Gospel Temple Baptist Church - "Church with the Onward and Upward Look"
Associate Ministers

Reverend Edward Martin
is an Associate Minister and Superintendent of the Sunday School at Gospel Temple Baptist church since 1986. He attended the Philadelphia Public School system graduating in 1963. He received his Certificate from Manna Bible Institute in March 1979. Reverend Martin married his best friend, Josephine Budd and has been happily married for 26 years. He has 3 children. On June 15, 2007, after 38 years of service, Reverend Martin retired from the Philadelphia Board of Education.

Rev. Dr. Virginia Jacobs
is an Associate Minister of Gospel Temple Baptist Church. She was called to the ministry October 1982. She was licensed to preach July 1983. She was ordained in March 1987 by the late Rev. Dr. T.C. Killebrew and the Pennsylvania Baptist Association Ordaining Council. She received her Doctrine in Theology in May 2000 from the International Christian University. Rev. Jacobs is married to her husband Walter. She is the mother of 3 children and 6 grandchildren. On June 29, 2002 after 30 years of service Rev. Jacobs retired from the Philadelphia Board of Education. Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.” (It’s never going to prosper.)

Minister Harry Miller
joined the Gospel Temple Baptist Church in June 1995, under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Daniel T. Black. Prior to joining GTBC, Minister Miller spent over thirty years as an entertainer. On June 11, 1995, Minister Miller received a visit from the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, which was the turning point of his life.

Reverend Juanita Ward-McNish – is an Associate Minister at Gospel Temple Baptist Church. She is a mother and grandmother who loves and cherishes her family tremendously; they are part of the source which keeps her going. She has the love of God within her heart and likes to share His love with anyone she meets.
Reverend Juanita Ward-McNish is a former Sunday School Teacher and continues to attend Sunday School. She assists with New Members Classes, and participates with the Scholarship Committee at Gospel Temple B.C. She’s an Associate Chaplain for Mid-Atlantic Regional serving the Residence.
She is a member and officer of the PA Baptist Clergywomen Inc. Genesis Ministers Conference.
Graduated from Palmer Theological Seminary with a Master of Theological Studies May 19, 2012; was licensed into the ministry on November 16, 2012, and Ordained as Revered on January 25, 2015.
Her strength comes from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ as she seeks him daily.
Psalms 27:4
"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple."

Gospel Temple Baptist Church
1327 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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