In the 128 years of its history, Berean
has had nine ministers: Reverend William Waring, July 1877 to March 1890; Reverend J. Milton Waldron, September 1890 to April 1892; Reverend William A. Creditt, October 1892 to September 1897; Reverend David F. Rivers, March 1898 to July 1941; Reverend Theodore Peters, March 1943 to September 1944; Reverend Thomas B. Livingston, March 1945 to December 1946; Reverend Colbert H. Pearson, January 1948 to December 1970; Reverend William A. Treadwell, June 1972 to July 1984, and Reverend Robert G. Childs
, February 1985 to the present.
was licensed in 1975 and ordained in 1978 by the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.He has served as Minister of Youth at the Community Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana, Assistant Minister of the Children's Church at the Concord Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas and Minister of Youth at the Berean Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. On January 12, 1985, Reverend Childs accepted the position as Pastor of the Berean Baptist Church and is presently serving in that capacity.He is the President of the Historic New England Missionary Baptist Convention, which was organized in 1874.In addition to his involvement in the parish ministry, Reverend Childs has served as the Graduate Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel at Howard University, and Assistant to the Professor of Old Testament Studies and a Lecturer in Hebrew Language, both at the Howard University School of Divinity.He has taught Hebrew Language courses in the Divinity School's Continuing Education Program, and is presently a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Practical Ministries at Howard's School of Divinity.He was elected to and served as an At-Large Representative to the District of Columbia Board of Education, and during his last year on the Board, he served as the President. He
is counted among the recipients of the Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship, granted through the Fund for Theological Education.He
is also one of the honored recipients of the Outstanding Community Service Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
, Alpha Sigma Chapter of Washington, D.C.
, into which he
was initiated.Reverend Childs
is married, and has two sons and one daughter.His
hobbies include singing, basketball and playing the piano.He
has a special commitment to and undying love for people, the church and the work of Christ.