Second Baptist Church celebrates the 26th Pastoral Anniversary of Dr. William and First Lady Agretta Epps on Sunday, October 20 at the 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services in the edifice located at 2412 Griffith Avenue in Los Angeles.
Dr. and Lady Epps, along with daughters, Dr. Jacqueline (Anton) Epps Spivey and Andrea Epps, Esq., joined Second Baptist in October 1987. Previously, he headed Second Baptist in Detroit, MI; First Baptist in Winston-Salem, NC; and Calvary Baptist in Haverhill, MA.
Lady Epps, a registered nurse, is a long-time member of Second’s Hand Bell Choir and Children’s Ministry. She is known as ‘the encourager’ and a supporter of all ministries.
Dr. Epps is nationally known as an outstanding teacher and prolific preacher. He led the congregation in raising funds to preserve, restore and modernize its current sanctuary, which was built in 1926. Second Baptist was placed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
Under his leadership, the church conducts extensive outreach program to the community through its Children’s Center and Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Early Learning Center, recycling program and community relations support for AIDS patients at the MLK Oasis Center.
Dr. Epps serves as vice president of the United States in the Baptist World Alliance and is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA; the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.; and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
For more information, call Second Baptist at (213) 748-0318.