rev. dr. geoffrey v. guns
Dr. Guns has served as the Senior Pastor of the Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia since June 26, 1983. Second Calvary is a leader in serving the community and in global missions.
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns is a native of Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of Dr. Frank Guns, Sr. and the late Rev. Quincey C. Guns. He is married to the former Rosetta Harding of Richmond, Virginia. They are the parents of two daughters, Kimberly Jackson, an educator and Nicole Guns, a licensed minister. Dr. Guns and Lady Guns have two granddaughters, Kennedy and Sydney.
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns is a native of Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of Dr. Frank Guns, Sr. and the late Rev. Quincey C. Guns. He is a product of the Norfolk Public School System. He earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Norfolk State University in 1972 after which he served six years as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer.
In 1981, he earned his Masters of Divinity degree from the School of Theology, Virginia Union University graduating Summa Cum Laude. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the School of Religion, Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1985. He completed certification in Digital Marketing at George Washington University in 2022.
Dr. Guns has served as the Senior Pastor of the Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia since June 26, 1983. Second Calvary is a leader in serving the community and in global missions. Dr. Guns served on the Board of Visitors of Norfolk State University from 1997—2001. He served as State Director, Department of Christian Education of the Virginia Baptist State Convention, Inc from 2008--2022. Dr. Guns co-founded the Norfolk Pastors’ Coalition in 2014 to lead local Baptist congregations in addressing urban social and economic problems. Dr. Guns also served as the President of the Virginia Baptist State Convention (VBSC) from 1997 to 2001 and twice as the Moderator for the Tidewater-Peninsula Baptist Association (TPBA). Dr. Guns serves on the faculty of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. He has traveled extensively to Europe, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Asia, and Africa. He has led several short-term mission trips to Israel, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, and Uganda. Dr. Guns serves on the Commission of Missions and the Commission on Social Justice of the Baptist World Alliance.
He has written numerous articles for the Christian Education Informer and the National Baptist Voice, which are published by the Sunday School Publishing Board (SSPB). In addition, he has written various Sunday School Quarterlies and served as a chief writer of the Townsend Press Commentary from 2006--2022. Dr. Guns serves as Co-Chairman of the Executive Council of Christian Education for the Department of Christian Education Credentials and Accreditation of the SSPB of the National Baptist Convention, USA. Inc. He, also serves on the Home Mission Board of the NBCUSA, Inc.
He is the author of three books, Church Financial Management (1997), which is published by Providence House Publishers and Spiritual Leadership: A Practical Guide to Developing Spiritual Leaders in the Church (2000), published by Orman Press, Inc., Introduction to the Bible: An Easy to Read Guide to Its Origin and Purpose (2014), published by Townsend Press, Inc. and From Ruin to Restoration: A Study of the Prophetic Writings of Haggai (2018), published by Townsend Press, Inc. He has written numerous Bible Studies and other training materials.
He is married to the former Rosetta Harding of Richmond, Virginia. She retired in 2017 as a School Social Worker from Chesapeake Public Schools. They are the parents of two daughters, Kimberly, an educator, and Nicole a Registered Nurse and an ordained minister. Dr. Guns and Lady Guns have two granddaughters, Kennedy and Sydney.