Ministries

Ministry of Christian Education

MINISTRY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Morning

Brother Willie Scott, Superintendent

Contact info: 409-842-5469

Brother Rodney Saveat, Junior Department Superintendent

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

Sunday school classes are held for all age levels to enrich the spiritual development and maturity of members. Note: Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.

 

Vacation Bible School

Sister Beverly Ford

Sister Beverly Ford

Sister Beverly Ford, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

One full week in the Summer—usually the week following last day of school.

Instruction is centered on a theme of spiritual significance offered to the community for one week each summer. There are classes for ALL ages and fun and educational activities for children and youth.

 

Expositional Bible Study

Kavin L. Jones, Sr.

Rev. Kavin L. Jones, Sr., Pastor, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

One hour of exhilarating, intensive, and expositional study of the Word of God. Pastor Jones begins a new book of the Bible from chapter 1, verse 1, and continues through that particular book to the end, covering verse by verse. Studies have already been done on Hebrews, Galatians, Romans (twice), Daniel (twice), and Revelation, John and 1 John. Currently studying the Book of Philippians.

 

New Member Orientation

Rev. Rodrick McCartney, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-651-4993

Sister Andrea Wise, Facilitator

Class held at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays three to four consecutive meetings, schedule varies.

Required course for new members of the church so that all new members may be fully equipped with the knowledge and understanding of not only the goals of the church but how they may best serve in the edification of our Lord and Savior through this local church body.

 

Church Training Courses

Kavin L. Jones, Sr.

Rev. Kavin L. Jones, Sr., Pastor, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

Offered at various times:

Step By Step Through the Old Testament, MasterLife Series, Your Marriage, What Should It Mean To You, Financial Stewardship

 

Academic Education Ministry

Senecia Saveat

Sister Senecia Saveat, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church); email: embc.edministry@gmail.com

Ministry covers the academics of our membership body. Scholarships are awarded yearly to high school graduates that meet certain criteria; a special graduation celebration service is held yearly. Special Recognition is given to youth at the end of each six weeks for outstanding academic achievements.

 

Voter Education Ministry

Paul Jones

Brother Paul Jones, Ministry Leader

 

Financial Stewardship Ministry

Brother Paul Jones, Ministry Leader

Ministries to Women

MINISTRIES TO WOMEN

THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY

Sister Rena Brown, Minitry Leader

Sister Rena Brown, President, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

Meetings are held the third & fourth Monday evening each month.

The General Mission meets each month to provide the women an opportunity for devotional worship and mission studies. Also, during the meeting programs are developed to implement yearly sponsored events and other service projects. Some of the yearly sponsored programs are:

  • Mission Day every fifth Sunday

  • Fellowship social in February

  • Woman’s Day in July (includes a prayer breakfast)

  • National Baptist Day of Prayer and World Day of Prayer

  • Mission Workshops

  • Service projects including Nursing Home visitation and gifts for convalescents

The women are divided for smaller fellowship and service planning into mission circles as follows:

  • Dorcas Circle, Sister Mattie Jones, Chair

  • Priscilla Circle, Sister Florestine Green, Chair

  • Rosa Herron Circle, Sister Shirley Rolax, Chair

  • Young Women’s Auxiliary, Tia Alexander, Chair

 

MINISTERS’ & DEACONS’ WIVES

Florestine Green

Sister Florestine Green, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-351-5644 or 409-892-5669

The first obligation of this body is to assist the Pastor, ministers and Deacons in whatever capacity is needed for the edification of the kingdom and effective functioning of certain ordinances such as Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In addition, they can serve as mentors to young adult women as they are developing into spiritual maturity.

 

Ministries To Men

MINISTRIES TO MEN

Men of Integrity

Rev. James White, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-543-5308; email: jlwhite2015.jw@gmail.com

Meet on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Men of Ebenezer gather together to plan ways that the men may better serve the community and the church, as well as ways to better spiritually enhance other men of the church body.

