Note: All volunteers for ministries involving children must complete the Child Abuse Prevention (CAPI) training program. Contact Rev. Dr. Sherrill McMillan.
Adoption and Foster Care Awareness Ministry
Psalm 127:3 “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
God has adopted us into His kingdom through His son Jesus Christ, so let us seek what His purpose is for our children. Open your heart and home, let God’s children come in. The Adoption and Foster Care Awareness Ministry’s purpose is to deepen the awareness of the need for Adoption & Foster Care and to help youth from foster care group homes become aware of themselves and what is needed for their success as adults by helping them develop positive life skills and setting educational and occupational goals. We are to be responsible, nurturing, and loving to the children of this world. As adoptive and foster care parents we can give the care and love our children need. Our meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. We welcome you to become a part of the new direction God is leading us. Reach out and remember the children!
Servant Bonita McNeill, (301) 602-1584, Bjvdelta@hotmail.com
Adult Usher Ministry
Provides the initial introduction to the Metropolitan worship
experience by greeting and seating our members, visitors and
friends. This group, represented by persons over the age of 18,
exhibits both dedication and experience as it assists with the
orderly conduct of our services. Meetings are held on the first
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Ronn Jackson, Jackson.Ronn@gmail.com
The AIDS Ministry
St. Matthew 4:24
Provides a comprehensive and compassionate ministry of education and services to persons who are either infected or affected with AIDS in our church and community and supports their families with the loving hand of God. The ministry’s purpose is to help others move beyond healing of the body to wholeness in Christ. Meetings are held on 2nd Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Lafayette Smith, (202) 232-4464, Lafayette.email@example.com
Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous Ministry
The Alcoholics Anonymous Ministry (AA) is a viable unit of the National Alcoholics Anonymous Program. Persons are encouraged by other recovering alcoholics to eliminate their dependency through the Twelve Step Process. This process has a religious base and has been proven over the years to be the leading program to eliminate alcohol abuse, nationwide. In addition to individual enrollment, referrals are made to this program through the judicial system and city agencies with whom we work cooperatively. By and large, persons participating in Alcoholics Anonymous are those who have recognized their own problems and seek solutions. Our ministerial staff makes referrals to the AA Ministry, following counseling. AA meetings are every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
Mr. William Howard, (301) 449-7078
Children's Church Ministry
As a ministry, our vision is to bring God’s truth to the lives of children. We seek to reach the unsaved child, as well as develop the saved child. We are committed to the call and responsibility of guiding children in the way they should go. Children’s church is a worship service designed for children ages 6-10 years of age, but it is patterned after the adult service. The service involves praise and worship, skits, sermonettes and other activities to teach children at a level that will assist them to grow spiritually.
Minister Kamilah Woods Kwoods2768@aol.com & Ms. Deitra Nealy-Shane, (202) 276-6512
Children's Learning Center
Provides an age appropriate introduction to Christian learning for toddlers and children between the ages of 2 and 5. The nursery is open every Sunday (excluding July and August) with specific programs and activities to meet the spiritual and developmental needs of all who attend.
Mrs. Kimberly Lee, (703) 922-3655, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Discipleship Council
II Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Christian Discipleship Council serves as the education governing
body of the Discipleship Ministry. The mandate of the Christian
Discipleship Council is to offer and monitor religious educational
opportunities for church growth and Christian maturity. The Council
operates through development, implementation and application of
bible study classes, seminars, institutes and workshops that focus
on the Word of God as our foundation for victorious Christian
living. Participation on the Council is determined by pastoral
appointment with term limits.
Ms. Margaret Flagg, (240) 481-2544, email@example.com
Church Women United
Church Women United is a national volunteer movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christian women who have the common purpose of prayer, Bible study, advocacy and action. CWU is gifted by the racial, economic, age, and theological diversity of the participants. Undergirded by an organizational structure, CWU works locally, nationally and globally to empower and support women through worship, study, leadership development, and action for peace and justice.
Phyllis Everheart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Vernon, email@example.com
College and Career Ministry
Encourages, fosters and channels the youth and adults of all ages of Metropolitan Baptist Church and our immediate and surrounding communities in areas of academic excellence, higher education and career exploration and development.
Tracy Brower, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Care Ministry
Rev. Georgia Davis, (202) 882-0817
The Deaf Ministry
Psalms 143:3 - The Message: God is Magnificient; He can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to His greatness.
