Reverend Thomas J. Rainsbury, Jr.

The Reverend Thomas Jefferson Rainsbury, Jr. serves as Pastor of the West Hyattsville Baptist Church. He began his ministry as pastor on August 1, 2021. Rev.
Rainsbury has served as a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 30 years.
Prior to assuming the role of Pastor at West Hyattsville Baptist Church, he served
as Minister of Music at the Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church
in Baltimore, Maryland, where he also served as a teacher of the church’s Men’s
Bible Study.

For 13 years, Rev. Rainsbury served as pastor of the Gravel Hill Missionary
Baptist Church in Bethpage, Tennessee. While serving as pastor, he also served as
a member of the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention Board
of Directors, and as vice-president for the convention’s Middle Tennessee Region.
For nine years, Rev. Rainsbury served as president of the East Fork District
Association Congress of Christian Education, and as director of the association’s
Church Growth Institute.

Rev. Rainsbury worked for two decades in the religious publishing industry as an editor, writer, and graphic designer. He also served as instructor in the National Baptist Congress, and for the Christian Education Conference of the Sunday School Publishing Board. For many years, Rev. Rainsbury conducted workshops and conferences on topics related to church ministry growth and development.
Rev. Rainsbury is a musician. He began his music ministry at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia, the country of his birth. For many years, he served as a musician and minister of music for various churches and musical groups.
Rev. Rainsbury is a graduate of American Baptist College in Nashville Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. He is currently in pursuit of a Master of Divinity degree at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. 
Rev. Rainsbury is married to Mrs. Janice Rainsbury. Their union is blessed with one daughter, Ms. Yeamah Rainsbury. 
Of all that may be said about him, these are most important: Thomas Rainsbury is a child of God. He loves God’s work and God’s people. He has dedicated his life to working for the advancement of God’s kingdom until the day he is called from labor to reward.