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  • Advisory Board Ministry

    Servant Leader: Rev. Dr. Lewis N. Watson

    Purpose: The Advisory Board Ministry is composed of servant leaders of each ministry; their function is to work to enhance each ministry and promote the agenda of the church.

  • Associate Ministers

    Servant Leader: Rev. Andrew Turner | Vice-Servant Leader: Rev. Daniel Todd

    Purpose: The Associate Ministers assist the Pastor.

  • Board of Managers

    Servant Leader: Bro. David Jones | Vice-Servant Leader: Dea. Dr. Samuel Henry III 

    Purpose: The Board of Managers are members appointed by the Pastor to oversee the operations and any other matters of the church and Family Life and Cultural Center at FBC.

  • Christian Education Ministry

    Servant Leader: Lady Deac. Talana D. Watson

    Purpose: The purpose of the Christian Education Ministry is to help develop our growth and spiritual life and to broaden our knowledge of God’s word so that discipleship will be effective inside and outside of the church.

    Academic Achievement Ministry
    Servant Leader: Dr. Lorenzo Hughes

    Celebrate Recovery
    Servant Leader: Sis. Amaris Watson Gale

    Men’s Ministry
    Servant Leader: Bro. James Taylor | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. David Jones

    Mentoring Ministry
    Servant Leader: Dea. Nathaniel Giles

    Sunday School Superintendent
    Servant Leader: Sis. Bridgit Reynolds

    Women’s Ministry
    Servant Leader: Rev. Gwendolyn Gillespie | Vice-Servant Leader: TBD

    Youth & Young Adult Ministry
    Servant Leader: Rev. Kenneth L. Watson

         Youth Pastor: Rev. Jarrell Whaley
         Youth & Young Adult Events Coordinator: Sis. Allison Fairell | Youth & Young Adult Events Assistant Coordinator: Sis. Cassandra Monroe

  • Culinary Ministry

    Servant Leaders: Dea. Clarence &  Deac. Carolyn Hudson 

    Bread of Heaven Café & Gift Shop
    Servant Leader: Sis. Lisa Collier Purnell

    “The Shepherd’s Table” Soup Kitchen Ministry
    Servant Leader: Sis. Violet Lee | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Jay Robinson

    Purpose: The purpose of the Culinary Ministry is to provide a ministry of helps through the serving of nutritious and delicious food to sustain the physical body. This ministry serves for annual days and special events.

  • Diaconate Ministry

    Servant Leaders: Dea. Larry Bishop (Deacons) & Lady Deac. Talana D. Watson (Deaconesses) | Vice-Servant Leaders: Dea. Dr. James White, Jr. (Deacons) & Deac. Veronica Giles (Deaconesses)

    Purpose: The purpose of the Diaconate Ministry is to assist the Pastor in the spiritual realm of the church, visit sick members, serve communion, and make themselves available to assist the Pastor in ministry.

  • Finance Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Jean Greene | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Bridgit Reynolds

        Acting Treasurer: Dea. Dr. Samuel Henry III
        Assistant Acting Treasurer: Lady Deac. Talana D. Watson

    Purpose: The purpose of the Finance Ministry is to oversee the financial matters of the church, be good stewards according to the word of God, and to appropriate money wisely.

  • Grief Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Lisa Collier Purnell | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Keyonda Taylor

  • Health Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Marneda Bailey | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Jay Robinson

    Purpose: The purpose of the Health Ministry is to administer first aid during church services, activities or sessions, and recognize serious symptoms to prevent future complications.

  • Hospitality/Greeters Ministry (Ushers)

    Servant Leader: Sis. Allison Fairell | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Vanessa Miles

    Purpose: The purpose of the Hospitality/Greeters Ministry is to follow up on all new converts and/or persons who have been converted and fail to report for New Members’ Class and/or church services. This ministry encourages new members to become a participant in one or more ministries to promote their Christian growth and allegiance to their faith and the church. In addition, this ministry greets regular members and visitors with a smile, hug or handshake as one arrives to any service held at FBC.

