All ministries at Greenview First Baptist Church are there to meet the needs of the congregation as a whole, small groups within the congregation and the community in which we live. Our ministries provide wonderful opportunities for volunteering, opportunities for fellowship with people who share the same or similar experiences as you and opportunities for you to grow in faith and service to Christ. As you continue to browse, you are encouraged to join a group(s) of interest. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact the chairperson of the Deacon Ministry.
Check out the different ministries below….
Providing words of encouragement and material assistance in the Name and to the glory of Jesus Christ
The Benevolence Ministry addresses the needs of church and community as they make personal requests for assistance.
Ministry membership consists of volunteer church members.
The ministry has regular meetings to address written request for assistance and makes appropriate responses to identified needs.
Deacon Harvey Banks, chairperson
The Brotherhood Ministry seeks to lead men to become personally involved in ministering and witnessing to others.
The Brotherhood Ministry assist the church in its task of leading men to a deeper commitment to mission; to a more meaningful prayer life for mission; to a larger stewardship on behalf of mission; and to a personal involvement in mission.
This ministry equips our men ...
To teach mission
Engage in mission action
Support world mission through prayer and giving
To provide and interpret information regarding the work of the church and the denomination
The Brotherhood is open to all men of the church age 16 and above. The ministry meets each Monday following the third Sunday at 7:00 pm until 8:30 p.m.
Deacon Richard Vaughn, Chairperson
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19
The Christian Education Ministry is committed to faithful teaching of the true living God, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our purpose is to develop a plan of Christian education for the church and to coordinate all of the teaching/learning activities of the church to support our church's mission (Matthew 28:19, 20) by making disciples for Jesus Christ.
The ministry strides to...
To strategically develop, plan and provide Christian Education training and opportunities.
To support and work with other ministries of this church and when possible will work with community organizations as well.
The Board of Christian Education Ministry consists of seven members selected as follows:
Chairman of the Deacon Board
Sunday School Superintendent or Representative
Chairperson of the Missionary Ministry
One person selected by the Pastor
Two persons selected by the Church
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The Christian Education Ministry meets every 2nd Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Sister Yvonne Manley, Chairperson
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
The Couples' Ministry purpose is to uplift Jesus Christ as husbands and wives.
The ministry strives to provide a support group to enhance the relationship between couples and their relationship with God by...
1. Providing a venue to couples to flourish in God’s word
2. Promoting Christian fellowship with other couples
3. Generating activities to bring couples together
The Couples Ministry meets on the last Saturday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Williams House unless otherwise posted.
Couples of all ages are welcome!
Deacon Richard Vaughn, Chairperson
The Deacon Ministry strives to support the mission and vision of the church through; leadership, daily prayer, personal Bible devotion, Sunday School, Bible Study, devotional services, and supporting youth development activities. The Ministry further carries out the commandments that our Lord Savior Jesus Christ gave us all when He stated; “You be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The Deacon Ministry also promotes Christian fellowship and the continuous spiritual growth of the entire church family; whereas, each church member is placed into a ward based on geographical location over seen by a Deacon.
Deacon Archie Suber, Deacon Thomas Leonard and Deacon Alan Suber
Ward 2, 3 & 7
Deacon James Wright and Deacon James Myers
Ward 4 & 5
Deacon Ellis Hawkins
Deacon Richard Vaughn
Ward 8 & 9
Deacon Thomas Addison
Deacon Wayman Stover and Deacon Harvey Banks
Deaconess Ministry lends support to the Pastor, the Official Board and the members of the Greenview First Baptist Church. Membership is limited to wives and widows of ministers and deacons.
The Deaconess Ministry duties include:
1. Care for the church’s members and other person in the community
2. Lead the church to engage in a fellowship of worship, witness, education and service
3. Lead the church in performing various religious tasks
4. Stimulate women of the community to become Christians and active workers in religious activities
5. Aid the pastor and deacons in administering to the sick, and perform other services to those in need
6. Prepare the Holy Communion on the First Sunday
7. Prepare new members for the Baptismal ceremony
8. Maintain the beautification of the church and the floral landscape at the entrance to the church.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 (NIV)
The Garden Club Ministry provides fellowship and learning among garden enthusiast who love the Lord. We impart knowledge and celebrate our love of all things that grow. The purpose is to beautify the sanctuary and our homes.
