About us

In March 1836, 13 determined men and women received permission from the Territorial Legislature of Michigan to own and operate their own church. This was Detroit’s seventh major church (after St. Anne Catholic, First Presbyterian, Central Methodist, St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, First Baptist, St. Mary Catholic). This downtown Detroit church is the oldest religious institution owned by blacks in the Midwest. Second Baptist claimed a mission to free the enslaved and have them enjoy the full privileges of American citizenship.

our pastor
Rev. Lawrence W. Rodgers

Associate Minister

Rev. Dr. Louise Beamon

DEacon Leadership

    Troy Stinnett


Board of Deacons


     Vice Chair

Ronald Davis 2nd Vice Chair

Trustee Leadership

Andromedia Bowden


  Trustee Board

Louis Granberry

    Vice Chair

Second Baptist Church of Detroit

313 961-0920


441 Monroe Street

Detroit, MI 48226

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