Director: Pastor Cornealius "Chuck" Lester
The Administrative Services division provides clerical service/support for the church to ensure efficient office operations, and serve the needs of the Pastor, congregation and public.
Administrative Services Staff
The Administrative Services Staff provides administrative support to the church to facilitate all ministry needs
Receptionist and Clerical Support: Deacon Fauita Watkins
The Church receptionist provides clerical and administrative support to church staff, congregation, and the general public
Church Clerks | Ministry Leaders: LaWanda Cooper
The Church Clerk exists to effectively record and manage church data related but not limited to baptisms, baby dedications and the death of members of CMBC. In addition, the role of the church clerk is to ensure that church records are maintained and that the business of the church is documented.
Guest Services | Ministry Leader: Mildred Collins and Chundra Brown
This ministry of Hospitality exists to provide assistance and support in accessing the services and facility of Christ Missionary Baptist Church. We welcome, assist and disseminate information to our visitors, guests and members. We meet the informational needs of members, guests and visitors and ensure that information regarding ministries events is current and available.
Higher Calling Human Resources Ministry | Ministry Leader: Dr. Deneen Lester
The Higher Calling Human Resources Ministry exists to assist the church in administrative matters related to employment of personnel, personnel policies, employee development and training, employee discipline and counseling, salaries, and benefits. This ministry also assists in maintaining a code of conduct and ethics for church operations
Usher Ministry | Ministry Leaders: LaJuana Gibson & Monique Holley
The Usher Ministry exists to meet and greet members and visitors as they gather for worship. Ushers work to enhance the positive perception of CMBC by serving in a manner that glorifies God.
Greeters | Ministry Leaders: Jacqueline "Jackie" Williams & Crystal Steward
The Greeter ministry is a ministry of hospitality which exists to help members and visitors feel welcome upon entering the campus and/or sanctuary of CMBC and to offer basic information as needed.
Director: Pastor Nadolyn Dunigan
The Congregational Care division provides a ministry of Pastoral care and membership nurture to the congregation through distinctive Christian care-giving.
Deacon Ministry | Ministry Leaders: Deacon Jan Carrell and Patrick Robinson
The Deacon Ministry exists to meet the needs of the congregation and provide Pastoral support by Ministering to the temporal and spiritual needs of the congregation. The Deacon ministry also assists with the preparation of ordinances. (Appointed by Senior Pastor)
First Response Team | Ministry Leader: Deacon Adriene Dandridge and Deacon Cherico Jefferson
The First Response Team (FRT) exists to provide care by immediately responding to CMBC members who are hospitalized or receiving treatment at local hospitals. The team is comprised of members of CMBC who are employed as health care professionals at hospitals in the Mid-South area
Koinonia | Ministry Leader: TBA
The Koinonia ministry exists to foster, cultivate, encourage and nurture the development of authentic healthy relationships among the membership of CMBC
Homebound Visitation | Ministry Leader: Cynthia Hightower and Felicia Walton
The Homebound Visitation ministry exists to provide the ministry of care and visitation to members who are homebound due to long-term illness and disability and cannot participate regularly in the life of the church when the congregation gathers.
Shepherd's Staff Ministry | Ministry Leader: Alicia Wigfall
The Shepherd’s Staff Ministry exists to facilitate pastoral guidance and ensure safe passage through the membership process. This ministry will serve as an intentional support system for member assimilation and retention, spiritual formation, growth and development into full discipleship.
Community & Congregational Life
Deacon Phletia Jones & Deacon Anthony Johnson
The Division of Community and Congregational Life exists to support the mission and vision ofChrist Missionary Baptist Church through a variety ofministry offerings that are designed to build up the fellowship and minister to the spirit, soul and body ofthe congregation and community.
Men | Ministry Leader: Deacon Tobias Towers
The Men’s Ministry exists to provide connection and growth opportunities for the men of CMBC and to empower them to experience Christ-centered growth, develop personal integrity and live in obedience to God’s word.
