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
Rev. Dr. Virginia
is an Associate Minister of Gospel Temple
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
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.)
joined the Gospel
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.
"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