Preaching Destiny

"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry..."

About Me

Who I Am

The Reverend W. Douglas Banks is a proud native of the capital of the Buckeye state and the grateful Lead Pastor of the prestigious Union Baptist Church of Morristown, NJ

After graduating from the top academic high school in the Columbus public school system, Rev. Banks went onto the campus of The Ohio State University, where he took a Bachelors Degree of Arts in the area of Sociology. He has since matriculated at the former Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary where his focus of study was on preaching and the Holy Spirit.

What I Do

The Lord has given him a gift to minister to those who are hurting and in need of restoration and renewal. This gift has moved him to become known for his clarity and power in effectively communicating the Gospel throughout the country, crossing all denominational lines. This gift has graciously made room for him to serve and lead churches in the New York City, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. This gift has manifested itself in his revolutionary leadership of established churches, and in his pioneering leadership of planting a church where there has been no prior paradigm. 

Why I Do It

As a part of Generation X, Rev. Banks has the unique position of being able to connect to our history and our destiny simultaneously. His heritage of being a 7th generation descendant of slaves owned by President Thomas Jefferson has mandated him to be a spokesperson for racial awareness and reconciliation on television shows hosted by both Oprah Winfrey and Tavis Smiley. His efforts to bring the gospel to youth and young adults has been recognized and showcased nationally on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) production entitled “A Chosen Generation” presented by Rap City. Being a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Incorporated enables him to serve as a mentor and example of honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor. 


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Rev. W. Douglas Banks

89 Spring St, Morristown, New Jersey 07960, United States

(973) 538-4781


Tuesday 12pm - Midday MindShift

Wednesday 7pm - Midweek MindShift

Sunday 11am - Sunday Worship

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