Rev. Marsha Scipio


Rev. Marsha Scipio is the new Associate General Secretary for Missional Initiatives and Partnerships at American Baptist Churches USA.  Rev. Marsha joined the Office of the General Secretary after serving as the Executive Director of the Berean Community & Family Life Center, the non-profit agency of the historic Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. Rev. Marsha has a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice, having spent twenty-plus years in non-profit management and youth development. As the Executive Director of the Berean Community & Family Life Center, Rev. Marsha oversaw the completion of an affordable housing complex and the new Family Life Center, managed diverse health and wellness programs, community-wide health fairs, and youth development programs. Rev. Marsha has also served as the Site Director of Legal Outreach, Brooklyn, a non-profit law-related education program; where she expanded the program through cultivating partnerships with members of the legal, educational, and social service community.


Rev. Marsha serves as the Youth Pastor and an Associate Minister at Berean Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr.  She is the Founder and Convener of Women Who Minister – a conference to empower and equip women to serve in ministry in the pulpit and the marketplace. Rev. Marsha also serves on the Board of American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan, NY.


Rev. Marsha earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an alumna of Georgetown University Law Center (JD), New York University (MA in Psychology), and Yale University (BA in Psychology & African-American Studies). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and eating good food! Quoting her favorite poet, Maya Angelou, she says, “I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now!” Gratefully adding, “God’s got this!”