Assistant to the Pastor

Rev. James S. Terrell

The current Assistant to the Pastor of Second Baptist Church is Reverend James Stephen Terrell. As Assistant to the Pastor, one of his major responsibilities is to provide leadership and inspire growth as he heads the Youth Ministry of the church.

Rev. James S. Terrell is the son of Rev. Dr. James E. Terrell, Pastor of Second Baptist Church of Washington D.C. and Judge Mary A. Terrell of the Superior Court of Washington D.C. Rev. Terrell received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Howard University. He received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. In May of 2006, Rev. Terrell received a Masters of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Rev. Terrell was ordained in Washington D.C. at Second Baptist Church in the month of November 2007.

Rev. Terrell also currently works for the DC Public School System as the Art and Design Teacher for Spingarn Senior High School. He teaches the fundamentals of Art and Design to students in grades 9 through 12.

Rev. Terrell is a child of God and believes that all things positive can be accomplished through Christ Jesus who comforts and strengthens us.

Previous Ministers

At Second Baptist an additional minister (Assistant Pastor, Assistant to the Pastor, or Associate Pastor) is usually chosen to support the Pastor. Second Baptist Church is proud of those who have served in the pulpit in the past. The church is grateful for their time at Second and their faithful and wonderful service.

Some of the past ministers are:

The late and beloved Reverend James Robinson, father of Deacon James Robinson

Reverend Keith Norman, who is currently Assistant Pastor at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Washington, DC

Reverend Eugene Leathers who became the Pastor of Peace Baptist Church in Baltimore and now is a Pastor in Raleigh, North Carolina

Reverend Ray E. McKissic of the Visitation Ministry of Triumphant Baptist Church in West Hyattsville, MD

Reverend Kip Bernard Banks who became the first African American Pastor of East Washington Heights Baptist Church in Washington DC

Reverend Craig Beasley who is currently the Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ladysmith, Virginia