Ministries

MINISTRIES’ PURPOSES

ARISE MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Sis. Patricia Matthews
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Sis. Eileen Brooks

The purpose of ARISE is to operate on behalf of the church by praying for and sharing the word of God with all hospitalized, shut-in or nursing home bound church disciples.

BARNABAS MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Deacon Fred Haynes
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Sis. Jacqueline Martin

The Barnabas Ministry provides a spiritual relationship to walk beside members who may be struggling in their faith and to offer encouragement and prayer.

BEACON OF HOPE CANCER CARE MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Vickie Pierce
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Annmarie Wilkinson

The Beacon of Hope Cancer Ministry was established to provide support (i.e., survivors’ support as well as the caregivers) education and care for patients diagnosed with cancer. Ministry works in partnership with the Arise Ministry and Stephen’s Ministry to build a cohesive ministry that will be a sounding board to provide all survivors the support they need and desire through their journey.

BOOKSTORE MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Renee Sharp
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Stella Brockett

The purpose of the Bookstore is to provide Bibles, biblical resources and gift items which encourage, inspire and promote the spiritual growth of church members, visitors/guests and the community in a loving, caring and sharing environment.

BOYS MENTORING MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:   Deacon Gregory Brown
Assistant Lay Pastors:  Bro. Jimmie Hamilton II & Bro. Tyrone Willis

The purpose of the Boys Mentoring is to instill, lead, guide, and direct them on a path of positive growth into young adulthood particularly base on the foundation, and principles of Jesus Christ.

CHADASH MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Rev. Patricia Williamson
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Rev. Wenona Brown

The purpose of the CHADASH Ministry is to educate the laity and community about the different forms of abuse and provide the community with resources and support.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Rev. Lawanda Kamalidiin 
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Rev. Patricia Williamson

The purpose of the Christian Education Ministry is to provide accurate teaching of the Word of God to the Mount Jezreel Baptist Church and community.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD
Lay Pastor:  Deacon Demetrice Mebane
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Trustee Carolyn Alston

The purpose of the Christian School Board plays a significant role in helping the school fulfill its mission of teaching and developing children. The Board provides oversight and accountability for the school’s overall operation.

COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Sis. Sheila Lindsay-Johnson

The purpose of the Communication Ministry serves to support the Church and ministries of Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church in sharing information accurately, effectively, and timely within the congregation, local communities and community abroad through the use of various communication platforms (including social media channels).

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (COP) MINISTRY
Lay Pastors: Sisters Bernetta Robinson & Angela McCoy

The purpose of the Community Outreach Program Ministry is to minister to those in need of care, hope and love. Participates in the non-profit food program (SHARE).

DEACONS MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Deacon Robert Barnard
Assistant
Lay Pastor:  Deacon Robert Turner

The purpose of the Deacons Ministry is to serve and minister, pray, disciple, assist, encourage and love the congregation of Mount Jezreel Baptist Church. As well, assist the Senior Pastor however he needs, pray for him and his family constantly, be available, humble, and moldable to Christ and His people.

EDUCATION MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Sis. Tracy Holoman
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Deacon Vera Hamilton

The purpose of the Education Ministry is three-fold: 1. To provide financial support to our high school graduates who are entering into college as well as smaller monetary support for currently matriculating college students to offset the costs of books or supplies. 2. To provide information regarding education opportunities, other scholarships, internships, and other activities to support our youth in their educational pursuits. 3. To celebrate the accomplishments of the youth of MJBC by publishing an annual student success booklet.

EVANGELISM MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Sis. Annmarie Wilkinson
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Deacon Daryl Holoman

The purpose of Evangelism Ministry is to go and share the Gospel of Jesus and our faith with non-believers so that Jesus is elevated to point where He can draw unto Himself.

FOOD BANK MINISTRY
Lay Pastor:  Sis. Bernice Mays
Assistant Lay Pastor:  Bro. Tyrone Lowery

The purpose of the Food Bank is to provide food staples to those in need of food assistance.

FREEDOM SCHOOL
Lay Pastor:  Sis. Marion Brown
Assistant
Lay Pastor:  Deacon Vera Hamilton

The purpose of the Freedom School is to empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country and world with hope, education and action.

HEALTHY TEMPLE MINISTRY (HTM) MINISTRY
Lay Pastors: Sisters Wendy-Hall Page, Beatrice Miller, Brenda Robinson

The purpose of the Healthy Temple Ministry is to nurture a community of believers who joyfully obey the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by making disciple of all people to the glory of God.

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Fatima Azeez
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Gina Stephenson

The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is to serve the church in the areas of greeting visitors, serve continental breakfasts, assist with birthday celebrations, community day, seasoned saints’ day, and funerals.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Monica Wiggins
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Dionne Hamilton

The purpose of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to hold up the arms of the church in prayer – going before the Father in intercession; praying on behalf of the needs, cares and concerns of the church, pastor, and members.

JEZREEL EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY (JEM)
Lay Pastor: Sis. Sharon Atterbury

The purpose of the Jezreel Employment Ministry is to educate, empower and equip individuals so they can maintain or obtain gainful employment opportunities from employers from the private and public sector.

