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OUR MINISTRIES

The dedicated service of our ministries to members, community neighbors, and strangers is the life blood of our church. We believe God’s Word as written in Luke 6:38 “give and it will be given to you…”.  We understand that to love God is to obey Him.  We invite you to enjoy God’s favor with us.  What is God’s favor?  You ask a great question.  God’s favor is safety, less drama, lasting relationships, unmerited blessings, endurance, and peace of mind.  There’s plenty to go around!

Children & Teens


Our Youth Ministry Program is holy bible-based. We hold fast to God’s Word in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” We believe that God has gifted our children to excel spiritually through greater knowledge of him. We expect our children to uphold a standard of excellence in education, behavior, and giving back to the community. We encourage our children to have fun, be curious, be responsible and socially conscious.

Community Outreach


REDEEM Community Development Corporation is the outreach arm of our church. It supports and manages our Community Outreach Center (open Wednesdays and Saturdays 9a-11a) and our Community Garden where needy residents receive groceries, fresh produce from our garden, clothing, prayer and information on other city-wide social services.

Drama and Arts


Our Drama and Arts Ministry produces family friendly Christian and history-based programs for the education and enjoyment of members, other Christian houses of faith, and the surrounding communities. Performances are held year round so check out our calendar page for upcoming events.

Health & Fitness


Our Nurses Ministry along with our resident fitness guru work year round to provide health services and fitness sessions to members, visitors and neighbors. Blood pressure screenings occur after morning service every 3rd Sunday. Our Community Health Fair and Health Walk are held annually on the second Saturday in April and includes cholesterol and HIV screenings, dental checkup, fitness classes, nutrition and health insurance information, and DOOR PRIZES.

Marriage and Family


God ordained marriage between a natural born man and a natural born woman. We teach that each individual must commit to seeking God’s kingdom and walking in the way of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Marriage and Family Counseling ministries support single parent and widowed households, empty nesters, caretakers, veterans, married couples and those who desire marriage.

Music


Our Music Ministry sets the atmosphere for worship and prepares us to receive God’s Word from Pastor. It also supports programs sponsored by our Sunday Church School and other ministries. Our hour-long Christmas Vesper Service, held annually on the third Sunday afternoon, is a must see event.

Women


Our women are breast cancer survivors, business owners, attorneys, college professors, veterans, mothers, daughters, and prayer warriors.  They understand the challenges women face as wives, single mothers, caretakers, and Christians.  Our goal is to develop spiritually fit women who can share God’s Word and their personal life experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly) with others who are seeking knowledge and relief. 

Men


The FBCD Men’s Ministry provides a platform for men of all ages and backgrounds to learn from and listen to each other.  We teach men to be servant leaders at home and church and to set a righteous example for our young men.  We fellowship and break bread on the first Saturday of the month at 8:00am.

Missions


Our team of devout missionaries support FBCD’s effort to reach the less fortunate in our community and around the world.  We affirm Jesus’ saying in John 12:8, “The poor you will always have with you”.  Wise generosity is what we teach and practice.

Scholars


We serve an excellent God who gives us the ability to accomplish in His will our hearts desire.  We financially support our student members higher learning aspirations through the Cora Biggs and Steven R. Brown Scholarship Foundations and our College Incentive Awards program.  Our Barnabas Ministry sends care packages and corresponds with students during the school semester.

Senior Saints


At the age of 104 and absent the use of a wheel chair or walker or cane, Sister Eleanor Crockett is a glowing example of God’s grace and mercy.  Our senior saints meet monthly to discuss issues and share information that impact the elderly.  They sponsor several outings during the calendar year including shopping trips and live stage performances.  

Ushers


First impressions are often lasting. God’s doorkeepers are a critical component of our worship experience.  Our ushers also support community outreach activities such as our Annual Church Cookout and our Feed The Hungry program.