Zeke Wharton grew up in Silver Spring, MD. A graduate of John F. Kennedy HS and the University of Maryland College Park, he went on to earn Master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Trinity Theological Seminary. He formerly served as the administrator of Forcey Christian School and as the president of the Interfaith Community Against Domestic Violence.
Zeke has been married to Cheryl since 1995, and they have two children, Bethany and JD. They enjoy attending professional baseball games, cheering on their kids' sports team and relaxing at the beach.
Zeke and Cheryl are passionate about seeing people grow closer to God as they are inspired by His Word. Zeke has extensive experience teaching God's Word to children and adults of all ages. Cheryl works at the Applied Physics Lab and has directed a local church Mother's Day Out ministry. She also served as the student president of Cru's campus ministry before graduating from UMCP.
The family is excited about serving God together at ICC!
Not far outside the nation's capital and just minutes off the InterCounty Connector, ICC is a new church designed to inspire people to live for Jesus and make a difference in their community. The residents of our community are some of the most well-educated and professionally-minded in the country. The area is home to broad diversity. In this special area, the church can "reach the world" in its own back yard. But since the popular worldview is secular/scholastic, many people know little of life with God and need to be inspired by God's Word.
ICC exists to inspire people to become full devoted followers of Jesus who are committed to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40). In other words, we want to become a community of believers radically devoted to God, irrationally devoted to each other, and relentlessly devoted to reaching the lost in our diverse community and around the world.
Anyone in need of inspiration is welcome to join us on a Sunday morning--you don't have to dress up fancy or have it all together. Just come on out and join others at various places on their spiritual journey.