Rev. George W. Waddles, Jr. accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior April 11, 1976, at the Ninth Street Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kansas and was baptized there by Rev. Carl Johnson. He was licensed to preach the Gospel on December 16, 1984, at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where his father, Rev. Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr. serves as Pastor. He was also ordained at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church on December 1, 1995.
He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from
Truman State University, a Master of Theology with a
concentration in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas
Theological Seminary and a Master of Educational
Administration from Texas A&M Texarkana.
He served Sunset Missionary Baptist Church of Texarkana,
Texas from October 2003 through March of 2014 as
Pastor. He accepted the call to serve the Second Baptist
Church of Ypsilanti, Michigan as Pastor in March of 2014.
At Second Baptist Pastor Waddles has worked with
ministry teams to identify a vision of “Caring For Our
Community With The Compassion Of Christ.”
He has served as a lecturer and instructor in the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, the Wolverine State Convention and Huron Valley District Association. He also served as Dean and now President of the Huron Valley District Congress of Christian Education.
Pastor Waddles has been married to his best friend and the love of his life, Angela (Rogers) Waddles for twenty-five years and the Lord has blessed them with three wonderful children: Erin, Zachary, and Andrew.