Senior Jewels | Ministry Leader: Rosa Coleman
The Senior Jewels ministry exists to provide meaningful Christ-centered ministry opportunities that will enhance the quality of life and respond to the unique spiritual and social needs ofthe senior members of CMBC.
Keepers of the Covenant | Ministry Leader: Sharon and Reggie Carr
The Keepers ofthe Covenant Ministry is a fellowship ofmarried couples which exists to provide nurture,marriage strengthening and support for spiritual growth and development.
Intercessory Prayer | Ministry Leaders: Min. Beverly Washington and Min. Angela Dedrick
The Intercessory Prayer ministry exists to provide consistent and on-going prayer for the needs ofthe Pastor and congregation. Provides leadership to corporate prayer opportunities to strengthen, enhance and continuously develop the prayer life ofthe church.
RAPHA Ministry | Ministry Leader: Valeria Russell-Scott and Ericka Lawson
The RAPHA ministry exists to promote health and wellness through health education and awareness.
Resource Ministry | Ministry Leaders: Tiffany Bailey
The Resource Ministry is a ministry of encouragement which exists to recognize and reward milestone accomplishments and achievements ofmembers.
Imago Dei Photography | Ministry Leader: Jarryl "JD" McCollins
Responsible for capturing all special moments on camera (must have your own camera). This includes regular church services, special events, conferences, youth events, anniversaries, etc.
Counseling and Small Groups
Director: Dr. Deborah Carter
The Counseling and Small Groups division exists to provide support that is biblically and scripturally based to individuals ofthe congregation and larger communities who are experiencing challenges and difficulties with general life issues and problems.
Counseling | Ministry Leader: Pastor Deborah Carter
The Counseling Ministry exists to provide biblically based and faith based support to members ofChrist Missionary Baptist Church and the larger faith community who are experiencing problems ofan emotional, physical, and/or spiritual nature, on their journey to health and wholeness. Support and assistance is available to individuals and groups.
Soul Survivors | Ministry Leader: Deacon Gwen Madden
The Soul Survivors Ministry exists to provide a support system for those who have experienced or/are presently suffering from serious illness and disease and to provide caregiver support.
Stephen Ministry | Ministry Leader: Dr. Deborah Carter
The Stephen Ministry exists to provide distinctive Christian one-on-one care to hurting members ofthe congregation.
LIFE Groups | Director: Dr. Deborah Carter
LIFE groups exist to provide a structured intimate setting for sharing Christ, building relationships, meeting needs and reaching out in love to the world. (Life Groups meet on an as needed basis)
Director: Pastor Marilyn Smith
The Division ofDisciple Development exists to provide members and non-members with an array ofBiblically sound, diverse curricula that will empower the people of God to grow spiritually, nurture relationships and become equipped for every good Christian work.
Children's Bible Study | Ministry Leader: Min. Connita Hill (Move to a Youth division)
Director: Rev. Jesse Bullock
The Division ofFacilities Maintenance exists to provide continual care of God’s house and maintenance ofthe grounds. Our goal is to provide a clean and comfortable setting where members and visitors can worship without distraction.
Transportation | Ministry Leader: Deacon David Dunigan
To supply reliable and safe transportation to and from worship services and other church related functions as necessary.
Director: Willie Skipper, Jr.
Assistant Director: Showanda Roberson
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The Finance division exists to support the ministry by recording, processing and maintaining accurate record ofall income received and monies expended. This office develops and implements accounting practices that are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Director: Joe Sanders
Information Technology exists to provide support, edify (by applying instruction), to equip, empower by developing skills in God's people and to evangelize by using practical tools and resources oftechnology.
Leadership CMBC exists to develop and prepare potential leaders (clergy and laity) of Christ Missionary Baptist with the knowledge and skills to effectively minister to the church and the world.
