Ministries

DIACONATE MINISTRY (Appointed by the Pastor)
The Diaconate Ministry oversees the overall health and well being of the church, the Pastor and its members.  They also have a charge to serve in the absence of the Pastor and to follow the protocol of worship to ensure that it is conducted in decency and order.
Ministry Leader:  Deacon Leon Fulwood
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TRUSTEE MINISTRY (Appointed by the Pastor)
The Trustees of East Friendship Baptist Church strive through the power of the Holy Spirit to be used as vessels for Christ.  Having Christ as their example, they understand that the nature of the ministry is service, the motive of the ministry is love, the measure of the ministry is sacrifice and the purpose of the ministry is to glorify God.  Serving in unity, the Trustees embrace the vision of the church and support the work of the Shepherd/Leaders in the preparation of the saints for the work of the ministry and the edification of the body of Christ by overseeing the maintenance of the church properties, managing the church’s fiscal operations and serving as legal custodians of the church.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Alberta Johnson
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CHURCH CLERK (Appointed by the Pastor)
The purpose of the Church Clerk is to ensure the church's records are maintained and that the business of the church is documented.  The clerk also acts as the secretary of the church conference (annual church meeting) and official church business meetings.
Church Clerk:  Sister Dolores Parran
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY
It is our mission through Spirit-filled education, fellowship, service and prayer, to win the battle of the minds in our young people.  Through fervent prayer and obedience to God’s Word and His Spirit, we aim to raise up a new army of young disciples in order to win souls for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We do this through our Noah’s Ark (ages 1 to 4), Children’s Church (ages 5 to 12), Teen Ministry (ages 13 to 17), and other activities.
Ministry Leader:  To Be Determined
 


COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY (C&T)
The purpose of the Communication and Technology Ministry is to ensure each disciple of East Friendship Baptist church and the community is aware of all ministry activities sponsored by EFBC.  This ministry will use visual and written communication to include the web, social media, newsletters, magazines, bulletins; media, etc. to get the WORD out.
Ministry Leaders:  First Lady Cherry Maxwell & Sister Zenneia McLendon
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DRAMA MINISTRY
The purpose of the Drama Ministry is to reach the unreachable by bringing life circumstances to the stage and show that there is hope through Jesus Christ.  We are led by the spirit with each production as we strive to be different in captivating our audience while bringing the Word of God to life.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Malicha Day
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EVANGELISM AND OUTREACH MINISTRY (EVO)
Our mission and mandate is from the Master as commanded by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-19.  We GO into the streets, homes and other establishments, with love and a passion to win souls to Christ, make disciples and increase God's Kingdom.  We do this by spreading the 'Good News' of the gospel of Jesus Christ; sharing God's simple Plan of Salvation; and equipping the Saints.   Our in-reach/outreach efforts include educating, encouraging, and supporting new believers and the congregation as well as evangelizing to the unsaved.
Ministry Leaders:  Brother Leroy & Sister Venus West
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FLOWER MINISTRY
This Flower Ministry is responsible for adding the beauty to the church sanctuary and vestibule, using live plants every Sunday.  We provide special floral arrangements for Pastor’s Anniversary, Church Anniversary, Women and Men Days and Holidays.  We also allow members to provide flowers in memory of their loved ones on special occasions.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Venus West
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GIRL SCOUTS MINISTRY
The Girl Scout Ministry serves girls between the ages of 5 to 17 years old.  Its goal is to compliment the good things that girls learn in the home and in school, encourage self-esteem, self-respect, integrity, honor, sharing and relating to others.  We seek to create a learning environment that helps girls create, demonstrate compassion and maturity in decision-making as well as acquire values and attitudes that will shape their adult lives.  Our hope is to develop activities that will help girls to be all that God is calling them to be in a fun, non-competitive setting.   
Ministry Leader:  To Be Determined

 

