Dr. Jeffrey T. Wilson


Dr. Jeffrey Wilson is a native of Chattanooga, TN and a graduate of Brainerd High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Apologetics from the Luther Rice Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching and Leadership from United Theological Seminary. Additionally, he has completed graduate coursework in education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In May of 2012 Pastor Wilson was selected, along with 150 church leaders from across the USA and several other countries, to participate in the Summer Institute program on Reconciliation sponsored by Duke University Divinity School. Dr. Wilson is currently a member of the 2nd Cohort of the MLK Chapel of Pastoral Leadership at Morehouse College.

Dr. Wilson is currently the pastor of New United Missionary Baptist Church where he has served since 2009. Before being chosen as pastor he served as the interim Pastor an Associate Minister. He also spent ten years working as a probation officer in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court.

A community activist, Dr. Wilson served from 2005 to 2014 as a member of the Hamilton County Board of Education representing District #5 where he served on the board twice as vice chairman and as chairman of transportation and ethic committees. He currently serves on the boards of Memorial Hospital, the United Way of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Bessie Smith Cultural Center and Chattanooga 2.0 Committee, Unifi-Ed Board and Blue Cross Blue Shield Ministers Task Force. His past board services include Tennessee School Board Association, Bible in Schools in Committee, the City of Chattanooga Board of Sign Appeals, and the City of Chattanooga Multicultural Task Force. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, Former Vice President of 100 Black Men of America, Chattanooga Chapter and Chaplain of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. In June 2012, he served as a Grand Marshall for the Southside Family Reunion annual parade. He has received numerous rewards and recognitions for his service to the city and state. 

His memberships include the Servant Christian Leadership Fellowship, Clergy Koinonia of Chattanooga, the Cameron Harbor Neighborhood Association, the Chattanooga Inner-Faith Council, the National Association of Black Educators, and the 100 Black Men of America. He is a life member of the NAACP and a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Wilson is married to Dr. Yolanda Spraggins-Wilson, MD. They are the proud parents of one child, Sir Thomas Jeremiah Wilson.