December 1999 Pastor Karen came under the covering of Bishop T. D. Jakes in preparation for opening the church doors in April of 2000.
STCF OpensApril 9, 2000
On April 9, 2000, under her leadership, Set the Captives Free Outreach Center (STCF) opened at the Comfort Inn, in Woodlawn, Maryland. The church opened with five adult members and seven children. It continues to grow rapidly to this day.
Our 1st BuildingAugust 8, 2000
Our 1st Building
On August 8, 2000, God blessed STCF with a 3,000 square foot fully equipped facility at 9816 Liberty Road, Randallstown, Maryland. The Lord continued to show favor. Attendance was steadily increasing, the word was alive, lives were being changed, and marriages were being restored. This resulted in the need for multiple services. Even with the new worship schedule of an 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. there was no more room to seat the members, regular attendees and visitors
Liberty Broadcast AirsJanuary, 2001
Liberty Broadcast Airs
In January, 2001, LIBERTY was launched. LIBERTY is STCF’s television outreach aired every Sunday at 8:30am on the WNUV channel 54 in the Baltimore-Washington, Delaware and Pennsylvania markets God continued to show favor, increasing weekly viewer-ship from just a few thousand to over 15, 000 . Pastor Karen was the first woman pastor asked to preach on the local television program “Grace & Glory” which airs on the ABC affiliate in Maryland
Our 2nd Building- Windsor BlvdNovember 2002
Our 2nd Building- Windsor Blvd
In November of 2002, Pastor Karen stepped out on faith again as God blessed STCF with a 33,000 sq. ft. facility, located in Woodlawn, Maryland. The building had been a clothing warehouse and was but a shell. With God’s favor and the faithfulness of the STCF church family fulfilling their pledges, part of the building was quickly converted into a 1,000 seat sanctuary.
We Purchase Windsor BlvdAugust 2005
We Purchase Windsor Blvd
In August 2005, after renting with the option to buy, STCF purchased the facility. At that time renovation completion began. It was an exciting time as the church family witnessed weekly changes to the former warehouse!
Renovations CompleteApril 2006
In April 2006, STCF completed the renovation of 7111 Windsor Boulevard. The 33,000 square foot building now contains a 1,000 seat sanctuary with state of the art screens and technology, offices, multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, the church bookstore, the nursery, a baptismal chapel, The Mays-Woodson Christian Academy educational wing complete with brand new child accessible bathrooms, a state of the art television studio and a state of the art recording studio built by a
1st Back To School JamAugust 2007
1st Back To School Jam
In August 2007, as a LITE Class project, the church held its first Back to School Jam in conjunction with FEED THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL. Mayor Dixon and other city officials were in attendance. One thousand families were fed and school supplies were given to children. The One Hundred Black Men of Maryland partnered with the church for this outreach. Over the past 8 years we have fed thousands of families and supplies countless children with free school supplies.