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Pastor & Staff

Reverend Ernest L. Reid, Jr., D. Min


Dr. Ernest L. Reid, Jr is a native of Suffolk, Virginia. Educated in the Suffolk Public School System, Reverend Reid graduated from Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, where he obtained a B. A. in Economics. Rev. Reid continued his graduate education by earning a Master’s in Divinity followed by a Doctor of Ministry Degree from The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University. He also earned a Master’s in Theology, with a concentration in Ethics, from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, Rev. Reid completed The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in its Clinical Pastoral Program and The Harvard School of Business Young American Leaders Program.

Throughout the course of his ministry, Rev. Reid has demonstrated his commitment to civic responsibilities by serving on numerous boards and organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer for The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. He also serves on the Boards of Directors for the American Heart Association of Chattanooga, the Partnership Network Board of Directors for Hamilton County Schools and the Chattanooga Head Start Governing Board.

With a heart for global missions, Rev. Reid participates in ongoing missions in Kenya in East Africa. He believes that global missions, community outreach and civic involvement are vital to making the world a better place for all people. He practices community service domestically as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Rev. Reid has previously pastored in the states of Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church Incorporated, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is married to the former Ms. Sherelle Harris of Richmond, Virginia, and they are the parents of two sons, Ernest III and Noah Zachery.

Sherelle Harris Reid

First Lady

Lady Sherelle Harris Reid is a native of Richmond, Virginia and was educated in the Henrico County Public Schools. A distinguished woman in her own right, Lady Sherelle earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, she has a Master of Education from Carson-Newman University with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a certified teacher and licensed to teach History and Social Studies, grades 6-12, and Special Education, grades K-12. Currently, she serves as the Special Education Lead at East Lake Academy of Fine Arts.

Lady Sherelle accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at her home church Quioccasin Baptist Church, Richmond Virginia. Her knack for the spiritual development of youth is evident in her ministry, as well as her professional life.  She has served in various capacities within the church, working with youth, young adults, and women’s ministry. She has been active in Jack and Jill of America, Inc, as well as other social and civic organizations. Ultimately, her passion lies in the spiritual and intellectual development of young people.

She is the devoted wife of the senior pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Ernest L. Reid, Jr. In 2003, the couple wed and together they are the proud parents of two handsome boys, Ernest III and Noah Zachery. When she is not serving in ministry, Lady Sherelle spends her time actively pursuing her career and raising the couple’s two boys.

It is her prayer, that the Lord continues to use her that His Kingdom might be glorified.

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Keenen Brinson
Youth & Young Adult Pastor
Rev. Grant Harris
Rev. Ronald Harris
Rev. Frank Jones
Minister Eric Kennedy
Rev. Tommie Owten
Rev. John Perry, Jr.
Rev. Lee Stewart
Rev. Richard Ervin, D. Min.

Administrative Staff

Tiffany Allen
Administrative Assistant
Mary Quarles
Church Secretary
Moreland Wilson
Minister of Music
Cynthia Jackson
Church Clerk
Jessica Butler
Church Clerk
Marie Bowman
Church Clerk
Robert Watson & Jeffrey Holloway
Building Maintenance

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