Lead like Jesus by following in his footprints.  Make a difference in the body of Christ.

Altar Ministry

Provides front-line ministry support and order for the pulpit area during all services – Assists with testimonies, praise reports, and any other issues during the altar experience, while interceding throughout the service and during altar call

Contact: Rev. Clarence Cox & Rev. Dianne Weeks

Meeting Date & Time: 4th Saturday, 10:00am

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Audio Ministry

Ensures that audio and sound equipment are sufficiently maintained and operable during the worship service – Enhances and supports all recording and outreach services used in sharing the gospel message – Purchases and maintains all audio and sound equipment

Contact: TBA

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Sunday after second service

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Brotherhood Ministry

Provides fellowship and service opportunities for the men of the church and community, both spiritually and socially

Contact: Deacon Terence Spence

Meeting Date & Time: Saturday prior to 5th Sunday, 9:00am

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Business Ministry

Provides church business members the opportunity to network and make available to membership products and services for potential savings, thus functioning as a financial resource to the church – Ministry members return 10% of profits to the ministry

Contact: Deaconess Mattie Robinson

Meeting Date & Time: 4th Monday, 7:00pm

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Children’s Church Ministry

Allows children between the ages of 3-11 to share in and learn what the worship experience is all about – Trains children to experience the elements of worship, such as praise, prayer, singing, preaching, tithing, and understanding the plan of salvation for their age level

Contact: Carrie Stewart

Meeting Date & Time: Every 3rd & 4th Sunday

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Children’s Choir Ministry

Provides an opportunity for children to minister worship and praise God through song – Teaches the importance of serving God through ministry as well as offers opportunities to learn techniques and skills used in music ministry – Promotes a safe, healthy environment that encourages growth in Christ

Contact: Sonja Tucker-Pride & Chuntea Williams

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday and Saturday before the 1st Sunday every month, 6:00pm on Wednesday & 11:00am on Saturday

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College Ministry

Provides opportunities tailored to develop college-age students – Offers support in goal-setting, problem-solving, and dealing with transition into career paths

Contact: Rev. DeAndrea Neal

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Courage to Heal Ministry

Provides individuals in crisis with prayer, counseling, and support – Provides encouragement, forgiveness, healing, and wholeness through information and referrals

Contact: Jennifer Bass-Gonzalez

Meeting Date & Time: 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm

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Dance Ministry

Teaches the scriptural design for dance and the commitment of the physical body surrendered as the temple of the Holy Spirit

Contacts & Meeting Dates: Crystal Bullock – Praise Angels I Monday & Wednesday before 1st Sunday, 6:30pm / Belinda Gordon – Praise Angels II 2nd Saturday before 1st Sunday, 9:00am / Tyris Akins – Vessels of Praise Monday & Wednesday before 3rd Sunday, 6:30pm / Tyris Akins – True Vine Hip Hop Dance Troupe 2nd Saturday before 4th Sunday, 9:00am

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Deacons Ministry

Assists the Pastor in special duties and assignments pertaining to the care and growth of the church body – Provides help in planning, coordinating, and evaluating the work of the church as it relates to pastoral care and shepherding – Serves the church body through the service of communion both in and outside of church – Assists in baptism of new candidates, performs acts of visitation, and other duties as needed

Contact: Deacon Raymond Everett

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday before 1st Sunday, 7:00pm

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Deaconess Ministry

Assists the Pastor and Deacons with the service of communion by preparing the sanctuary and elements – Assists baptismal candidates and prepares baptismal garments – Assists deacons with altar assignments, general care, and some visitation

Contact: Deaconess Zelda Lynch

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday before 1st Sunday

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Drama Ministry

Presents opportunities for church members to participate in dramatic presentations throughout the year, to give special emphasis to various themes throughout the calendar year

Contact: TBA

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm

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Fellowshipping & Friends Ministry

Provides mentoring to new members about the availability of the various ministries in the church

