Ministries

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Ministries

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
has active ministries at the church. The purpose of the ministries is to support the mission of the church and the vision of our Pastor. 
 
  "Reaching In"

.Deacon Ministry
.Deaconess Ministry
.Men's Fellowship Ministry
.Mission Ministry
.Music Ministry
.Pastor's Aide
.Praise Dance Ministry
.Sunday School
.Usher Ministry
.Women Fellowship Ministry
.Youth Choir
     "Reaching Out"

.Media Ministry


Descriptions of the ministries are listed below:
Deaconess Ministry

The mission of the Deaconess Ministry is to meet the needs of the Antioch   Missionary   Baptist   Church , under the spiritual guidance of the Pastor by promoting the spiritual growth of the church.
 
     The purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to care for and assist the needs of the overall congregation.  Wherever there are sick and shut-in members as well as members in need of prayer, the Deaconess Ministry will be there to help.  They are responsible for the preparation and setting up Holy Communion each month. The Deaconess should instruct all female baptismal candidates as to what they are suppose to wear. The ministry also handles sensitive issues for the pastor as relating to female members of the church.

Deaconess should possess the following qualities:

     ..She must be a follower of Christ also Christ-like, so that her life will be outstanding and praised by all whom she comes in contact with.

     ..She should be a serious minded person, well balanced and one who knows the value of spiritual things, she should be grave, not slanderers, temperate and faithful in all things.

     ..She must be familiar with all the church laws and the doctrines of the church.  She should also know the policies and practices of the church so that all of the officers can work in peace and harmony.

     ..She should support the Pastor and the vision of the ministry.
Ministry Leader : Sis McAdoo
 
Armor Bearers Ministry
 
Armor Bearers are not elected but are appointed by the Pastor from congregants who are in good standing, who are tithers, and who love the church and the Shepherd.
 
“The main function of one who is designated as an armor bearer is that of service . . . for the biblical armor bearer was much more than a hired hand. An armor bearer was a person who undoubtedly spent many years, if not one’s entire life, in the leader’s service.”
 
Duties of an  Armor Bearer
  • Must provide strength for the leader
  • Must have a deep-down sense of respect for the leader, and acceptance for and tolerance of, the leader’s personality and their way of doing things
  • Must instinctively understand the leader’s thoughts
  • Must walk in agreement with and submission to the leader
  • Must make the advancement of the leader the most important goal
  • Must possess endless strength so as to thrust, press and force their way onward without giving way under harsh treatment
  • Must follow directives immediately and correctly
  • Must be a support to the leader
  • Must be an effective communicator
  • Must have a disposition that will eagerly gain victories for the leader
  • Must have the ability to minister strength and courage to the leader
Ministry Leader: 
 
Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Purpose: Intercessory prayer ministries purpose is prayer for others.
 
Duty: The ministries duty is for an intercessor or prayer warrior to take the place of another or pleads another's case before our Savior. One study Bible defines intercession as "holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God's intervention."

 

Ministry Leader: 

Men's Fellowship Ministry

The mission of the Men's Fellowship Ministry is to enrich the lives of men, support the mission of the church and vision of the Pastor. In doing so, men are taught that life under Jesus' Lordship involves:
--progressive learning,
--growth in Christ-likeness,
--application of Bibical truth to every area of life,
--responsibility for sharing the Christian faith,
--responsible church membership,
--redemptive ministry
The strength is in the men who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, are committed to seeing the Kingdom of God established here on Earth and desire to provide a haven for the people of God to worship and praise.

Ministry Leader :  Bro. Robert Hamon 
 
Mission Ministry
 
Purpose: To generously and systematically contribute to the support of Christian education and missions work at home and abroad. 

Duty: Organize mission work and projects for participation from the ministries, fellowships, and the congregation of AMBC.

Ministry Leader: Sis. Emma Thompson
 
Music Ministry
 
God created music to glorify HIMSELF and reflect not only HIS elegance and HIS majesty, but also HIS heart.  The mission of the music ministry is to point people to the living Word of God, Jesus Christ; to express the words of God found in the Bible; and to support the preaching and confessing of God's Word (in sermon and creed). Music in our services, whether sung by all or by a choir, whether sung or instrumental, is designed to direct to God the attention of all who participate and hear.

