Reverend Dr. Andre D. Ivy, DMin

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  • Doctor of Ministry, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio May 2013
  • Masters of Divinity, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia May 2002
  • Masters of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania December 1996
  • Bachelors Criminology/Sociology, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania May 1994


  • Licensed and Ordained Baptist Minister-Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA, Rev. Dr. William Houston Curtis, Senior Pastor


Dr. Andre Ivy is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Marshall Heights in Washington, DC. He has served in ministry for over 20 years. He has worked as a clinical therapist for 20 years with a focus in theĀ following areas:Ā individual, group, and family therapy. He has worked as an independent contractor working in schools, homeless shelters, group homes, and medical facilities.

He worked for over 10 years with the Federal Government in the area of social work. HisĀ responsibilities were working on the inpatient psychiatry unit and outpatient clinic providing mental health treatment.

He serves on the Executive Board of the Baptist Convention of Washington, DC and Vicinity. He is active in the local community providing workshops and trainings to help churches and pastors with effective approaches to address mental health concerns with their congregations.

He wants to ensure that congregations are well equipped to manage mental health concernsĀ that they are faced with and that they have effective strategies. He believes that we can believe in Jesus Christ and hisĀ principles but also be willing to access mental health services when needed.