MINISTRIES: Church Support
Associate Ministers’ primary duty is to help the Pastor lead the church. Associate Ministers may have regular tasks
assigned to her or him, or may serve in whatever position she or he is needed to fill within the church.DEACON MINISTRY

The Deacons shall be faithful in deportment, faithful to all programs of the Church, faithful in prayer, and faithful in
services. They shall be spiritual assistants and advisors to the Pastor, and with him shall have general oversight of the
membership and the spiritual affairs of the Church. They shall maintain the essential Baptist character of this Church.

The Deacons shall assist the Pastor in administering the ordinances, visiting the sick, aged and distressed members,
and aid in all spiritual affairs of the Church. The Deacons and Pastor shall consider and formulate plans for the
constant and progress of the Church in all things pertaining to the saving of souls, the development of Christians, and
the extension of growth of the Kingdom of God.

By proper organization and method among themselves, they are to establish and maintain a personal fraternal
relation with, and an inspiring oversight of, all the membership of the Church; especially are they to seek to know the
physical needs and the moral and spiritual struggles of the brethren and sisters; and to serve the whole Church
relieving, encouraging and developing all who are in any such needs.

In counsel with the Pastor and by such methods as the Holy Spirit may direct in accordance with the New Testament
teachings, they are to have oversight of the discipline of the Church. They are always to be guided by the principles
set forth in Matthew 18: 15-17; 1 Corinthians 5: 9-13; 1 Thessalonians 5: 12-14. The Deacons shall be free to call
upon any member of the Church to aid in discipline.


This ministry promotes the cause of Christ through missions. The Missions Ministry offers opportunities for sharing,
strengthening and widening the vision of its members in the building of God’s kingdom on earth. By working together,
individual talents and gifts are centered on helping worthy causes. Activities include: Monthly meetings with a Bible
study period; Nursing home visitation on the third Saturday, monthly; Clothing drives, as requested, for The
Cooperative Ministry and other charitable causes; Preparation of personal hygiene kits for distribution to migrant
workers and homeless persons; Mary L. Neal Scholarship Fund that provides funds to enhance the education of
college students; Christmas Cheer tokens of love to shut-in neighborhood persons, and International Luncheon
Fellowship for foreign students at the University of South Carolina. The Missions Ministry should also be commended
for “feeding college students” 3rd Sundays worship, with members’ personal out-of-pocket funds and their labor/food
prep. Meetings are 5:30 p.m., first Mondays. Contact: Marilyn R. Thomas


The Trustees shall hold in trust all property belonging to the Church and titles to said properties and shall take all
necessary measures for its protection, management and upkeep as required by law.

The Trustees, Deacons, Treasurer, and the Financial Secretary shall be responsible for the counting and recording of
all collections taken in or during the regular Church service.


CHURCH SUPPORT | Harrison Rearden, Coordinator


This is a service-oriented ministry open to all males in the church. It is affiliated with the Citywide Brotherhood
Union. Meetings are 6 p.m. on first Tuesdays. Contact: Gabriel Laney


These youth missionaries share God’s loving-kindness through service projects and fellowship activities. B.N.
Scott Missionaries are males and females, ages 10-20. Activities include:

The Cooperative Ministry’s Back-to-School School Supply Drive

Harvest Hope Food Bank’s CROP Walk for Hunger

Samaritan Purse’s Project Christmas Child

Parents’ Night Out sleepovers

Personal hygiene and etiquette seminars

The Souper Bowl, which raises funds for charities that fight hunger

Benedict College’s PLUS Community Service Day

Meetings are 10 a.m. on fourth Saturdays.

Contact: Charlene Chapman


This ministry provides financial and other support to the church as needed. The ministry meets at 2 p.m. on the
second Saturday of each month. Contact: Mattie Powell

DANCE MINISTRY (Garment of Praise)

The mission of this ministry is to share the Word through choreographed dance presentations. Garment of

Praise presents uplifting dance during fourth Sundays worship. Officers: Vonda Haile-Dance Leader

Elaine Remwrick-Assist Dance Leader, Willie Stokes-Assist Youth Dance Leader, Treasurer-Delores Keller,
Secretary-Vanessa Clark-Moulanier, Assist Secretary-Barbara Thompson, Assist Treasure-Rev. Regina Shell,
Chaplin-Min. Judith Edmonds Taylor-Assistant Chaplin, Shirley Fortune-Garment Coordinator, and Ministry
Deacon-Deacon Timothy Goodwin. Contact: Vonda Haile.


The mission of the Deaconess Ministry is to provide support to the Pastor and the Deacon Ministry in the
spiritual well being of the Church. Membership in this ministry is restricted to wives and widows of ordained
Baptist deacons. Meetings are 4 p.m. on fourth Saturdays. Contact: Surlina Jumper


The mission of this ministry is to share the Word through skits, plays, monologues and other dramatic
presentations throughout the year. The ministry meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursdays.