Introduces and educates the Deaf and hearing impaired communities to the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Provides sign language interpretation during worship services as well as musical performances. Offers Bible classes/Sunday School classes for Deaf and hearing persons and offers basic American Sign Language classes, for all persons, ongoingly. Assists with establishing local deaf ministries, nurtures and trains persons who express a desire to interpret in religious environments. Continues making efforts of bridging the gap between Deaf and hearing communities. Sign Language interpretation is also provided for the community on a one-on-one basis, per request.
Ms. Dominique Evans, Hnrurspirit@aol.com
Fine Arts In Metropolitan and Its Environment(F.A.M.E.)
Presents various aspects of the African American culture through the arts—theater, music, dance, poetry and art—to the Metropolitan community. Aspiring actors and actresses, playwrights, poets, make-up artists, designers, etc. are encouraged to share their talents. Those that simply have a love for the arts are encouraged to join us as well. Meeting are held on third Fridays at 7pm.
The Food Service Ministry
Servant Chrissie Nash, (301) 681-6285
The Girl Scouts of Metropolitan Baptist Church
Provides a nurturing environment for young girls, beginning at age 6, and women to fellowship and grow, learn Christian values and identify personal strengths. Excellent for developing life skills and an awareness of responsibilities to self and community. Activities include camping, cookie sales, scouting ceremonies, earning badges & patches, ski trip, amusement parks and community service.
Ms. Leslie Moreno, (202) 723-2672, Leslie_H._Moreno@hud.gov
Good Samaritan Health League
Luke 10:33-34 "But a certain Samaritan as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him and went to him and bound up his wounds…"
Provides a medium through which members of the church and community can receive first-aid treatment and /or emergency referrals during worship services and other church-sponsored activities. The league also acquaints people with health issues and problems and encourages contributions to wellness and fitness education objectives. Provides health information and promotes maintenance of good health. Meetings are held on third Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Ms. Joyce Graham, (301) 434-3261, email@example.com
Hearts and Flowers Senior Ministry
The Hearts and Flowers Ministry is both an inreach and outreach ministry. We are affiliated with other senior groups under the umbrella of the National Council of Senior Citizens, D.C. branch. Our ministry includes members inside and outside the Metropolitan family. Our concerns for Seniors are: Christian Awareness, Health, Safety, Fellowship and Service. Activities include tour, lecture, theater and shopping trips. Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Rev. Annie Lanier, (202) 723-2672
IAMA Counseling Ministry
The IAMA Counseling Ministry is committed to the emotional and
spiritual health of the people of God. The ministry provides
counseling and prayer support by trained paraprofessionals.
Community-based workshops and forums are offered throughout the year
and are open to the general public.
Minister Jamie Eaddy, JFEaddy1@aol.com
The Legal Ministry
St. Matthew 22:35-40
Provides a vehicle through which attorneys and other persons engaged or interested in the practice of law and who are members and friends of Metropolitan Baptist Church may exercise their talents in spiritual harmony and biblical obedience to serve God, the Church and the community. Meetings are held 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
Marriage Enrichment Ministry
Provides married couples and those contemplating marriage, enriching opportunities for growth in their relationship and life-long commitment. Relationships become more endearing through Biblical studies, fellowships, seminars, retreats and group activities. The Marriage Ministry meets each first Wednesday.
Enrichment Ministry strives to foster an environment that will allow couples,
both engaged and married, to express themselves in an place they find
spiritually warm, physically strong, mentally stimulating and simply fun.
Together we hope to explore all facet's of marriage, from the superficial world
view to the biblical truths. From the highs of that joyous honeymoon to the lows
that sometimes tear us apart.
While MEM focuses primarily on the well-being and spiritual growth of couples, the ministry also recognizes that ensuring the well-being and enrichment of our children is central to the health of marriage and family. The MEM has developed a special program to make sure that during all of our activities, our children are fully cared for in a nurturing and fun environment, while allowing parents to be fully engaged in all that the ministry has to offer.
Join us every 1st Wednesday of the month at:
96 Harry S. Truman Drive | Largo, Maryland 20774
6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Wendell & Elizabeth Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Men's Ministry
1 Kings 2:2.
The Men’s Ministry seeks: to meet the spiritual needs of the men in the church, community, workplace and home, through prayer and fellowship; to help men realize their spiritual gifts through consistent programs of Bible study for equipping and encouraging; to serve as a gateway, for men, into the various ministries of this organism called Metropolitan; and to challenge men to understand the need for being great male role models for each other, children, women and witnesses for our Christ.
