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?


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Second Baptist is part of the African American Heritage Trail.



In honor of Women’s History Month an “Afternoon Tea”, Sharing Consignment Secrets will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2-5 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 816 Third Street, NW. Adults $25, Children 12 and under $10.

Please see Judge Mary Terrell for more information.


Volunteers are needed. Please see Deas. Mary Terrell


*Reminders for Ministry Leaders*

Are you planning an event or activity? Make sure you complete the appropriate forms to use the facility, plan your finances, plan a trip, withdraw or deposit funds. Turn in your completed forms to Trustees Willie Dunham or Geraldine Sumpter. Make sure you turn in your forms no less than 45 days before your event. Forms are available in the church office and on the Forms section on our website.

Did you receive the Voucher Procedures Document? Ministry Leaders and/or any persons who write vouchers against a Trust Account or Church Budget line item, please review and sign the Voucher Procedures document. Turn in to Trustees Linda Powell or Rhoda Shorter as soon as possible so you can start withdrawing funds when needed from your accounts.


The book sale and white elephant sale continues. Please see Sis. Sharon Malone, if you would like to make an offer that can’t be refused. We also will accept donations. All proceeds from the Church Store will support the Historical Room and Archives of Second Baptist Church. Many thanks to our patrons.


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.


The March share order turn-in and payment must be turned in by the beginning of Church Service on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The March Share distribution will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Please see Sis. Cynthia Broadus, if you have any questions.

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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Psalm 103:2

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits”

Welcome Visitors


You are warmly welcomed to our Church. We love seeing you here. We hope that you will experience God’s love and feel His presence in worship today. You are so special to the Lord and special to us too. Please sign our guest book and plan to come again. If you are looking for a Church home, you have found one.