Contact: Ruthie Johnson


The mission of the Greeters Ministry is to reach out and extend to visitors and newcomers at Sunday worship
friendliness and kindness, through a spirit of warmth, acceptance, and hospitality, welcoming them to our faith
community. The Greeters Ministry celebrated their Tenth Anniversary in 2015. Officers are President-Joe Davis,
Vice President-Valeria Coaxum-Parker, Secretary-Margie Hammonds, Asst. Secretary-Brenda Hayes,
Treasure-Vida Jennings, Chaplain- Deacon J. C. Holston, Advisors-Deacons Joe Davis and Willis Langley.

Contact: Joe Davis


This ministry spreads the gift of spiritual growth and enrichment by sharing the Preached Word and other services through audio/visual media; including compact disks (CDs), digital video disks (DVDs), Digitally Streamed Live Content.

Contact: Matthew Edmondson

Church Support



The B.N. Scott Choraliers is an anointed choir, with a repertoire ranging from traditional gospel standards and
anthems to standard hymns and contemporary gospel. They touch many lives as they travel, sharing the Word
through their music ministry. The choir is made up of persons age 18 and older. The B.N. Scott Choraliers sing at
11 a.m. worship on the second and third Sundays. The choir accompanies the Pastor for revivals and other
preaching engagements. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. on second, third and fourth Mondays.

Contact: Mary Haile


The mission of the Brotherhood Chorus is to provide an opportunity for male members of the church to render
song service at worship. The Brotherhood Chorus is open to male members of the church who enjoy singing. The
chorus sings at 11 a.m. worship on third and fourth Sundays and other occasions as requested . Rehearsals are
on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Joel Ingram


This choir renders song service through traditional shaped-note, a cappella singing. It is open to anyone who
enjoys singing in this traditional method. The choir fellowships with other jubilee choirs throughout the
community. Rehearsals are 1 p.m. on Saturdays


This choir provides song service at the 11 a.m. worship on each first Sunday in the month and at other church
services as requested. Membership on the Mass Choir is open to anyone in the church who enjoys singing.
Rehearsals are 6 p.m. on the Monday preceding the first Sunday of each month.

Contact: Lanita C. Jones


The mission of the Sanctuary Choir is to lend gifts and talents to the body of Christ for the edifying of saints and
the building of God’s kingdom through music ministry. Membership is open to anyone who desires to sing the
songs of Zion skillfully. This choir provides song service at the early morning worship. Rehearsals are 6:30 p.m.
every Thursday.

Contact: Dr. Alethia Rearden


This choir is made up of youth between the ages of 6 and 18 and renders song ministry at the 7:45 a.m. Sunday
worship on fifth Sundays and other occasions as requested.

Contact: Erica Lakin


The mission of the Senior Musical Choir is to lift up the name of Jesus through Songs. The choir provides song

service at the 11 a.m. worship on the second and fourth Sundays. Officers: President-Deacon Willie A. Weeks,

Vice President-Cheryl Davis Reeves, Recording Secretary-Valeria Austin, Financial Secretary-O’Landra Nowell,

Treasurer-Emma Butler, Assistant Treasurer-Trustee Venus Sabb, Chaplain-Deacon Henry Butler, Assistant

Chaplain-Deacon Willie Haile. Membership is open to anyone who likes to sing. Contact: Deacon Willie Weeks


This choir ministers to the saved and unsaved through song service. It is made up of youth between the ages of 6
and 18. The choir renders song ministry at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship on the third and fifth Sundays of each
month and on other occasions as requested. Rehearsals are 10 a.m. Saturdays preceding third and fifth Sundays.

Contacts: Chandra Sadler, Cheryl Reeves or Wilma Brown

Church Support


The New Beginnings Intercessory Prayer Ministry prays for our pastor, our associate ministers, our deacons, our
trustees, our auxiliaries/clubs and our community as well as prays for the body of Christ as led by the Holy
Spirit. Although there are only two members at present, we stand by God’s words in Matthew 18:20, ‘For where
two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them’. The ministry meets every third
Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. and the Friday before the First Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the Carpenter’s
Administrative Annex. Contact: Gail Bullard

PALS (Parents Association of Little Singers)

PALS encourage and provides parental support to the W.H. Neal Youth Choir, formerly known as the Little
Singers. PALS’ membership includes parents/guardians of members of the W.H. Neal Youth Choir. Activities
include financial support of choir activities and the church’s building fund. Meetings are held in conjunction with
W.H. Neal Youth Choir rehearsals. Contact: Veronica Watkins


