Second Church of God  

  "A Fellowship Church" 

Meet Our Pastor

       Pastor Craig B. Key, Sr. was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He accepted Christ at an early age. In 1995, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After much training and traveling, he was finally stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. While living in Norfolk, VA, he joined the Shining Star Missionary Baptist Church located in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Pastor Key was dedicated to the commute, driving from Norfolk, Virginia to Seat Pleasant, Maryland every weekend. Sensing the call of God to the ministry, he enrolled in the Baptist Bible College & Seminary, where he took various introductory classes. He was licensed to preach on June 11, 1999 by Pastor James N. Flowers, Jr. In 2001, while following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Key joined Newness of Life Bible Church of Bealton, VA, under the leadership of Bishop James M. Mills, Sr. Pastor Key was elevated, in March of 2003, to the office of an Elder where he carried out numerous leadership roles such as Sunday School Teacher, Director of Young Men’s Ministry, Director of Audio & Visual Ministry, as well as Chief Assistant to the Pastor. He has completed various Leadership, Counseling, and Ministerial Training Courses with The Crown of Christ Ministries (Suitland, MD), as well as various courses at National Bible College (Ft. Washington, MD). In May 2012 Pastor Key completed his B.A. in biblical studies with a concentration of Psychology and Counseling. As seasons changed, the Lord led Pastor Key to be a help to two (2) additional ministries: The Church of Restoration (Cheverly, MD) where both he and his lovely wife were the Youth Pastors and The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square (Capitol Heights, MD) where they both again served as Head Ministers of the Missions Ministry. Throughout the past twelve years of ministry, Pastor Key’s heart has always remained the same…“A Heart after Souls”. Pastor Key is on the move for God and has always loved the people of God. He preaches and teaches in several different Shelters in the MD & DC area. Currently, he is the Founder and Pastor of Living Word Bible Fellowship (Upper Marlboro, MD) where his passion is to teach and train the people of God. His desire is to bring God’s people into the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His saving power. Pastor Key lives by the conviction that people ought to be transformed internally first, before there is any external results. He is truly a man after God’s own Heart! Pastor Key is married to the lovely Minister Angela R. Key and to this union they have four children; Sharnese, Craig Jr., Joi and Kamill. He thanks God for blessing him with such a beautiful family.