The Reverend Dr. Harold Nathaniel Brooks, Jr., is a native
of Washington, D.C. and an honor graduate of Howard University,
where he received a B.A. degree in Communications,
a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from
Virginia Union University Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of
On December 11, 2004 Pastor Brooks accepted the call to pastor
First Baptist Church of Minnesota Avenue in Washington, D.C.
God has given the Pastor the vision to unite the Church through
Christian Education, Spiritual Elevation, Financial Emancipation
and Doubt Eradication and is supported by the Scriptures in
“A Church looking forward to
the city with foundations whose architect and builder is
Under his pastorate many works have been accomplished through
God’s vision to him:
Many have accepted Christ.
The Church website has been enhanced.
The weekly Bible Studies (noon day and evenings) have
grown. The life applications from “The Purpose Driven
Life” and “The Pursuit of Holiness “have
been completed. The current foundation for the weekly Bible
Study lessons is the book of Romans.
The Youth Ministry has been revived with numerous activities,
including ‘Friday Night Live” where a worship
service is held along with time to fellowship through games
and Christian fun.
The United Planning Organization Senior Life Center has
been established to meet the growing nutrition and social
needs of senior citizens ages 60 and older living in Wards
7 and 8.
Pin Points Theater After School Program has been established
to provide a safe and caring environment for youth ages
A Deacon’s Family Ministry Plan has been established
to provide better care to the congregants of the Church.
An interdenominational partnership has been established
with other Southeast Churches to address the spiritual and
social issues confronting the residents of Ward Seven.
We have strengthened our Kimball Elementary School partnership
to include a male mentoring component.
The Sound System and Media Ministry have been enhanced.
The services are recorded on Compact Disc.
The Church was awarded The Presidential Citation by the
Greater North Louisiana Community Development Corporation
in recognition and appreciation of our contribution to the
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief effort.
Three members of the Diaconate accepted the call to be
set apart to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and were
licensed. One other Minister was ordained. Another two church
members were trained and ordained as Deacons. For the first
time in the Church’s history a Junior Deacons Ministry
has been established, and three young people have completed
training and were consecrated in March 2007.
He is the son of Harold Nathaniel, Sr. and Marian Louise
He is happily married to Sis. LaTanya Thomas Brooks and they
have four children KiAnna Marie, Jazmyne N’Dae, Harold
III and Indya Grace.
Pastor Brooks is also a member of The Federal Bureau
of Investigations’ Faith Based Initiative, Kingdom
Association of Covenant Pastors (KACP), the NAACP, the Progressive
National Convention, Howard University Bible Institute for Social
Change and the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.