Evangelism Department

The Sunday School’s motto is, “A Child saved, is A Soul Saved, Plus A Life.” This department strives to make a difference by interactive bible study classes with allowed time for questions and answers. Sunday School begins each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Classes are offered for adults, young adults and children.

Sunday School begins every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Superintendent: Elder Howard L. Jones

Music Department

Elder Vincent Harris

Minister of Music

Our music department has much to offer and is comprised of a talented quorum of talented singers, dancers and musicians. The Music Department’s purpose is to glorify God in a spirit of excellence. We desire to lead others into His divine presence with music through praise and worship. Music is an integral part of the Sanders Temple worship experience. There are several aspects to the music department.
The sanctuary choir is an important part of each service. Rendering praise to God singing traditional and contemporary gospel music including athems and hymns. The choir ministers at all worship services, participates in concerts and special events, and travels to in-town and out of town engagements.

Musicians/Directors Rehearsals are every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsals are held every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Choir President: Elder Howard L. Jones
Vice President: Sister Lisa Giddings

Rehearsals are held monthly on 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

Director: Brother Marcell Strong

This dance team is made up of young lady dancers ages 4-21. There are 2 dance teams who at times perform together but mostly separately. They minister by rendering praise to God in their own unique way mostly to contemporary style gospel music.

Leader: Sister Jenny Harris
Instructor: Sister Elizabeth Harris

Dance Practice every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday School Department

The Sunday School’s motto is, “A Child saved, is A Soul Saved, Plus A Life.” This department strives to make a difference by interactive bible study classes with allowed time for questions and answers. Sunday School begins each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Classes are offered for adults, young adults and children.

Sunday School begins every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Superintendent: Elder Howard L. Jones

Women’s Department

The aim of the Home and Foreign Mission is to make the Lord Jesus known to all peoples everywhere as lord and Savior, to influence them to take up Christian discipleship, to unite with the church and to equally share the promotion of the kingdom of God.

Bible classes are held every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

President: Missionary Mary Catherine Hall

The major responsibility of the Mother’s Board is to help build every auxiliary of the Women’s Department in the local church. Women are taught community respect and appreciation. This board is made up of a group of seasoned and well-informed women in the church administration. This board teaches the support of the church and the pastor.

President: Sister Barbara Smith

The purpose of the Prayer and Bible Band is to train women to know their Bibles that they may become acquainted with the Word of God and help to lead others to right and righteousness. The principal objective is that Christ be in the hearts of God’s creation, His people and that our testimonies and attitudes will always be Christ honoring.

Prayer and Bible classes are held every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

President: Missionary Dorothy Steward

The aim of the Purity Class is to keep in focus the true values of good morals, high standards of living, and to discourage all forms of vile behavior that violates true Christ virtue. The Purity Class is unique and unlike any other organization of its kind in that, it not only teaches youth how to be pure, chaste, and holy in the home, school, neighborhood and church; but it offers a full activity and involvement program that promotes a Christian lifestyle. The Purity Class achieves its goals in many ways including forums, rap sessions and other programs.

Classes are held every Tuesday except the third Tuesday of the month.

Co-Presidents: Minister Diamond McClam and Sister Kimberly McClam

The Missionary Circle consists of a group missionaries in these categories: 1) Aspiring, 2) Deaconess, 3) Evangelist with all of them operating a unique program locally: Visiting the sick, administering to the needs of the poor, reaching unsaved family members and others, and conducting Bible Training Classes. Meetings are held every 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

President: Missionary Mary Katherine Hall

The Ministers’ Wives Circle is an organized group of minister’s wives. They teach and learn to have patience, endurance, forbearance and a heart full of love, mercy and understanding for everyone. They are helpers, counselors and examples for women church members.

Through special programs, talks and meetings the minister’s wife can benefit from the experience of other minister’s wives. In some cases, minister’s wives can fill speaking engagements for her husband. Whatever her qualifications are she is the power behind the throne and should assist wherever she can.

President: Missionary Deborah Robinson

The Deacons’ Wives Circle can be depended upon in the time of bereavement and illness. They are to take responsibility of helping at funerals and to be of personal aid to the family. The deacon wife may also help with the preparation of communion.

Like their husbands, the deacons wife should be filled with the Holy Ghost and capable of being entrusted with the program of God.

President: Sister Regina Johnson

The Nurses’ Unit’s role is to serve the church by providing a health ministry which promotes holistic health and healing. We set forth principles and guidelines to build up the health ministries and to edify the church. Our goal is for the saints to prosper in health as their souls prosper (III John 2).

This Nurses Unit is a group of health care workers who are appointed to look out for the safety and well-being of church members in matters related to health when attending church functions. This includes, rending first aid and emergency care to injured or ill individuals and providing comfort and care to grieving families at funerals. Nurses have knowledge of local resources to refer members as needed for specialty or social support services.

President: Sister Liz Cameron

Purpose of the CWC is to inspire holy women’s to support the women’s department and provide support to the pastor’s wife. We encourage holy living and establish relationships in every aspects of one’s life. We promote within the hearts of women, meekness, unity, loyalty, courage, respect for leadership and above all a Love of God.

Meetings are held every fourth Wednesday of each month. (Location varies.)

