Pastor Xavier Creekmur is a native of Richmond, Virginia the only son of Robert and Rosemary Creekmur, who raised their son to trust God in all that he is and in all that he does. This led him after graduating High School, to join the military and after serving 3 years in the Air Force he switched branches of the military; seeking to be all he could be in the Army. He ascended through the ranks as an enlisted soldier becoming a Non-Commissioned Officer. Hearing the call of God and trusting His voice he answered the call to ministry. He completed undergraduate and Seminary studies while still serving his country and would go on to spend the latter years of his commitment as an Army Chaplain. He has also completed Clinical Pastoral Education Residency having served as a Hospital Chaplain and was employed for five years as a Hospice Chaplain. His myriad contexts of ministry were shifted when he was called to become the twenty-second pastor of Second African Baptist Church. Upon this call he would go on to retire from the United States Army in 2018 having served twenty-two years. As pastor of Second African Reverend Creekmur was committed to caring for its members and encouraging them to come together in in unity to do ministry. He also stewarded the history of the church for the opportunities that it availed of witness for evangelism and to share its heritage with the many visitors from around who came and even worshipped with there. He also worked with area pastors and served as the Social Actions Chair for New Era State Convention which was a part of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Also, under his pastoral leadership the church reestablished its youth ministry, implemented online giving and new accounting programs, as well as a media presence which connected members both past and present. After having served as pastor for Second African for three and a half years Reverend Creekmur accepted God’s call to return to Augusta, Georgia to become the next pastor of Beulah Grove Baptist Church. He and his wife Dr. Chaundra R. Creekmur a former professor at Savannah State University, have three children. Angel, who resides in Houston Texas and their two sons, Jaxson and Joshua. The family is honored and excited to be back! They are thankful to God for what He is doing and will do through them in this season of their lives for His glory.