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.

Constitution


The constitution governing the operations of Citizens Church.

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 graduated with his Doctoral degree in Biblical Theology from Southern Semindary in 2021. He is the husband of Rebekah and father of Harper and Nora. Joey works full-time for Citizens Church.

Carter Martin

Carter currently serves on staff with the Baptist College Ministry at the Naval Academy while also serving as a pastor at Citizens Church. Carter trained under the leadership at Citizens Church before being voted in as pastor by the congregation in August 2022. He is currently pusuing a Masters Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the husband of Katie and father of Cam and Charlotte.

Andrew Liounis

Andrew is a lay pastor, serving at Citizens Church while also working for NASA. Andrew also trained under the leadership at Citizens Church before being voted in as pastor by the congregation in August 2022. Andrew is the husband of Natalie and father of Zoe and Joshua.

Deacons


Ben Thompson

Worship Lead

Natalie Liounis

Women's Ministry Lead/Communications