Men’s Chorus

Brothers Terry Taylor and Eric Greer, Director and Minister of Music

Contact Info – Terry Taylor: 409-835-7592

Contact Info – Eric Greer: 409-466-5541; email: eric-greer@sbcglobal.net

Praise through the voices of the men of Ebenezer every 3rd Sunday.

 

Worship Support Ministries

WORSHIP SUPPORT MINISTRIES

Greeters Ministry

Fred Brown

Ministry Leader--Greeters, Young Adult Ushers: Fred Brown

Brother Fred Brown, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-351-9690

Members of this ministry are dedicated to provide an atmosphere of acceptance, love, peace, comfort and welcome during the morning worship.

 

Ushers Ministry

Alberta Ruffin

Ministry Leader for Ushers' Ministry, Culinary Ministry: Alberta Ruffin

Sister Alberta Ruffin, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-924-9680; email: allieruffin@yahoo.com

The Ushers Ministry is dedicated to assist service attendees and the entire church body in orderly worship service during the assembly of the Saints.

 

Culinary Ministry

Sister Alberta Ruffin, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-924-9680; email: allieruffin@yahoo.com

The Culinary Ministry provides food services for the various functions sponsored by different ministries of the church.

 

Van Ministry

Sheldon Rice, Sr.

Church Building & Grounds Technician
Sheldon Rice, Sr.

Brother Sheldon Rice, Sr., Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

This ministry is dedicated to providing transportation for those who have a passion for attending various worship and praise events but are unable to provide their own means of transportation.

 

Safety & Security Ministry

Rev. James White, Ministry Leader

Rev. James White, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-543-5308; email: jlwhite2015.jw@gmail.com

This ministry includes Security, Safety, Parking Lot, and Medical Assistance Team.

This ministry is dedicated to providing security and protection of those in attendance to various services; providing the maximum parking service to those in attendance for various worship and praise events; as well as provides information and services on health care and ministers to service attendees when medical attention is needed until emergency response arrives when necessary.

 

Ministries To Families

MINISTRIES TO FAMILIES

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8

 

Evangelism Explosion

Rev. Rodrick McCartney, Sr.

Ministry Leader for New Members' Orientation, Decision-Time Counseling: Rev. Rodrick McCartney, Sr.

Rev. Rodrick McCartney, Sr., Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-651-4993

To provide the vehicle of spreading the gospel message to the uttermost corners as commanded in the Scripture, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”(Matthew 28:19-20) (NKJV) Training held at various times throughout the year (when needed).

 

Marriage & Couples Ministry

Deacon Darrell Antwine, Sr.

Deacon Darrell Antwine, Sr.

Brother Darrell and Sister Marilyn Antwine, Ministry Leaders

Contact Info: 409-835-7592 (church)

To provide spiritual growth among couples as well as healthy social and relaxing outings that enhances healthy, well-rounded, balanced relationships between couples.

 

Senior Citizens’ Ministry

Hazel Patterson

Sister Hazel Patterson, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-445-0070; email: hazelbrat@msn.com

Meetings are held each Tuesday after the 3rd Sunday

Seasoned Members of the church body provide an opportunity for fellowship, support and an avenue for corporate as well as individual service to the community and church body.

Benevolence Committee

Church Treasurer Lucy Kirkwood-White

Church Treasurer and Condolence Ministry Leader Lucy Kirkwood-White

Sister Lucy Kirkwood-White, Ministry Leader

This committee meets to determine how the church body may assist a family or individual during a time of crisis in meeting their material or physical needs.

Prayer Ministry

Deacons of Ebenezer

Prayer Meeting Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. prior to Expositional Bible Study

 

Ministries To Children & Youth

MINISTRIES TO CHILDREN & YOUTH

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

Nursery

Sister Marilyn Antwine, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-835-7592 (church)

Provides a safe and flexible learning and play environment for the very young during worship services, including Bible Study. Ages include infant to 6 years old.

 

Youth Department

Sister Natosha Coleman, Ministry Leader

Sister Natosha Coleman, Ministry Leader

Sister Natosha Coleman, Ministry Leader

Contact info: 409-791-1120; email: natosha1.nc@gmail.com

To lead the children to a personal knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. To learn to exercise their gifts and talents. Providing teaching and recreation of their spiritual values while they learn to fellowship with other believers through various activities and experiences throughout the year.

