Detroit (a position created for him).  Then he became the General Manager/Vice-President of Mushin Martial Arts of Clinton Township, Michigan, a business start-up that grew to over five hundred karate students and generating 1.2 million in sales annually.  Hearing the call to ministry he would graduate from the Myers/Taylor Center for Theological studies in Cleveland, Ohio.  Licensed at Mt. Calvary Baptist in Detroit, he would later be ordained at New Calvary Baptist Church in Detroit and serve as Youth Pastor.

    As Associate Pastor, Stephen focuses on Worship, Fellowship and Stewardship.  His entrepreneurial experience helps him in working with church leadership on congregational wide events, facilities management, and marketing/communication to name just a few.   He as a deep passion for people with a concentration on training, administration and leadership; developing a large core of volunteers that assist in the management of the church. He is a student of the preached word and of the gift of preaching.


    In his free time Stephen enjoys eating, physical fitness, watching movies and spending time with wife Tammy, children: Chelsei, Tamia and Lee (Shaquanda) and grandchildren: Andrew, Sean, Maleah and Maverick.


    Favorite Scripture: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9.  Never give up on yourself, never give up on others and never give up on God.

  • Mary G. Hatten
    Associate Pastor

    Minister Mary G. Hatten serves as an Associate Minister of Discipleship, Ministry, and Missions. Her passion is to encourage and serve Gods people as well as the community at large through preaching and teaching the Word of God and through interaction. Min. Hatten has delivered the Word on Sunday morning at her church and other churches throughout the community, preached homilies at Wednesday night Prayer Service, and conducted various workshops.

    To fulfill her call to pastoral care Min. Hatten is currently enrolled in Ashland Theological Seminary's Master of Practical Theology in Black Church Study program. She has a Diploma of Theology from McCreary's Center for African American Religious Studies.

    Min. Hatten is blessed to be the mother of four adult children and three precious grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, watching movies and line dancing.

From the time of Abraham, God’s church has been led by elders, men gifted by God and called to govern his church. First Presbyterian Church, North Shore follows this same biblical model. Our local church elders (ruling elders), along with our pastors (teaching elders), form the “Session.” The pastors and elders share in the leadership of the church and the shepherding of God’s people.





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