The Men's Ministry
The Metropolitan Baptist Church Multi-Media Ministry seeks to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by: Providing alternative media opportunities for all worship services and other special events as designated. Distributing quality audio tapes, DVDs and CDs which will empower the saved and redeem the lost. Being a volunteer-based, self-supporting ministry.
Ms. Nedria Von Bailey
Metropolitan Music Ministry
…on the frontline of battle
New Disciples Ministry
II Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
New Disciples Ministry educates, nurtures and develops new
Christians and those who are new members of the Metropolitan Church
Family. Through the Charles S. Whitted New Members training classes,
new members are trained in Christian doctrine and principles for the
development of their ministry gifts and Christian doctrine and
principles for the development of their ministry gifts and Christian
maturity. The goal of this ministry is to educate, equip and empower
Christians for discipleship and kingdom building.
Servant Tina Long, (703) 772-2849, TinaLong428@aol.com
New Generation Youth Worship Service
We invite all young men and women between the ages of 11-17 to join us! Currently services are held at 11 a.m. on 1st, 4th and 5th Sundays in Johnson's Chapel.
St. Matthew 10:41.
Pastor’s Partners Ministry serves to assist Pastor and family in
various activities and celebrations. The focus of this ministry is
to exhibit love, show support and give priority to those efforts
that demonstrate the congregation’s love and appreciation for the
leadership and dedication of pastor and family. The mission of the
ministry is to provide a service that enhances the witness of Christ
as Savior and embraces the true meaning that the “greatest of these
is love”. The Pastor’s Partners Ministry witnesses by serving and
our serving is a labor of love. Fellowship / Service sessions are
held first Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Ms. Benzena Lewis, (301) 362-0463
Prayer Ministry (P.U.S.H.)
purpose of the Prayer Ministry is to manifest the biblical
commandments of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ that we should
always pray and not faint. We are dedicated to laying a foundation
of prayer through teaching the principles of prayer; interceding on
behalf of others; equipping the saints for service; and empowering
the saints in their spiritual development as Disciples of Christ. In
collaboration with the church ministries we seek to establish
Metropolitan as a house of prayer.
Shirley Jackson, (301) 384-2137
Public Policy Ministry
VISION: To edify and lead the members of our church and
community in learning, affirming and strategically advocating public
policies, practices and systems that
can improve our quality of life, promote social justice and
undergird our church’s commitment in “…becoming the Kingdom of God
MISSION: To serve our church and community as a change agent which conducts research, produces timely relevant information and maintains linkages with other entities so together, we can initiate strategic actions that foster improvements in those secular systems on which we rely.
Read more on the Public Policy Ministry page: http://ppm.metropolitanbaptist.org
Senior Adult Advisory Council
I Timothy 5:17
The Senior Adult Advisory Council (SAAC) addresses and supports concerns of, and gives recognition to Senior members of the Metropolitan Baptist Church. It embraces four primary functions in its mandate for ministry: (1) promote and encourage spiritual growth and discipleship; (2) provide a medium for communicating and addressing spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs and concerns; (3) channel information which will be beneficial to Seniors on topics such as health, social issues, living wills, estate planning, etc.; and (4) relate senior needs and concerns to the church staff, suggesting ways that these needs may be clarified and met. The SAAC meets the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November.
Street Ministry (including Prison)
The mission of the Street Ministry is “to lead and develop our brothers and sisters outside of Metropolitan into a personal relationship with Christ” so that they will experience the spiritual, emotional, mental, social and economic transformation that God has planned for their lives. We do this by providing food, clothes, mentoring and comfort to those in need. There are nine components within the Street Ministry which are in need of committed laborers. Meetings are held the third Saturday of every month at 11:30 AM. Please join us if you believe that God has called you to serve Him in His vineyard.
Hebrews 13:3 [NRSV]. “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them; and those who are ill treated, since you also are in the body.”
The mission of the Prison Ministry at Metropolitan Baptist Church is; 1) To spread the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to those persons in the prison system and to bring them to Jesus. 2) To provide ministry, bible study, prayer and fellowship to persons incarcerated in the prison system. 3) To begin the process of incorporating incarcerated persons back into society by establishing communication with persons outside the prison system. 4) To provide ministry and assistance to persons who have been released from incarceration in the prison system. We will accomplish our mission through correspondence and visitation of persons currently in the prison system. We will also seek to work with other Metropolitan ministries in order to achieve the mission. We will provide job assistance, housing assistance, legal assistance, and pre-incarceration counseling.
