Pastor David and Co-Pastor Hope Porter


Pastor & Co-Pastor

The Excel Church

Pastor David A. Porter, Sr. is the founder and Senior Pastor of Excel Church. He is an anointed teacher and preacher of the gospel. Since May of 1989, Pastor Porter has been happily married to Co-Pastor Hope Porter. God has blessed them with five children: David Jr., Nathan, Sarah, Priscilla, and Faith. Professionally, Pastor Porter has worked as an executive in the health care industry for the past 20 years. He is also an entrepreneur. In 2003, he co-founded (with his wife) Staffing Etc. a thriving health care staffing firm that services clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. Pastor David also owns a real estate investment firm, Armari Holdings and has significant investments and ownership in other companies such as the technology start – up Jourve, a travel mobile concierge app and Porter Parking Solutions operating as BWI Speedy Park.

Hope McKinley Porter currently serves as Pastor and founder of Excel Church of Bowie, Maryland. The ministry was founded along with her husband in 2011. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Pastor David Porter since May of 1989. They co-wrote the book, “I do now what.” A native of New York, Hope was raised in Baltimore and educated in Baltimore City Public Schools. She later attended Howard University majoring in Nursing and the University Of Maryland School Of Law. She is a Registered Nurse in several states and a member of the Maryland Bar. Her professional career includes work as a Psychiatric Nurse and Attorney.

Hope has ministered to youth, women and married couples. She has been blessed and is gifted in many areas of ministry. Having worked in God’s service as a licensed Evangelist, New Members leader, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Trustee Board Chairperson, God has ordered her steps and given her many opportunities to participate in and see the hand of God work and move for His people. This experience has enabled her to expedite the ministry of God with confidence and effectiveness. Hope is an anointed and gifted preacher. It has been said that her “down to earth and in your face” style of preaching makes her an effective messenger. This ability to connect with her audience allows for purposeful ministry.

Kristus Ratliff