Rev. Dr. William Epps
Call 2 Worship: Second Baptist of Los Angeles
Church Name: Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles
Pastor and spouse: Rev. Dr. William and Mrs. Agretta Epps
Location and Phone: 2412 Griffith Avenue, Los Angeles, (213) 748-0318
Sunday Worship at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Church Theme: “Commemorating Our Past, Celebrating Our Present, and Embracing Our Future.”
About the Pastor: Rev. Dr. Epps was installed in 1988 as pastor of Second Baptist. Previously, he was pastor at Second Baptist Church in Detroit, MI; Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill, MA; and assistant minister at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City. His current civic and community activities include President of the Affordable Housing Commission of Los Angeles and member of the boards at Directors Skid Row Housing Trust, LA; M&M, Inc., Bread For the World. Also, Rev. Dr. Epps participates in the Baptist World Alliance, Progressive National Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. Inc., and American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. He holds B.S., master of education, master of divinity, and doctor of divinity degrees. Rev. Dr. Epps is married to the former Agretta Denise Holloway and they are the parents of two daughters, Jacqueline Jeannelle, and Andrea Nichole.
Upcoming special events you have planned:
May 16 – 125th Church Anniversary
May 30 – Memorial Sunday
July 18 – Men’s Annual Day
November 14 – Women’s Annual Day.
What Words of Wisdom can you share: Jeremiah 29:7 – Fulfilling our destiny seeking the peace of the city. Numbers 10:29 – We are journeying to a place that the Lord said I will give to you: come with us and we will treat you well; for the Lord has spoken good concerning us. Philosophy: “Service is the price you pay for the space you occupy.”
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