Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood. (Courtesy Photo)

Providence Baptist Church and The Wood Family Will Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood, with Love


On what would have been his 101st birthday, the family and faithful members of Providence Baptist Church, will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood. Rev. Wood peacefully passed away May 11, 2020 and was cremated. Inurnment rites will take place at an identified place in the church Rev. Wood built in 1981, following service. He faithfully served as pastor of Providence Baptist Church for nearly 70 years. His preaching, teaching  and advocacy impacted generations and will continue to shape the lives of people locally and globally.

State Covid-19 protocol will be enforced and seating limited. Because of this, the family is encouraging persons to view the service online, so they can safely enjoy the celebration. A link to view the service will be available on the church website that morning.


Friday, June 18, 2021

Pre-Service Video Presentation: 10:00AM

Memorial Service: 11:00AM


Providence Baptist Church

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217

Those wishing to honor the memory of Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood are invited to make contributions to:

The Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood and Mrs. Bessie Hazel Wood Educational Grant
Checks may be made payable to Providence Baptist Church – Memo:  Education Grant


The Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood and Mrs. Bessie Hazel Wood Endowed Scholarship
Lancaster Theological Seminary – Attention: Development
In Memory of Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood
555 W. James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603