Directors: Dr. Stacy Dandridge and Dr. Felicia Fowler
The Media Ministry exists to enhance the worship experience and provide support to the church’s ministries by utilizing the tools of audio and visual technology. This ministry provides oversight for all audio-visual media and provides direction for all equipment used during all worship services or other scheduled church functions. This ministry is comprised of a number of individuals who have various expertise and knowledge in information technology or they have the willingness and dedication to learn.
The Social Media ministry is a digital ministry which exists to utilize the invaluable tools oftechnology (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) to extend spiritual care, formation, witness, evangelize and other manifestations of grace into online spaces. The ministry also seeks to connect with members, visitors and seekers online.
Live Audio Visual | Charles Edwards
Responsible for providing sound and technical support for all church related events and events outside ofthe regular
church services. This ministry also is responsible for setting up the sound system/lights and breaking down the system after the event is finished.
Studio Recording | Roberta Granderson-Catron
Responsible for recording and mastering of all church services and designated calendar events as well as recording Worship and Arts special projects for archives, sales, and promotions.
Video Switcher | K'Shaun Britt
Responsible for the display of song lyrics, power point presentations, scriptures, and text messages during services
Responsible for providing appropriate lighting for all church services, plays, concerts, musicals and events
Responsible for making all church services or other related events available for sale on DVD and CD
Media Production & Editing | Dr. Stacy Dandridge
Responsible for videotaping of all church services and designated calendar events, producing promotional videos and documentaries for archives, congregational awareness, and public relations; as well as producing church programs for television and radio broadcasting.
Only for serious committed youth, ages 14 and up, desiring to get involved in the Multi-Media Ministry and grow with the multimedia team.
Director: Stanita Gaddy
The Outreach Division exists to extend God’s love beyond the walls of the church through tangible acts of benevolence and kindness.
An outreach partnership between CMBC, with local schools which provides human and financial resources to promote community involvement and provide educational and provide educational enrichment through tutoring, mentoring, and other services
Bread of Life
Exists to meet one of the most basic physical needs (hunger) by providing free lunch and offering weekly inspiration
Bereavement Ministry | Ministry Leaders: Pat Brodnax and Deacon Charles Gooden
Exists to minister the love of Christ and provide support to bereaved families by serving fellowship meals and demonstrating hospitality.
Benevolence & Emergency Assistance | Ministry Leader: TBD
Exists to provide emergency assistance to persons experiencing crisis with rent, utilities, food and other emergencies. Also provides support to Senior Citizens
Echoes Global Outreach | Ministry Leader: Deacon Freddie Payton
A global mission ministry initiative which exists to extend the Christian witness to the ends of the earth through outreach, partnership and programs which sustain, deliver and empower global communities. We execute this mission through evangelism, education, outreach ministry, and financial support.
Evangelism | Ministry Leader: TBA
The Evangelism Ministry exists to lead the church to growth by providing kingdom leadership in the area of evangelism.
Fishes And Loaves Food Pantry | Ministry Leader: Director Stanita Gaddy
To provide emergency food assistance and raise awareness about issues of hunger, homelessness and poverty
Harvest of Generosity | Ministry Leader:TBA
Exists to enlist alternate funding and revenue sources for the financial support and resources needed to advance the kingdom of God.
Threads for Life | Ministry Leader: Pam Hendricks
Threads for Life Closet exists to provide personal apparel to persons that are in need. Our mission is to assure that clothes, shoes, outerwear and other accessories are available to the men, women and children of our congregation and the surrounding community with needs.
Director: Maria Stewart (Quality Assurance)
The Division of Project Management exists to A) Identify organizational problems (processes or procedures that are not congruent/working as intended; lack of clearly articulated processes or procedures); and B). Identify ministry related problems (i.e., ministries that are not aligned to the vision; continuous conflicts within a ministry). The Ministry exists to assist the church in gathering, analyzing and organizing information by reviewing current ministry (business) practices. This ministry performs analysis to aid ministry leaders in prioritizing strategic initiatives and provide insight into critical challenges facing the ministry/church.
