“The message of the gospel speaks loudest when people can see Christ in us.”
– Jerry Kinard

Our Pastor

Reverend Dr. Steve A. Caudle, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, serves as the Senior Pastor of Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church of Chattanooga. In 1980, he graduated from Lane College, Jackson, TN, with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Business, and as a member of Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. After receiving his B.S., Dr. Caudle entered into Bi-Vocational Ministry in Chattanooga, where he served as Pastor of Harmon’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, TN, and Green’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Charleston, TN. He was elected and served as Moderator of the Hiwassee Presbytery in 1990. During his Ministry in East Tennessee, he worked as a loan officer at the American National Bank of Chattanooga.

Later, Pastor Caudle enrolled and received a Master’s of Theology Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary of Dallas, TX in 1995, with a major in Pastoral Ministry. While in Dallas, he pastored the Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church and worked with the STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) Program, an inner-city ministry focused on meeting the needs of the poor. Following his service in Dallas, he accepted a pastorate at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Lakeland, Fl, where he served from 1996 to 2006. While there, Dr. Caudle worked with Community Service organizations, such as the NAACP, and as a founding member of the Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment (PEACE). During his tenure in Lakeland, Dr. Caudle received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary of New Orleans, LA, with a major in Leadership.

In 2006, Dr. Caudle returned home to Chattanooga to accept the Senior Pastor position at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church. Believing strongly in the ministry to children, Dr. Caudle has initiated the AWANA (Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed) Program, which ministers to children and youth, and the Big-Hearted Angel’s Ministry, which provides $50 for Christmas shopping for indigent children.

In 1991, Dr. Caudle married the lovely Deborah Delayne Davis. To this union, three children were born; Jessica, 21, Kyndall, 17, and Adam, 14. In his leisure, Dr. Caudle enjoys writing and playing golf. He is also an avid Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Volunteer fan, so at any given time, you might hear him shout, Go Vols!