Dr. John Lewis Jr.
Dr. John Lewis, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, Georgia who was born to the parents of Elder John Lewis Sr. and Carolyn Lewis. He is the father of Johnny Lewis IV, Anitrea Lewis and Genesis Lewis. Dr. Lewis was converted to Christ at an age of 12. He completed his formal years of education in Greene County Public School System and graduated with honors. He did undergraduate studies at Georgia Southern University and at Hampton University Ministers Institute.
In his quest to explain and expound the Word of God with great clarity, he studied theology, divinity and religious philosophy at Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary. He was licensed into the Gospel Ministry in January 1992 at Rockhill Baptist Church in White Plains, GA and ordained in August 1992.
Dr. John Lewis, Jr. was a member of the Historic Springfield Baptist Church where he served faithfully as Associate Pastor. He also served as the Director of SWAGG Youth ministries. He has served as the Senior Pastor and Overseer of Ministries for Salem First Missionary Baptist Church in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He is also the founder of JLJ Ministries Inc. and KMP Kingdom Coaching,Consulting and Branding. He touches and impacts the community in a dynamic way. He develops, leads and offers customized workshops, custom printing and custom apparel. He is also a business life coach and apprenticeship trainer.
He was a servant leader at the Greater Rocky Creek Baptist Church and the Thomas Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He had advanced each church from being a two sunday a month "meeting place" to an every Sunday a month ministry/worship center. Dr. Lewis was named the Black Image Award recipient for spiritual outreach. He has been a past First VP of the County Branch of the NAACP, instructor and past first VP for the General Missionary Baptist Youth Convention of Georgia Inc, and past Board Chairman of the Pineland Community Service Board. He has also served as the lead instructor of the School of Ministry at the historic Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Jerusalem Baptist Church, and Solid Rock School of Ministry. He served as chairman of Carson Middle School Council, past Religious Affairs chair of Greene County NAACP, and board member of the Amethyst Project Inc. and the Greene County BOE ELOST Committee.
He now serves as the Bishop of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Grandview, Missouri and was officially installed as Bishop on Sunday July 15, 2018.