Director: Sara L. Times
The Division of Safety exists to provide physical and emotional security to its members and visitors when attending functions of the church. This ministry seeks to provide a safe environment for church activities that include the collecting of tithes and offerings, parking, and general physical security.
To provide a safe secure external environment, for those persons who worship, meditate, praise and fellowship
P.E.A.C.E | Ministry Leaders: Pam Graham and Michael Finley
The P.E.A.C.E. ministry exists to serve as “watchmen” by providing protection, maintaining order and to provide an atmosphere where members can worship in safety and comfort
Worship & Arts
Directors: Minister Deborah D. Flagg and Pam Armour
The Worship and Arts division exists to provide meaningful worship encounters with God through music, dance and drama. This ministry also utilizes the tools of technology to enhance the worship experience.
Music Ministry | Ministry Leader: Min. Deborah D. Flagg
The Music Ministry exists to provide musical support in all services of worship and programs. We strive for excellence through the proper vocal training and instruction and seek to invoke the presence of God through prayer, times of devotion, and reflection through consistent teaching praise, and music.
An ensemble of worshippers who sing (selected by Director of Worship and Arts), to lead the time of worship for all services.
An ensemble of staff musicians.
Dramatic Arts | Ministry Leaders: Tasha Ealy (Acting Ministry Leader)
The Dramatic Arts ministry exists to provide wonderful opportunities for the expressions of acting, writing and producing in theatrical presentations. Other creative opportunities include: set and costume designing, stage managing, and make-up artistry.
Liturgical Dance | Ministry Leader: LaRonia Sawyer
The Liturgical Dance ministry is committed to the gift and art of dance. This ministry seeks to utilize dance as a praise and worship tool to honor the holiness and supremacy of God.
Director: Pastor Connita Hill
The Student Ministry Division exists to guide, promote and support the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of children, youth and teens.
Promiseland | Contacts: Tiffany Bailey
(Ages 2-PreK) EVERY 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday PromiseLand encourages the children to know who they are, know who they carry, and know what authority has been given to them. Through hands on discovery, story telling and multimedia, children are engaged in learning that builds character, teaches biblical principal and builds knowledge of Bible events, characters, and stories.
Beginnings I&II | Contact: Min. Connita Hill
(Grades K-4) 2nd and 4th Sundays Beginnings equips children to know God, become disciples, and learn to disciple others through strong biblical foundations and practices. Beginning reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Those kids who come to faith at an early age discover God’s purpose for their lives and hope for the future. The beginning learning space is committed this mission. Beginning meets across from Main Sanctuary at CMBC South.
Worship & Arts (Drama, Dance, & Music) | Contact: LaRonia Sawyer
Early exposure to the gift of music, drama, and dance helps to create a life-long appreciation for using this gift to praise and glorify God. The goal for our Children and Student Worship and Arts Ministry is to provide children and teen with opportunities to participate in a variety of creative experiences, and to help them become comfortable in leading worship. We want them to understand that they can use music, drama, dance to praise God regardless of their age or ability. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:30pm.
Ministry Leader: Deacon Linda Williams
The S.H.I.E.L.D. ministry exists to provide a ministry of support, encouragement and advocacy to the office of the Senior Pastor and the pastoral staff at large. The S.H.I.E.L.D. ministry undergirds the pastoral ministry through prayer, spiritual encouragement and tangible support and assistance to the Pastor at anytime and in any setting. This ministry reports directly to the Senior Pastor. Appointment by the Senior Pastor
- Aftercare - Whitney Rogers
- Incarnational Witness - Dr. Carla London
- Department of Assimlation -Director: Deacon Ann Terry
- Women Ministry Leader - Dr. Stewart
- Ministry operations and enhancement - Darryl Ray (under Maria)
- Special Projects - Deacon Kenny Williams
- Noble Women - Sharnika Thomas (congregational life)
- Young Adult Ministry - Kisha Miller ( congregational life)
- Helping Hands (Ted Roberson) -Facilities