Senior Leadership



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.

Leadership Team



The Church Officers conduct the administrative business of the church and assist the pastor in carrying out the mission of the church.


The Ministers are the leaders of the church; they provide guidance, preaching and teaching to cultivate their spiritual call and to develop disciples for Christ.


The Deacons Ministry through the teachings of Jesus Christ, assists the pastor and serves the children of God in their spiritual and administrative growth.

The Deaconesses assists the pastor, deacons and members in their spiritual and moral conduct and serve as a Christian behavioral base for females of the church.


The Directors (Trustees) carry out the legal matters and oversees the maintenance and care of the property and equipment of the church.