Contact: Lafayette Collins

Meeting Date & Time: 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm

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Finance Ministry

Serves as the custodians for the church funds received and dispensed – Reviews all persons’ tithes and offerings – Dispenses and records all payments documented for audit purposes – Responsible for all monies and banking records as well as all reports that are required

Contact: Larry Chambliss

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Kitchen Ministry

Prepares and serves meals requested for major event, funerals, and outreach in a manner that glorifies and edifies the spiritual and physical needs of others

Contact: Barbara Cary

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Saturday, 10:00am

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Hawkins-Pitt-Tarrance Scholarship Ministry

Provides financial grants to eligible college students from our church congregation –  High school seniors and college students should apply in the spring of each year for this scholarship – Scholarships are awarded based on youth applicant’s church involvement

Contact: Rita Crawford

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Provides weekly opportunities to meet and pray for our church and community – Examines the word to develop more effective Bible study habits and prayer ministry – Extends is participation to Sundays prior to worship services

Contact: Barbara Dean

Meeting Date & Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings, 6:00am – Tuesday evening 6:00pm

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Military Support Ministry

Promotes connecting and building stronger relationships between Active members, Reservists, National Guard, retired service members, military employees, their families, and friends

Contact: Charles Perry

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday before 1st Sunday, 6:30pm

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Marriage Ministry

Provides opportunities for couples to fellowship and learn, according to God’s Word, the role of individuals in the marriage relationship – Provides activities to strengthen couples through social events, outings, and spiritual mentoring

Contact: Deacon/Deaconess Alex & Renita Courtney

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Friday, 7:00pm

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Media Ministry

Offers training and development of computer skills for all age groups – Repurposes equipment for outreach and community service projects – Provides lab for tutoring, accelerated programs, and students who study IT and computer services

Contact: Joyce Jones

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Sunday after 2nd service

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Nurses Ministry

Provides medical support during services and other events – Serves as first responders during emergencies – Provides training, workshops, and screening procedures to aid in medical knowledge and assistance

Contact: Mary Howard

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Sunday, 9:30am

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Missionary Ministry

Visits and provides assistance to the needy of our church and community – Organizes food drives and works with other community efforts to serve people in need

Contact: Gladys Brown

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm

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Music Ministry

Leads the church body in choral singing and instrumental worship –  Plans and organizes music for worship services, conferences, funerals, weddings, and special events – Works with guest musicians and artists to provide efficient environment for service – Allows individuals who desire to express their musical gifts and talents the opportunity to praise God in song

Contact: Elder Vernon Williams

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday 7:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm

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Prison Ministry

Provides ministry opportunities to incarcerated persons – Provides Bible study and worship services as requested – Assists released convicts with help during transition into society – Assists with lodging, employment, and transportation needed – Visits and ministers in local prisons

Contact: Deaconess Elizabeth Spence

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Pastor’s Aide Ministry

Assists and cares for the general needs of our pastor and assistant pastor – Maintains clergy garments, office, light meals, and refreshments as needed

Contact: Diane Robinson

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00pm

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Provides opportunities for knitting or crocheting shawls, lap robes, throws, blankets, washcloths, and other items for individuals in crisis

Contact: Deaconess Renita Courtney

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Tuesday once a month 6:00pm, Every Thursday 9:30-11:00am

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Events Ministry

Provides and promotes opportunities to hold various events – Represents our church in the highest regard, while doing God’s work through service, entertainment, fellowship, and fun

Contact: TBA

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Singles Ministry

Allows singles to engage in fellowship opportunities with other singles – Provides social and recreational activities, and opportunities for spiritual growth – Organizes workshops and attends conferences with singles from other communities

Contact: Dr. Tonya Henderson

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Monday, 6:30pm

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Senior Ministry

Provides fellowship and opportunities for the seniors of our church and community

Contact: Shirley Bugg

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Tuesday, 12:30pm

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Sunday School Ministry

Provides the church membership an environment for planned study and spiritual growth on the application of biblical truths – Hosts a monthly teacher’s development meeting

