2022 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS

Sis. Jannis R. Corley 

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Jannis R. Corley is married to Pastor Robert B. Corley, Jr., and the mother of 3 daughters. She is a member of Prince of Peace Baptist Church and serves in the Youth and Christian Education Ministries. She retired from the County of Saginaw after thirty years as an assistant board coordinator. Jannis is a member of Saginaw Valley Baptist District, Wolverine State and National Baptist Convention & Congresses. Presently she serves as a vice-president of the Wolverine Woman’s Auxiliary and is one of the site coordinators for the Wolverine Reading Initiative Program.

ACTIVE COURSE(S): 

There are no active courses for this instructor at this time. 

Pastor Marvin T. Smith, PhD. 

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Dr. Marvin T. Smith is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he received  all of his primary and secondary education. He attended Southern University where he received both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management (1986) and a Commission into the United Sates Army as an Officer.

    Pastor Smith has a Master of Theological Studies Degree (1993) from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Christian Ethics. During this time he was both licensed and ordained by the late Dr. Thomas E. Sweeney, Sr., Pastor of the First Baptist South Inglewood, Nashville, Tennessee. He is the former Pastor of the Mt. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, (four years); the Recording Secretary of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Tennessee and the Associate Dean of Christian Education for the Nashville City District Association. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi  Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, and several other religious, civic and military  organizations. Reverend Smith is currently the Vice-President of the Congress of Christian Education Saginaw Valley District and Vice President at Large of the  Wolverine State Baptist Congress of Christian Education.

    He has taught for three years for the American Baptist College-Saginaw Extension (Introduction to Homiletics and New Testament Survey), three years for the Wolverine State Baptist  Convention (Creative Ways of Teaching), and three years with the Saginaw Valley District (Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Introduction to Christian Ethics and the  Book   of Isaiah). He has also been Lecturer and Preacher for the Bradley-Hicklin Lecture series,  American Baptist College-Toledo Extension for the past four years. Reverend Smith is a graduate of the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership, a school  of AsburyTheological Seminary. In May 2008, he received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Preaching at the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts.

    He is happily married to the lovely Omie Anderson Smith and they are the proud parents of three children -  Marcelle(Jennifer), Marche,' Makenzie and two grandchildren Josiah Timothy Smith and Jabari Trevelle Smith.

ACTIVE COURSE(S): 

Parables of the Bible | May 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th, 6:00-8:30PM

The course Registration Fee of $10 is due by Tuesday, May 10th.
This can be done through:

Givelify: use the "Pay Online" Link provided above, or

Mail: check or money order made payable to Second Baptist Church. Please include the course number on the memo line of your check and mail to:


Second Baptist Church

1770 W. Youngs Ditch Road

Bay City, MI 48708

In person registration can be done on Tuesday or Thursday between 12PM – 3PM. at the church for all classes.

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Jannis R. Corley is married to Pastor Robert B. Corley, Jr., and the mother of 3 daughters. She is a member of Prince of Peace Baptist Church and serves in the Youth and Christian Education Ministries. She retired from the County of Saginaw after thirty years as an assistant board coordinator. Jannis is a member of Saginaw Valley Baptist District, Wolverine State and National Baptist Convention & Congresses. Presently she serves as a vice-president of the Wolverine Woman’s Auxiliary and is one of the site coordinators for the Wolverine Reading Initiative Program.

ACTIVE COURSE(S): 

#1004 Effective Bible Reading | Jan 18-21, 6:00 PM: Students will be able to develop a wider understanding and clearer view of how to study the Bible as it relates to interpretation and application of scripture in their everyday lives.

The course Registration Fee of $10 is due by Tuesday, January 18th.
This can be done through:

Givelify: use the "Pay Online" Link provided above, or

Mail: check or money order made payable to Second Baptist Church. Please include the course number on the memo line of your check and mail to:


Second Baptist Church

1770 W. Youngs Ditch Road

Bay City, MI 48708

In person registration can be done on Tuesday or Thursday between 12PM – 3PM. at the church for all classes.