Reverend Thomas E. Fisher has been the Pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Redwood City, California since June 1990. He has been in the Gospel ministry since 1983. He has served as an Associate minister at the New Rising Star Baptist Church in Forth Worth, Texas, and at the Second Baptist Church of Redwood City, California.
Believing that the call to ministry is a call to preparation, Rev. Thomas E. Fisher is a graduate of San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He has studied at the largest Seminary in the world, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he began his work on his Masters Degree. He earned his Master of Divinity Degree at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. Dr. Fisher received his Doctorate of Ministry degree on December 16, 2016 from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. He is a leading instructor at Peninsula School of Theology-RWC as well as Calvary Hill Christian Leadership School -SF, teaching classes in Theology, Introduction to Old and New Testaments, Church History, and Spiritual Formations.
Reverend Fisher has served the Bay Area Baptist District Association in several capacities: President of the Congress of Christian Education, President of Young Adult Department, President of the Pastor and minister Council, as well as District revival lecturer. In July 2006 he was elected as the Moderator of the Bay Area Baptist District Association for a four year term, serving 23 Baptist Congregations.
He has served as a Vice President and as the E.V. Hill Scholarship Award Chairperson in the Young Adult Department of the California State Baptist Convention.
He married Donna Campbell of San Jose, California in 1994. They have two children Arika born in 1997 and Arianna born in 2000.
In 2008 Reverend Fisher was honored by Hope Preservation Inc. for his work in the Black Church week of prayer for HIV/AIDS. He was presented with a Resolution from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, commending his leadership, dedication and commitment to his congregation and the community of San Mateo County.
Reverend Fisher is on the Board of Directors for Peninsula Interfaith Action – which leads in community organizing through congregations, Help is on the Way Ministries- which does water projects in Ghana, Africa, and Shepherds Tent Ministries – which ministers to Pastors and there families.
Reverend Fisher believes a Pastor should actively set goals for a congregation according to the will of God, obtain goal ownership from the people, and see that each member is motivated and capacitated to do his or her part in the fulfillment of God’s plan and program. To pastor a people who love the Lord Jesus Christ and are seeking His will for their lives is a calling and commitment to which he aspires.