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Reverend Belva Y. Boone
St. John's MCC
Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Reverend Belva Y. Boone was born in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up in "the peanut capital of the world," Suffolk, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate studies in History/Social Science Education and graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Hampton Institute in 1984. For nine (9) years, she was employed as a Teacher and Student Activities Cordinator with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. In 1993, Reverend Boone moved to Northern Virginia and entered Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., to begin formal study for the professional ministry. Reverend Boone graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Wesley Seminary in 1996 with an emphasis in preaching and worship.

A member of the UFMCC since 1983, she has held active memberships in New Life MCC of Tidewater (now Hampton Roads) in Norfolk, Virginia, MCC of Northern Virginia (NOVA) in Oakton/Fairfax, MCC-Washington in Washington, D.C. and St. John's MCC in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has served in several District and Fellowship ministries through the years, including fifteen (15) years on the Mid-Atlantic District Committee where she also served as the District Clerk. In1997, Reverend Boone was called to serve as the Assistant Pastor for Education and Training at MCC-Washington, a position she held until 2000. Following her time of service at MCC Washington, Reverend Boone was a much sought after guest preacher, teacher and workshop leader both in and outside of the UFMCC. In July of 2001, with 98% of the votes cast, Reverend Boone was called to serve as the fourth (4th) Pastor (second [2nd] African-American and first [1st] African-American female) of St. John's MCC in Raleigh, North Carolina.

From the Desk of the Pastor...
The Reverend Belva Y. Boone

St. John’s MCC is a diverse Christian community of members, regular attenders and friends, from all walks of life, who are devoted to being and becoming Disciples of and for Jesus Christ, in the church, in our community and in the world!

As Disciples and followers of Jesus Christ, we at St. John’s believe that the core of our mission and ministry as a church is in The Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Creator, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28: 19-20). Simply put, we affirm and believe that God has called us to a four-prong ministry; namely, to “find them, bring them in, grow them up and send them out” in Jesus’ name. How blessed we are to have you take a glimpse of who we are, for you are God’s reminder to us of the ministry God has called us to fulfilled.

If this is your first time visiting our site, please know that you are invited and encouraged to join us for either our Joyful Morning Worship Service or our Evening of Praise and Worship Service. We are here for you and are likewise eager and excited to meet you. At anytime, know that you are always welcome!

On behalf of the members of St. John’s MCC, it is our desire to serve and be of service to God by ministering to and with you. My prayer is that, in every way, you will be open to and allow the Word of God to speak to your heart, and that the warmth, welcome and atmosphere of love and care that you encounter through this community of faith will renew and refresh your spirit as we seek to serve and worship God “in spirit and in truth.”

We welcome you again to our website and pray that as you move through this site that God, through the Holy Spirit, will move, inspire and excite you!

Wishing You God’s Peace and Abundant Blessings,
Pastor Belva



St. John's Metropolitan Community Church
Reverend Belva Boone - Pastor
805 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
919 834-2611 Fax 834-2036



The Voices of St. John's MCC were named The Best (and most diverse) Gospel Choir in the Triangle by The Independent Weekly in May of 1997.

Their debut recording "Anywhere with Jesus" was nominated for a GLAMA (Gay/Lesbian American Music Award) in the Contemporary Spiritual Category.


Total Praise

Anywhere With Jesus

Hym of Praise / Give Glory to God

There Is No Failure in God

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