Pastor Brenda McLean Tuggle, Ph.D

Brenda M. Tuggle, a native of Lillington, North Carolina, received her education in the Baltimore City Public School System. She attended Towson State University and received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. In 1990, she received her Master’s Degree in Reading, and is a certified Reading Specialist. She continued her education and received the Administrator I Certification from the Johns Hopkins University in 2000. In August 2006, she retired from her position as Master Teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System, after 26 years.

Rev. Brenda Tuggle has served faithfully as First Lady of the Garden of Prayer Christian Church for 31 years, and on August 3, 2014 was installed as Pastor by The Late, Apostle Melvin B. Tuggle II.

Pastor Tuggle is a psalmist, counselor, teacher, exhorter and encourager. She lives life daily to inspire and motivate women to seek Christ and to dedicate their lives to Him. She has conducted women’s conferences and developed two 6 week courses specifically for ministers’ wives, ministers’ children and female ministers entitled, “Ready or Not The Bridegroom Cometh,” and “Chosen For The Master’s Plan.” She served as a counselor to ministers’ wives in the “Moving Forth In Renewed Strength” Ministers’ Wives Conference. Pastor Tuggle is the past President of the Pastors’ Wives Ministry of the Maryland Baptist Convention. Pastor Tuggle preached her trial sermon on May 29, 2011 and was ordained on November 10, 2013. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology in June 2014 from the Eastern Theological Seminary. She received her Doctorate in Theology in March of 2016 from Family Bible University. On April 14, 2019, Pastor Brenda Tuggle was installed as the Overseer of the Gideon Covenant Churches. .

Pastor Tuggle is the wife of the late Apostle Melvin B. Tuggle II, they were happily married for 31 years. Together they were dedicated to serving the Garden of Prayer Christian Church. They are the proud parents of Tierra Tuggle. Pastor Tuggle has devoted her life to loving and caring for her husband, daughter, mother and church family. Her greatest desire is to do the will of the Master, and to live a life that will lead men and women to Christ.

Her favorite scripture is, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5, 6