SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Reverend Shawn T. Wallace, Sr. has been appointed to St. John’s Baptist Church (2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains), as the new senior pastor.  

Reverend Wallace comes from Peoples Missionary Baptist Church of Newark, where he served as pastor for 13 years. He began his ministry at the age of 19, when he responded to the voice of God and submitted his life to God’s work.

Licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ on August 7, 1994, Rev. Wallace is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and African Studies. He has also earned credits towards a Masters of Divinity from Drew University Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. We welcome Reverend Wallace, his wife Carita and his family to St. John’s Baptist Church.

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The church will host a series of services to celebrate a new chapter of history in the life of St. John’s Baptist Church.  Your presence will make this event a memorable experience for Reverend Wallace, Mrs. Carita Wallace and, our congregation.

Special worship services will be held each evening at 7:00 p.m. on March 19, 20 and 21, 2018.  On Sunday, March 25th, there will be two worship services; at 10:00 AM the first service guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marion Franklin of First Baptist Church of Vaux Hall; the Installation Service will be 4:00 PM the guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. J. Michael Sanders of Fountain Baptist Church, Summit, NJ.