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.

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Second Baptist is part of the African American Heritage Trail.



The Second Baptist Church family welcomes Bro. Henry Bost, Sis. Christin Proctor, Bro. Kenneth Proctor and Bro. Floyd White. They received the right hand of fellowship last Sunday, December 14, 2014.


Three new courses: Transformational leadership, Equipping Men for Battle and Building Women from the Inside will be offered by the Washington Baptist Seminary School of Certification in addition to the Deacon, Deaconess and Trustee courses. Courses will start Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Each course will cost $195.00 to $255.00 for 12 weeks of training. Please register in person or online at Washington Baptist Seminary.


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 January share order turn-in and payment must be turned in by the beginning of Church Service on Sunday, January 11, 2015. The January Share distribution will be held on Friday, January 30, 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.