Cecilia Walker, (301) 881-0747
Sunday School Ministry
II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
Each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. the Sunday School ministry offers more than twenty educational, uplifting, edifying and soul-stirring classes for students in various stages of their Christian development. The Word of God is the central text for each class accompanied by supplemental resource materials as persons learn through Christ-centered teaching how to live by faith, walk in God’s power and apply practical Christian principles to their daily lives. Specialized classes are offered for the hearing-impaired, teens, married and engaged couples, Spanish-speaking students as well as various adult classes. In addition Sunday School Bible Study classes are offered on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Arnold Jackson, (301) 384-2137, email@example.com
The Teen Ministry actively pursues the spiritual growth and maturity of 13-19 year olds by exploring and encouraging the use of spiritual gifts for the glory of God, and the good of Metropolitan and our surrounding community. By demonstrating Biblical responses to the many life challenges faced on any given day, we seek to equip and empower the next generation of Christian leaders to attempt great things for God by first engaging themselves in the process.
Min. Larrin Robertson, (301) 467-8452,
Teen Council - Election night is November 2, 2010
Provides protection for all who come to Metropolitan Baptist Church
by keeping watch during worship services and special events both
inside and outside of the church and its immediate vicinity. The
Sentinels also assist worshippers with parking. Meetings are held
2nd Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Bernard Johnson, (301) 218-0898, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toastmasters International has grown to become a world leader in personal and professional development. Toastmasters assist people in developing the gifts of public speaking and leadership. MBC Toastmasters is one of over 12,500 clubs that have been established world wide, offering a proven-and enjoyable way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.
Recognized as one of the most successful clubs in the DC Metropolitan area, MBC members have successfully competed in local, divisional and regional speaking competitions.
The MBC Toastmasters Ministry meets from 7:15 PM-8:15 PM on the second & fourth Monday of each month. Meetings are held at R Street Ministries (1210 R Street NW entrance on Vermont Ave.). Membership is open to all. For additional information, please contact any of the officers listed below.
E. Anthony Gadson (President) (202) 213-3713, Anthony.Gadson@live.com
Anthony Robinson (VP of Education) (202) 486-1528, email@example.com
Tiffani Jones (VP of membership) (202) 270-6205, firstname.lastname@example.org
Servant Larry Sampson, 202-238-5000
Union Missionary Council
St. Matthew 28:19-20
mission of the Union Missionary Council is to spread the word of
Jesus Christ to persons in and outside of Metropolitan Baptist
Church, to affirm for believers, and to educate unbelievers on the
power and goodness of the Christian faith and walk.
In collaboration with the AIDS Ministry, conducts Quarterly Canned Food Drive. Collected goods are donated to Whitman Walker Clinic to assist families and persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Partners with Senior Saints of Metropolitan sixty (60) years of age and over. Initial contact is via telephone. Subsequent ongoing contact can be via visitation, card or telephone. Assists with grocery shopping, doctor and pharmacy visits, housekeeping needs, and companionship.
Establishes and maintains relationship with patients at Carroll Manor Nursing Home. Provides care packages on an as needed basis.
In honor and celebration of our Senior Saints, the Council hosts an Annual Eighty and Over Luncheon that takes place on the 4th Saturday in the month of May.
Volunteer at Hospital for Sick Children to assist with their Annual June Fair.
Monthly meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month. Nonperishable items are collected at every meeting and are delivered to the Whitman Walker Food Bank to assist families dealing with AIDS.
Servant Cherrie Van Hook & Ms. Wanda Edmonds
The Women's Ministry
Isaiah 32:9-15. "Rise Up Women of God, Arise! Your God Has Need of Thee!..."
The Mission of the Women’s Ministry is to encourage, equip, edify and empower the women of Metropolitan Baptist Church to take their God-ordained place within the Kingdom of God, exercising their gifts, talents and skills to the glory of God! We accomplish our mission through a covenant of prayer and study and a commitment to unity and oneness in Christ Jesus. As women of God we are committed to service and leadership.
First Lady Elizabeth H. Hicks, (301) 292-0923, EHicks1011@aol.com
Youth Usher Ministry
Provides a training environment for Metropolitan's youth ages
11-18 as they assist in the orderly conduct of church services
by greeting and seating worshippers. The Board serves on the 2nd
Sundays (September - June). Meetings are held on Fridays before
the second Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Ms. Terri Carter, (202) 723-0998, email@example.com