Pastor Gaskin works hard to make Beth Shalom a house of peace for all who worship here. Not a church of peace and quiet, but one where everyone is at peace with the Lord and with each other. Under his leadership, the church strives for PEACE through Powerful preaching, Excellent teaching, Awesome praise and worship, Creative ministries, and Engaging fellowship.
Since strong communities consists of strong families, Pastor Gaskin has directed Beth Shalom’s ministries to focus on supporting, maintaining, encouraging, and developing families in the church and the community. His sermons address today’s issues, such as family relationships, community issues, social justice, personal problems, and financial challenges
Pastor Gaskin is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. He earned his Master’s Degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and a Ph.D. in Health Economics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He is a William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor of Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a health services researcher who directs the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.
Pastor Gaskin is married to Mrs. Deneen T. Gaskin. Together they have two beautiful daughters Danielle and Deanna.