Our vision is a spiritually diverse community of healing that serves the world.
The Opened Box is an open and affirming spiritually diverse community. We do not seek to convert anyone, instead we seek a community that is built on authentic relationships. Our foundation is built on Christianity, but we truly believe a major path to peace in the world is interfaith community and dialogue. You do not have to believe like us to be in community with us.
The Opened Box is registered as a religious organization/church in the state of Maryland and we were awarded non-profit status in March of 2016.
Meet The Pastors
Pastor Terrell Harris
Terrell Harris is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary, an ordained minister, and the founder of The Opened Box (formerly 7MinuteMinistries). The vision was given to Terrell to create a website where all of the knowledge he gained in seminary and in study could be shared and accessible to the world at any given time.
Terrell completed his Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems in 2000 from Norfolk State University. He also received a Web Development Certification from George Washington University in 2002 and has over 14 years of professional IT (Information Technology) experience. Terrell has also served on different church’s audio visual ministry for more than 7 years where he gained video production experience. Finally, Terrell has also obtained a Social Media Management certification from Georgetown University.
With his gained knowledge, Terrell is also coaching and teaching denominations/churches, non-profits and small businesses how to fully utilize technology and social media effectively.
Pastor Brooke Harris
Brooke Harris is a Life Coach, Licensed Graduate Social Worker and graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore where she obtained a Master of Social Work. She is also a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and an ordained minister.
Brooke’s experience and academic background have led her to work in pastoral care and mental health. Populations have included persons dealing with health issues, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health illnesses, and trauma within adolescent and adult populations.
Through her education, experience and interests, she not only wants to better her community, especially the lives of women, she also seeks to bridge the gap between faith and the “real world” so that others can lead more cohesive and authentic lives.