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Reid Chapel AME Church Committee Chairpersons

Men's Day Committee
    Bro. James Arnold, Chairperson

Women's Day Committee Chairperson
    Sis. Tachia Stevenson
Church Anniversary Chairperson
    Sis. Jean Rembert
     Sis. Beverly Grier
Friends and Family Committee Chairpersons
    Sis. Ella Wider
     Bro. James Williams

Church Ministries

Acolyte Ministry:  Sis. Rose Robinson
Acolytes are members of the congregation who help with the worship service.  Our acolytes enter the church in procession at the beginning of the service, carrying banners, candle lighters, flags, bible, and/or other instruments.
Christian Education:  Sis. Miranda Broadus
To develop/provide a comprehensive and unified program of Christian Education which leads to a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the values set forth in the Holy Scriptures, the Christian Religion, the Christian Church Universal, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  New Members and Discipleship training are elements of this ministry.  It shall work diligently to encourage members to implement and apply these values to their daily living.
Class Leaders Ministry:  Sis. Beverly Grier
To seek the power of godliness by uniting as members to pray together, meet together, watch over probationers; report those who are sick, and collect for the support of the Gospel.
Commission on Public Relations/Communications:  Sis. Jackie O'Neal
To provide all audio and visual needs for the church to aid in the teaching of God's word; spreading of God's word; ministering to the sick and shut in by producing tapes of the pastor's sermons and other church events.
Culinary Arts Ministry:  Sis. Rosie Davis and Bro. Ron Elder
To provide food/meals in times of sorrow, celebration and need.  The ministry strives to promote spiritual fellowship by helping to serve in the Lord's bounty.
Drama Ministry:  Sis. Eunice Jones
To minister to and serve our church and community by presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ using Christian art and drama to enhance and enrich our outreach opportunities.
Evangelism Ministry:  Rev. Gloris McClinton and Sis. Martha Williams
To encourage and organize for church growth; to bring salvation and hope to the lost; to assist the Pastor in leading all people to accept our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the guiding power of the Holy Spirit.
Food Pantry Sis. Lee Cunningham and Bro. Robert Cunningham (Sis. Rebecca Brown, Advisor)
To warmly greet and welcome visitors to our church while worshipping and experiencing the presence of God.
Hospitality Ministry:  Sis. Ava Brumfield
To warmly greet and welcome visitors to our church while worshipping and experiencing the presence of God.
Lay Organization:  Sis. Thelma Griggs
To stimulate and educate the laity in the total program of the church by creating opportunities to learn our history, study the Discipline, teach and practice stewardship, and encourage financial support of the Church's program.
Liturgical Dance & Hands of Praise Ministry: 
To present the gospel through dance, mime, and flag ministry in a manner that draws unbelievers and prompts Christians to praise God.  The ministry is open to all, regardless of age or gender.
Music Ministry:  Sis. Tryphena Taylor
The music ministry serves two functions:  1) To enhance all aspects of worship and for the preservation of our great African American religious musical heritage.  2) To present the gospel in music form in a manner that draws unbelievers and prompts Christians to praise, listen, examine, accept, serve, evangelize, give and depend on Jesus.
Nehemiah Ministry:  Bro. Leonard Bradley
To properly secure church buildings and parking areas.  To monitor and assist in emergencies that may occur.  To provide safe guidance to members and friends visiting our faith community.
New Life Ministry: 
The African Methodist Episcopal Church requires that every member complete new member's training.  These classes are designed to equip the church with individuals who know and understand 1) the Word of God and 2) the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Nursery Ministry:  Rev. Lauren Jones and Sis. Danielle Townsend Scott Coordinators
Nurses' Ministry:
To provide first aid support for regular church services and special events, assist with infants and toddlers as needed, and said families during time f bereavement.
Pastor's Advocacy: 
To provide support to the Pastor and the first family through special programs.  To acknowledge first family special occasions (i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, etc).
Pulpit Aide Ministry:  Sis. Ruth James and Sis. Jean Rembert
To provide the church with appropriate flowers for Sunday worship service, and other special occasions/seasons.  To properly maintain all plants in the church facilities.
Retention & Growth Ministry:  Sis. Debra Reeder
Saturday Academy:  Sis. Eunice Jones and Bro. Herman Bethel
To provide a faith based environment for our youth where they are taught the bible, catechism, our heritage, social skills, respect for self and others.
Saturday Boys Academy:  Bro. Ed Brown and Bro. Nate Hinton
To provide a faith based environment for young men ages 7-19 where they are taught about our heritage, social skills, respect for self and others.
Scholarship Committee:  Sis. Jean Rembert
To provide scholarships for the high school seniors entering college and to provide financial assistance to college students.
Scouting Ministry:  Bro. Ed Brown and Sis. Robin Eaddy
Scouting is much more than the fun of camping, hiking, selling popcorn.  It is about developing strength, faith, and character in the lives of our young people.
Seminar & Retreat Ministry: 
To assist the church and its ministries in our educational pursuits by planning, developing and implementing workshops, seminars, retreats, and other training opportunities.
Senior Citizens Ministry:  Bro. Samuel Nesbitt
Our ministry goal is to continue to support our seniors in their commitment to seek a deeper and closer relationship with the Lord.
Sons of Allen:  Bro. John Thomas
To provide a fellowship in which men can enhance their sense of belonging to the Church, gain understanding and appreciation as they travel along their Christian journey through prayer and bible study.
Transportation Ministry:  Bro. Jerome Nelson
To enable members and friends of the church, who are without means of transportation, the ability to ride the church van to worship service, bible study, and church events.
Women's Missionary Society:  Sis. Debra Young
To help people grow in the knowledge and experience of God through continual training, as well as individual and collective mission work and advocate for human rights.
Young Adult Ministry:  Sis. Toya Murph
To provide an opportunity/environment for women between the ages of 18-40 to grow spiritually and utilize their gifts to make a difference within their local society, church and community.
Young Peoples Department of the WMS (YPD):  Sis. Robin Cleckley
The mission of the YPD is to serve as tool for the development of healthy Christian leadership skills for youth.

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