Dr. Arthur Werts is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. He has been married to our First Lady, Saundra Werts, for over thirty-eight years and they have two adult children, Candace and Kenneth Sr. Kenneth is married to Shannon and Candace is married to Marcus Bohanon Sr. We have been blessed with five grandchildren, Essence, Marcus, Kenneth & Kiley, and Kenzie.


At an early age, his family moved to New Jersey where he attended public school. He believes in education and has earned two Master Degrees and holds an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lighthouse Christian Seminary.  


He retired from the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS with 33 years of government service.  He also holds the rank of Colonel (Retired), United States Air Force. 


Dr. Werts has served as the Pastor of Second Baptist Church, since January 2002. He loves God’s people; and under his leadership, the church has successfully completed the building of a new edifice, improved its infrastructure, introduced new ministries, and has grown spiritually and numerically.


Second Baptist Church is a Ministry for All, Where  Jesus is Lord and the Word of God is Finally Authority!





Lady Saundra Y. Werts is a native of New Jersey. She is married to Dr. Arthur N. Werts, Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, Virginia. They currently reside in Chesterfield, Virginia. They have two children, Candace and Kenneth; daughter-in-love, Shannon;son in law Marcus Bohannon Sr. and we have been blessed with five grandchildren, Essence, Marcus, Jr., Kenneth, Jr., Kiley and Kenzie.  While residing in New Jersey, she attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. At the age of 15, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.


She is a graduate from East Orange High School, and a graduate of the Berkeley Business School, Secretarial Science Program. Upon graduation she was employed as an elementary school secretary for the City of East Orange. In 1983, Lady Werts left the public school system to assist her sister-in-law as an Administrator of her Christian Day Care Center.


Lady Werts is an ordained minister and has completed her biblical studies at the New Jersey Bible Institute, New Light Christian Institute of Ministry and Kenneth Hagin’s Distance Learning Program. She is currently enrolled in Andersonville Theological Seminary.  Lady Werts has served in several areas of ministry and currently leads Intercessory Prayer, teaches Wednesday afternoon bible study and works closely with the Women’s Ministry while assisting her husband with various administrative duties.

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