HELPING HANDS BENEVOLENCE MINISTRY
The purpose of the Helping Hands Benevolence Ministry is to help those in need (crisis) by providing food, clothing, and other essential items needed for daily living. By providing these necessities, we want to encourage and empower those less fortunate to help themselves and to continue to persevere.
Ministry Leader:  Brother Michael Warren
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HIV/AIDS MINISTRY
The HIV/AIDS Ministry promotes HIV/AIDS prevention by educating our Church family and surrounding community.  Our goal is to provide support in our immediate community for those who are HIV/AIDS positive, and partner with HIV/AIDS support organizations to serve as a conduit for information sharing.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Priscilla McCoy-Hilliard
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HOSPITALITY MINISTRY
The purpose of Hospitality Ministry is to be fellow workers for the truth as we greet our visitors with love and hospitality and to provide the written Word by supplying the daily bread as well as  the discovery series booklets and tracts.  This ministry also gives leadership to the Seven Last Words.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Elizabeth Conyers
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LITURGICAL DANCE MINISTRY
The purpose of the Liturgical Dance Ministry is to educate dancers about the ministry of liturgical dance according to the Word of God, and enhance the church’s worship experience through lyrical interpretation and movement.  Experienced and non-experienced dancers will learn how to praise God with creative expression, not only in form and technique, but with the anointing power of the Holy Spirit.
Ministry Leaders:  Sister Monique McGill
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MARRIAGE AND COUPLES MINSTRY
The Marriage Ministry is designed to help married and engaged couples study and apply what God teaches about a sacred union between a man and a woman.  We seek to apply this by using biblical principles and interactive resources.  Our goal is to help couples to develop effective skills and strategies required for starting and maintaining strong loving Godly marriages.
Ministry Leaders:  Deacon Ken and Sister Marie Black - Brother Jon and Sister Hope Jeffries - Brother Dearell and Sister Shenice Brevard - Brother Rick and Sister Beverly Jones
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MEDIA MINISTRY
The mission of the Media Ministry is to serve God by providing outstanding sound quality for the worship experience and allowing the church to minister to the community with God’s inspiring word by making recordings of the various services available to members, visitors, the sick & shut-in and all others who seek a word from God.
Ministry Leader:  Deacon Rufus Little
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MEN’S MINISTRY
The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to develop a brotherhood of men within EFBC in fellowship, dialogue and Bible Study to promote Christian Brotherhood and most importantly, to grow in our knowledge of Christ.
Ministry Leader:  Deacon Clarence Alston
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MUSIC MINISTRY
The mission of the Music and Arts Ministry is to enhance the lives of the people of God through a life changing worship experience while encouraging, motivating and proclaiming the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ministry Leader:  Brother Marcus Webb
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NEW DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY
The New Discipleship Ministry is responsible for the genuine care, concern and leadership of new disciples at EFBC as they journey to mature in Christ.  We strive to ensure the new disciples never walk alone on that journey.  This Ministry seeks to provide spiritual direction and orientation for new disciples in order to aid in their smooth transition into the church family.
Ministry Leader:  Minister Lorraine Lee
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NURSE MINISTRY
The Nurses Ministry’s purpose is to comfort, to serve and to protect those in distress with love, patience, gentleness and humility.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Olukemi A. Moreira-Wilson
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PASTOR’S AID MINISTRY
The desire of the Pastor’s Aid Ministry is to act on behalf of and respond to our Pastor’s needs.  Our goal is to enable him to devote his thoughts to teaching and preaching the Word of God as well as performing his many ministerial duties.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Marsha Cunningham
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P.L.U.G. SINGLE’S MINISTRY
The goal of the Singles Ministry is to educate single men and women who are striving to become one with Christ Jesus.  We endeavor to lay a spiritual foundation that prepares singles to joyfully walk the path of singleness and celibacy that had been set before us.  As we align our hearts with God’s will we strive to maintain purity of heart, and mind as we walk in His Spirit.
Ministry Leaders:  Minister Wendell Hankins

 

PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (P.U.S.H.) MINISTRY
The purpose of the P.U.S.H. Ministry is to intercede (or stand in the gap) for our church leadership and congregation, community, city, and nation.  Through prayer we access and activate the power, protection, provision, and promises of the Holy Spirit.  With unyielding faith and unconditional, unlimited love, we seek God to save lost souls, pull down strongholds, heal , deliver, and strengthen saints.
Ministry Leader:  Minister Valerie Lee
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SECURITY MINISTRY
The purpose of the Security Ministry is to provide a safe environment for our members and their property while attending Sunday worship services and Bible Study.  We use spiritual discernment and Godly wisdom as we watch for any suspicious activity in the surrounding area of the church and related properties.
Ministry Leader:  Deacon Joseph LaGrone
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SENIOR SAINTS MINISTRY
The mission of the Senior Saints Ministry is to focus on the seniors of the church, call and check on those who live alone, and to keep our seniors abreast of all upcoming events at the church.
Ministry Leadership:  Sister Jeannette Lowry
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SUNDAY SCHOOL MINISTRY
The mission of the Sunday School Ministry is to religiously educate the people of God through the Word of God, using the Holy Bible and other Christian Education materials; to teach moral and spiritual values; and how to apply the Word of God to our daily lives.  We do this through weekly class lessons, discussions and also during vacation Bible school.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Glenda Colvin
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TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY
The purpose of the Transportation Ministry is to provide shuttle service to our Senior members of East Friendship Baptist Church and the broader community to and from our worship experiences.
Ministry Leader: Deacon Isiah Pearson
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USHER’S MINISTRY
The Ushers Ministry assists the Pastor with setting the tone for the worship experience by creating an atmosphere that promotes fellowship and is conducive to worship.  We serve the community outside of East Friendship Baptist Church by blessing those who worship with us. 
Ministry Leader:  Deacon Ruth Gaymon
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W.G. SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY
The W.G. Ministry is dedicated to financially assist students who aspire to higher education through our grant program.  With God’s help our work has been broadened by the expansion of our fundraising efforts.  We continue to make great strides in meeting and exceeding our fundraising goals with the diligent help of our members.
Ministry Leader:  Sister Dorothy Betts
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WOMEN’S MINISTRY
The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the women at East Friendship Baptist Church, within our community, and abroad.  This ministry is designed to encourage women to grow in their faith in Christ as well as to develop and strengthen intimate friendships with other women and their families.  Our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities to serve and reach the world for Christ.
Ministry Leaders:  Reverend Eartha Johnson and First Lady Cherry Maxwell
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