Meet Our Pastor And First Lady
God believes in you and so do we. At NBBC your life has purpose, your story is important, your dreams count, and your voice matters. We believe you were born to make an IMPACT.
Reverend Dexter Udell Nutall, a native of Washington, D.C., has always been a part of the New Bethel Baptist Church (NBBC) family. As a young child he sat in the pews at NBBC with his family learning and growing in Christ. At a young age he recognized God's plan for his life and preached his first sermon at New Bethel Baptist Church in 2000.
In March 2009, the congregation of NBBC welcomed Reverend Nutall as its fourth pastor. Under his leadership, NBBC has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in the church and in the community.
Pastor Nutall earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University’s School of Law. Prior to leading NBBC full-time, Pastor Nutall, worked for several prominent law firms, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Senate and former DC Mayor Vincent Gray.
Reverend Nutall is married to the former Ms. Tracy Brinkley and they have two wonderful daughters, Chandler Renée and Jaida McKenzie.
When asked, "How do you stay Rooted in Christ?" He responded in saying, "By staying focused on nurturing an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ through study and fellowship."
When asked, "How do you plan to continue to Grow in the Community?" He replied in saying, "By making worship a lifestyle and being intentional about the relationships we develop both inside and outside of the church. In doing so, our community expands, and we experience the kingdom of God."
At a young age, First Lady Tracy Brinkley Nutall knew that she would have a successful career as a legal professional one day. Born in Weldon, NC, to Carolyn (Pearson) Brinkley and the late Thomas O. Brinkley, Jr., Lady Tracy and her family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1974— later relocating to Glenarden, MD.
Lady Tracy graduated from Bowie State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and later earning a Juris Doctor degree from the Howard University School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Lady Tracy currently serves as the Executive Director of the DC Judicial Nomination Commission.
NBBC welcomed Lady Tracy as a new member in 1994. During her time at NBBC, she has served as a member of the Young Adult Ministry, Board of Trustees, the Voices of Praise, and the Women's Ministry. She now serves as the coordinator of the Family Life Ministries.
Lady Tracy considers God's greatest gift to be that of her husband and best friend, Dexter Udell Nutall. She is especially grateful to God for blessing them with two beautiful daughters, Chandler Renée and Jaida McKenzie.
When asked, "How do you stay Rooted in Christ?" Lady Tracy responded, "Through fervent prayer and by meditating on God's word daily."
When asked, "How do you plan to continue to Grow in the Community?" She responded, "By continuing to put God first in all things and by letting Him guide my relationships with others."