Dr. John Lewis, Jr.
Dr. John Lewis, Jr. serves as Bishop and Senior Pastor for the membership of Second Missionary Baptist Church( SMBC) of Grandview, MO. Prior to joining SMBC, Dr. Lewis served as Overseer and Senior Pastor of Salem First Missionary Baptist Church. The Fitzgerald, Georgia based ministry is dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission through Christian Education, Empowerment, and Excellence.
In 1992, God commissioned and anointed Dr. Lewis to preach the gospel and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, in accordance to Luke 4:18-19 NKJV. Bishop Lewis, is a life learner dedicated to cultivating God's people through kingdom building attributes, such as: 5-Fold Ministry; Compassion; Mercy; and Administration.
With nearly three decades of kingdom building principles in his repertoire, Dr. Lewis has held key servant leadership roles in the following ministries and organizations: Senior Associate Pastor, Historic Springfield Baptist Church in Greensboro, Georgia; Director, SWAGG( Studying the Word & Growing in God) Youth Ministries, Greater Rocky Creek Baptist Church, Lyons, Georgia, and Thomas Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia; First Vice President , Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP; First Vice President, General Missionary Baptist Youth Convention of Georgia, Inc.; Pineland Community Service Board Chairman and Carson Middle School Council Chair of Religious Affairs, Greene County,Georgia NAACP and board member of the Amethyst project along with the Green County BOE ELOST committee, Greensboro, Georgia.
Dr. Lewis' Kingdom principles extend beyond the pulpit and into our communities through his acclaimed efforts as recipient of the Georgia Southern University's Black Image Award for Spiritual Outreach. Pastor Lewis, is the founder and current CEO of JLJ Ministries and KMP Kingdom Coaching and Branding since 1992.
Dr. Lewis is a native of Greensboro, Georgia and started his college journey at Georgia Southern University and continued to prepare for his divine assignment through Hampton University Minster's Institute; Dr. Lewis, holds a Bachelors of Theology; a Masters of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary .
Pastor Lewis is the proud father of three children, Johnny IV, Anitrea Nakiyah and Genesis Olivia.