Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Alexander McDonald III

pastorAlexander McDonald III has served as pastor of Second Baptist Church, since November 1, 1985. He is a graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Accounting). He is also a graduate of New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan, where he received his Master of Divinity Degree, and Drew University in Madison, where he received his Doctorate of Ministry, in May, 2006.

Pastor McDonald is an energetic man who leads by example, working shoulder to shoulder with his parishioners. He has received countless awards, honors and citations. He was formerly the President of the Paterson Pastor’s Workshop (leading in its incorporation status), a former Executive Board member of the United Way - Passaic County, and a former Board member of the Morris County Girl Scouts. 

A family man, he is the husband of his childhood sweetheart, Jacqueline Boyd McDonald, married in July of 1980. They are the proud parents of three, Alexander IV, Tiffany and Stephanie.

Pastor McDonald was employed with Westinghouse Elevator Company for 13 years as a Financial Analyst and Marketing Sales Engineer before answering his calling for ministry.