This ministry provides assistance to the Pastor in carrying out his pastoral responsibilities. It coordinates the
annual observance of the Pastor’s Anniversary. President-Cheryl Davis-Reeves, Vice President-Catherine B.
Lewis, Recording Secretary-Brenda McGriff, Financial Secretary-Marilyn Wardley, Treasurer-Delores Stocker
Davis, Deacon-Deacon Alex McRant. Membership is open to anyone in the church family. Meetings are second
Sundays immediately after 11 a.m. worship. Contact: Catherine Lewis


This ministry brings cheer to shut-ins by sending flowers to members who are hospital patients. Meetings are 10
a.m. on second Saturday of each month. Contact: Mary L. Stukes


This ministry shares a bit of sunshine with sick and shut-in members by sending rays of love, faith, hope and
Christianity beaming into the lives of the church family members who are sick or shut in. The ministry meets on
the first Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Pat Daniels


This ushers ministry serves as church doorkeepers on the first fourth and fifth Sundays at 11 a.m. worship.
Membership is open to any church member, but there is an emphasis on youth. Meetings are 12 p.m. on fourth
Saturday. Contact: Cora Allen Mitchell


In addition to serving at 7:45 a.m. worship, the Sanctuary Ushers serve on Monday and Wednesday at church
revivals and on other occasions as requested. The Sanctuary Ushers are co-sponsors of the Thanksgiving Baskets
Project and contribute gifts to Project Angel Tree. Officers: Thomas Ryans- President, Richie Jeffcoat- Vice-
President, Bernard Adams – Marshall, Dea. Mike Evans Asst. Marshall, Marvette Meggett – Secretary, Lorianne
Ingram – Asst. Secretary, Tracie Howell – Treasurer, Lavern Meggett – Asst. Treasurer, Tarina Newton – Chaplin,
Theresa Howard- Smith – Asst. Chaplin. Sanctuary Ushers Advisors: Deacons Joe Davis, Cliff Glover, Cornell
James, Mike Evans, and Miles Johnson. Contact: Thomas Ryans


This youth ushers ministry serves on fifth Sundays at the early morning (7:45 a.m.) worship. Members are ages
6-18. Contacts: Carolyn Searles and Deborah Montgomery

Church Support


The Senior Ushers serve as church doorkeepers at 11 a.m. worship on the second and third SundaysThe Senior
Ushers Ministry is a member of the Capital City Ushers Union.

Membership is open to any church member who is interested in performing this service.

The Senior Ushers serve at revivals, funerals, church programs and other occasions as requested.

These ushers also accompany the Pastor at revivals.

These ushers visit a nursing home on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Meetings are 6:30 p.m. on second and fourth Mondays.

Contact: Evelyn Smalls


The Technology ministry embraces advanced computer knowledge, software, and networking as a means to spread
the Gospel and publicize the good works of First Nazareth within the Community. The ministry meets every other
2nd Tuesday at 6:30pm.


The Vineyard Workers Ministry was organized in 1937 during the pastorate of the late Rev. W.M. Downs. This
ministry’s aim and purpose is the welfare of the church and its members. The ministry prepares holiday baskets for
sick and shut-in members. The ministry has added the activity of providing food items for the FNBC Food Pantry.
Officers: Vermelle Robertson, President, Thelma James, Vice President, Celeste Eure, Secretary, Patricia
Walls-Breeland, Treasurer, and Cynthia Taylor, Chaplain


This ministry provides financial assistance to the church, invites others to know Christ and provides support to needy
families and community organizations. The group also fellowships with sick and shut-in members both in and out of
town. Service projects have include support to such community organizations as SisterCare, The Woodyard Fund,
Columbia Boys Home, God’s Storehouse and Walter’s Retirement Home. Meetings are 2 p.m. on first Saturdays.

Contact: Pat Green


This ministry works to more effectively involve young women in the work of the church. This fellowship of young
women comes together for mission study, personal evangelism and mission action. It aims to carry the gospel of
Jesus Christ to others by witnessing and winning, carrying the message of God’s love and redemption for the
world. The YWA is affiliated with the Midlands Baptist Association, Inc.(MBA) and the Woman’s Educational and
Missionary (E&M)Convention of South Carolina.

Activities include:

College students’ fellowship dinner on the third Sundays of each month

Prison ministry at the Department of Juvenile Justice

Bible study at Walter’s Retirement Home and the Alston Wilkes Society

Preparing and serving Saturday breakfast with HOPE Ministry

Feeding homeless persons on the fourth Saturday of each month

Coordinating the annual church carnival

Coordinating the church’s adoption of a Baptist ministry in Kenya.

Meetings are 6 p.m. on second Tuesdays.

Contact: Melissa White