About Us

Paramount Baptist Church (PBC) is a family church that displays its love for Jesus and God’s people through its various ministries.  Paramount has grown tremendously since its inception in 1907.  In 2017 Paramount celebrated 110 years of ministry.  The impact of our ministry reaches not only Southeast Washington but nationally and internationally.  Paramount’s history spans 112 years under the leadership of eight pastors, the current being Rev. Kenneth E. Rioland, Jr.  Rev. Dr. Ishmael L. Shaw, the seventh pastor, retired in October 2019 after 37 years of inspired service.  

Progressive National Baptist Convention
American Baptist Convention
District of Columbia Baptist Convention
Baptist Convention of Washington and Vicinity

Please visit our Ministry Pages to get a glimpse of the service we provide to the local community and abroad. The impact of our ministry reaches not only Southeast but nationally and internationally.

PBC Church Staff

Official Board

Deacon Board (assists the pastor in spiritual aspects of the church)
Trustee Board (assists the pastor in the maintenance of church property and accounting)
Church Clerk (records minutes of Official Board and Church meetings and maintains membership records)

Approximately 455 active members