Dr. Summerville was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. Throughout his youth, he recognized the special plan God had on his life and eventually accepted the call to ministry. He holds a B.A. from Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH and a M.T.S. from Faith Seminary in Tacoma, WA. He earned his D.Min from Faith Seminary.
Dr. Summerville currently serves as Senior Pastor of Bible Missionary Baptist Church (BMBC) in Wilmington, OH. He has been serving in that capacity since 1998. Beforehand, he served as an Associate minister to the late Dr. Larry L. Harris at BMBC (the “H” in WHW Ministries). Dr. Harris provided leadership, mentoring, and was a spiritual father to Rev. Summerville.
Rev. Summerville is recognized throughout the country as a prolific preacher and teacher. He is a member of the teaching staff for the WHW Conference where he teaches Greek syntax to preachers and laypersons. Dr. Summerville is a co-founder of a new multicultural ministry designed to bring unity to his local community, and is a member of two local judicial advisory boards.
Rev. Summerville is married to wife and help mate of 21 years, Denise. They have three children Alyssa (15), Daniel (12) and Jordan (11).