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Rev. Maria Crompton is the first woman to serve as the Senior Pastor of Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange, NJ. She is a dynamic preacher, teacher, sought after speaker, Mentor and workshop facilitator. 

Reverend Crompton received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies and English from Drew University, the Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Certificate in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary. Rev. Crompton is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Emory University Candler School of Theology. 

Rev. Crompton is called to empower the people of God through prophetic leadership. She currently serves as the President of the East Orange Clergy Association, where she partners with church and community leaders. Rev. Crompton is a board member for Circle of Sacred Fire, a preaching intensive for women of color in ministry, and the President of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus. 


Rev. Crompton has been afforded the opportunity to serve in a variety of ministry contexts including, Bethel Baptist Church in Orange, NJ, where she was the first woman and youngest minister licensed, First Congregational Christian Church in Irvington, NJ and Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.  
Rev. Crompton holds dual ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA). When it comes to ministry, Reverend Crompton believes that like Esther, God has placed her in position for such a time as this.


Reverend Crompton is married to Andre Crompton and they have three children, Nilah Marie, Andre Joshua and Noah Alexander.

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