Where Friends are United in Christ


United Together
in Christ.




We are Friends United in Christ

Welcome to the Saint John United Baptist Church web experience, “Where Families and Friends are United for Christ.”   We are a Bible-based baptist missionary church serving the spiritual needs of God’s people and the District of Columbia community at large.  Our mission is to win souls for Christ, enhance and elevate the lives of God’s people through preaching, teaching, serving and praising God.
Please browse through the various segments of our website and learn more about our church and many Christian-centered ministries and missions offered to meet the spiritual needs and growth of all age groups. The impact of our ministry is far-reaching; however, we provide a special service to the community. 
If you are considering relocating to this area, seeking a church home, or wish to experience a welcoming and loving fellowship, we extend to you a special invitation to visit us in person for Sunday Church School and Worship Service where lives are being transformed and nurtured through the word of God.
Thank you for visiting our website.  We know that you will enjoy your tour as you obtain additional information and learn more about our church’s historical and exciting journey with Christ.
Dr. John M. Alexander, Jr.
Senior Servant



Our church has been praying with and for people throughout the world. Whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation. Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential.


Whether it's your first time at church or you've gone to church for years, our Sunday services are a welcoming place for you to enjoy worshipping Jesus with others. Community makes life better and reminds us that we can't do life alone. Connect with us today!


Pastors Appreciation Day


Join us in honoring our Pastor at our annual Pastor Appreciation Day. Service will be followed by an Appreciation Lunch sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Ministry.



John M. Alexander, Jr.

senior servant


Dr. John M. Alexander, Jr. is the Senior Servant, Administrator and Organizer of St. John United Baptist Church.  Under his leadership, the Church purchased the property addressed at 6343 – 13th Street bounded by 13th and Tuckerman Streets and Piney Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.  As a result of his progressive leadership and compassion, the Church has continued to be an asset to the Brightwood Community, providing services and assistance on an ongoing basis. 

Dr. Alexander’s career goal is to follow the dictates of Matthew 28:19, 20 by baptizing, teaching and preaching the gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with love, care, concern and compassion for humankind. Known for their outreach and ministries locally, nationally and internationally, Dr. Alexander and the St. John United Baptist Church continue to follow God’s directives for their ministries.  This servant has traveled extensively throughout America and has made visits to five of the seven World Continents.

The son of Rev. John M. Alexander, Sr. and Mrs. Ola A. Alexander (both deceased), Dr. Alexander is the sixth child in the family of eight children, four of whom are deceased.  His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Claflin College located in Orangeburg, SC; Bachelor and Master of Divinity degrees from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA; and Doctor of Ministry, Howard University Divinity School, Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Alexander received both his Ministerial License and Ordination at the Wheat Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA.  Dr. William Holmes Borders, Pastor.  He served churches in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia prior to his ministry in Washington, DC.  

He is affiliated with and/or is a member of many professional organizations, associations, clubs and lodges.  He was elected Chairman, Executive Committee and Executive Board, Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, Friday, August 30, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is former President of the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference of D.C. and Vicinity (MBMCDCV); and former President of the Baptist Convention of the District of Columbia and Vicinity (BCDCV).  

Dr. Alexander is married to the former Amy R. Johnson.  They are the proud parents of Gail T. Alexander-Reeves and Benjamin Emmanuel, and grandparents of four grandsons.



At St. John United Baptist, you won't be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have, our church is a place where you'll find the grace, mercy, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone. Come and be part of our family this Sunday.