Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in Yahweh’s law.

The Second Missionary Baptist Church (SMBC) Youth Choir

An auxiliary of the church currently designated to render music during second Sunday worship services, as well as during fifth Sunday worship services as part of the SMBC Mass Choir. Youth between the ages of 3 (if able to be separated from their parents under the supervision of the choir director) and 17 with an interest and the gift of song are encouraged to join SMBC and our Youth Choir at scheduled rehearsals on Saturdays prior to second Sundays at 12:00 noon in the church sanctuary. The SMBC Youth Choir Ministry is committed to growing our youth spiritually and musically through The Word of God, supporting our Pastor at church events, and helping to win souls to Christ through traditional and contemporary gospel music.

First Lady Monica Davis, President

The Youth Ministry 
Assist every young person build a forever faith in Jesus Christ.  Through creative activities, dance, programs and events we encourage them to use their individual talents to express and share their faith through their own words, actions and deeds.  Our ministry in collaboration with their parents and the church body, nurtures their growth as Believers.

Sister Donna Johnson, Ministry Leader

Young Adult Choir

To worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in spirit and truth through a modern, contemporary style of music. The Young Adult Choir is composed of adults between the ages of 19-60.  The Young Adult Choir is steadily seeking new members to enhance our music ministry.

Deaconess Rhonda Murphy, President

The Trustee Ministry

Focuses on the maintenance of all of SMBC’s properties, buildings, and facilities.  Budgeting, expenditures, financial income, audits, and interests are ongoing responsibilities for the Trustee Ministry.

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ”.  

Colossians 3: 23-24 KJV

Trustee Robert Smith, Chairman


The Music Ministry 

To bring together people, instruments, and songs to create a worship atmosphere through music at Second Missionary Baptist Church. We currently consist of five Choirs, which are the Senior Choir, Male Chorus, Young Adult Choir, Youth Choir, and the Mass Choir which consist of a combination of all choirs. This gathering of Christian Worshipers is devoted to Ministering through songs and teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the inherent promises associated therewith. At the sound of the melodious music, the church body becomes united and all focus turns to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Deacon Donald Biggs, Ministry Leader


Second Missionary Baptist Church Missions and Outreach

Ministry will carry on missions representing God’s Church while serving on a religious mission to spread a religious faith among unbelievers and to engage in charitable work with religious support, reaching out to the community, spiritually and physically, through scripture, prayer, teaching the Word of God, providing food and clothing to the needy, and sending missionaries out to promote Christianity in a foreign country.  Following the Great Commission as stated by Jesus, our Lord and Savior, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20, NKJV)

Reverend Ted Smith, Sr. , President


The Second Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus

A group of Christian men United together for the purpose of glorifying God through music. We believe in our choir we bring people of different backgrounds together in a unique and remarkable way, and that through music we can help heal divisions created by our past, spread the benefits and joys of choral singing throughout this church and our community. We encourage men (young and older) to come and join us on Saturday mornings on the third Saturday of each month where we are devoted to singing on the third Sunday of each month.

Brother James Waller, President
The Laymen League
Task of recruiting young men and working with them on matters concerning the church and spiritual growth. The goal is to help them grow in grace and knowledge of God’s word and of principles set forth in the bible. With this, all young men will become Kingdom Men by God’s grace and mercy.

Deacon Donald Murphy, President 

The inspirational Gospel Choir, (Seniors)

We are an active ministry group of adults who love to sing and have a desire to serve God through giving their musical abilities back to him. The Choir leads in some of the musical parts of our worship service primarily on the first Sunday of each month. They have a selection of sacred music that spans a variety of musical styles from classical to gospel to contemporary anthems and songs. Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings from 11:00-12:00 and we are always looking for people who want to join us in proclaiming the Good News and giving glory to God in the process!

Deacon Donald Biggs, President

Deaconess Ministry

Our mission is to support our Pastor in his ministry and vision for the church. To stand upright before God our Father. Through prayer, study and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we prepare ourselves spiritually to assist in the spiritual responsibilities of the church and to glorify God through our service to others under the spiritual guidance of the Pastor and the Deacons. To maintain a team relationship with the Deacon Ministry, acknowledging that we are co-laborers in implementing the functions of the church ministry, especially the ministering of the Holy Ordinances of Communion and Baptism. By doing so, we will strengthen the church and assist in advancing the kingdom of God.

I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea.

Romans 16:1

Deaconess Monica Strange, President

The Mission of the Deacon Ministry

We are to assist the Pastor in all duties of pastoral care. This includes serving, equipping, encouraging, edifying and monitoring the spiritual growth of all the members.

Deacon Darryl Strange, Chairman
The Cultural Arts Ministry
Our ministry will nurture growth, uplift the name of Jesus and connect with communities while fulfilling our goals of service through fine arts.

Trustee Joseph Lawrence


The Christian Education Ministry

At Second Missionary Baptist is focusing on the spiritual learning aspect of each member’s mind, body and soul. This ministry includes Sunday School, Mission, Vacation Bible School, New Members’ Orientation and Children’s Church. Please contact one of the persons listed below if you are interested in any phase of Christian Education.

Sister Ann Patterson, Ministry Chairperson


Audio Ministry

Enhance the worship service experience of the Second Missionary Baptist Church parishioners through sound aggressive technological advances of video graphics; to communicate Christian values through words, pictures, and sound doctrine as stated in the Holy Scriptures; and as determined by the Spiritual Leader (Pastor) of this church.

Deacon Wilford Saunders, Ministry Leader