In this episode of Building Maintenance podcast, Host Dereck Moore introduces his company’s 1st CORE VALUE – “Leading By Faith”. Dereck wanted to introduce his spiritual advisor to his audience and listeners to illustrate the importance of his 1st CORE VALUE as it relates to scaling his business and scaling his life. It was an honor to have Pastor Pitts take time out of his busy schedule to share his words of wisdom and encouragement.
Rev. Ivan S. Pitts, a native of Los Angeles, California is known for his unique style and enthusiastic delivery of the Word. He believes that Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Evangelism, and Service are key areas of concentration for a healthy and growing church.
In 2016, Second Baptist adopted a second campus located in Lake Forest, CA which has affectionately become known as the ‘South Campus’. The union of the two locations birthed Second Baptist’s message of Sharing Christ, Building Believers, Caring for All.
Prior to pastoring at Second Baptist Church, Rev. Pitts served 10 years as the senior pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury, CT. During Rev. Pitts’ tenure, New Hope Baptist Church experienced spiritual growth and physical growth. Church membership grew threefold and in 2009, New Hope completed a $5.5 million, 32,000 square foot building expansion project. The expanded facility included a Senior Citizens Center, The Samuels Early Learning Center, a computer lab, a library, banquet facilities, professional meeting rooms, and classrooms.
Rev. Pitts has traveled to several places throughout the world, most notably Nigeria, Pakistan, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Guam. Many of his travels occurred while serving in the United States Navy, where he received an honorable discharge in 1991.
Rev. Pitts has held positions in both the corporate arena and within higher education. He worked for IBM as a Human Resources Generalist and Recruiter. In education, he worked as an administrator and instructor at Clayton State College (Morrow, GA), Medgar Evers College CUNY (Brooklyn, NY), and as an Adjunct Professor at Western Connecticut State University, teaching in the Psychology and Sociology Departments. Rev. Pitts continues in his love for teaching as an Adjunct Professor at California State University of Fullerton (Fullerton, CA).
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