Minister Alfred Chris Attaway, Jr.
Director of Church & Community Life / Children & Youth Minister
Minister Alfred Chris Attaway Jr. was born on December 26th, 1991, to the proud parents of Alfred and Yvette Attaway. Chris, as he is called, has been utilizing his many gifts and talents as a laborer of the Gospel for over twelve years. At the tender age of, Minister Chris accepted Christ and has been on fire ever since. Under the leadership of Dr. R. A. Vernon, Chris was baptized and accepted into the Second Tabernacle Baptist Church family. From age 6 to age 17, Minister Attaway played the drums, directed the choir, served as praise team leader, and served as an assistant to the pastor. On August 13th, 2006, at the age of fourteen, Minister Chris acknowledging and accepting his calling into the ministry. He preached his first sermon at the Second Tabernacle Baptist Church on Youth Sunday under the leadership of Pastor Lyneil D. Nash. Minister Attaway was licensed to preach by Pastor R.W. Sales and New Light Baptist Church in 2010 and ordained to preach by Dr. Ivory k. Jones, III and Grace Missionary Baptist Church in 2015. He is a graduate of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, and he is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Minister Attaway has been blessed to preach the Gospel nationally and internationally. God has also used his voice to uplift the name of Jesus and motivates others to “taste and see how great our God is!” After overcoming many obstacles and mistakes in life, Minister Chris is grateful for the patience and transforming presence of God guiding his life. His favorite scripture is Psalm 42:1 that states, “as the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.” His desire is to “change the world with the word,” and he lives by the words of Dr. William B. Bynum: “Look back and thank God; Look forward and trust God; Look around and serve God; Look within and find God.”