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 from 2005 – 2011 and returned in 2014. 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.
Clint & Harriet Bowman, Missional Development Coach
Clint and Harriet Bowman are natives of Waycross. They spent nearly 20 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clint now serves as Missional Development Coach for Second Baptist, a part time position. In this position, he serves as a catalyst and coach for missions and outreach activities of our church. The Bowmans have 3 children and  8 grandchildren.