Our Mission & Vision

Second Baptist Church unites in fellowship and love to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to share the gospel, and to build up and equip the saints for the work of the ministry. As an Acts 1:8 church Second Baptist seeks to honor God and join Him in growing Kingdom Ministry in the Waycross/Ware County area, Georgia, America and the World through: Exciting Worship, Challenging Discipleship, and Effective Evangelism.



Derwin Griffin, Pastor

Bro. Derwin has pastored Second Baptist since June, 1998. As a native of Patterson, South Georgia has been his home, outside of a 10 year period pastoring in Florida. Bro Derwin cares for the people that are entrusted to his care and enjoys serving the community as a whole – through hands-on ministry as well as pastoring and preaching. He and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters and 5 grandchildren.


Daniel Harding, Associate Pastor

Bro. Daniel has lived in South Georgia since 1998 and considers Waycross his home. A native of Florida, he has served on staff at Second Baptist for a total of 7 years. Bro Daniel enjoys teaching students the truth of God’s love and mercy and using creative means to help show the relevance of God’s truth. He and his wife, Christy, have two daughters and two sons who are an integral part of the ministry of Second Baptist.



Mike Carter, Minister of Music

Bro Mike is a native of Waycross and has led at Second Baptist since January, 1996 . Bro Mike is also a long-time Middle School Band Director in our local school systems. A talented musician he is very energetic with his work at the church and leads our choir, orchestra, and oversees various children’s musicals and choirs. He and his wife, April have two daughters and their family is an active part of Second Baptist.


Richard & Jackie Gillespie, Children Directors

Richard and Jackie Gillespie have been in service for the Lord in a variety of different Childrens Ministries for over 20 years. Originally from Louisiana, they have been sharing the Gospel through Black Light Chalk Art with Sparrow Chalk Art Ministries. They moved to Georgia three years ago and have begun serving

as Childrens Ministry Directors. Their desire is to share Christ in creative ways to draw hearts to Jesus. Sparrow Chalk Art Ministries