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Mr. Nate Lewis
“It came to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good; for His mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the House of God .”
– Scripture Reflection: 2 Chronicles 5:13-14:
The music ministry is to act as a vehicle to usher in the presence of God. It is to set and establish an atmosphere that is conducive to worship, enabling (a) the presence of God to move freely among the congregation and (b) each person in the congregation to experience Christ on a personal level. The music ministry should serve as an enhancement to the worship service (Not distraction), preparing the people for the delivery of the Word of God. It is not an end in itself, but neither is it a means of filling gaps in the worship experience. The music ministry should not be used as a piece of scenic background, but rather as an active, participatory, and integral part of the worship service.
As a music ministry, our primary mission is to magnify and glorify Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:16-17) in everything we do. Furthermore, it is also the mission of the music ministry to facilitate the fulfillment of the overall mission and vision of this church through the delivery of:
(A) Spiritual and spirit-led music that enhances the worship service;
(B) Anointed music that edifies, inspires, and challenges the body of Christ and further enables them to experience Christ on a personal level;
(C) Through-provoking and intelligent music that continues to raise the level of consciousness of the people to the awesome nature of the God we serve through praise and worship;
(D) Christ-centered music that boldly shares the “Good News” with those who are lost;
(E) Dynamic, multifaceted music for a diverse congregation that will not be mired in mediocrity or tradition, but continues to push the edges of the envelope so that effective ministry can take place in any atmosphere and at anytime;
(F) Innovative, fresh, and creative music that is unique to this church while also reaching into the past to bridge the gap between young and old Christians alike; and (G) Training that equips, empowers, and enables others to grow and realize their full potential in the area of music ministry.
Bro. Greg Thomas
Trustee Kelvin Roberson
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1
– Scripture Reflection: Psalm 133:1
The Men’s Ministry exists to know Christ and make Him known by allowing God’s Spirit to shape our thoughts, attitudes, values and behaviors.
Mrs. Shalonda Owens
“Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”
– Scripture Reflection: Philippians 2:1-5 (NLT)
Our mission is to become faithful Christ-centered believers, who demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus Christ through prayer, forgiveness, compassion, encouragement and service; using the bible as our guide to building stronger relationships, families and communities. We meet monthly on the third Thursday at 7pm.
Teen Ministry serves teens age 13 to 18 and meets on Friday evenings at 7pm. Teen Ministry is designed to meet the needs and address the issues that our teens face on a daily basis. Our teen advisors use scripture and age appropriate resources to promote healthy lifestyles, provide spiritual truths and offer emotional healing and life skills to use in society. Teen Ministry provides our teens the opportunity to give back through community service and mission outreach.
Christian Education Ministry
“Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.”
– Scripture Reflection: II Timothy 2:15 (NLT)
The Christian Education ministry exists to teach, train, and grow Christian believers to help them become Disciples of Christ. It is to this end that several learning opportunities are offered.
Deacon Sarah Paul
Deacon Cliff Rogers
“In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money. They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience. Before they are appointed as deacons, let them be closely examined. If they pass the test, then let them serve as deacons.”
– Scripture Reflection: I Timothy 3:8-10
The purpose of the Deacon Ministry is to assist the Pastor in meeting the needs of the membership. Each Deacon is assigned to a portion of the membership. The Deacon Ministry conducts hospital/nursing home and home visitation of members, serves Communion, and assists in any other situations that may arise in the membership.
Trustee Fernando Lawson
Trustee Felecia Adams
“…Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities…”
– Scripture Reflection: Matthew 25:21
The purpose of the Trustee Ministry is to monitor the financial and personal assets of Messiah Baptist Church along with maintaining and managing all church property.
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”
– Scripture Reflection: I Peter 4:9-11
The true purpose of our ministry is to meet and greet members and guests of the Messiah Baptist Church with love and peace, willingly and cheerfully with the attitude of Christ. In addition, we will endeavor to continually create an environment of Christian love and fellowship that displays “Messiah-N- Me.” We will also assist other ministries in any component of their ministry when needed.
“In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
– Scripture Reflection: Matthew 5:16
The purpose of our ministry is to serve, minister, and welcome and assist all congregants with the love of Jesus Christ. We will accomplish this by maintaining an attitude of Christ that uplifts and supports the worship experience for all persons.
Youth Usher Ministry
“And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.”
– Scripture Reflection:Isaiah 54:13
The purpose of this ministry is to offer young people age 5 to 18 the opportunity to serve God and the Messiah Baptist Church congregation at worship services. Our goal is to meet and assist members and friends during the worship experience.
First Impression Ministry
“Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!”
– Scripture Reflection: Hebrews 13:1-2
The purpose of this ministry is to provide an enthusiastic experience when each person who enters all services. We will do this by encouraging and enriching the lives of each person through our welcoming and supportive spirits. This ministry is committed to help make every worship experience positive and spiritually uplifting for everyone present and to prepare people to receive the Word of God in a powerful and effective way.
Scholarship and Education Ministry
“Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.”
– Scripture Reflection: Romans 12:11
The purpose of the Messiah Baptist Church Scholarship and Education Ministry is to encourage high school graduates to continue their education beyond the secondary level by providing financial and inspirational assistance.
The Messiah Baptist Church Scholarship Ministry is a church sponsored nonprofit endeavor. Its goals are to encourage youth’s responsibility to salvation and a Christian life style through church membership, leadership and participation. In addition, the Scholarship Ministry as well as the Messiah Baptist Church family will assist the student with a scholarship upon entering the first year of higher education upon graduating from an accredited high school.