2018 Church Theme

  From Deliverance to Destiny!

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!

Ministry Team

Ministry Director

Deacon Edgar Lewis
ministry@firstchurchwash.org

Leader: Vacant

The Benevolence Ministry is designed to help needy or hurting people in the congregation and community. This ministry provides an excellent opportunity for the church to reach and make a real difference in people’s lives. The Benevolence ministry is more than giving money to the poor. The right way to help is to become involved in the person’s life through a relationship building in Christ and outside of Christ.

Fore more details: The Benevolence ministry was modeled after Acts 6:1-6

Contacts: Deacon Matthew Brinkley, Chairperson
Deacon Eric Clifton, Vice-chair
Deacon Charles Vinnett, Vice-chair
deacon@firstchurchwash.org

Deacons are leaders of unquestionable character who are filled with the Holy Spirit and are committed servants. As servants of Christ and His people, the deacons will serve as the pastor’s right arm and will work harmoniously at all times in the best interest of the church. “They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.”- 1 Timothy 3:10

Scripture Reference:  1 Timothy 3:10

Leader: Vacant

The Greeting Ministry encompasses Christ filled members from the church congregation. Members are positioned at the entrance of the church to welcome visitors and prepare them to participate in church service. The greeters are to make sure they welcome people warmly and with Agape love.

Contact: Deaconess Lisa Johnson, Chair
Deaconess Marla Tracy, Vice Chair

Deaconess Vanessa Hawkins,Vice Chair
deaconess@firstchurchwash.org

The Deaconess Ministry is called to assist the Pastor, the Deacon Board, as well as the Ministerial Staff in all spiritual work of the church. The Deaconess Board ministers to all who have been led to the altar for salvation, prayer, and any other specific needs.

For more details: Many of our duties include, but are not limited to ministering to the sick and poor, and comforting those that are dying either physically or spiritually. We are blessed to serve the Holy Sacraments of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on first Sunday.

Contact: Deaconess Vivian Wright
kitchen@firstchurchwash.org

The First Church Kitchen Ministry is blessed to provide a hot, delicious breakfast every Sunday and provide food requirements for all scheduled church activities. Just as the kitchen is the heart of many homes, in many ways the church’s kitchen is the heart of the church. It offers the opportunity to build closer relationships with the church community that spans all age groups and interests.

Contact: Deaconess Cheryl Campbell
hospitality@firstchurchwash.org

The Hospitality Ministry is a team of members committed to serving God by serving others. We greet our members and guests, direct guests to specific ministries if needed, and serve with a Godly attitude of love and care. If you are hospitable then this ministry is for you!!

For more details: The Hospitality Ministry is excited to be of service to you.

Contact: Missionary Barbara Green
prayer@firstchurchwash.org

The Intercessory Ministry meets Friday at 7:00 pm to serve God’s people through prayer. We touch and agree in prayer about various concerns of God’s people and encouraging God’s people to pray believing God’s Word: Matthew 18:19 – “Again I say unto you. That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven.”

Contact: Missionary Melva M. Brinkley
missions@firstchurchwash.org

The Missionary Ministry is a much needed part of the body of Christ with a special assignment. We are spiritual servants and disciples who accept and embrace the will of God, the word of God and the work of God for the glory of God. As Missionaries by the grace of God, we will help promote and declare Jesus’ saving grace to sinners (evangelism), comfort to those who mourn, compassion to the unfortunate and help to those in need that the Name of Jesus will be made known and exalted in the earth.

Contact: Sister Bernadette Ervin
ministry@firstchurchwash.org

The Pastoral Care Ministry is empowered and led by the Holy Spirit to effectively aid, serve, love, strengthen, intercede for, encourage, and serve the pastor and his family. Members of this ministry are committed to pray fervently for the pastor and family, and will exceptionally exemplify the fruits of the Spirit, Christian conversion, character, conduct and a commitment to Jesus the Christ.

Contact: Sister Roxanne McDowell
usher@firstchurchwash.org

Our primary responsibility and duties as servants of the Lord, is to assist the Pastor and provide for his needs. We are to greet the congregation and visitors with a warm and friendly disposition, making them feel welcomed, as we usher them into the presence of the Lord. We help maintain order and orchestrate movement during the service and anytime. Lastly, we receive the offering in a cheerful manner. We strive to be efficient in our job, but never at the expense of kindness.