The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker serves as Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA. A native of Travelers Rest, SC, he was ordained to the gospel ministry at Churchland Baptist Church, Lexington, NC, where he served as Senior Minister. He also served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Valdese, NC and First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN.

Noel holds degrees from Furman University (B.A.), Wake Forest University (M.Div.), and Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.). He has taught courses for Vanderbilt Divinity School, Carson-Newman University, and Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

His preaching has been featured on Day 1, Preaching Online, and He has published articles for Interpretation, Religion News Service, Baptists Today, Homily Service, and Homiletic.

Noel lives in Richmond with his wife, Dayna, and their two daughters, Maggie and Nora.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker

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Noel Schoonmaker: God of the Living

Tuesday November 01, 2022
Noel Schoonmaker says resurrection is the conviction on which Christianity is built. Jesus not only proclaimed resurrection, he also personified it. For after he died on the cross, he arose from the grave, promising all who follow him that we shall likewise find life on the other side of death.

Noel Schoonmaker: Faith That Works

Tuesday September 04, 2018
Dr. Noel Schoonmaker tells us that when James says in effect, "What good is faith without works, what good is Christian belief without Christian behavior?" the answer is, none at all. James isn’t just questioning the usefulness of faith without works, he’s questioning the validity of it. And James is very clear about what he means by 'works.'

Noel Schoonmaker: Doers of the Word

Tuesday August 28, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker points out in his sermon on James 1 that we are not Christians because we hear the word of God, or mentally affirm it’s true, but because we believe in Jesus Christ, who was the Word of God himself. And that Word of God become flesh in Christ healed the sick, touched the outcast, cuddled children, and overturned temple furniture.