Frequently Asked Questions

How old is the church?

Second Missionary Baptist was established in 1866.

How long have you had your current pastor?

Dr. Ernest L. Reid, Jr. was called to Second Missionary Baptist Church in June, 2015.

Where are you located?

2305 East Third Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37404 | Click Here for Driving Directions

What time are your church worship services?

Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Radio Broadcast 3:00 pm (WNOO 107.3 FM and 1260 AM (

Do you have Mid-Week Services?

Wednesday Mid-Week Services
6:00 pm. – Youth Bible Study via zoom
6:30 pm. – Adult Bible Study – in-person or online (SMBC website or Facebook)

How large is the church seating capacity?

550-600 people in the sanctuary

How many people will your banquet rooms hold?

McDaniel Strickland Multi-Purpose Room seating 275-300 people
M. H. Ribbins Fellowship seating 75-80 people

Is the facility available for public meetings?

Yes, call the church office at 423-624-9097

What type of mission services do you offer?

Food voucher, partial assistance with utilities and rent.

Do you have a Nursery?

We have a nursery available during the regular 10:45 am church service and on special occasions as needed.

Do you have Vacation Bible School?

Yes, 1 week a year in the summer.

What to Expect when you attend for the 1st Time?

Want a glimpse of what to expect when you visit at Second? In the midst of encountering an impassioned worship experience, strong biblical teachings, and a welcoming church family – here are some other questions you may have upon your first visit to Second Missionary Baptist Church.

What will I learn at Second?

Here at Second you will learn the unspeakable joy that is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At Second we preach Jesus, and Jesus alone. From clear biblical teachings, empowering worship experiences, and engaging ministry opportunities you’ll develop a healthy faith-walk with Christ, and an understanding of your role in the Body of Christ.

What do I wear at Second?

Comfort levels are different for everyone. Our church family is comprised of a myriad of persons from different backgrounds and thus you’ll see formal suits, dresses, casual suits, relaxed dress, jeans, shorts and the like. While we encourage persons to be comfortable in their dress, here at Second we also ask persons to remember that we’re in the House of the Lord. So what are you waiting for? Get dressed and come join us for worship!

What type of music will I hear at Second?

We are a church that loves to praise and worship, therefore we celebrate with both contemporary and traditional genres of Christian music inclusive of gospel, hymns, anthems, and contemporary.