Faith, Hope and Joy Ministries

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Contact Information

Phone: 302.465.5392

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1810 Elkton, MD 21921


Thank you for visiting our website. This ministry exists to bring faith, hope and joy through the teaching of God’s Word, prayer, fellowship and acts of service.

Our Ministry


Maria Donnelly, director of Faith, Hope and Joy ministries, is a faithful preacher of God’s word. She shapes her sermons and teachings to engage you, and makes the Word of God come alive in a practical yet theologically excellent way.


As an experienced teacher, Maria leads excellent interactive workshops and Bible studies and will support your growth in the faith and understanding of the Word of God. She has taught in schools, youth groups, churches and conferences.


Faith, Hope, and Joy ministries is now reaching out into the community. We are planning an after school homework help and tutoring center absolutely free to the community. This October also begins weekly ministry to senior adult residents at a local home facility.

Who is Maria Donnelly?

Maria has been married to her faithful husband, Tom, for 27 years and counting. They have a beautiful faith-filled family with 4 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and 2 grandsons.

Maria grew up in the inner city where she fiirst learned how to live in challenging circumstances. Through her experiences and through God’s Word and the Holy Spirit of God, Maria will encourage you to survive and thrive. Maria has experience as a educator, pastor, and parent and currently resides in Fair Hill, Maryland.

  • Assembly of God Ordained Minister
  • Wife of 27 years
  • Mother of 4 Sons
  • Philadelphia Native
  • Christian Leader
  • Elementary/Middle/High School Teacher
  • Assistant and Student Ministries Pastor
  • Prayer Warrior
  • Gifted and Interactive Speaker
  • Anointed
  • Women’s Leader
  • Certified Symbis Counselor
  • Masters CrossFit Athlete
  • Bachelors in Biology Temple University
  • Masters in Instruction Drexel University
  • Current Doctoral/EdD student in Christian Leadership and Ministry @ Liberty University
  • Ordination Studies in the Potomac School of Ministry


Faith Building


Ministry Focus

Healing Prayer

Maria believes in the healing power of God for everyone, and will encourage you to trust God for a healing in your life. Healing is for you. Healing is for today.

Healing for sickness, mental illness, shame, brokenness

Empowering the Family

The Word of God, the Bible, has been given to us to make our lives wonderful. It is the goal of this ministry to bring the Bible to everyday life. That is, we want everyone to know how wonderful the Word of God is! It teaches us to love God, love our neighbor and how to be blessed and prosper. It gives us wisdom! The Bible is meant to be a part of every family.

Maria and Tom, May 2021
The Donnelly Family

Addressing the current culture with the truth of the Word of God to…

Men and Women Congregations

Here Pastor Maria was preaching at an outdoor graduation during the pandemic in May 2020.
Sharing a dynamic and fun word to a local elementary school assembly

Youth & Young Adults

Teaching young adults and youth is a passion for Maria because she knows that God’s Word has the power to change lives. God’s truth will give young people what they need for a productive and joyful life. Let’s not allow the lies of the world to influnece our young people. Let us do everything we can to combat lies with the TRUTH! Our youth and young adults need the truth about sexuality, love, relationships, friendship, devotion to God and serving others.

Are you doing everything you can to share the truth with your youth and young adults?

Bringing students to the altar for group prayer to be touched by the Holy Spirit


Maria has held workshops and led Bible studies to encourage women to be all they can be in their workplace, family and wherever God calls them to be an inluence. God’s word gives women many role models to help them lead in their area of influence, Maria loves teaching how the great women of the Bible such as Mary, Ruth, Rahab, Ester, Deborah, Jael. and Lydia were each used as a mighty influence and example for God’s Kingdom.

Fellowship and Friendship

…for Spiritual Renewal, encouragement and empowerment!

Praying a Prayer of Encouragement

Jesus is your Healer

Jesus is your Provider

Jesus is your Savior

Be encouraged today! Allow the Holy Spirit to transform your faith. Run to the Lord. He will be all you need to make it through and be victorious!


Thank you for visiting our website!

Join us in sharing the Word of God and the good news found in Jesus!

Join us by praying for boldness and direction.

Please contact us by phone between 9-11am and 3:30 -7:30 pm EST or by email at

Thank you and may the Lord richly bless you.