Dr. Ernest L. Reid Jr., Officers, and members of Second Missionary Baptist Church (SMBC) are pleased to announce the selection of the Rev. Keenen D. Brinson as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor. Rev. Brinson’s credentials, experience, and commitment to bridging the generational gap within the black church, position him to be quite capable of serving the needs of SMBC’s youth and young adults, and the congregation as a whole.

The community is invited to SMBC as Rev. Brinson proclaims God’s Word on Sunday, February 11th at 10:45 a.m. With an unwavering faith and commitment to leading others into a relationship with God, Brinson strives to stay in God’s will and to make a positive impact on the lives of those around him. He is guided by the scriptural principle found in Matthew 5:8. 

Rev. Brinson’s journey is marked by a cornerstone of education. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at the United Theological Seminary after having earned a Master’s degree in Divinity at Morehouse School of Religion, Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), and an undergraduate degree from Savannah State University. 

A native of historic Savannah, Georgia, Rev. Brinson recently relocated from Houston, Texas, with his lovely bride, Michole and their new baby daughter, Alizeh.  For more information, call the church at 423.624.9097 during normal business hours or visit For your in-person experience, SMBC is located at 2305 E. 3rd Street in Chattanooga. For virtual viewing, the service will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and the church’s website. Come and be blessed!