Church History

Our first place of worship was a frame cottage on the southwest side of Elizabeth and High Streets here in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  As the congregation grew the church purchased a site at 216 Beakes Street and a Church building was erected. 

The church at Beakes Street was torn down in 1951 to make way for a completely new building.  We moved into the new structure in 1952 and served the congregation until 1980 when we moved to our present site, 850 Red Oak Road.

Over the years our congregation has had eighteen Pastors.  Of our last four Pastors, Reverend Charles W. Carpenter served our congregation for 35 years; Pastor Emeritus, Reverend Emmitt L. Green served 34 years; and Pastor Reverend Mark J. Lyons served 11 years.  As of 2015, Dr. Steven J. Daniels, Sr. has led our congregation.

Timeline

1929

Reverend Charles W. Carpenter

Led Second Baptist from 1929 to 1965.

1929

November 22, 1935

November 22, 1935
June 18, 1943

April 1961

April 1961

1965

Reverend Emmett L. Green

Served from 1965 to 1999

1965
June 4, 1965

June 6, 1965

1965 Program Cover

June 6, 1965

May 31, 1980

850 Red Oak construction

May 31, 1980

2002

Reverend Mark J. Lyons

Served from 2002 to 2013

The Rev. Mark J. Lyons preaches from the pulpit during a recent Sunday service at Second Baptist Church in Ann Arbor. Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
2002

April 2015

Dr. Steven J. Daniels, Sr.

Our current pastor was called to Second Baptist Church of Ann Arbor in April 2015.

April 2015
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