Director of Ministries
Fran Grant, Ministry Leader
The Announcements Ministry shares with the congregation and visiting friends information about ongoing and upcoming activities and events in the life of the church. The ministry meets on the 2nd Saturday at 12:00 noon.
Janice Williamson, Ministry Leader
The Beautification Ministry provides decorations and flower arrangements to enhance the sanctuary for worship and special services or events.
Peggy Hayes, Ministry Leader
We believe the church has a spiritual obligation to minister to the whole person including material needs. We remain committed to assisting the less fortunate with basic necessities such as food. The Benevolence Ministry provides vouchers for food from the Community Harvest FOOD BANK. Food vouchers are distributed on the 1st Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. for GPBC members, and the 2nd Friday of the month for non-members or community.
Carl Clancy, Leader
Provides leadership training, scouting skills, and Christian Education for boys.
Antuane Nelson, Condolence Clerk
The Condolence Ministry aids in the spiritual well being of church members and the community through prayer and expression of sympathy during the time of bereavement. A condolence clerk acknowledges church condolence letters during home-going services and sends sympathy cards and a plant or blanket to the family of deceased. The clerk also remembers the sick and shut in by sending cards of encouragement.
The couples ministry enriches, encourages, and equips couples to have spiritual and Godly lifestyles based on biblical principles and instructions.
Daughters of Royalty
Daughters of Royalty is for females between the ages of 5-18 who will be provided tools necessary to develop into “Today’s Leading Ladies” as God intended.
Evangelism Outreach Ministry
Cheyenne Hicks, Ministry Leader
The Evangelism Ministry seeks to reach those who are lost and share with them how they can be saved. The goal is to reach out to people with unconditional love so that they might know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The ministry fulfills its goal through prayer, scriptures, the word of testimony, and fellowship with the body of Christ. The ministry unites with other faith-based agencies and churches in a collective effort to reach the community for the Kingdom.
Fitness & Fellowship Ministry
CaSaundra Johnson, Ministry Leader
The ministry meets twice a month to learn and practice popular dance routines, such as slides, in a fun, but Christian atmosphere that includes beginning and closing the evening with prayer. The fellowship enhances the opportunity to increase unity and friendships among church members and also guests.
Fran Grant, Ministry Leader
Members of the Greeters Ministry give a warm welcome to members and also to guests, letting newcomers feel as if they are a part of the church – not simply visitors for a day. Greeters also help those who enter get in touch with the love of God and the spirituality of the church. The ministry meets on the 2nd Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Health & Wellness Ministry
Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, Ministry Leader
The Health Ministry provides ongoing health care education and helps individuals, the congregation and community achieve health wholeness by attending to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of each person.
The Kitchen Ministry prepares and serves meals for the church as needed for special occasions.
Minister Scott Bent, Ministry Leader
The Media Ministry helps provide CDs for sale after worship services, helps inform the news media of GPBC events and helps provide information distributed electronically, including through the church Web site and Facebook page.
Men of Honor
Men of honor is committed to restoring the hearts of men by witnessing, maintaining obedience to the study of God’s Word, equipping and empowering each man to reach his full potential in the will of God.
The Music Ministry helps create and enhance an atmosphere in which the hearts and minds of those in worship will be prepared to receive the Word. The Music Ministry includes the Mass Choir and Youth Choir.
Danielle Brooks , Ministry Leader
The Nursery will provide care for infants and children up to 2 1/2 years old during worship services. This ministry will be made possible through volunteers who have committed to being servants of the Lord. The Nursery will allow parents and guardians to focus on being in the presence of God during services so that they are better equipped for worshipping, witnessing and working. The Nursery will nurture the children entrusted to the care of its volunteers by ensuring that their physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual needs are met.
Debra Moore, Ministry Leader
Nurses minister to the Pastor and to the spiritual and physical needs of the church and the community. The goal is to serve God by serving others, whether there’s an illness or the need to lend a helping hand, and to show compassion while being courteous and reliable. The nurses meet on the 2nd Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Praise Dance Ministry
Diamond Robinson, Ministry Leader
Candace Bent, Editor
The Progressive Press writes and designs newsletters, mostly for distribution within GPBC. Newsletter content primarily focuses on GPBC and activities. Progressive Press also helps provide information for distribution electronically, including the church’s Facebook page.
Save Our Sons
Minister Henry White, Ministry Leader
Save Our Sons (S.O.S) is for males between the ages of 6 to 18 years old who want to live as God intended by learning about stewardship and discipleship.
Sick and Shut In Ministry
Deacon Aaron Jones, Ministry Leader
The ministry provides care for the sick and shutin of the church, through regular visitation and on-going contact, and, on a monthly basis, to offer and participate in the sacrament of Communion.
Minister Germarcus King, Ministry Leader
The Sound Ministry is to amplify sound and help ensure consistent audio quality during worship services and for products, such as CDs, that are produced to help expand the reach of the church’s ministry. The ministry also provides service during other times, such as funerals.
Today’s Leading Ladies
Lady Quila Pettus, Ministry Leader
Today’s Leading Ladies plans and implements programs that minister to the unique needs of women in our church and community. Activities are designed to strengthen and expand the Kingdom of God by promoting spiritual growth and maturity, personal development and corporate responsibility. Today’s Leading Ladies meets on the first and third Monday at 6:00 p.m.
LaMotte Price, Ministry Leader
The Transportation Ministry provides service for individuals who would not be able to attend worship or Bible study due to lack of transportation. To schedule pickup, contact the church office at 744-6235 by 12:00 noon on Tuesday for mid-week service; or by 6:00 p.m. on Friday for Sunday services.
Eugene Jackson, Ministry Leader
The Ushers Ministry helps welcomes members and guests to the church and can assist people in finding seating. Members of this ministry also help direct the flow of givers during the offering and provide other direction as necessary to ensure services are orderly and with few distractions. The Ushers meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Leslie Alford, Church Administrator
The Wedding Ministry assists couples in understanding and following the church’s wedding guidelines and helps provide guidance during the rehearsal and wedding ceremony. The Wedding Coordinator is not a wedding director and is not expected to plan the details of the wedding. The Pastor will counsel with couples before the wedding date. Information, application and fee schedules are available upon request by contacting the church office.
Women of Wisdom
Jean Bass, Ministry Leader
The Women of Wisdom promote love and compassion to seniors in the church and community. The ministry helps members strengthen each other spiritually, offers assistance to other seniors with practical needs; and shares the wisdom that God has invested in them through their many years of service. Women of Wisdom meet on the Saturday before the 1st Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Minister Terrell Pettus & Victoria Jackson, Ministry Leaders
Youth Living Life In Faith Everyday (Y.L.I.F.E.) is a ministry for teens to empower them to live a faith filled life and to enhance the faith of others.