IMPORTANT NOTICE: Second Baptist has returned to 3rd Street

Renovations have been completed and Second Baptist has returned back to our community...Join us in our worship services!

Second Baptist Church
816 3rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 842-0233



Sunday School begins at 10 A.M.  Worship Service begins at 11 A.M.

Limited parking is available on the premises.  Neighborhood street parking is free on Sundays.

For more information call the church office at 202-842-0233.


If you are in need of transportation please contact the church office for carpooling or van transportation information.

Our Mission

The mission of Second Baptist Church is to give visible form to that faith and fellowship to which God has called His people. We shall fulfill this calling through corporate worship services, through a program of Christian Education and nurture through proclamation of the gospel by word. Our Christian education program will be accomplished through preaching, teaching, evangelizing, and missionary work.

Did You Know?


SBC featured - Historic Churches in DC

Mt. Vernon Triangle "The New Downtown"

See what Rev. James E. Terrell says about Marriage & Faith 

Second Baptist is part of the African American Heritage Trail.


The Historical Society is sponsoring a Fall Book and White Elephant Sale on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bestsellers, Fiction, Nonfiction, Cookbooks, Mysteries, novels, reference books and more. Most books $1.00 or under! Please bring any books and white elephants which you would like to donate for the sale. All proceeds from sale will support the Historical Room and Archives of Second Baptist Church.
Please bring your items you would like to contribute to Church Tuesday and Thursday until the sale.


Would you like to volunteer time in the Church office. There is something for everyone. Please call Dr. Terrell for more details.


The prayer line conference call will be held each night at 9:00 p.m. People call from DC, MD, PA, VA and NC. The conference line is 610-214-0000 and the access code is 498746#. Each Monday night will be hosted by Dea. James Shird.


If you have lost or misplaced an item while at the church, please look for the item at our Lost and Found in the Historical Room or contact the church office.

Worship Opportunities


Join us for Sunday School (adult classes and youth classes) at 10:00 A.M.

Please inform Sis. Sharon Malone, if you can volunteer as a substitute teacher for the adult, teenagers or middle school children classes.

Join us for Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 A.M.


Join us for evening Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6:00 P.M.

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Weekly Verse


Psalm 98:1

“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.”

Weekly Bible Reading


“For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.”

Psalm 33:4

Isaiah Chapter 54

Read the following verses

  • Sunday vs. 1-2
  • Monday vs. 3-4
  • Tuesday vs. 5-6
  • Wednesday vs. 7-9
  • Thursday vs. 10-11
  • Friday vs. 12-13
  • Saturday vs. 14-17