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.


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.


Be the first to reserve the 2014 Return to Second Historical Calendar presented by the Pastor's Aid Club that will capture key events surrounding the 5 year experience and return celebration of Second Baptist Church. This historical calendar is a must have for your Second Baptist Church Souvenir Collection for a contribution of $15. See Deacon Lena Bradley, Judge Mary Terrell or an usher for more information or a reservation form today. God Bless.


Join us as we watch the Bible come to Life. Moses! Travel with Second Baptist Church and the Episcopal Church of our Saviour to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA on Friday, June 20, 2014. Buses will depart prompt at 10:00 am from the Church of Our Saviour, 1616 Irving Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018. On-street parking available. Return time is 10:00 p.m. Reserve Your Seat Now!! Seats are Limited!! Adults $130, Teens $100 and Children $70. Cost includes deluxe motor coach, smorgasbord lunch and show. Minimum, non-refundable deposit of $44 due by February 16. Remaining balance due by April 15, 2014. Make all checks or money orders to Second Baptist Church, and mail your ticket request with payment to: Lena Bradley, 3845 Suitland Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020. For more information contact Lena Bradley at 202-366-7940, 201-581-6007 or or call Geraldine Sumpter at 301-499-1115.


Please turn your share orders no later than Sunday, March 9, 2014.Orders will be distributed on Friday, March 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in Holloman Hall.

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 Bible Study at 6:00 P.M.  Contact the church office for location details.


Join us for afternoon Bible Study 101 at 12:00 P.M. Contact the church office for location details.

SBC Newsletters etc.



Preaching Notes


During this quarter, our preaching focus will be on the Book of Deuteronomy.

It is the fifth and final Book of the Law of Moses, also known as the Torah or Pentateuch. The Law of Moses includes the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Torah is followed by the Book of Joshua.

Weekly Bible Reading


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

Psalm 33:4

Deuteronomy Chapter  30

Read the following verses

  • Monday vs. 7
  • Tuesday vs. 8
  • Wednesday vs. 9
  • Thursday vs. 10
  • Friday vs. 11
  • Saturday vs. 12