OUR PASTOR - Reverend Dr. Andre' Ivy

 Reverend Dr. Andre D. Ivy is a graduate of Washington, D.C. Public Schools and has earned degrees from Lincoln University and the University of Pittsburgh. He developed his faith in Christ at an early age at the Maple Springs Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, Maryland under the pastoral leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Chester McDonald, Sr.

He was licensed and ordained into the gospel ministry at the Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis.  

During his theological matriculation he has earned the degree of Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University. After completion of his Master’s of Divinity he served as Minister of Life Enrichment at Maple Springs Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Dr. Larry Jordan. He has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio with a focus on Preaching and Leadership.

He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

He has served in various ministry roles and most recently  served as a Ministerial Assistant at the Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Dr. Enoch Holloway.

In February 2015, Reverend Dr. Andre D. Ivy accepted the call as the fifth pastor of the First Baptist Church Marshall Heights, Southeast, Washington, D.C., "A Loving Community."

The opportunity to serve God’s people and focus on “equipping the saints to do the work of ministry,” Ephesians 4:12, is his model for ministry.  His passion is to provide spiritual leadership and guidance in order to help Christians, “live better.”

Reverend Dr. Andre D. Ivy is married to the former Ramona R. McWhite and together they have one daughter, Emilie Christine.