About Us

Mr. Hines is a licensed Architect by profession and retired from the federal government January 2014. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the REDEEM Community Development Corporation, a 501 C3 nonprofit organization, at the First Baptist Church of Deanwood.

In 2010, Mr. Hines launched Pride’s Joy Garden on newly acquired vacant properties totally half-acre to grow vegetables to supplement the food distribution at its Community Outreach Center. He is the current coordinator for the garden, in which we produced nearly 1000 pounds of produce this year.


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The R.E.D.E.E.M. CDC

In April 2000, The R.E.D.E.E.M. Community Development Corporation of the First Baptist Church of Deanwood was incorporated by the District of Columbia. R.E.D.E.E.M. - Revitalizing, Energizing, Deanwood’s Economic Empowerment Mission.

Our Objectives: To improve operations at the Outreach Center and Pride’s Joy Garden;
Market The REDEEM CDC as an effective service provider; and conduct fund raising campaigns to further its mission.

Our Partners

  1. Sanctuary at Kingdom Square Church
  2. Dreaming Out Loud
  3. Compost Cab
  4. DC Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  5. DC Dept of Public Works
  6. Capital Area Food Bank
  7. Annie Ace Hardware
  8. Lowe's Home Improvement

REDEEM Board Members

Gerald W. Hines, AIA, Chair
Rolda Nedd, Vice Chair
Patricia Joyner, Secretary
Cynthia Thomas, Treasurer
Richard Hines, Jr.
Sharon Redfearn
Gwen Rowe Kelly
Toya Carmichael