Capitol building in Annapolis

Who We Are

A church is its confession and its members

We are a Southern Baptist church that aligns with the historic Reformed confessions. We planted in 2017 with a mission to declare and display gospel hope in the city of Annapolis and beyond.

Our Vision

We exist to declare and display gospel hope in Annapolis and beyond. This requires three ambitions:

Cherish The Gospel


We never graduate from the gospel; the gospel saves us from our sin and sustains us in our sojourning.

Cultivate Belonging


The church is a family, and family is where you belong. We are committed to cultivating a community of brothers and sisters who share one heavenly Father.

Create Roots


We leverage every opportunity in our spheres of influence to declare and display the gospel.

Our Doctrine

Statement of Faith


Without a system of belief, a church does not know who or what it is.

Membership Covenant


Christian growth comes through commitment and encouragement. To become a member of a church is to commit to its doctrine, its discipleship, and ultimately its people.

Leadership

Elders


Joey Nickerson

Joey served on staff with the Baptist College Ministry at the Naval Academy for several years before being commissioned with a team to plant Citizens Church. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017 and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Biblical Theology. He is the husband of Rebekah and father of Harper. Joey works full-time for Citizens Church.

Taylor Kulp

Taylor was born and raised here in Annapolis. After graduating college, he moved back to Annapolis where he sensed the call to ministry, then shortly after joined the team to help plant Citizens Church. He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Taylor works full-time for Citizens Church.

Aaron Jeffords

Aaron served in several volunteer ministry positions prior to joining the team to plant Citizens Church. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Intercultural Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. He is the husband of his wife Dawn and father of his five daughters, and works full-time as a Test Engineer.

Deacons


Ben Thompson

Music

Dawn Jeffords

Children

Andrew Liounis

Tech

Natalie Liounis

Hospitality / Women's Ministry Lead

Chris Stanton

Facilities