2017 Church Theme
The Year of Discipling: From Vision to Victory! Isaiah 55:11
The Disciple’s Daily Profession!

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ! I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me! I have the power and authority over all the power of the enemy! I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, in Jesus's name, Amen!

Evangelism Team

Evangelism Director

Reverend Yolanda Sampson
evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

Contact: Sister Helena Coleman-Alston, Ministry Leader
evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

First Church is a Fresh Farm Markets’ gleaner.  At the end of the market day every Saturday from April to November a member of the ministry collects unsold food, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.  With this partnership we are able to provide FREE fresh food to the community.  Annually Fresh Farm Markets partners with us to provide Thanksgiving Day gift baskets to families in need.

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Contacts: Deacon Brent and Evangelist DeAnna Carl, Ministry Co-Leaders
new8@firstchurchwash.org

With agape love, the New 8 Ministry shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are incarcerated nationwide via letters, cards, tracts, and Bible Study outlines.  Most importantly, we pray for them on a daily basis.

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Contact: Missionary Dianne Harris, Ministry Leader
evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

On the 4th Saturday of every month and on the 5th Sundays, the Nursing Home Ministry has a spirit filled worship service for the residents of the Specialty Hospital.  On special occasions such as Christmas, the ministry also gives residents gifts to remind them how much God loves and cares for them.

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Contact: Reverend Yolanda Sampson, Ministry Leader
evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

First Church Prayer Line directs people to the only one who can solve our problems – HIS name is JESUS!  In the name and by the power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, over 1.5 million seconds of life-changing, curse breaking prayers, biblical consultation and teaching occur on the Prayer Line.

Dial-In: 1-712-432-3900; Access Code: 619821#

Mondays – Fridays: 5:00 am – 9:00 am

Saturdays: Midnight – 1:00 am

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Contact: evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

The First Church Puppet Ministry is a powerful and effective teaching and evangelistic tool that allows us to communicate Biblical truths in a non-threatening way to people of all ages.  Through puppet ministry, we are able to teach the Word of God, spread the Word of God, give God glory, and have fun like Jesus who used humor in HIS teachings.  We minister during our worship services, Vacation Bible School, at shelters block parties, on the streets, and anywhere the Lord JESUS leads us to minister.

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Contact: Evangelist/Missionary Nicole Wright, Ministry Leader
psalm91@firstchurchwash.org

The First Church Psalm 91 Broadcast featuring the ministry of Pastor Ralph A. Martino, Sr. can be heard on Praise 104.1 FM every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. During and after the radio broadcast, listeners call in and request for prayer and biblical counsel. The Lord uses the Radio Ministry to meet those needs.

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Contact: Missionary Marie Pendergrast, Ministry Leader and Minister Odell Austin, Assistant Ministry Leader
evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

The Street Team goes out into the community to do evangelism two times a week. The Street Team also conducts mini-worship services and puppet shows on the street corners, in the parks, in various neighborhoods, and at the Metro Stations.

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Matthew 28:19-20

Contact: Deaconess Jannine Pete, Ministry Leader
evangelism@firstchurchwash.org

God Loves Ministry provides intercessory prayer, love, support, and military experience consultation through Godly, Biblical principles to enhance, edify, and encourage our active and retired military service members and their families. God Loves Ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month at 7:00 p.m. on the War Room Prayer Line (1-712-432-3900, Access Code 619821#)

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Contact: Rev. Denise Mills, Ministry Leader
parents@firstchurchwash.org

Parents with Praying Power is designed for parents locally, nationally, and internationally to be consistently united in prayer, bringing their cares/concerns regarding their children to the Lord and experience the peace and blessings of God. In addition to the monthly prayer teleconference calls with GOD inspired Biblical teachings, the Parents with Praying Power Ministry will sponsor workshops and fellowships for the Parents. Parents with Praying Power meets on the 1st and 3rd  Wednesdays every month at 8:00 p.m. on the War Room Prayer Line (1-712-432-3900, Access Code 619821#)