Second Canaan Baptist Church

10 Rev. John P. Ladson Place

10 Malcolm X Blvd. NY, NY 10028

T:212-722-7080 F:212-722-5106



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Bible Verse

John 3:5-7 (NKJV)
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'








Mr. and Mrs. 

Rev. Wesley W. Wilson, Jr.



Gracious is YHWH, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.

(Psalm 116: 5)


Rev. Wesley W. Wilson, Jr. is a dynamic preacher and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was licensed to preach on June 3rd, 1984 by the late Rev. Richard Watkins at the First Calvary Baptist Church in New York City. Growing under the guidance of Pastor Watkins, he later joined him at the Mt.Neboh Baptist Church in New York City, in September of 1990. There he served briefly as an Associate Minister before being ordained on June 30, 1991.

Rev. Wilson was called to the People's Baptist Church in East Harlem, on June 11th, 1991, where he served as Pastor for almost 10 years. Under God’s leadership and direction, he was blessed to successfully shepherd this flock of over 200 souls. While serving at People’s Baptist Church, he developed a strong preaching, teaching and outreach ministry. They sponsored various evangelical events throughout the community in an effort to bring the message of the church to the un-churched. They also developed and maintained a feeding ministry and collaborated with a Christian Men’s Shelter for substance abusers. Under his direction, the church aired a half-hour radio broadcast on 1200 WWRL in New York City.


In 2003, Rev. Wilson was asked by Pastor Watkins to join him again at Mt. Neboh, in order to assist him during the period of his illness. After Pastor Watkins’ Home Going in January of 2004, Rev. Wilson continued to serve at Mt. Neboh – teaching the New Members class as well as Evening Bible Study.

In September of 2006, he was asked to preach at Second Canaan Baptist Church in New York City. As the will of God continued to unfold in his life, Rev. Wilson was called as the Interim Pastor in May of 2007. Almost one year later, by the determinate counsel of God and with the loving support of the Second Canaan fellowship, Rev. Wilson was called to pastor this vibrant and promising church. On September 21st, 2008, he was officially installed as the fifth pastor of Second Canaan Baptist Church.

Outside of the ministry, Rev. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The City College and has worked throughout his adult life as a Software Developer. Currently, he works as a Software Architect and Vice President of one of the largest Wealth Management & Asset Servicing Firms in the world. He is also a licensed Stockbroker and a Private Pilot.

The mercies of the Lord are equally evident in his family life. He is blessed to have at his side, a gracious and loving wife, Jada and five wonderful children: Wesley III, Jamel, David, Merci and Faith.

Finally, Rev. Wesley Wilson Jr. is committed to preaching the uncompromised Gospel of Jesus Christ – with the hope that it will transform the lives of others as profoundly as it has his!