Pastor Johnnie Fleming, Jr., is a
humble manservant of God. He has a pastor’s heart and a love
for the people of God, which drives him to serve with all
diligence. As an anointed preacher, teacher, Pastor Fleming
serves as the under shepherd at Second Baptist Church, Chester,
Reverend Fleming is a native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
He often refers to himself as a simple country boy. After
graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States
Army. His travel in the military included two tours of duty in
Korea and two tours in West Germany. Rev. Fleming retired from
the army after twenty years of active military service in 1994.
Rev. Fleming received his call into ministry while serving as an
Army recruiter in Raleigh, N.C. He was licensed to preach in
June 1987 under the pastorate of Rev George Jones, Jr. at the
Wake Chapel Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. From 1989 to 1990 he
served as pastor of the National Baptist Service while serving
his country in West Germany.
Rev. Fleming received his Associate degree in Applied Science
from Central Texas. His desire to be academically prepared, led
him to take classes with the Richmond Virginia Seminary and the
Eastern North Carolina Theological Institute. An Honorary
Doctor of Divinity degree was conferred upon him in July, 2000
from the Eastern North Carolina Theological Institute.
In 2003 his thirst for the Word of God led him to enroll in the
Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union
University in Richmond, Virginia. Pastor Fleming was conferred
the Masters of Divinity in May 2006.
In January 1994, Rev. Fleming was installed as pastor of Second
Baptist Church located in Chester, Virginia. He has taken the
church's slogan, “A Loving Church by the Side of the Road"
to another dimension. Under his leadership, Second Baptist has
experienced growth and expansion. To God be the glory.
Rev. Fleming works diligently throughout the community as he
serves as a member of the Chesterfield County Chaplain
Association. He served on the board of the Chesterfield/Colonial
Height Department of Social Services from 2001 to 2009. He’s a
member of the Chester Ecumenical Council, which is made up of
the churches of Chester united for a common goal.
Rev. Fleming strives to build the bridges that often separate
people of God because of race and cultural differences. The
Chester Ecumenical Council
Activities include: combined Easter Sunrise Service, Community
Thanksgiving Eve Service, and Martin Luther King Service in
recognition of Black History.
He has been married to the former Clementine T. Daniels, since
May 1977. From this union, they have been blessed with three
children; Cedric, Katisha and Nicholas and two grandchildren, a
grandson, Davaris and a granddaughter, Miah.
He is committed to declaring God’s word, and sharing the good
news of Jesus Christ our Savior.