Worship, Prayer and Praise

Gideon’s Army Prayer Ministry

A group of intercessory prayer warriors called, commissioned and committed to praying for the body of Christ, the Bethel family, the community and the nation. To this end, the group prays individually daily, and as a collective body, each Sunday before worship and before other services such as revivals and Watch Night.

Greeters Ministry

Greeters stand at each entrance of the church to provide a warm, friendly welcome to members and guests. They give directions, answer  questions, provide guests with a Bethel Welcome Packet, and present them to an usher who directs them into the sanctuary.

Music and Creative Arts Ministry

The Music and Creative Arts Ministry (MCAM) of Bethel AME Church consists of professional, semi-professional, and amateur musicians, singers, arts, dancers and actors, among other creatives. They are Christ-centered, purpose driver, and committed to serving the church and community with their God-given talents. Their culture is centered on cultivating servant leaders, valuing their creative investments, and preparing for excellence in every ministry opportunity.

Sight and Sound Media Ministry

Assists the church and its ministries by providing audio/ visual support and control for worship services, seasonal services (Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving) and other gatherings including public events. Some of its services include video and audio recording, TV worship services broadcasting, and internet streaming of worship services.

Stewardess Boards

Stewardesses assist the Board of Stewards with the discharge of their duties relative to the rituals of  baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion).  They provide the elements of Holy Communion and baptism and dress the altar and pulpit with suitable covering. They also assist the pastor and stewards with sick and shut-in communion. Stewardesses provide suitable dress for the altar and pulpit in accordance with the liturgical calendar and for funerals and memorials, and join stewards in welcoming converts and members transferring from other churches or denominations  during the Invitation to Christian Discipleship.

Usher Boards

Ushers greet, seat, and ensure the comfort of members and guests. They provide worshippers with resources needed to participate in the worship service.  Ushers receive the offering, and direct the movement of worshippers during Holy Communion and other occasions. There are four Usher Boards at Bethel: Usher Boards One and Two are composed of adult  female and male members.  In addition to performing the official responsibilities of ushers, the Male Usher Board serves as role model for young boys.  The Youth Usher Board, composed of young people from ages 6-18, provides an opportunity for youths to edify the body of Christ by offering hospitality and assistance to worshippers.