Evangelize Ministries

General Missionary Organization

There is a General Missionary Organizations (GMO) that is composed of 9 adult circles and the Brotherhood Ministry. Joint meetings are held on the first Friday of each month. The purpose of the group is to respond to the needs of the un-churched, and Saint John members. The Ministry also addresses the needs of the sick, those who are in foster care; the homebound; assist in funding scholarships; contributes to prison ministries; migrant workers; mentoring; back-to-school activities, and the bereaved. Each Circle meets monthly and has identified specific mission projects that they work to complete. Some of the projects include: visiting nursing homes and shelters; hospitals; Harvest Hope Food Bank and supporting Benedict and Morris Colleges. The GMO also supports the Gethsemane Association, the South Carolina Education and Missionary Convention and the projects of the church Women United. An annual event that is successfully planned and executed is the Hopeful Dinner for those that are homeless and in need throughout the community on Christmas Eve. Joint meetings of the Circles take place monthly. The list of Missionary Circles is provided below:

Meeting Dates
First Friday of each month

Meeting Times
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Place
R. C. Wilson Fellowship Hall
Contact Person
Sister Wanda Turner

Contact Numbers
(803) 788-4894

Target Group
All


The Brotherhood

The men of the church have joined together to endorse and carry out missionary projects serving the members and community. Through its work, the Brotherhood seeks to focus on the spiritual growth and development of the men and young men of the Church while serving as Christian models for all men. They strive to be leaders in promoting education and the training of our youth. They are members of the General Missionary Organization. Members of this group make up the members of the Brotherhood Chorus.

Leader
Brother Wesley Shaw

Meeting Dates
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month

Meeting Times
10:00am

Meeting Place
Choir Room
Contact Person
Brother Wesley Shaw

Contact Numbers
(803) 318-2897
wmshaw2001@yahoo.com

Target Group
Adults and Young Adult Males of the Church


Couples Ministry

VISION:

MISSION:
The mission of the Couples Ministry is to address the needs, issues, concerns and conditions of married couples, in a spiritual, systematic and organized manner to increase the quality of life as Christian Couples.

Other: The focus of the Couples Ministry is to:

  • Study God's word and promote knowledge sharing
  • Jame Whitmire
  • Sister Waltene WhitmireInspire and support married couples of all ages
  • Provide meaningful fellowship and bonding activities
  • Spiritually address daily living issues
  • Increases awareness of stewardship as it relates to their lives together

Couples Sunday School Class

  • Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the church's Conference Room; Minister Counts leads the group study sessions, covering topics such as communication, parenting, blended families and other issues. They are all Biblically based and designed to help couples build Godly marriages and families.
  • Scripture: Hebrews 13:4; Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled.

MINISTRY LEADER(S):
Minister Alphonso Counts
Sister Annette Counts

Leader Minister Alphonso and Sister Annette Counts Meeting Dates
Fourth Saturdays

Meeting Times
11:30am - 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place
Sunday School Classroom 211
Contact Person
Brother James and Sister Waltene Whitmire

Contact Numbers
(803) 772-4723

Target Group
Married Couples - from newlyweds to seasoned --and Engaged Couples

Emily Dial Davenport Missionary Circle

The purpose of the Emily Dial Davenport Missionary Circle is the same as that of the General Missionary Organization and the Church which is the same as Christ's purpose. Our purpose is to help members improve their knowledge and understanding of the scriptures, to give service to God by revealing His plan of salvation to others, and to serve further by helping people of the community who are in great need and distress.

Leader
Sister Annie Camacho

Meeting Dates
3rd Tuesday of each month

Meeting Times
5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place
Church
Contact Person
Sister Annie Camacho

Contact Numbers
(803) 738-2282

Target Group
Member Women


Ethel C. Wilson Circle

The Ethel C. Wilson Missionary Circle was organized to memorialize the life of Dr. Ethel Celeste Williams Wilson. The circle is dedicated and committed to mission work with children and youth in the community. The goals are to plan, develop and implement an on-going mentoring program for Saint John Baptist Church youth and outreach ministries as well as to develop the spiritual growth of the members.

Leader
Sister Yvette B. Thompson

Meeting Dates
Second Wednesday of each month

Meeting Times
7:15 p.m.

Meeting Place
Room 220
Contact Person
Sister Yvette B. Thompson

Contact Numbers
(803) 788-0081 (home)
(803) 386-4044 (cell)

Target Group
Member Women


Fannie Mae Jones Missionary Circle

VISION:
To use our talents, time, being witnesses for Christ.

MISSION:
Taking the Word of God bi-monthly to a sick and shut-in person's home with songs and praises and serving light refreshments. As believers, we are called to actively spread God's Word and love to make a positive difference in the world.

19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20.