Choirs at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church are:
            AMBC Mass Choir: Voices of Antioch
            AMBC Male Choir: Men on a Mission
            AMBC Youth Choir
            
Ministry Leader:  Sis  Moore

Ministry of Music: 
Musicians:
Chet McAdoo
Tanesha Jackson 
 
Pastor’s Aide Ministry
 
Purpose: To offer the biblical principles of love and care for our Pastor as God has instructed his church to do; assist Pastor and his family with the support of his work in the ministry with prayers, finances, encouraging words and deeds; to edify the Shepherd which God has placed over High Street
 
Duties: Honor the Pastor with tokens of appreciation throughout the year; sponsor different events to members for their help and assistance throughout the year.

Ministry Leader: Sis. T. Stewart

 
Praise Dance Ministry

The mission of the Praise Dance Ministry is to prepare the way for the WORD to be preached. Dancers, singers, and musician’s war against principalities of darkness that is on assignment to the church, pastor, leaders, and the people in the congregation to hinder God’s program.

Ministry Leader:  Sis. JonKayla Crawford

 
Sunday School Ministry

The mission of the Sunday School Ministry is to provide the fundamental basics of Christianity to our children, youth, adult members and visitors.  We will use the explanation of the Word of God as it applies to our everyday lives through hands-on and interactive teaching.  Sunday School meets each Sunday morning at   There are eight classes. Classes are offered for all ages including a book study class.

Matthew 26:18-20 - "Therefore go and make disciples in all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach new disciples to obey the commands I have given you."

The Sunday school operates under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the leadership of the Pastor.  We are a Bible teaching ministry where children and adults are taught the Word of God to impact changes in their lives.


Ministry Leader:  Bro. Samuel Jackson
 
Ushers Ministry

The mission of the Ushers Ministry is to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere to our visitors and friends.  The ushers also help others feel comfortable by there promptness, courtesy and stewardship.

Colossians -24
"And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the LORD and not unto men"

Ministry Leader:  Sis. T. Stewart
 
Women Fellowship Ministry
 
The vision for the Women’s Ministry is to encourage and to promote the spiritual development of the women of Antioch Missionary BaptistChurch through active fellowship and spirit-filled Bible Study.

The purpose of Women’s Ministry is to:

 
1. Lead women to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
2. Involve women in the worship experience within the church and individual families
3. Foster loving relationships within the church and individual families
4. Develop a spiritually healthy prayer life and Bible study habits
5. Provide opportunities for ministry to our community and our world.
6. Minister to the needs of the women of the church.

Ministry Leader:  First Lady Tabetha Smith

Youth Ministry

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  
 
Proverbs 22:6
The mission of the youth department is to teach the word of God by providing education and training in the Christian faith.  The development of Christian principals will lay a strong foundation for living a virtuous life.
 
The purpose of the ministry is three fold:
  1. To teach the word of God through demonstrations, Bible scriptures, activities, story telling, object lessons, and music.
  2. To enhance and promote Christian growth for needed growth and life impact.
  3. To make sure our children/youth are discovering the will of God and learning how to honor him in their daily walk.
Ministry Leader: 
 
Media Ministry

The mission of the Audio/Video Tape ministry is to be empowered and led by the Holy Spirit to provide audio and video support to the Pastor, church and all ministries in order to enhance and edify the worship of God. We are spreading the “Good News”, reaching outside the church walls.

The purpose of our media ministry here at Antioch is to bring worship services into homes not only in the Chandler/Moore Station area but also around the world. Our endeavor is to enrich the lives of believers who cannot attend worship services and to reach the unchurched with preaching, teaching and singing by way of audio CD and DVD's.

The Media Ministry is responsible for the recording and distribution of tape messages for all services as directed by the Pastor. They make sure all the equipment is in working order and all supplies are available for a successful running ministry.

 The Word can be taken into various homes and shared with people from all walks of life.


Ministry Leaders: Sis. Londie Lemons- Manoy