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God’s call upon the life of Helen Holton was not to the traditional pastorate but an open ministry of Social Justice.  An Associate Pastor at Payne Memorial AME Church, Dr. Helen’s a sought after thought leader, speaker, coach, and consultant who operates with open, transparent, and authentic presence…unapologetically.  Rev. Holton serves as the Coordinator of the local AME churches in Baltimore City with the charge to increase community advocacy, activism, and engagement in an effort to improve the impact and relevance of the church in modern time. She is also a member of the Baltimore Annual Conference Social Action Committee.


The Hon. Rev. Dr. Helen Holton is a “jack of many trades and a master of a few.”  Credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF), backed by training as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and Certified Personal and Executive Coach (CPEC), she serves God as a vessel of love and an advocate for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. A former elected official of the Baltimore City Council for more than two decades, established her as a national thought leader with a wealth of knowledge, insight and expertise.


Passionate about engagement as an Executive and Leadership Coach, Rev. Helen partners with her clients on a journey to move them forward by helping them lean into their own internal resources and the power of the Holy Spirit to be more effective leaders. She motivates and inspires beyond change to transformation using decades of expertise in government, business, and ministry.


Dr. Holton holds a D.Min. in Church Leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary, an MA in Theology, an MA in Urban Ministry, an MBA degree, CPA license, and Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CP & PHR) certification as well. Recognized as a sustained outstanding leader by Maryland’s Daily Record publication is among her many honors.

As Founder and Chief Thought Leader of Dr. Helen Holton and Associates she provides professional services in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Training, and Speaking in an effort to be a God-centered transformative change-agent. It is how she shows up to do her part to bring the world more in line with the will of God.  


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