Anointed, innovative, and very energetic are a few words to describe Pastor Daniel E. Sutton. A gifted preacher, teacher, and conference speaker whom God has blessed with a unique gift to effectively communicate the Word of God so that all who hear are able to understand.
Pastor Sutton accepted Christ at a young age under the Pastorate of his grandfather, Dr. R.D. Sutton, Sr. at Liberty Baptist Church of West Philadelphia. It was during this time that he received foundational training and became very active in youth ministry. Due to his love and passionate work in youth ministry at Liberty, Pastor Sutton at age 11, became the youngest President of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention (PBSC) Youth Ministry. It was during the early time of serving that he recognized his gift to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
After the retirement of his grandfather, Pastor Sutton began seeking a place to call home. He was drawn to the leadership of the new incoming President of the PBSC, Dr. James S. Hall. Pastor Sutton later united and found a home at the Triumph Baptist Church under Dr. Hall’s leadership where he could continue to grow and develop in ministry.
Pastor Sutton attended the Philadelphia Public School System, a graduate of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School. He furthered his studies at Trinity College of Bible and Seminary in Newburgh, IN, Friends International Christian University in St. Joe, FL, and Philadelphia Biblical University in Langhorne, PA.
Pastor Sutton also served as Youth Pastor of the Christian Love Worship Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the leadership of Bishop George E. Gibson Jr. While serving in this ministry, Pastor Sutton organized D.E. Sutton Ministries. Within this ministry, Pastor Sutton conducted a weekly a bible study with the Joy Unlimited Youth Ministry, a media ministry, a monthly minister’s fellowship called “Flames of Fire”, and a monthly college tour worship event entitled “Church off the Chain.”
With a heart for those who are hurting, Pastor Sutton serves as an Executive Board Member and Spiritual Advisor of the Calcutta House, an organization that provides housing for the disenfranchise suffering with HIV and AIDS, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Pastor Sutton is the Senior Pastor of the Second Pilgrim Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA, affectionately known as “the place where you can begin again”. The ministry has experienced explosive growth, with an active, thriving membership over 500.
Every Thursday, at 1pm EST people from all across this country and abroad tune into the "Spread The Word" internet broadcast. He is also the author of “Life’s Like a Roller Coaster” (Learning How to Enjoy the Ride), which was published in 2011.
Pastor Sutton has a loving wife, Melica, and they are the proud parents to 6 beautiful children.
Pastor Sutton’s words to live by which support his life and ministry are 1 Corinthians 9:16...
“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel”