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Bro. Anthony Williams - Lead
Music Ministry is powerful! It is a very important component of the worship experience at FMBC. We seek to honor God through heartfelt worship and sincere praise. We truly believe that everything that has breath, should praise the Lord! We are proud that our music program spans every generation, thereby ministering to the needs of our entire congregation, while exalting the name of The Lord!
FMBC Praise Bell Ringers
Dr. Jemmie P. Hawkins – Director, Praise Bell Ringers
We’re using this unique instrument to visibly reflect the diversity and unity of the body of Christ in action -- many becoming “one voice” in order to glorify Christ in all we do. 1 Corinthians 12:12: “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. No bell is more important than another and no song can be complete without each ringer doing their part.
Audio Media Ministry
Bro. Anthony Williams - Lead
The sound technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the church audio systems in a manner, which results in the highest quality sound production. The ministry also includes the audio recording of the services for those who cannot attend or for those who want a copy of the service to share with others.
Social Media/Website/Onsite Visual
Bro. Anthony Williams - Lead
Sis. Ovetus McMillian – Co-Lead
The purpose of this team is to enhance the ministry of our church through multimedia. Multimedia includes the use of sound, video, and interactive visual displays to enhance our ministry goals. This ministry also maintains our website and social media intersections.
Lady Shanine Moore – Lead
The Worship and Arts Ministry of First Memorial Baptist Church is committed to promoting the worship of God in spirit (reverence, attentiveness, right purpose of honoring God) and in truth (God’s word) through the arts. It is our goal to inspire, encourage, train, and direct those whom God has called into the worship ministry with a spirit of service and excellence. Our worship is focused on the following: Glorify, Honor, Praise and Exaltation.
Min. Steven Carson - Lead
Sis. Aleria Harper – Co-Lead
Sis. Karen Wren – Co-Lead
SWAGG (Soldiers Worshipping According To God’s Glory) is for all youth of the church grades 6 through 12. The purpose of the Ministry is to assist youth in understanding how to pray, apply the Word of God to their lives and to build confidence. Developing productive, fully developed Christian role models is a goal.
Min. LaStarr Files – Lead
Sis. Vonzetta Nichols – Co-Lead
Our children’s program is designed for children from 4K to 5th grade, to present Christian character traits, such as patience, kindness, forgiveness, helpfulness, thankfulness, etc. The program uses puppets, music and rhymes, bible story videos, practical lessons and crafts to reinforce these values. Weekly bible study, enrichment and fun activities are vital parts of the program. Children’s Church is on the, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday’s at 10:30AM.
Women's Ministry - GLOW
Lady Shanine Moore – Lead
The Women’s Ministry: Glorious Ladies of Worship (GLOW) seeks to enrich the lives of women through spiritual and emotional growth in an atmosphere of love and encouragement and to connect with God and each other through worship and fellowship. All women of the church are welcome in this ministry.
Men's Ministry- Real Praying Men (RPM)
Dr. Al Moore – Lead
Deacon Alben Moore – Co-Lead
The Men’s Ministry is comprised of all men in the church. They seek to adhere to the mission of the church by reaching out to males in the congregation and community to grow as disciples and to spread the love of Jesus through fellowship. Most of all, they strive to strengthen men in their faith, and glorify God through discipline, discipleship and duplication.
Seniors Ministry - Older Adults Still In Service (OASIS)
Sis. Elaine Moore– Lead
Sis. Nannie Farley – Co-Lead
The Seniors Ministry is designed for members sixty-five years of age and older to engage in activities that will enhance their spiritual, physical, cultural, social and emotional growth and development. All active seniors are welcome to be a part of this Ministry.
Christian Education Ministry
Sis. Edna Hatcher – Lead
Christian Education Ministry involves the administration and coordination of programs or strategies to facilitate the spiritual growth or discipleship of believers into Christ-likeness. This team is by the appointment of the Pastor and includes: Sunday School Superintendent and his assistant; Children’s Church leader; Youth leader; an associate minister and the Pastor.
