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!

Worship Team

Worship Director

Elder Frank Johnson

Music & Arts

The Worship Ministry’s purpose is to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through song and dance – Vocal through the Women’s Choir, Praise Teams, the “Chosen” Choir and through the joy of motion our Dance Ministry. We minister at various services and accompany our Pastor when he is ministering at other churches.

Contact: Reverend Dr. Donna Stancell (Minister of Music), Ministry Leader

The vocal part of the Worship Ministry attends scheduled workshops to perfect the gift and understanding their role in the ministry. Because it is a labor of love, one of our scriptures we stand on is Psalm 34:1.

Ministry Name

Elder Sean Batie

Vocal Clinic
Reverend Dr. Donna Stancell

Women’s Choir
Minister Tracey Cleveland

Men’s Chorus
Elder Frank Johnson

Spiritual Expressions of Praise

Contacts: Sister Melanie Batie, Sister Lorain Roach and Deaconess Marla Tracey, Ministry Leaders

Spiritual Expressions of Praise is our multifaceted praise dance ministry.  The purpose of the ministry is to inspire and uplift the body of Christ while encouraging God’s people to worship freely through dance and creative expression.  This is comprised of youth to adult members.

Ministry Name

Adult Women
Sister Melanie Batie
18 – 55

Daughters of Zion
Deaconess Marla Tracey
56 +

Flag Ministry
Deaconess Marla Tracey
18 +

Mime Ministry
Deaconess Lorain Roach
6 and up

Daughters of David
Sister Melanie Batie
5 – 26



The First Church drama ministry’s purpose is to proclaim God-inspired truth through the medium of dramatic arts; declaring, illustrating and clarifying biblical truth giving all glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.  It is our desire to witness to the lost and minister to the body of Christ through the use of plays, monologues  and other presentations.