  • Manna Food Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Clara Jackson | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Andrea Miles-Stevens

  • Missionary Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Mable Jarmon | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Lillian Bowden

    Purpose: Missionary efforts are always geared toward presenting Christ Jesus as Lord. Involvements include: visiting the sick, helping the less fortunate, providing clothing and food for the needy, prayer ministry, etc.

  • Multimedia Ministry

    Servant Leader: Deac. Christina Watson-Pender | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. Stephen Pender

    Purpose: The purpose of the Multimedia Ministry is to communicate the vision and mission of all of our church ministries through integrated video, photography, audio/visual technology, and web development.

    Social Media
    Servant Leader: Bro. Jesse Ayres | Vice-Servant Leader & Engagement Coordinator: Sis. Lisa Collier Purnell

  • Music & Cultural Arts Ministry

    Minister of Music: Bro. Stephen Pender

    Organists: Bro. Fernandez Batson & Bro. Stephen Pender

    Pianists: Bro. Stephen Pender

    Bass Guitarist: Bro. Caleb Corbin

    Purpose: The purpose of the Music & Cultural Arts Ministry is to enhance the mood of the worship service, to usher in the Holy Spirit, and to spread God’s Word through all forms of art (music, creative movements, drama, sign language, etc.).

    The Angelic Voices of FBC
    Director: Bro. Stephen Pender

    Anointed Voices of Praise Choir
    Director: Bro. Stephen Pender 

    Hearts of Angels Choir
    Director: Sis. Gail Taylor 

    Male Chorus 
    Director: Bro. Jeffery Jenkins

    Praise & Worship Team
    Director: Bro. Stephen Pender 

    United Disciples of Victory Choir
    Servant Leader: Dr. Kim Purvis | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Renee Childs | Director: Bro. Stephen Pender 

    Dance Ministry
    Servant Leader: Sis. Taryn Nixon | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Shakia Johnson
    Expressions of Praise
    Men of Valor
    Praise Crew
    Vessels of Worship
    Women of Worship 

    Drama Ministry
    Servant Leader: Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson

  • Pastor’s Relations Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Clara Jackson | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Lisa Collier Purnell

    Purpose: The purpose of the Pastor’s Relations Ministry is to assist the Pastor in practical ways that he might enhance his ministry.

  • Prayer Ministry

    Servant Leader: Dea. Dr. James White, Jr. | Vice-Servant Leader: Rev. Gwendolyn Gillespie

    Purpose: The purpose of the Prayer Ministry is to intercede on behalf of the members of First Baptist Church by prayer and supplication. 

  • S.A.G.E. (Security Around God’s Edifice) Ministry

    Servant Leader: Bro. Reginald Justice | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. Eugene Hoy, Sr.

    Purpose: The purpose of the S.A.G.E. Ministry is to be a visible force that enables members and visitors to worship in a safe and secure environment. 

  • S.A.P.A. (Scheduling & Planning Assistance) Team

    Servant Leader: Sis. Lisa Collier Purnell | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Keyonda Taylor

    Purpose: The purpose of the S.A.P.A. Ministry is to review each church event and strategically plan, schedule, and approve each program to ensure that each service is represented in a “Five Star” manner. 

  • Transportation Ministry

    Servant Leader: Sis. Cassandra Monroe | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. Reginald Justice

    Purpose: The purpose of the Transportation Ministry is to provide safe transport to and from church, allowing regular members and visitors the opportunity to attend Sunday worship and weekly services. Transportation is also provided for ministries upon request. If you need transportation, please call the church office at 410-548-5486

  • Tribe Ministry

    Servant Leader: Dea. Corey Newborns | Vice-Servant Leader: Dea. Larry Bishop

  • Trustee Ministry

    Servant Leader: Bro. Brian Justice | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Gail Taylor

    Purpose: The purpose of the Trustee Ministry is to ascertain the physical realm of the church.

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