Sis. Inez Hughes – Lead
Sis. Renita Hill – Co-Lead
Education is an important key to success. This ministry supports that assertion through providing meaningful educational recognition and scholarship opportunities, for our deserving youth. An annual Educational Recognition Sunday is observed to honor our youth for their accomplishment. Various fundraisers serve to award at least one annual scholarship to a graduating senior, in our congregation. Restrictions apply.
Rev. Shelly Holt – Lead
First Memorial is a loving and caring church family. This ministry exists to reach out to the hurting and lost sheep of our congregation. We also seek to make contact with visitors, who visit our church during the course of the year, on behalf of our Pastor.
Health and Wellness Ministry – “Well @ FIRST”
Sis. Carol Gay – Lead
Sis. Tanisha Leonard – Co-Lead
The Health and Wellness Ministry is responsible for promoting healthful living through disease prevention, health education and by promoting healthy lifestyles. The Nurses Ministry, is a component of the Well @ First Health Ministry.
Ministries of Hope & Healing (Evangelism/Missions)
Min. Robert Davis – Lead
Min. Emma Lewis – Co-Lead
This Ministry is organized for the purpose of creating and maintaining outreach opportunities. The Evangelism Ministry witnesses and shares the love of Christ. Members serve in nursing homes, prisons, and hospitals, as well as through localized community outreach efforts.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Min. Emma Lewis – Lead
The purpose of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to have continual, effectual, fervent prayer and intercession for our Senior Pastor and First Lady, our church leaders, the church body, communities, cities, states, countries and the entire world.
There are many ways to love one's neighbor, but intercessory prayer—praying on behalf of other people—is one of the most powerful. Prayer is the most potent force known to humanity. Because we have been made partakers in Jesus' victory over sin and death (1 John 4:4), we have the authority as sons and daughters of God to pray for others, pushing back the darkness of sin and oppression. In prayer, we have a weapon that has "divine power to destroy strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:4).
Usher and Greeter Ministry
Sis. Elaine Moore – Lead
Sis. Cynthia Davis – Co-Lead
The Usher/Greeter Ministries, which includes adults and youth are responsible for ensuring that members are welcomed into the sanctuary. They are also responsible for making sure that everyone respects the sanctity of the worship service by not walking or entering the sanctuary during inappropriate times. They assist with passing out publications, offerings, those with disabilities, helping parents with children and tidying up the sanctuary after services.
Sis. Ruthie Stuckey –Lead
Sis. Linda Haynes– Co-Lead
The Culinary Ministry prepares meals for all church events. They are also responsible for maintaining the kitchen appearance, cleanliness and making recommendations for equipment repair or replacement. Additionally, they are responsible for greeting guests as they are served; as well as, making members and guests feel comfortable during events.
Parking/Traffic Control Ministry
Bro. Derrick Fisher – Lead
Bro. Neely Davis – Co-Lead
Each and every Sunday, the Parking/Traffic Ministry Team, made up of dedicated volunteers, has the distinct opportunity to make a positive impression on our worshippers. This is the only ministry team that influences every person who drives onto our campus. To regular attenders or members, they are the first to extend a warm, friendly greeting. To guests, they are a very important first impression of our church.
The Parking/Traffic Ministry exists to make FMBC a safer, more convenient place for people to fellowship and visit. This ministry functions in all types of weather.
Deacon John Quarles – Lead
Deacon Bradley Cochran – Co-Lead
The Security Team is responsible for assisting in crisis situations and for continual assessment of safety policies and procedures. Team members are equipped with the skills necessary to ensure the safety of members and guests.
Pastor’s Support Ministry – Pastor’s Aide
Deacon Alfonso Holt & Rev. Shelly Holt –Leads
The Pastor’s Support Ministry is designed to provide special assistance to the Pastor and First Lady. This ministry supports the pastor with special arrangements for engagements and conferences, as well as annual celebrations. Service in this ministry is by appointment of the pastor.
New Ministry on the Rise!
Look out for more information concerning our upcoming Couples Ministry at FMBC.