Pastor Tyler J. Prude
Second Baptist Church
717 N. Wildwood Ave
Pastor Tyler J.
Prude, the son of the late T. J. Prude and Alice D.
Prude-Jackson, was born on October 19, 1956 in
Kankakee, Illinois. Rev. Prude confessed hope in
Christ at an early age under the leadership of
Pastor James M. Smith. While attending Second
Baptist Church, Rev. Prude taught Sunday School,
served in the following ministries: Junior Usher,
Choir, Trustee, Director of the Baptist Training
Union, and a sponsor for the Truth Seekers Youth
A resident of
Kankakee for 52 years, he attended Franklin
Elementary School, West Junior High School and
Westview Senior High School. After graduation Rev.
Prude attended Kankakee Community College, Olivet
Nazarene University and received a B.A. from
Governors State University.
Reverend Prude was
licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on
January 28, 1990. In January of 1991 Rev. Prude was
appointed Assistant Pastor of Second Baptist and was
ordained on June 9, 1991. He was called to the
pastorate at Second Baptist on October 9, 1994. In
1996 Second Baptist under Pastor Prudeís leadership
Second Baptist broke ground and constructed a new
Sanctuary which was completed in June of 1997.
A man of vision
Pastor Prude developed Beyond the Four Walls
Ministry (BFW). A 501c-3 non-for-profit corporation.
Several ministries were developed: The Heavenly
Boutique (a clothing give-away store); Heavenly
Treats (candy store); Heavenly Care (nursery home
developed: Educational and Technology wing; Elderly
Housing Development; Community and Economic
Development, Pastor Prude continues to reside in
Kankakee with his wife Evelyn and three daughters :
Sabrina, Tyra and Taylor.
Pastor Prude served
as Assistant Director of the City Of Kankakee
Community & Economic Development Agency from 1977 to
1987. He served as Executive Director of the
Kankakee County Housing Authority from 1987 to 1998
retiring to become full-time Pastor.
of Project Turn-Around of Kankakee (a faith-based
Kankakee County Renewed Opportunity (A prisoner
Executive Director of
Beyond The Four Walls Ministries (Second Baptist
Moderator of the
Kankakee County Baptist District Association
Baptist General Congress of Christian Education
Board Member of
Success By Six
Board Member of the
Biblical Exposition Conference
Board member of Mount
Carmel Ministries (MCM) A Biblical Counseling
Beloved Wife & Family
Pastorís Aide Society