Pastor Theodus Drake, Jr.
Pastor Drake is a native of Worth County, Sylvester Georgia. He is married to the former Miss Carrie Miller of Baker County Georgia, and they have one daughter, Stephanie.
Pastor Drake attended public schools in Worth and Dougherty Counties. He attended the Albany Area Vocational Technical School earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. Pastor Drake was employed with Bell South Telecommunications for 29 years. He retired as an Engineering Specialist in 1997.
After responding to the call of ministry in 1983, Rev. Drake enrolled in the Bethany Bible College of Dothan Alabama where he earned both a Master and Doctorate degree in Pastoral Counseling and Ministry at the Bethany Seminary of Dothan Alabama.
Rev. Drake has pastored several local churches in Dougherty, Lee, Terrell and Mitchell counties. Since September 1994, Pastor Drake has served as the senior pastor of the Second Mt Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He is a member of several local, state and national, civic and religious organizations including the National Baptist, USA, The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia where he serves as a member of the planning and facilitation committee for the development of preachers and pastors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Albany Civil Rights Institute. Rev. Drake serves as the Community Liaison for the Albany Baptist Ministers Conference.
He is a well respected leader and servant in the Albany Community and through out the state of Georgia.
Pastor Drake’s leadership style and his biblical philosophy brought new life and new dimensions to the ministry of Zion and was what was needed to usher Zion into the 21st Century. His caring heart and determined spirit along with his anointing insight has positioned the people of Zion for ministry for generations to come. He believes that in order “to be Solid as a Rock and Relevant for the Times,” we must continue to use the immutable Gospel to minister to a changing world.
Facts of Interest
Born ————————— September 28, 1949
Accepted Christ ————–August 30, 1961
Baptized ———————–September 2, 1961
Married ————————June 20, 1971
Announced his Calling ——June 19, 1983
Preached First Sermon ——July 17, 1983
Called to First Church ——-February 12, 1984
Ordained- ———————-February 19, 1984
I may not always know where God may lead my feet, but I rest content to know, He guides my feet where ever I go.