A native Washingtonian, Rev. Dr. Keith W. Byrd, Sr., is Pastor of the historic Zion Baptist Church in Northwest, Washington D.C. He was called as the church’s ninth pastor in January 2006. Dr. Byrd is a gifted preacher, teacher and leader. With God’s guidance and Rev. Byrd’s visionary leadership, Zion desires to be a family church, empowered by the love of Christ, to serve the family of God. He has established and expanded several ministries at Zion as well as overseen several church renovations.
Dr. Byrd’s current denominational leadership:
- Progressive National Baptist Convention, National First Vice-President
- Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity, President
- D.C. Baptist Convention, member
- Missionary Baptist Minister’s Conference of DC and Vicinity, member
- Carter Baron Cluster of Churches.
Dr. Byrd received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, a Master of Divinity Degree from the Howard University School of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Church Leadership from the Wesley Theological Seminary.
He is supported in ministry by his wife Kimberly O. Byrd, and together they have two sons, Keith, Jr. and Kevin.