Members of the ministry strives...
1. To keep up the plantings around the church
2. Continue projects that enhance the beautification of the church
3. Provide seasonal decorations for the church and it’s grounds
Mrs. Mary Stover, Chairperson
When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God Lev. 19:33–34, ESV.
The Hospitality Ministry extends a warm welcome to all who enter our doors, to always be courteous, polite, receptive, approachable and friendly beyond the call of duty.
The ministry members serve as hostesses at church functions as requested.
Ms. Sarah Pinckney, Chairperson
Intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others. The role of mediator in prayer was prevalent in the Old Testament (as in Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.) But Christ is pictured in the New Testament as the ultimate intercessor; and because of this all Christian prayer becomes intercession since it is offered to God through and by Christ. Because of this we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians, or for the lost, asking God to grant them repentance according to His will. “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). True intercessory prayer seeks to not only know God’s will and see it fulfilled, but to see it fulfilled no matter whether it benefits us and no matter what it costs us. It seeks God’s glory, not our own. The following is only a partial list of those for whom we are all to offer up intercessory prayers: all in authority (1 Timothy 2:2); ministers (Philippians 1:19); the Church (Psalm 122:6); friends (Job 42:8); fellow countrymen (Romans 10:1); the sick (James 5:14); enemies (Jeremiah 29:7); those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44); those who forsake us (2 Timothy 4:16); and all men (1 Timothy 2:1).
Provides church members and the community a place to prepare and enjoy nourishing fellowship during planned events and repast.
The members prepare and serve meals to bereaved families, prepare and serve meals and snacks during church events as well as keep the kitchen and resources available for use by ministries as needed.
The purpose of the Missionary Ministry is to enlist and to direct the religious energies of all the women of the church into definite lines of church work.
The duties include:
- To stimulate a missionary spirit in the women of the church through prayer and increased knowledge of the Bible
-To study Missions and organize personal service for the needy of the community
-To promote regular systemic contributions to general benevolences as are undertaken by the church and the ministry.
-Membership is open to all women in the church.
-The Ministry is divided into eight active circles in all ranges of age
Acteens, Mrs. Eddie Rivers Adams, Chairperson
BYWC, Ms. Monica Rivers, Chairperson
Andrena Frierson, Ms. Monica Rivers, Chairperson
Circle #1, Mrs. Barbara Suber, Chairperson
Rebecca Randolph, Mrs. Deatru Wages, Chairperson
Willing Workers, Mrs. Helen Vaughn, Chairperson
Alberta Threatt, Ms. Jessica Nelums, Chairperson
Dorcas, Mrs. Debra Rivers-Tucker, Chairperson
The General Missionary Society meeting is held every 3rd Monday at 7:00 pm.
Mrs. Edwena King Lassiter
General Missionary Chairperson
Through voice and instruments
The Music Ministry praises and glorifies God enhancing the worship experience. The Music Ministry supports worship with wonderful blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship songs.
Provide music during designated morning Worship Services as well as provide music at specific programs and events at the church or upon request of the Pastor or membership. Current choirs and other musical entities include the Voices of Praise, the RA Brown Discovery Choir, the Judy N. Davis Children Choir as well as various ensembles and soloists. Membership/participation is open to any interested person of the appropriate age of the specific choir. New members are always welcome.
Praise and worship is not limited to choirs, musical tributes are regularly given by praise dancers with drama presentations on special occasions.
The Music Committee has general oversight of all music functions in the church.
The Nurses Ministry seeks to inform and educate members of the church and our neighbors about the health issues that concern our community.
Members of the ministry are available to...
1. Be present during each service to provide any as needed assistance
2. Be available to provide information during seminars and educational sessions.
3. Provide regularly schedules health screenings at the church
The Ministry meets the first Tuesday of every other month at 6:00 pm.
Ms. Syrone Wrighten, Chairperson
The Media Ministry
Seeks to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through various media to reach members and friends of the church. Traditional CD’s and video presentations are the primary tools used for outreach services. In addition, The Media Ministry maintains various social media platforms appropriate for a religious organization to engage church members and the community.
The Media Ministry records the pastor’s message of the regular morning service, provides our worshipers and friends who cannot attend a church service with a method to receive the Gospel through a multi-media format, and posts services, events and activities through web-based platforms.