Contact: Marilyn Parham

Meeting Date & Time: 4th Monday, 6:30pm

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Sign Language Ministry

Provides interpretation of worship services and special events for the hearing impaired – Serves as interpreters between leadership and hearing-impaired members and visitors in classes and fellowship opportunities – Provides weekly sign language training for all ages – Uses sign language through music to minister to congregation on 5th Sundays

Contact: Terri Smith

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Monday, 6:30pm

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Substance Abuse Ministry

Provides opportunities for individuals with a history of drug, alcohol, or other addictions to gain spiritual insight and strength to overcoming addiction – Provides a fellowship support group for encouragement – Provides tools and community resources for rebuilding lives

Contact: Carolyn Jones

Meeting Date & Time: Every Monday, 7:00pm

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Ushers Ministry

Provides orderly entrance and seating of worshippers in all services and events – Provides information bulletins to participants, welcome information to visitors, and directs the congregation in a systematic way of receiving tithes and offerings

Contact: Head Usher, Joseph Harper

Meeting Date & Time: Male Ushers (2nd Saturday, 10:00am), Senior Ladies Ushers (3rd Saturday, 10:00am), Joint Ushers (TBA), Youth Ushers (4th Tuesday, 6:30pm), Young Ladies Ushers (3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm)

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Transportation Ministry

Provides transportation for persons desiring to attend church services – Supports the church ministries, upon request, with transportation needs for special events – Responsible for the church vehicles and secures drivers for the ministry

Contact: Calvin Batts

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Trustee Ministry

Serves as the church’s legal representatives in major transactions related to purchases, sale mortgaging, or rental of church property after church approval – Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of building, grounds, and vehicles

Contact: Deacon Fred Williams

Meeting Date  Time: 4th Wednesday, 7:00pm

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Warrior Ministry

Provides security of parking lot and other building and grounds during services and special events – Provides short distance transportation between vehicles and building for elderly and disabled person

Contact: Keith Banks

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Vehicle Ministry

Assists church members in obtaining donated automobiles

Contact: Deacon Timothy Logan

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Video Ministry

Ensures that services are recorded and distribute in support of our church and pastor to share the gospel message and other special events – Identifies purchase needs, maintains all video equipment, and handles the sales of video and audio

Contact: Joyce Jones

Meeting Date & Time: 3rd Sunday after 2nd service

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Young Adult Ministry

Provides persons (ages 18-35) with opportunities to fellowship with one another – Young adults are encouraged to build healthy spiritual relationships, strengthen dependence upon the Word of God, and build strong prayer lives amidst the critical challenges often presented in this age group (college, career, family, job, peer choices)

Contact: Rev. Jameson McLaughlin

Meeting Date & Time: Every Thursday, 7:00pm

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Welcome Ministry

Extends the hand of welcome to members and visitors at services and events, and provides a visitor’s packet to all first-time guests – Provides a personal note of thanks to guests during the week following their visit

Contact: Carolyn Jones

Meeting Date & Time: 2nd Wednesday, 5:30pm

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Women’s Ministry

Provides spiritual and social fellowship opportunities for the women of our church and surrounding communities – Organizes retreats, conferences, Women’s Day celebrations, and other events – Offers monthly fellowship to foster building relationships and encourage involvement in ministry and community

Contact: First Lady Rev. Pamela McLaughlin

Meeting Date & Time: 1st Tuesday, 6:30pm

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Young Entrepreneurs Ministry

Provides training workshops to youth about finance and investment – Plans and secures work opportunities for youth to earn money for saving and investment accounts – Helps expose youth to money matters through outings during the summer months

Contact: Deacon Raymond Everett

Meeting Date & Time: TBA

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Youth Thursday Night Thunder Ministry

Provides fun-filled activities, games, youth discussions, speakers, and spiritual enrichment classes – Reinforces character-building, appropriate language, dress, and peer pressure matters – Teaches against bullying, cyber-bullying, inappropriate internet use, and many other subjects

Contact: Superintendent, Church School Staff, Volunteer Teachers, Tutors, Ministerial Staff, Brotherhood

Meeting Date & Time: Every Thursday, 6:30pm

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