Joey Nickerson

Citizens Church, Maryland
Lead Church Planter
Annapolis Maryland
Citizens Church
December 19

About My Family

Joey has called Annapolis home for five years now. After graduating Liberty University where he grew in his love for the Word and the local church, he was married to his wonderful wife, Rebekah. Before planting Citizens Church, he served as a staff member at the United States Naval Academy Baptist Collegiate Ministry. There he learned how to disciple and sharpened his organizational leadership.

Rebekah works as a senator's aid in downtown Annapolis and is also pursuing a law degree part time. They have made this city their home and have come to know the great spiritual need in Annapolis. They are happy to meet the need.

About My Church Plant

Citizens Church was birthed because of a deep love for the city. Eighty percent of those who live in Annapolis—that's 40,000 people—are unchurched and separated from the love of Jesus. Having been here for some time, a group of ambitious families and friends decided they would be the answer to their own prayers.

Citizens Church exists to declare and display gospel hope in the city. The values that propel forward this endeavor are cherishing the gospel, cultivating belonging and creating roots in the city. Citizens Church believes a gospel movement can occur with God's help if His people are willing to obey and be faithful to recklessly give the gospel to anyone and everyone.

NAMB Church Planting

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Support Joey Nickerson

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.


For provision through gifted and called people who have a heart for the city and for provision of a facility in which to meet for corporate worship on Sunday mornings. Also, for the city of Annapolis, that a gospel movement would occur in our time.


Pray daily for Citizens Church and the city of Annapolis. Invest as a Supporting Church. Become part of the family through building a mutual relationship.
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