MINISTRY LEADER:
Sister Frances Wright

Contact Person
Sister Francis Wright - 803-786-8725

Meeting Dates
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month
Meeting Times
7:00 p.m.

Target Group
Church women/men



Nannie H. Burrough Circle

Leader
Sister Stephanie Duncan

Meeting Dates
Second Wednesday of each month

Meeting Times
7:15 p.m.

Meeting Place
Church
Contact Person
Sister Stephanie Duncan

Contact Numbers
(803) 788-3571 h
(803) 896-5026 w
(803) 414-2994 c

Target Group
Member Women



Naomi Circle

VISION:
Is to grow and extend our services to the needy in the Church and in the community. It is also our prayer to grow in membership and fellowship with one another.

MISSION:
To continue caring for the elder and disabled seniors, visiting them and taking care of their physical and spiritual needs.

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17 ESV

MINISTRY LEADER
Sister Mattie Moses

Contact Persons
Sister Mattie Moses - 803-754-8445 - lbmoses@aol.com
Sister Mary Bennett - 803-462-1815
Sister Minnie Hingleton - 803-754-3421
Sister Daryl Moore - 803-736-4639

Contact Numbers
lbmoses@aol.com

Meeting Dates
Second Wednesday of each month
Meeting Times
5:00 p.m.

Meeting Place
As Announced

Target Group
Member Women



Pauline Russell

VISION:

MISSION: Pauline Russell Missionary Circle purpose is to grow in grace through study of the Word and to put the Word in action through service to others.

James 1:22-23
2 Peter 3:19
I John 4:7-11

MINISTRY LEADER: Sister Barbara Brooks

Contact Person
Sister Barbara Brooks

Contact Number
(803) 732-1435

Meeting Dates
Second Wednesday of each month
Contact Person
Sister Barbara Brooks

Contact Numbers
(803) 732-1435

Target Group
Member Women


Radio Ministry

Our radio broadcast, "The Saint John Hour," can be found on WFMV 95.3 FM at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.



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Leader
Sister Beatrice Anderson

Meeting Dates
2nd Thursday of each month

Meeting Times
2:00 p.m.

Meeting Place
Church
Contact Person
Sister Beatrice Anderson

Contact Numbers
(803) 786-0672

Target Group
Member Women



Sarah Circle

Leader
Sister Martha Thompson

Meeting Dates
Second Wednesday of each month

Meeting Times
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Place
Church
Contact Person
Sister Martha Thompson

Contact Numbers

Target Group
Member Women



Senior Ministry

Leader

Meeting Dates

Meeting Times

Meeting Place
Contact Person
Sister Susan Anderson

Contact Numbers

Target Group


Young Adult Ministry

VISION To inspire the growth in Christ of young adults through worship, community service and authentic fellowship. We seek to empower the spiritual lives of young adults in the church and community by being witnesses of God's love. We aim to develop into a ministry of continued growth through God's grace.

MISSION The Young Adult Ministry of Saint John Baptist Church will bridge the gap between youth and adults by providing training that will cultivate and mature the purpose of young men and women through Biblical teaching and church/community participation, enabling young adults to become effective citizens while also strengthening the body of Christ.

  • Bridge the Gap (Jeremiah 1:7) between youth and adults.
  • To cultivate and moderate the purpose of young men and women through biblical teachings (I Timothy 4:12).
  • To become active in church services and participating in community service.

MINISTRY LEADER
Brother Eric Ferguson

Executive Committee
Brother Eric Ferguson, President (803) 361-7826
Sister Christina Cobb, Vice President (803) 586-4029
Sister Charhonda Huff, Secretary
Sister Deidre Cobb-McRae, Treasurer (803) 479-2850
Minister Darrell Vanderhorst

Contact Persons
Brother Eric Ferguson - (803) 361-7826
Minister D. Vanderhorst
Sister Vicki Vanderhorst

Meeting Dates
Second Thursday of each month
Meeting Times
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Place
Church or As Announced

Target Group
Ages 18-35

Young Women's Auxiliary Ministry

In July 1968 several women met and united to form the Young Women Auxiliary (YWA). Five senior missionary members volunteered their services as advisers and forty-seven charter members formed the group. Installation services for the auxiliary were held on December 7, 1968. The YMA is also affiliated with the Gethsemane District YMA. The mission and outreach of the YMA are: College Ministry, Hope Ministry, Women's Day, Harvest Festival and Evening of Elegance. The ministry also publishes a newsletter called the "Beacon" that is published quarterly.

Leader
Sister Adrienne Jones

Meeting Dates
Second Wednesday of each month

Meeting Times
7:15 p.m.

Meeting Place
Choir Room
Contact Person
Sister Adrienne Jones

Contact Numbers
(803) 760-3508

Target Group
Member Women ages 18 - 45