Rev. Donald Wright Jr.
Rev. Donald Leroy Wright, Jr. is the oldest of three children born to Melisa Wright-Ellison and the late Deacon Donald Wright, Sr. He began his early Christian development at the Good Tidings Baptist Church under the leadership of his great- uncle the Rev. Dr. Roy B. Johnson, Jr.
Under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Dr. Reginald Thomas, Sr. at the Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Wright accepted his call to the preaching ministry and in December of 2014 was ordained into gospel ministry. At Greater Gethsemane, he served as executive minister.
As a public servant, Rev. Wright is active in the church and his community. He is the former Chair of the Baltimore City Youth Commission and a member of the 2009 transition team for The Honorable Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore City. In 2018, Rev. Wright led the Baltimore City Souls to Polls Campaign, mobilizing local Baltimore City church congregations to vote. God has blessed Rev. Wright to be active in several organizations including the Baptist Ministers Conference of Baltimore & Vicinity, the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors (KACP) and the United Baptist Missionary Convention.
Rev. Wright is a graduate of Dunbar Senior High School in Baltimore. He holds an Associates degree from The Community College of Baltimore County, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Baltimore. He is currently enrolled at Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia.
In September of 2016 he married the love of his life the former Sequoia Boone. Together they share a passion for ministry and dedicate themselves to empowering people to live out God's will for their lives.
On the second Sunday in October of 2018, Rev. Wright was elected to serve as the fifth pastor of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in West Baltimore.