Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns Christian Leadership School is a structured program of Christian education, that is a product of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA., Inc. Our program is designed to provide members with the opportunity for spiritual growth through the various courses and programs we offer, through the Christian Leadership Manual and Curriculum Guide. From time to time we plan and host various seminars and conferences on variety and topics designed to address the spiritual needs and to speak to various social and cultural concerns that believers face each day. Classes are held on Wednesday’s, Thursday’s.


Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns Christian Leadership School Courses


January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 12, 19, 26

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CLS #5009 Group Leadership

Instructor: Elder Sheryl Smalls

Textbook: Leading Life Changing Small Groups/Bill Donahue

This class will help students recognize group dynamics and to employ leadership skills for the best possible results.

CLS #3012 People of Color In The Bible

Instructor: Sis. LeVaughn Taylor

Textbook:  The Black Presence In The Bible, Rev. Walter Arthur McCray

This class will allow students the opportunity to discover those nations and personalities in the Bible who were people of color and examine their contributions.

CLS #3010 History of the African American Church

Instructor: Rev. Joseph Wright

Textbook:  A History of Black Baptists In the US, William Banks

This class will cover the spread of the Christian faith among slaves and the resultant birth of African American Baptist churches in America.

Children:                Instructor: Rev. Dr. Veronica Haynes

MiddleSchool:      Instructor: First Lady Rosetta Guns

HighSchool:          Instructor: Pastor Geoffrey V. Guns

All books can be purchased on Amazon

Enrollment Form


The Certificate of Progress Program (COPP) organized by the Sunday School Publishing Board, was designed to produce qualified church leaders. The Objectives of the COPP program are as follows:

To increase the biblical knowledge of the student; to create an understanding of the Baptist faith; to provide an educational structure that will develop candidates qualified for teaching.

Winter 2020 Class Sessions

Class Times:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

COPP 1 Class

Course #1001 – Introduction To The Bible Instructor:  Elder Betty Davis

Textbook:  Introduction To The Bible,  Dr Geoffrey V. Guns  (in stock)

Dates:  January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020

COPP 2 Class

Course #3008 – Theology and History of Christianity Instructor:  Rev. Kenyetta L. Veal

 Textbook:  A Story of the Christian Church, Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

 Dates:  January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2020

COPP 4 Class

Course #1112 – Survey of Revelation Instructor:  Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns

Textbook:  Revelation and The End of All Things, Craig R. Koester

Dates:  January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020


*If this is your FIRST time enrolling in the COPP program, you must complete a Form 12, subscribe to the Informer Magazine and pay the required fees. 

 For More Information email:  cls@secondcalvary.orgor call: Chanda Gray @ 757-627-7222

 Students are responsible for purchasing their books prior to start date.

 Complete the form below

Enrollment Form

Sunday School Classes

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” – 2 Timothy 2:15

Join Us 9:00am -10:00am each Sunday

  • Primary (6-8 years of age ) – Room 27
  • Juniors (9-11 years of age) – Room 26
  • Intermediate/ Teens (12-17 years of age )- Room 26
  • C.P. Madison Bible Study ( 18- 34 years of age) – Room 25
  • Life Application – Fellowship Hall A
  • Women – Fellowship Hall B
  • Men – Fellowship Hall C
  • Married Couples – Fellowship Hall D
  • Joint Men’s Bible Sunday – 3rd Sunday at 9:00am – Sanctuary

New Members Class

Enables new members to gain insight and understanding of the Christian faith.  Introduce students to the history of their local church and its membership requirements.

 #2001 – New Members Class Schedule:

January 6,13,20,27

February 3,10,17,24

March 3,10,17,24,31

April 7,14, 28

May 5,12,19,26