President: Missionary Florine Burns
Vice President: Missionary Siesta Butler

The Sunshine Band teaches children about God; the love of God and God’s Son, Jesus; basic Bible concepts and knowledge; the basic rules of ministry; scriptures that provide a foundation for understanding, faith, love, grace, salvation and practical precepts for living holy and productive lives.

Through the Sunshine Band children have the opportunity to learn, lead, follow, teach, explore, display their talents, develop and grow under the prayerful leadership of local leaders. Activities are planned for each age group according to their physical, social, emotional and spiritual maturity. Our main endeavor is to: Bring them in from all walks of life to a victorious walk in Christ.

The primary focus of the Sunshine Band is to reach out to our children and offer an opportunity for them to receive salvation in their productive years. Through meaningful and wholesome activities such as music, Bible study, drama, arts and crafts, field trips, and special worship services, retreats and workshops, our children can be instructed in the principles of Godly living. We desire to guild a partnership between the home, the school and the church in order to provide a spiritual foundation and additional resources for each child.

President: Sister Rebecca Diggins

The hospitality committee is a group of workers organized to show kindness in entertaining strangers, visitors and special guest. This committee is of vital importance in the local church, the district, state, and national.

The hospitality committee should consist of members who are lovers of people, given to hospitality and enjoy making others happy through the giving of gifts, preparing dinners, etc.

President: Minister Vincent Schillcutt

The responsibility of the usher board is a unique ministry in itself. The major mission is to greet the members and visitors at the door with a smile and reassure them that they are in the Lord’s house. The ushers should make sure that everyone is properly seated and if a program or bulletin is prepared, make sure that they have one. The beauty of the Lord’s house is its order and the efficient user board helps to create a spiritual and welcoming atmosphere in the name of servant leadership.

President: Missionary Lucy Davis

This club’s purpose is to ensure the personal growth and development of boys and young men. A Big Brother is a source of inspiration to a growing boy especially if he has no brothers or sisters or there is no father in the home. The Big Brothers committee will give instructions necessary for the development of manhood. The Big Brothers plan and engage in wholesome physical, religious, educational and social activities.

Big Brothers must profess salvation, possess the highest moral character, show self respect, “be a pattern and model of good deeds and works, behave prudently and take life seriously.”

Several training sessions and field trips are scheduled through-out the year.

President: Deacon Jerry Johnson

This club’s purpose is to ensure the personal growth and development of girls and young ladies. A Big Sister is a source of inspiration to a growing girl especially if she has no sisters or brothers or there is no mother in the home. The Big Sister will provide guidance necessary for the development of womanhood. The Big Sisters plan and engage in wholesome physical, religious, educational and social activities.

Big Sisters must profess salvation, possess the highest moral character, show self respect, “be a pattern and model of good deeds and works, behave prudently and take life seriously.” Several training sessions and field trips are scheduled through-out the year.

President/Big Sister: Sis LaTonya Jones

Youth Department

The Sander’s Temple Youth Department has a collective array of ministries and programs for teens and young adults. The department is comprised of a number of ministries with individual purposes but which all collaborate toward a common goal; ensuring that our youth seek the will of God for their lives and understand that with Christ nothing is impossible.
YPWW is a weekly class in which people of all ages come together and discuss a designated bible lesson. Classes are divided into several age groups. There is an adult class, a youth class and classes for children.
Classes are held every Friday at 6:00 p.m.

President: Elder John Robinson

This ministries mission is to To hear our youth and to promote the assurance that the appropriate efforts are being made to hear their voices.
Meetings are held every third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

President: Sister Shirley Rutland-Carter

The YSE is an auxiliary of the Youth Department which ministers to young people ages 13-18.

Mission Statement:
In accordance with the mission of the Youth Department, the YSE seeks to help cultivate the role and responsibilities of teens to themselves, their church and their community.

The YSE encourages participation of both males and females. In doing so, their participation is directed towards the positive aspects of today’s society by teaching god as being the center of all good things. Such a direction allows the YSE auxiliary participants to realize that they are servant for God’s purpose, direction and will in their lives.

Goals:
To implement a program, which will encourage teens to view the positive aspects of today’s society; and through God’s direction identify their function by way of participation. We will achieve this goal through rap sessions, workshops, guest speakers and field trips.

· To teach youth how to make decisions that will positively affect their lives in any situation
· To motivate a higher level of participation and create a “get involved” attitude.
· To persuade youth that God has a definite plan for their lives and that they are servants of His Kingdom.

President: Sis Johnnie Thomas

For other Youth – Please see Women’s Department

Together With Christ (TWC) Couples Ministry

TWC is all about building and strengthening marriages. Marriage is the foundation for the family and for the church. We must have strong/healthy marriages to have strong families and churches. We want to help Christian couples understand by making Christ the guiding force in their marriage, they will be empowered and know that no obstacle is insurmountable.

TWC plans to have quarterly events (outings/training sessions) and an annual marriage retreat. We know that with fellowship, training, mentoring and by doing it Together with Christ, we will have committed relationships and stronger marriages.

Our mission is to help couples understand God’s plan for their marriage and to provide them the tools needed to grow Together with Christ in their marriages.
We believe that marriage is a covenant intended by God to be a lifelong fruitful relationship between a man and a woman (Matthew 19:3-6). We vow to God, each other, our families and our community to remain steadfast in unconditional love, reconciliation, and sexual purity while purposefully growing in our marriage relationship.

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