Our First Lady

first ladyMinister Jacqueline “Jackie” McDonald has been the wife of Rev. Dr. Alexander McDonald III since July of 1980. Her greatest pride and joy is encouraging and loving her pastor and husband. She covers him constantly through prayer, and stands in agreement with God’s call upon his life. Her warm, gentle and loving smile brightens not only his life, but the lives of those around her. She is the mother of Alexander McDonald IV, Tiffany Nicole, and Stephanie Renee.

A native of Rockingham, NC, Lady McDonald is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. She also has a two-year Certificate of Ministry from New York Theology Seminary. She has been employed as an administrator with United Parcel Service for 25 years.

She has received numerous awards, honors and citations from the community and government.

In her leisure, Lady McDonald enjoys reading and playing “Candy Crush” on her tablet. She also enjoys shopping with her youngest daughter Stephanie, fondly debating with her oldest daughter Tiffany, encouraging her son Alex and trying to discipline her husband’s addiction to Home Depot.

Lady McDonald serves as Minister of the “Cover Girls For Christ,” Women’s Ministry at Second Baptist. A ministry that encourages and  promotes:

~The empowerment of Christian women in church ministry

~God’s calling upon the lives of Christian women

~Christian sisterhood, love and fellowship

~Nurturing and Christian development of young Christian women

~Vision and mission of the Second Baptist Community

Her life thesis scripture:

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." Romans 12:1-3