Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley
Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley is the senior pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the 8th pastor in the 205 year history of this church. He is passionate about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, making the Word of God relevant in the lives of believers, and building the Kingdom of God in the congregation and community. Reverend Wesley represents the fourth generation of Baptist preachers in his family. He is a graduate of Duke University. He attended the Boston University School of Theology where he concentrated on Biblical Studies and African-American religious history. He graduated from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003. Currently, Rev. Wesley is leading Alfred Street Baptist Church in participation with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Baptist World Alliance, the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Convention, the Northern Virginia Baptist Association, and the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. He is highly sought after and preaches at revivals, conferences, and church growth seminars across the nation and lectures annually at the National Baptist Congress.