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!

Fellowship Team

Elder Dr. Ralph A. Martino, Sr., Senior Pastor
fellowship@firstchurchwash.org

Contacts: Brother Peter Thomason, Ministry Leader
boyiimen@firstchurchwash.org

God teaches we are to “train up a child”. Our Young Men (ages 13 – 19) have many distractions and desire to learn how to “become”.  Become Godly Men, Become Godly Fathers…Become!

Contact: Minister Milton Crawford, Ministry Leader
men@firstchurchwash.org

The mission of the Brotherhood Ministry is to empower men to rule and govern God’s kingdom.  Men holding one another accountable with the Word of God to ensure we reach our mission.  We host monthly open forum meetings, bi-weekly conference calls, 2 by 2 accountability calls and Sunday morning prayer huddles.  Join us on this journey as we learn to govern God’s Kingdom and walk in authority.

Contact: Elder Dr. Ralph A. Martino, Sr. and Lady Vondrenna Martino, Ministry Leaders
marriage@firstchurchwash.org

The mission of the marriage ministry is to have every married couple and those planning  to marry, build their relationship on the foundation of God’s word (Matthew 7:24).  The goal is to present stimulating marriage altering classes, workshops, forums and seminars in addition to fun date night and recreational activities as a means for couples to “invest” in their marriages.

Contact: Sister Robin Harley and Sister Loraine Roach, Ministry Leaders
seasonedsaints@firstchurchwash.org

“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing (Psalm 92: 13- 14).”  The Seasoned Saints Ministry  honors disciples who have attained the age of 65 +.

Contact: Sister Jonise Jackson, Ministry Leader
single@firstchurchwash.org

The Singles’ Ministry offers full commitment and support for the life of the single Christian. We believe and stand on Philippians 4:11 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Our God wants us to live a lifestyle that is pleasing to Him while being content in our singleness. We have a vast array of fellowship activities planned for the year along with organized discussions and topics that singles are facing and may be struggling with. Our ultimate goal is that someone will be drawn closer to Christ and fully commit their life to Him!

Contact: Deaconess Lori Taylor, Ministry Leader
pearls@firstchurchwash.org

The Pearls of Jesus provide sound Christian values and clear direction for young ladies 6 to 12 years old.  We strive to make a difference in the lives of our young daughters by creating opportunities for fellowship, outreach, spiritual growth and development.  We encourage our young ladies to become women of faith, goodness, prayer, courage, services, sacrifice, preparedness, and have a life devoted to God.

Contacts: Sister Dana Brown, Sister Janay Brinkley and Sister Nikkia Fletcher, Ministry Leaders
jewels@firstchurchwash.org

The mission of the ‘Jewels of Jesus’ is to mentor and mature young ladies, ages 13 to 22 years old, with Christian values based on the Word of God.  Our aim is to change the “worldly mindset” that is being fed to our younger generation.  We aim to create a sisterhood through, Love, Leadership and Life Lessons.  We organize monthly discussions on topics that may not be discussed in church, but are discussed among peers.

Scripture Reference: “…for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14c

Contact: Missionary Irene Aultman, Ministry Leader
women@firstchurchwash.org

The United Christian Women’s Ministry (UCWM) is part of a multi-national ministry with a God-driven purpose, wide reaching vision, and awesome mission. Our purpose , through faith and prayer, is to unify women for God’s glory.  We encourage all women, regardless of age, to Uplift the Name of Jesus, Cultivate accountable relationships with Christ and with each other, Work to train and Mentor future generations for ministry, evangelism, and spiritual growth.  Our Secret Sisters encouragement program helps to cultivate accountable relationships among the Sisters.