A servant of God gifted with the passion of "preaching".
The Reverend Isaac J. Holt Jr. is a native of Atmore, Alabama. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and while serving a tour of duty at the Naval Headquarters in Washington, D.C., was licensed to preach in 1986 at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. After a duty transfer brought him to the former Navy Base, he united with the Morris Street Baptist Church where he served as an associate minister. In 1992, with the recommendation of his pastor, Reverend Doctor A. R. Blake, he received his ministerial ordination.
Reverend Holt is a graduate of Morris College School of Religious Studies in Sumter, South Carolina where he also graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Organizational Management. He has received additional training at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently serves on numerous community improvement councils and acts as advisory assistance to law enforcement. He serves as Chairman of the Royal Foundation Board, Trident Technical College Community Board, and a former member of the Neighborhoods Energized to Win (N.E.W) advisory board and on many other advisory boards in the Charleston area and surrounding communities. Additonally, he has served the last five (5) years as the annual Faith Community Drive Chairperson for the United Negro College Fund. He also serves on the Morris College Board of Trustees. He is Vice President Region One for The South Carolina Baptist E&M Convention and serves as the State Director for Disaster Management for the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. He also serves as Vice Moderator of the Charleston County Baptist Association, an organization serving 31 local church congregations. He was awarded the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award by the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
In March of 1993, this preacher was called by the congregation of Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston to serve as their pastor. Under his leadership as pastor, God has prospered the Royal Church family, abundantly, by growing its membership of 200 to currently over 3000. The Church has added 24 new ministries, which include community food and clothing banks that minister to over 100 families a month. In 2005, under his care and guidance, Royal completed the construction of a three (3) million dollar worship center for which they burned the mortgage in three (3) years. Pastor Holt also sits as Board Chairman for the Royal Foundation, which is the non-profit community development arm of the church, that operates and funds after school tutoring, GED classes, aerobic classes, computer training and many other open to the public classes provided for free. God has truly blessed his gifts and continues to lift up and open doors for this ministry. Pastor Holt can be heard weekly on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on the local Charleston area radio station, WJNI 106.3 on the FM dial. Pastor Holt is in high demand throughout the country for revival preaching and speaking engagements.
He is married to the former Ms. Jannie Singleton of Charleston. They have one son, Isaac J. Holt, III and the family resides in Hanahan, South Carolina.
-- The Reverend Isaac J. Holt Jr.
– Senior Pastor, Royal Missionary Baptist Church.