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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. Gwendolyn Gillespie | 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. 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:  

Celebrate Recovery
Servant Leader: Sis. Amaris Watson Gale

Couples’ Ministry
Servant Leaders: Rev. Walter & Sis. Frances Jones

Men’s Ministry
Servant Leader: Dea. Samuel Henry III | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. David Jones

Mentoring Ministry
Servant Leader: Dea. Nathaniel Giles

New Members’ Ministry
Servant Leader: Rev. Gwendolyn Gillespie 

Sunday School
Servant Leader: Sis. Bridgit Reynolds

Women’s Ministry
Servant Leader: Lady Deac. Talana D. Watson | Vice-Servant Leader: Rev. Gwendolyn Gillespie 

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

Youth & Young Adult Coordinator: Sis. Allison Fairell 

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. Dollie C. Wright | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Violet Lee

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. Nathaniel Giles (Deacons) & Lady Deac. Talana D. Watson (Deaconesses) | Vice-Servant Leaders: Dea. James White, Jr. & (Deacons) & Deac. Patricia Selby (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.

Economic Empowerment Team

Servant Leader: Rev. Dr. Lewis N. Watson  

Finance Ministry

Servant Leader: Sis. Jean Greene     

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.

G.O.T. (Guest Outreach Team) Ministry

Servant Leader: Sis. Cassandra Monroe | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Allison Fairell

Grief Ministry

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

Health Ministry

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

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

Servant Leader: Dr. Lorenzo Hughes | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Allison Fairell

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: Deac. Margaret Bullock

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

Music & Cultural Arts Ministry

Servant Leader: Dr. Kim Purvis | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Renee Childs 

Director of Music: Bro. Stephen Pender

Organists: Bro. Fernandez Batson & Bro. Stephen Pender

Pianists: Bro. Stephen Pender

Percussionist: Bro. Aaron Levere

Bass Guitarist: Bro. Caleb Corbin

Praise & Worship Leaders: Elder Craig Wilson

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 

Praise & Worship Team
Director: Bro. Stephen Pender 

United Disciples of Victory Choir
Director: Bro. Stephen Pender 

Dance Ministry
Servant Leader: Sis. Taryn Nixon | Vice-Servant Leader: Sis. Helen Branch
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. James White, Jr.

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. Reggie 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  

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. Marchelle Robinson | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. Nathaniel Robinson 

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.

Usher Ministry

Senior, Junior & Male/King’s Men
Servant Leader: Sis. Allison Fairell | Vice-Servant Leader: Bro. Adam Haynes

Purpose: The purpose of the Usher Ministry is to monitor the entrance of the church and to see to it that reverence is pursued.

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