Deacon James Myers, Chairperson
Encouraging strong family bonds and hosting family-friendly activities are essential parts of any church's ministry.
The single members of our church also need opportunities to bond and grow in faith.
Being "single" is not a singular subject. Never-married, divorced, separated and widowed adults and single parents are all part of that category. Their needs and interests can be very different.
The Single and Single Again Ministry seeks...
1. To provide fellowship among single and single again individuals through monthly Bible study, prayer meetings and other activities as appropriate.
2. To provide spiritual and personal guidance through seminars, workshops and similar activities.
The Pulpit Aid Ministry assist the pastor in carrying out the secular needs of the church.
The ministry aids the pastor by...
1. Visiting the sick and needy, and doing whatever possible to make them comfortable.
2. Observing the needs of the church and making plans to supply such needs accordingly.
Mrs. Hattie Boyd Smith, Chairperson
The Sunday School Ministry provides instruction for an open discussion of the Bible through biblical literature.
The Ministry teaches children and adults the belief that there is only one God who exists as the Holy Trinity; God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and how to live the way He wants us to live.
The ministry is composed of the Sunday School staff and pupils of six departments; Primary, Juniors, Intermediates, Young People, Young Adults and Adults.
• The Sunday School staff is composed of the general superintendent, the assistant superintendent, the department superintendents, teachers, a recording secretary and an assistant secretary.
• Sunday School is every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. A combined adult Sunday school class is held each fifth Sunday in the Sanctuary.
During the summer months Vacation Bible School training is provided to members of the church and surrounding community.
Mrs. Margaret Suber, Superintendent
Senior Citizens Ministry
The Senior Citizen Ministry encourages the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the senior citizens in our church family and community. The Ministry strives to develop and implement strategies to meet the special needs of senior citizens.
The Senior Citizen Ministry accomplishes its goals by
- Conducting a needs assessment among senior citizens in the church.
- Collaborating with other agencies to meet the special needs and coordinate activities our elderly members.
- Promoting opportunities and benefits for seniors in general through lobbying and other advocacy activities.
- Visiting, praying for and reaching out seniors. Providing transportation to meet their needs where feasible.
- Promoting inter-generational activities to foster appreciation for seniors and strengthen family bonds.
The Trustee Ministry was set up by the constitution of Greenview First Baptist Church. The members are responsible for all finances of the church, the upkeep of all properties old and new. In addition, they are responsible for the purchases of all church items and to oversee all major projects aground the church, which includes new constructions, any reinventions, repairs, and maintenance. Responsibilities include opening and securing all church buildings, properties, and rental information.
…Until we all become one in the faith. We will also become one in the knowledge of God’s Son. Then we will become grown up in the faith. We will receive everything that Christ has for us. Ephesians 4:13 NIRV
The Youth Ministry provides youth with guidance in understanding the full meaning of church membership and Christian discipleship.
Our deliberate actions…
1. Help youth grow spiritually as they better understand their relationship with God and grow in self-acceptance.
2. Increase their knowledge of Bible truths and to help them apply these truths in every area and relationship of life.
The Ministry engages in activities such as youth Bible Study, youth retreats, fellowship and discipleship training. In addition, our youth have opportunities to sing with the Judy Davis Children’s Choir or RA Brown Discovery choir, dance with the Praise Dancers, and serve as a part of the Junior Usher Board or the Acteens Missionary Circle. Teens and young adults are also able to engage in activities through the Young Lions and the Daughters of Imani groups. Our goal is to transform our youth into effective Christian leaders.
Usher Board Ministry actions make visitors and members of the church feel comfortable in all respects possible, make friends for the church, and lend spiritual manner to the church’s worship services.
The Ushers have the mission to assist in the worship service by introducing the worshipper into the presence of the Lord and by maintaining order throughout the worship service.
Ushers can be seen...
1. Greeting and seating persons entering the sanctuary
2. Preparing the church for worship services.
3. Supplying each worshiper with the appropriate literature of the day.
4. Maintaining the doors for appropriate entrance into the sanctuary.
5. Being observant of the congregation for additional needs they may have.
6. Collecting the offering.
7. Adhering to the special rules of conduct as assigned by that ministry.
The Usher Ministry
Organized by age in the following and serve on designated Sundays and other occasions as requested by the church:
• The Junior Ushers (up to 18)
• Young Adults (19-40)
• Senior (all interested adults)