"Real, Relevant and Rooted to the cause of Jesus Christ."
Reverend Ernest L. Reid, Jr., D. Min
Dr. Ernest L. Reid, Jr., is a native of Suffolk, Virginia. 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. He is the son and youngest child of Ernest L. Reid, Sr. and Annie M. Reid.
Reverend Reid accepted Christ at an early age and having been licensed and ordained at the church of his upbringing, the Little Mount Zion Baptist Church, Suffolk VA, he entered the gospel ministry at the age of 21.
Reverend Reid was educated in the Suffolk Public School System. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA where he obtained a B. A. in Economics. Pastor Reid continued his education with graduate work at The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University, earning a Master in Divinity. He is also a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary, earning a Master in Theology, with a concentration in Ethics. Pastor Reid has obtained an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree from The Samuel Dewitt School of Theology Virginia Union University. He has also done further course work at The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in its Clinical Pastoral Program.
In the course of his ministry, Dr. Reid has served on numerous boards and many organizations. Pastor Reid believes that community and civic involvement are vital in the work of “Kingdom Building.”
He previously pastored in the states of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Currently, he serves as the pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN. Pastor Reid believes Second Missionary Baptist Church is called to be “Real, Relevant and Rooted for the cause of Jesus Christ”