Rev. Dr. Bowyer G. Freeman, Senior Pastor of the New St. Mark Baptist Church

The Board and Staff of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum extend our deepest condolences to our executive director Terri Lee Freeman at the passing of her husband, Rev. Dr. Bowyer G. Freeman, Senior Pastor of the New St. Mark Baptist Church. A dedicated and ardent champion for equity and justice, he was a groundbreaking leader in the State of Maryland and noted advocate for many of the same values upon which the Reginald F. Lewis Museum was founded. He was not only a respected member of the faith and civil rights communities in the Greater Baltimore region and the State, but he was also a loving husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Freeman Family.

At the family request, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Associated Black Charities, an organization for which Rev. Dr. Freeman formerly served as board chair. Click here to make your donation today.

As Terri navigates this time of bereavement, we believe the best way to support her is to carry forward with meeting the mission of the Lewis Museum, one which has been close to the hearts of the Freemans who were among the first supporters of the Museum in 2005. During her absence, the leadership team she has worked tirelessly to assemble will execute her vision, presenting programming and exhibitions which celebrate the lives and contributions of African American Marylanders to the state’s rich history and culture.

W. Drew Hawkins
Chair, Board of Directors
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum