Meet our Pastor and First Lady
Pastor Sport Palmer Jr. and Evangelist Vanessa Palmer
REVEREND SPORT PALMER JR. PASTOR/TEACHER
“Just let me do what I love to do, preach the Word of the (Lawd) Lord”
The paraphrased words above are so often spoken and reiterated by the Reverend Sport Palmer Jr., Pastor/Teacher of the St. Paul’s Baptist Church located in Clayton New Jersey. Reverend Palmer demonstrates an unadulterated desire to preach and teach the Word of God. Upon his calling into the ministry in 1976, Reverend Palmer strongly believes in spiritual maturity, nurturing and winning souls for Christ. He has a sincere compassion for the youth, elderly and anyone in need of a spiritual uplift. Reverend Palmer is a “Preachers Preacher,” who delivers the Word of God with point number one – vim, point number two- vigor and point number three- vitality.
Reverend Palmer attended the Philadelphia College of Bible where in 1992 he completed the five year continuing education program. In conjunction, he also completed the PCB’s Evangelistic Training Curriculum.
The Lord led Reverend Palmer to join the Union Baptist Temple in Bridgeton New Jersey in 1993, under the leadership of Pastor Albert Morgan. Under Pastor Morgan’s guidance and training, he served in various capacities, including that of Associate Minister. He has also served for over twenty years in the prison ministries.
The Lord blessed Reverend Palmer to be sent to St. Paul’s Baptist Church in June of 1999. He encourages the membership to attend workshops and conventions. Under his leadership, God has truly blessed his ministry to bring to fruition many new ministries. A few mentioned are, theTape Ministry, which has upgraded to a CD Ministry; Dining Ministry and the Young and Stressless Ministry. He also developed a new Bible Study Ministry, “Words of Life” which is taught every Tuesday evening. Reverend Palmer believes the Word of God must be preached and taught in the house of the St. Paul’s Baptist Church as much as possible to enlighten and strengthen the saints which God has given him charge over.
Reverend Palmer is married to Vanessa (Honey) and they have 3 children; Sabrina (deceased),Sport III and Chasite; and 5 grandchildren, one great-grand child. He and his family currently reside in Vineland, New Jersey.
Reverend Palmer’s favorite Scripture:
“And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach.” Mark 3:14