Earlier this Rev. Ivan Pitts became the pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana, CA. For Ivan, this is a return to his native Los Angeles. From 2002 to 2013, he served as pastor for New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury, Connecticut.
Ivan holds an MA in RE with a concentration in Pastoral Studies from the GSRRE. He has also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University in Social Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA. Ivan is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling at New York Theological Seminary.
In a recent conversation with Fordham GSRRE faculty member Harold (Bud) Horell, Ivan said, “It’s great being back home again! The family is adjusting well. I am starting to gain momentum and I’m please with the progress.”