Our Team


Dave Huffman - Senior Pastor

Dave is grateful to be a Christ-follower in faith from an early age.  It is his delight to be married to Wanda; they have five great children.  Dave, who has a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, serves as our senior pastor where he uses his gifts in teaching, leadership and encouragement.  Despite his hobby in woodworking, he still has all of his digits.  


Ernest Sallee - Pastor of Worship and Arts

Ernest is a lover of God first, his wife and family next and the performing arts are really close runner up.  He has served as a minister of music for over 30 years in various churches throughout the Baltimore/Washington area.  This includes over 10 years at SPC.  As a native Baltimorean, he roots for the Orioles and Ravens – the ones he claims to be the winning teams in the area!


Sadiqq Abdullah - Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries

Sadiqq became a believer in Jesus Christ in 1997. Since then, he has been growing in his faith and using the gifts given to him for the work of ministry. Sadiqq is married with 5 children. He has served in various capacities at different churches and remains active in his local community. Next to spending time with his family, some of his interests include participating in sports, playing chess, and teaching.


Kathy Purves - Director of Children's Ministries

Kathy came to Christ as a child and because of this, she has a passion for leading children to Jesus.  After teaching for Charles County Public Schools, God opened the door for her to be our Director of Children’s Ministries.  Kathy’s known for her big smile and even bigger personality, since she really is an 8-year old at heart. When she is not here at SPC she can be found with a book, a brain-game or a gardening tool in her hand.


Joanna Yesse, Director of Student Ministries

Joanna accepted Christ at a young age.  She started volunteering in youth ministry while attending college where she went on to receive her master’s degree in counseling.  She has a heart for seeing teens build a foundation of faith in Christ to prepare them for their life after high school.  Joanna is married to Guy and they have three children, Alex, Christian and Carol. Originally from upstate New York, we are grateful to the Air Force for bringing the Yesse family to us here in Maryland.


Dan Smart - Office Administrator

Dan Smart submitted his life to Jesus Christ in 1998.  He came on staff in 2000 as the office administrator.  Dan’s passion is serving Christ by serving people.  He is known for his dry sense of humor, his crazy pictures on the office wall and his tell-it-like-it-is approach to life and ministry.  A little known fact?  All animals love Dan!