Agape Book Ministry
Encourages spiritual growth and to expand and broaden our reading knowledge through the love of reading assorted books. The purpose is to provide opportunities for rejuvenation, renewal and fellowship with persons who have a love and passion for knowledge through literature.
Distributes clothes for members and community.
Distributes food to the community every Thursday 10a-12p. The group meets on an as needed basis.
The Doorkeeper Ministry of First Baptist Church graces the sanctuary every Sunday morning to greet and welcome God’s people into the House of the Lord. Our main goal, in concert with the pastor and ministerial staff, is to lead the congregation to their seats, be attentive to the needs of the pulpit as well as the congregation and maintain order during services. **As doorkeepers, we are committed to ministries and activities that coincide with the mission of the church, fellowship that strengthens our bond together, discipleship that orders our priorities in Christ, worship that glorifies God and frees our spirit and evangelism that draws others to Christ. First Baptist Church Doorkeepers are comprised of five segments. Founded in 1921, the Male Usher Board was established in 1892 under the leadership of Reverend Anthony Binga, Jr. The Ladies Auxiliary Doorkeepers were organized in 1928 under the leadership of Dr. William L. Ransome in addition to the Junior or Youth Doorkeeper Ministry organized in 1970 under the same leadership. In 1982, the Young Adult Doorkeeper Ministry, now known as the Imani Doorkeepers, was organized under the leadership of Dr. Dwight C. Jones. With the inception of the Iron Bridge location, the Empowerment Doorkeepers were organized in 2005. Each ministry segment meets the Saturday prior to the Sunday they serve at 11:00 a.m. in the lower auditorium with the exception of the Empowerment Doorkeepers. (Please contact Empowerment ministry leader.)
Our mission is to welcome and greet church members, family, friends and visitors of First Baptist Church by setting a hospitable atmosphere and tone as one enters the house of worship. The greeters provide an atmosphere that exhibits warmth, kindness, happiness and a pleasant disposition toward people who come into the church for worship, Sunday school classes, meetings, fellowship and/or service. The Greeter’s Ministry was created in 2004 as part of the Volunteer Core Ministry under the leadership of Cleo Powell and Sophie Moses and the Greeter’s Ministry was established in 2005.
Sponsors special health forums for the church and community that relate to health - i.e. breast cancer and prostate screenings to name a few.
Specialized singing group that performs on special occasions and for special events.
Meets every Monday night at 6:30pm.
The mission of the Media Ministry is to present Pastor Jones, First Baptist Church and church activities/events in a positive light via multi-media through audio recording, camera operation, editing, tape duplication and creative design. Our purpose is to capture all events and activities at FBC through modern technology.
Men’s Bible Study
Provides nursing care to congregation as needed.
Provides for the needs of the Pastor and prepares breakfast for the Pastor and special guests.
The mission of the praise dance ministry of First Baptist Church of South Richmond is to share the message of hope, encouragement and God’s love though the physical expression of dance. Grounded in Biblical principles like other ministerial forms, praise dancing requires careful preparation of the mind, spirit and body before sharing this gift with others. As a result, praise dance, or liturgical dancing as it is sometimes called, are not performances, rather, praise dancing is an outward expression of a committed relationship with God and a desire to share His goodness with others. As was the case in Biblical times, dancing is a form of expression open to persons of all ages as well as men and women. The revival of praise dancing in the modern church is a fairly new phenomenon. As such it is particularly important that attire direct the attention of the congregation on worship at all times. Our purpose is to share the message of the Lord through the art and discipline of dance. Dance as a form of praise and worship has its basis in the Scripture. Throughout the Old Testament, and particularly in the Psalms, we are instructed to praise the Lord with our voices, instruments, lives and dance.
Open to all adults.
The Shawl Ministry
Provides handmade shawls to those impacted by illness, homelessness, domestic violence and grief. They meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
The Throne Room
Our mission is to empower disciples to release the full potential and power of prayer in their lives by praying with persistence and purpose. We offer prayers of Intercession on behalf of others in the church and the community.
Provides van/bus transportation for elderly and handicap.
Monitors the front desk and assists with special projects.
Women's Bible Study
Designed to empower, encourage and develop spiritual, social and emotional soundness in women. Meets every other month on the 3rd Tuesday.
Young Adult Choir
Young Adult Ministry
The mission of the Young Adult Ministry is to provide an environment for young adults, age 19-35, to interact with other young adult Christians through monthly outreach ministries and Bible studies, worship services in the community, host trips and other opportunities to fellowship. In addition, we coordinate guest speakers and workshops for the enhancement and growth of the young adult community. Our purpose is to build, uplift, encourage and empower the young adult community through service, fellowship, prayer and worship.