LOCASHA MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Jacqueline Hall

The purpose of the LOCASHA Ministry is to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate with specific focus on the needs of the children and the low-income elderly in the community.

MEN’S MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Bro. Carl Overton 
Assistant Lay Pastor: Bro. Tyrone Willis

The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to seek personal growth in God by standing in the gap to transform the lines of men through the power of the Holy Spirit and to be Godly leaders in our homes, workplaces and community by Kingdom building.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Crystal Dorn

The purpose of the Mental Health Ministry is to nurture the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of persons seeking help by creating a safe space for people to talk, relieve stress and become better decision makers.

MISSIONS MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Rev. John Grady
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Debbie Miller

The purpose of the Missions Ministry is to support all missionary efforts of the church, locally and internationally as well as support long term missionaries on the filed and send short term missionary teams to other lands for short term service. The ministry also provides assistance to church members in the event of personal hardship and emergencies.

MUSIC AND ARTS MINISTRY (MAM)
Lay Pastor: Bro. David Lindsey
Assistant Lay Pastors: Sis. Valentina Smith & Sis. Angerlia Johnson

The purpose of the Music & Arts Ministry is making God’s Praise Glorious as well as bringing people into the heart of worship using all visual (signing), auditory (audio), oratory (singing and music), emotional (dancing and drama), and to develop mature and influential God-worshippers.

NAOMI MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Rev. Patricia Williamson

The purpose of the Naomi Ministry under the SURE umbrella is purposed to bring older and younger women together in an atmosphere of friendship, fellowship and kinship in the Lord Jesus Christ.

NEW DISCIPLES MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Deacon Vera Hamilton
Assistant Lay Pastor: Deacon Jimmie Hamilton

The purpose of the New Disciples Ministry is to educate, nurture, and develop new believers and those who join by Christian experience.

ONE FLESH MINISTRY
Lay Pastors: Reverends Arthur & Patricia Williamson

The purpose of the One Flesh Ministry is to enhance the Kingdom’s agenda for married couples that will nurture the marriage, nurture the church family and be loving, caring, and sharing witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ.

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Rev. Stephon Henderson

The purpose of the Pastoral Care Ministry is to promote wholeness among God’s people by providing compassionate pastoral care and Christian counseling through the service of caring clergy, lay “Soul Care” providers, and licensed mental, physical and spiritual healthcare professionals.

PRISON MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Bro. Michael Graham

The purpose of the Prison Ministry is to visit the prisons and present the Gospel to those incarcerated using clear and understandable terms.

PROJECT C.A.R.E. (Community Awareness Reincorporated by Education) MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Loveness Overton

The purpose of the Project C.A.R.E. Ministry is a health care ministry which provides education and insight regarding daily health issues and concerns that affect the African American community.

REACHING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR CHRIST (RCFC) MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Andrea Thomas

The purpose of RCFC is to provide spiritual development and guidance and Christian fellowship to the children and families of the National Center for Children and Families (NCFC).

SAMARITAN MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Deborah Lovett
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis Phyllis Hardy

The purpose of the Samaritan Ministry is to assist the congregation in periods of discomfort during worship and administer first aid. The ministry serves the community providing support to the single parents of Health Babies Project and provide comfort to the congregation during times of mourning by serving at funerals.

SOCIAL ACTION MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Bro. Michael Glasby
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Beatrice Miller

The purpose of Social Action Ministry is to provide social and political information that is relevant to the Mount Jezreel Baptist Church congregation and immediate communities. The ministry also acts as a conduit for the dissemination of information and resources that can be used in the growth and development of the congregation.

TECHNICAL ARTS MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Bro. Adrian Epps
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Michelle Lopez

The purpose of the Technical Arts Ministry is to provide support to all technical operations that involve or support worship and technology at Mount Jezreel Baptist Church.

TRUSTEE MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Deacon Gregory Brown
Assistant Lay Pastor: Deacon Daryl Holoman

The purpose of the Trustee Ministry is to provide financial and budgetary oversight and to maintain the building and grounds. The Ministry is also responsible for the overall business of the church as it pertains to our members and outside entities dealing with the wellbeing of our congregation based on the foundation and principles of Jesus Christ.

USHER MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Sis. Patricia Jordan
Assistant Lay Pastors: Bro. Ronald Taylor & Sis. Anna Roy

The purpose of the Usher Ministry is to maintain order in the sanctuary during the worship services and strives to foster Christian fellowship and a standard procedure of ushering with a commitment to serve.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Rev. Jacquelyn Hill Henderson
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Pamela Saunders

The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to encourage women and develop their maximum potential spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually through the Word of God, prayer, worship and sisterly fellowship.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Min. Tanna Abraham

The purpose of the Young Adult Ministry is to seek to develop young adults into kingdom disciples. Additionally, the ministry seeks to inspire young adults to discover their purpose, exercise their gifts and talents and grown in their knowledge of and faith in Jesus Christ.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Lay Pastor: Rev. Shindana Lawson
Assistant Lay Pastor: Sis. Tracy Oliver-Gary

The purpose of the Youth Ministry is to respond to the social and spiritual needs of the youth at Mount Jezreel Baptist Church by providing relative programs and activities that will Educate, Equip and Empower (E3) them to express and share their faith within their church, homes, and broader communities.