2021 Church Theme
The Year of Disciplining: Perfecting, Realigning and Activating GOD’S Vision
Luke 5:1-11
The Disciple’s Daily Profession!

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ! I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me! I have the power and authority over all the power of the enemy! I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, in Jesus's name, Amen!

Evangelism Team

Evangelism Director

Reverend Yolanda Sampson

Listen to “The Seven Last Sayings of JESUS CHRIST”

View the April 2020 issue of the Evangelism Newsletter.

Contact: Reverend Yolanda Sampson, Interim Ministry Leader

First Church is a Fresh Farm Markets’ gleaner.  At the end of the market day every Saturday from April to November a member of the ministry collects unsold food, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.  With this partnership we are able to provide FREE fresh food to the community.  Annually Fresh Farm Markets partners with us to provide Thanksgiving Day gift baskets to families in need.

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Contact: Minister Betty Gentry, Ministry Leader

With Agape love, the New 8 Ministry shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with the incarcerated nationwide. The ministry provides those interested with Bible Study outlines, letters, cards, and inspirational tracts. Prayer is offered on a daily basis, as they are encouraged to accept the spiritual freedom that Christ gives.

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Contact: Missionary Dianne Harris, Ministry Leader

n keeping with the Lords commission to remember the sick, this ministry provides encouragement and support to residents of various Nursing Homes. Ministry is ongoing throughout the year. On special occasions, such as Christmas, the ministry also gives residents gifts to remind them how much God loves and cares for them.

For more details: The Nursing Home Ministry meet on the 4th Saturday of every month and on the 5th Sunday at the Specialty Hospital. Residents participate in a spirit filled worship service that includes prayer, biblical teachings and songs. Those who are a part of this ministry have the unique opportunity to exercise their gifts and share a biblical teaching or song on an assigned date.

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Contact: Reverend Yolanda Sampson, Ministry Leader

First Church Prayer Line directs individuals to the only one who can solve our problems- Jesus Christ! Dedicated, spirit filled men and women man the line to minister to callers. Life-changing, curse breaking prayers, biblical consultations and teaching occurs on the War Room Prayer Line each day!


Dial In Number: 1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 871 4405 5956#
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Password: 483058#

Mondays – Fridays: 5:00 am – 9:00 am

Wednesdays: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Saturdays: Midnight – 1:00 am

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Contact: Deaconess Geraldine (Geri) Meredith, Ministry Leader

The First Church Puppet Ministry is a powerful and effective teaching and evangelistic tool that allows us to communicate Biblical truths in a non-threatening way to people of all ages.  Through puppet ministry, we are able to teach the Word of God, spread the Word of God, give God glory, and have fun like Jesus who used humor in HIS teachings.  We minister during our worship services, Vacation Bible School, at shelters block parties, on the streets, and anywhere the Lord JESUS leads us to minister.

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Contact: Sister Teresa Joel, Ministry Leader

The First Church Psalm 91 Broadcast, featuring Pastor Ralph A. Martino, Sr., can be heard on Praise 104.1 FM every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. During and after the radio broadcast, listeners may call in and request prayer and biblical counsel. As a result, many are guided to Christ and into a deeper relationship with Him.

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Contact: Missionary Marie Pendergrast, Ministry Leader

Do you want to be a fisherman? The Street Team, an enthusiastic group of saints, goes into the local community and the metropolitan area twice a week to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. These fishers of men use different tactics such as; one to one and written tracts to those who pass. In collaboration with the Youth and Young Adults, Puppet Shows that present; the salvation story, stories of encouragement and love are given in various areas.

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Contact: Prophetess Jannine Pete, Ministry Leader

God loves Ministry provides intercessory prayer, love, support, and military experience consultation through Godly, biblical principles to enhance, edify, and encourage our active and retired military service members and their families. This ministry makes it easier for families by providing support through the War Room conference line.

For more details: God Loves Ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. on the War Room Prayer Line.

Dial In: 1-712-432-3900
Access Code: 619821#

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Contact: Rev. Denise Mills, Ministry Leader

Parents with Praying Power is designed for parents locally and nationally to be consistently united in prayer. The goal is to address concerns and strategies to guide our children to success. Through the sharing of experiences, parents will come to see that they are not alone in their struggles. Using the promises of God, parents gain faith in every circumstance.

For more details: Parents with Praying Power meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m.

War Room Prayer Line: 1-712-432-3900
Access Code: 619821#

Sister Ernestine Jones, Ministry Leader

The Ministry of Hope’s was formed to reflect Christ’s love by serving patients, caregivers, and their families with tangible assistance and spiritual support by providing: prayer and sharing the Good News, group support, transportation, housecleaning/lawn work, grocery shopping and meal preparation (during chemo/radiation treatments), etc. Our goal is to help our brothers/sisters to cope with the devastating effects that a chronic illness diagnosis can cause to one’s life, while also helping those affected, to trust God and not to fear the disease. We believe that God has called us to respond to His people, and offer HOPE in JESUS CHRIST to those in need.

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Contact: Rev. Ingrid Mahogany, Ministry Leader

In the book of Exodus 3:7-8, God told Moses that HE has surely seen the oppression of HIS people who are in Egypt, and HE has heard their cry because of their hard taskmaster for HE knows their sorrows and their pain.  The healing and deliverance ministry was created to bring healing, comfort, and deliverance to the body of Christ. The supernatural power of God is available for HIS children today. God said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28-KJV).

Are you ready to be healed? Come and join us in a supernatural encounter with the spirit of the living God because where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17-KJV).

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