Rev. Decarto D. Draper Head Pastor

He was born in Grand Rapids Michigan where he was educated in Grand Rapids Public Schools. He later matriculated at Jackson State University and the St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida. He completed his Bachelors of Science of Theology and Masters of Theology program through St. Thomas Christian College. He has also studied Theology and Religion at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and Liberty University.

Pastor Draper served as the President of the General Baptist State Convention of Michigan Congress of Christian Education. On the national level he has served on the Pastor’s Board and Evangelical Board of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. He now serves as 2nd Vice President of the Baptist General State Congress of Christian Education of Illinois as well as 1st Vice President of Rockford and Vicinity Baptist District Association. He is a member of National Baptist convention USA INC. He has preached in the Moderators Division and the coveted Late Night Workshop.

Pastor Draper is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. He is a well sought after revivalist, teacher, preacher and lecturer throughout the country for his cutting edge and thought provoking biblical sermons. He is married to First lady Joy Draper, the “Joy” of his heart. He is a proud husband, father, son and Pastor.

Pastor Draper’s focus continues to be to, study the Word of God, follow the will of God and do the Work of God!

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“It is our sincere desire that your fellowship with us will be a happy and productive one for you. My wife and I pray that your home will be a reflection of the joy and peace that God has promised to all of His children who follow Him. We ask blessings upon your children and other family members. We speak life into your relationships, your ministry and your mission. And as you lay down at night, we pray that you will experience more than just sleep but we pray that God will give you rest, rest in Him so that you may arise refreshed. It is also our prayer for you that the God of grace will anoint you with fresh oil and His precious Spirit will illuminate the word as you read it. We further pray that He will empower you to effectively communicate to others the vibrant hope that He has given you.”


Tucker Missionary Baptist Church

515 Oakwood Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13205 | (315) 475-8175