9:30 AM  | Sunday School

11:00 AM | Sunday Service

11:00 AM | Every 1st Sunday Communion Sunday
​11:00 AM | Every 4th Sunday Baptismal
​​11:00 AM | Every 4th Sunday Youth Leaders Service
12:00 PM | Wednesday Noon Bible Study
 6:00 PM  | Wednesday Bible Study

This Month:

May 8th 11:00 am - Mother's Day Service

May 10th - Trustee Board Meeting

May 12th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm NBC Organization for Action
May 14th 10:00 am - NBC Church Meeting
May 15th 11:00 am - Women’s Ministry Sunday
May 22nd 3:30 pm - Fellowship with Bishop Barr’s Church
May 27th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Fourth Fridays

May 28th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Flea Market Festival
May 30th - Memorial Day

1100 E. Northern Pkwy. ​
Baltimore, MD, 21239

Office: (410) 433-8854


Dr. Walter L. Parrish III, Pastor

 "Northside Baptist Church is intentional about making and growing disciples and empowering people to live changed lives" 

Northside Baptist Church

 Reverend Walter L. Parrish III, D.D.

Meet Our Pastor


The Reverend Doctor Walter L. Parrish III is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA where he received the B.A. degree with a major in Accounting.  Upon graduation from college, Reverend Parrish worked as a Computer Analyst for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 1987 he received the Master of Divinity Degree from the Union Theological Seminary in New York City with highest honors.

While attending Union Theological Seminary, Doctor Parrish was called as the first African American Pastor of the Devoe Street Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York.  He served that congregation until 1990.  In October of 1990 he joined the staff of the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB) of the American Baptist Churches, USA.

From 1990 to 2002 Reverend Parrish served in a variety of positions at MMBB, including Director of Field Services and Associate Executive Director.  During that time Reverend Parrish was instrumental in making retirement and health benefits available for historically black denominations which had never had such benefits.  These denominations include the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., The National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., and The National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.  As a result of this groundbreaking work, Reverend Parrish received the Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Virginia University in Lynchburg, VA in May of 2003.

In February of 2003, Parrish was called to serve as Interim Pastor of the historic Union Baptist Church of Montclair, New Jersey.  In May of that same year the church voted to call him as their eighth pastor. 

In August 2009, Dr. Parrish was elected General Secretary of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. (PNBC) and he concluded his work there in 2011.

Dr. Parrish currently serves as the 5th Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Parrish is a lifetime member of the Morehouse College Alumni Association and a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.  Additionally, Dr. Parrish has served as board member and officer of a number of community and religious groups.

Dr. Parrish is married to Rev. Dr. Felicia Y. Thomas and they are the proud parents of two sons, Jonathan Randolph Parrish and Joseph Thomas Parrish.