Pastoral  Staff

Kenneth Chism

Lead Pastor

Ken Chism is an entrepreneur, songwriter, recording artist, mentor and friend who works hard, plays hard and enjoys every moment of his life. As founder and lead pastor, he has helped grow Restoration House into a safe haven that ushers people into the power and presence of God and reveals His original intent for their lives.

Ken’s ministry can be described in three words; change, community and charity. He believes the gospel can change an individual to impact their community to serve God’s people through charity. The mantra that governs his life is: “Be the Church every day and everywhere"!

Amidst his accolades and accomplishments, he finds the utmost fulfillment and joy in knowing Christ and to make Him known. Ken resides in the Capital of Maryland; Annapolis, and enjoys cooking, boating, traveling and taking care of his Yorkie; Lincoln.

Imhotep Newsome

Assistant Pastor

Imhotep Newsome serves as the Assistant Pastor of Restoration House. Born abroad and raised in New York, Imhotep cherishes doing life with family and friends. The book of Acts guides his ministry and informs his passion for sharing the gospel with others. Imhotep is currently pursuing his MDiv from Howard Divinity School, Washington, D.C. He is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they reside in Gaithersburg, Maryland.