About Us
"Christian Valley Baptist Church is a place you can truly call home. Ive been a member for over 7 years and COUNTING!! God shows up and shows out..."
​Christian Valley MBC Member
Pastor Donald A. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Columbus, Ohio
Born in Detroit, Michigan, but raised as a native of Columbus, Ohio, Reverend Fitzgerald accepted his call to the ministry at the age of 29 at the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Donald J. Washington where he served faithfully as Youth Pastor for seven years.  In 1999, Reverend Fitzgerald united with the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church under the guidance and tutelage of the Reverend, Dr. Charles E. Booth. Rev. Fitzgerald where he continued to grow and develop as a young dynamic preacher of the gospel. Rev. Fitzgerald is currently the Pastor of the Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio.

Reverend Fitzgerald is a young dynamic preacher of the Gospel with a strong sense of loyalty to God and his family.  When asked to describe the way in which God is using him, he simply states, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power” (I Corinthians 2:4-5).  His primary goal in life is to do the will of the one who has sent him, while being the very best he can be in all areas of his ministry and his personal life.  

Under Rev. Fitzgerald's leadership Christian Valley has grown and has become a beacon of light in avery dark community. The church is involved heavily in community outreach and runs a very successful re entry program with the federal courts which provides services every month for approximately 100 convicted felons who are returning home from prison every month.

In addition to the various ministerial responsibilities, Reverend Fitzgerald was also employed as a Vocational Teacher for the State of Ohio. He completed the majority of his undergraduate work at Youngstown State University and is working on his Masters of Divinity degree at the Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

Reverend Fitzgerald is united in matrimony with his college sweetheart, the former Monica L. Barfield.  Reverend and Mrs. Fitzgerald are the proud parents of three wonderful children; Donald, III, Dominick, and David Josiah.