 

Ministry Through The Fine Arts

MINISTRY THROUGH THE FINE ARTS

Minister of Music, Eric Greer

Contact Info: 409-466-5541; email: eric-greer@sbcglobal.net

Choir Directors: Tiffani Perkins, Terry Taylor

Contact Info – Tiffani Perkins: 409-351-9806; email: tiffaniperk@aol.com

Contact Info – Terry Taylor: 409-835-7592

Musicians: Eric Pitre, Bass Guitar; Mark Edwards, Percussionist; Darrell Antwine, Jr., Percussionist

ABOUT OUR CHOIRS: The Music Ministry at Ebenezer is a vehicle of evangelism whose expressions are within various idioms, hymns, spirituals, and traditional and contemporary gospel. The primary focus is to aid and assist in the development of skilled singers and instrumentalists, both musically and in the Word of God. (Psalm 33:3-4) The ministry also endeavors to serve beyond the walls of the building but also in the community.

Standard Rehearsal Schedule

Mass Choir: Rehearsal: Tuesday & Thursday before the 1st Sunday, 7:00 p.m. The primary focus of this choir is for the Adult Choirs to fellowship together in Ministry & Christian love magnifying the Lord.

Inspirational Choir: Rehearsal: Saturday before the 4th Sunday, 4:00 p.m. The primary focus of this choir is to edify and glorify God through festive music.

Men’s Chorus: Rehearsal: Tuesday & Thursday before the 3rd Sunday, 7:00 p.m. This choir is open to all men whose desire is to fellowship with brothers in Christ.

Youth Choir: Rehearsal Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, 10:30 a.m. The Youth Choir teaches spiritual truths focused to penetrate the depth of the children’s hearts and provide an outlet for musical expressions. The Youth Choir also serves as a vehicle for the building of confidence and self-esteem in young adults through the Word of God.

Pure Praise: Pure Praise is a small ensemble, which leads the church body in Praise and Worship.

ABOUT OUR DANCE MINISTRY:

Sister Janet Rice, Ministry Leader

Sister Janet Rice, Ministry Leader

Scripture In Motion-Women ages 18 & Up, Rehearsals to be announced.

Sister Janet Rice, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-289-0477; email: janetrice01@hotmail.com; Facebook

This ministry focuses on contemporary and traditional Gospel through Praise and Worship and Interpretive dance styles. Scripture in Motion ministers on 4th Sundays and sometimes special services.

 

Vision of Praise-Youth Girls, Ages 5-17, Rehearsals to be announced.

Sister Janet Rice, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-289-0477; email: janetrice01@hotmail.com; Facebook

This ministry focuses on contemporary gospel through interpretive dance styles. Vision of Praise ministers on 2nd Sundays and sometimes special services.

Brother Eric Broussard, Ministry Leader

Brother Eric Broussard, Ministry Leader

Priests of Praise - Men Ages 18 & up, Rehearsals to be announced.

Brother Eric Broussard, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-363-4492; email: ebru1113@yahoo.com

This ministry focuses on contemporary and traditional Gospel through Mime dancing. Priests of Praise ministers on various Sundays and sometimes special services.

 

Vision of Victory-Youth Boys, Ages 5-17, Rehearsals vary

Brother Eric Broussard, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-363-4492; email: ebru1113@yahoo.com

This ministry focuses on contemporary gospel through hip-hop and mime dance styles. Vision of Victory ministers on 2nd Sundays and sometimes special services.

ABOUT OUR DRAMA MINISTRY:

Sister Natosha Coleman, Ministry Leader

Sister Natosha Coleman, Ministry Leader

Anointed Christian Theatre Studio (ACTS)

Sister Natosha Coleman, Ministry Leader

Contact Info: 409-791-1120; email: natosha1.nc@gmail.com

Members of all ages enact the Word of God for practical life applications and edification of the Body of Christ. (Acts 17:28a)