Rev. Dr. Duane T. Kay, Senior Pastor 

First Baptist Church, Incorporated of North Brentwood, Maryland

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Dr. Duane T. Kay serves as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, Incorporated of North Brentwood, Maryland. After being elected on October 17, 2010, Dr. Kay was installed as the sixth pastor in the church’s 106-year history, on May 14, 2011. Previous pastorates include Saint Luke Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, Virginia and Ebenezer Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Kay also served as Assistant to the Pastor in Administrative Specialty at First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 
Dr. Kay is a native of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and is the son of Reverend and Mrs. Ovander Kay.  Dr. Kay is happily married to the former Evelyn Renee Wilson, of Edwardsville, Virginia. Dr. and Mrs. Kay’s marriage has been further enriched by the birth of their four children.
 
Dr. Kay received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies. After submitting to the call to the preaching ministry, Dr. Kay was licensed by the Beulah Baptist Church of Woodford, Virginia, under the leadership the late Rev. James E. Preast, Jr.  He was also ordained into the ministry by Beulah, in 1998. Dr. Kay pursued further theological training at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and was awarded the Master of Divinity degree in May of 2000.

Dr. Kay earned the Doctor of Ministry degree, in May 2011, at the Wesley Theological Seminary, with a concentration in Missional Evangelism. His thesis, “Speaking Truth to Power: The Practice of Advocacy,” addressed the church’s historic and current roles in prophetically confronting oppressive policies and practices that shackle communities.  In pursuit of further learning, Dr. Kay has been awarded a Pastoral Study Project grant from Louisville Institute and is currently working on a project entitled “Resistant Church/Resistant Culture:  Surviving Post-Christianity”.

He has been privileged to minister and preach in other countries and partnered with other pastors in Guyana, Jamaica, and South Africa. As a result, he continues to embrace the importance of the church’s engagement in local, as well as global issues by establishing a partnership with the Mission of Grace in Carries, Haiti.

As a servant of God, Dr. Kay is humbled by the call to proclaim the Gospel. He considers it a great honor to serve in the Kingdom and to have the purpose of edifying the body of Christ. Dr. Kay is passionate about community engagement and civic responsibility.  He is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.  As a husband, father, son, brother, and pastor, Dr. Kay is committed to God and fulfilling the purposes for which he has been designed.