Kelley Cornish Slaughter
First Lady of Second Baptist Church
Kelley Cornish Slaughter is the First Lady of Second Baptist Church where she faithfully serves with her husband. Our First Lady has over 20 years of teaching, facilitation, speaking, and church leadership and serves as the Women’s Ministry Leader and Bible teacher. Trained as a Chaplain, First Lady Slaughter leads classes for women within a series entitled, Titus2Gether with Kelley, and is dedicated to addressing the needs of women and children, social justice, and women’s philanthropy.
Kelley also serves as a diversity and inclusion executive and strategist in corporate America where she leads a global team working to ensure equity and equal opportunity in the workplace. Her leadership gifts and talents have been recognized most recently as one of the 2019 Most Influential Women In Corporate America by Savoy Magazine, by the Network Journal as one of the Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business for 2019, and she was a recipient of the 2019 Sojourner Truth Award by the National Congress of Black Women. In 2018, Kelley was acknowledged for her commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout her career by receiving the 2018 Career Mastered Award and has been recognized as a member of the top team of distinction for the American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking Award, and in 2017 as a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Award winner by Peirce College for the City of Philadelphia in 2017.
Our First Lady is a certified first responder Chaplain, a Certified Diversity Professional (CCDP) by Cornell University and has completed executive course work at the Harvard Kennedy School in strategies for leading and building diverse organizations. Kelley obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina – Aiken in Business Administration and her Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Webster University. She serves as a member of the Umoja Village Task Force in Aiken, SC, and as an HR Committee Member for BAYADA’s Board of Directors in greater Philadelphia, PA.
Living her best life, First Lady Slaughter stands on and diligently pursues the verse, “….When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” Luke 12:48