Administrative Ministry
Elder Sophia Evans

Elder Sophia Evans, Director of Administration

The Administrative Ministry at SSBC provides support to ensure that the clerical and administrative needs of the church are met. This ministry serves as unto the Lord and fulfills their assigned duties and responsibilities at the highest level of personal integrity and professional standards. Philippians 2:3-7


Beyond Brokenness Bereavement Ministry
Deaconess Liz Moses

Grieving to Believing.  The loss of a loved one can make you feel wounded, alone, depressed, and angry (in some cases).  Therefore, we desire to break through the crisis of “Grieving” to that crucial point of “Believing” that Jesus Christ is able to deliver you from all feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, and helplessness.  Isaiah 41:10


Bookstore Ministry
Sister Gwendolyn Lawrence

The SSBC Christian Life Bookstore’s primary purpose is providing religious materials as a convenience to the staff and members of the church assisting them in their personal walk with the Lord. The Bookstore operation assists SSBC in the furtherance of its “Equipping” ministry purpose. The Bookstore’s operations are not commercial in nature and publicity to the general public is not emphasized. Ephesians 4:12


Cancer Support Ministry
Deaconess Blanche Yelverton

Through God’s direction, the Cancer Support Ministry encourages, prays comforts and supports persons diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. The goal of this ministry is to provide education on the various kinds of cancers, treatment and prevention, as well as the importance of doctor’s visits and annual examinations. We solicit the expertise of professionals in the field to come in to speak with the Ministry and encourage personal testimonies of faith and survival. We go door to door in the community distributing flyers and informing the community of the support available at SSBC. The Ministry’s efforts focus on the importance of witnessing to those who have cancer and have not accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Isaiah 53:5


Cheval Court
Elder Carmen Hewitt
Minister Carmen Hewitt, Cheval Court


Christian Education Ministry
Elder Kim Moore


At SSBC we believe that Christian Education is the communication of the Gospel through formal and informal educational programs. The systemic study of scripture assists the saints in building a strong biblical foundation that enhances their personal faith in Christ and growth towards spiritual maturity. Hosea 4:6


ChurchFit Body and Soul  Health and Wellness Ministry
Brother Calvin & Sister Michele Andrews

A health & wellness program to help individuals and families improve their health in a holistic manner through strengthening the BODY, MIND, and SOUL, by providing education and fitness classes to the congregation and community, through means of outreach and partnerships with Health & Wellness organizations, to help each individual reach their personal health goal.  – 1 Cor. 6:19-20


Community Outreach
Elder Gwendolyn Gantt
Elder Gwendolyn Gantt, Community Outreach

Extending the arm of the church into the community, and with God’s direction and grace; to strengthen and grow the body of Christ. Through serving the community, this ministry will offer God’s gift of salvation which will result in attracting new disciples into the body of Christ. Acts 1:8


Crossover Young Adults
Sister Megan Aldridge

Deaconess in Training Megan Aldridge, Crossover Young Adult Ministry


Culinary Ministry
Trustee Renea Hicks

This ministry is responsible for planning and coordinating all meals served on church grounds, as well as overseeing the use of the church kitchen. “You will have plenty to eat, until you are full.” Joel 2:26

Dance Ministry
Sister Kena Green








At SSBC we praise God in many ways. The SSBC Dance Ministry displays worship and praise in the form of dance that honors God and ministers to the congregation. “Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Psalms 150:4

Deacon’s Ministry
Deacon George Smith
Deacon George Smith, Chairman, Deacons Ministry






At SSBC the deacon’s principle function is to glorify God by supporting the purpose and work of God in and through the church. The general mission of a deacon is to carry out those administrative and ministry needs that free the Pastor, elders and ministerial staff to giving their full attention to praying, reaching preaching, equipping and giving oversight to leadership and shepherding matters of the body. Acts 6:1-7

Deaconess Ministry
Deaconess Patricia Warren

Deaconess Patricia Warren, Emergency Assessment Unit






At SSBC the deacon’s principle function is to glorify God by supporting the purpose and work of God in and through the church. The general mission of a deacon is to carry out those administrative and ministry needs that free the Pastor, elders and ministerial staff to giving their full attention to praying, reaching preaching, equipping and giving oversight to leadership and shepherding matters of the body. Acts 6:1-7

Divine Hands
Sister Connie Jones
Sister Connie Robinson, Divine Hands







To provide a decorative perspective within the body of Christ using the gifts of our hands in service to God. Enhancing the churches visual beauty both independent as well as collectively with other ministries within the church for special events and seasons throughout the year. Psalm 138:8

Dramatic Witness Ministry
Deaconess Sharon Hollingsworth

Deaconess Sharon Hollingsworth, Dramatic Witness






The purpose of this ministry is to educate, inform and inspire believers and unbelievers, alike, of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through drama. The Dramatic Witness Ministry of SSBC is a tool to bridge the generational gap by incorporating the participation of all ages. I Corinthians 9:22

Emergency Assessment Team (Nurses)
Sister Cornelia Porter


The caring members of the SSBC Emergency Assessment Team give medical assistance to church members and visitors during worship services and other church related activities or sponsored functions. II Corinthians 1:4

Evangelism Ministry
Elder Anthony Sumlin
Elder Anthony Sumlin, Evangelism








The purpose of Evangelism at SSBC is to glorify God by helping every believer effectively and faithfully participate with Christ in sharing the gospel by lifestyle and work in our community and the world. Matthew 28:18-20.

Grandma’s Closet
Elder Kym Jackson

Elder Kym Jackson, Grandma's Closet



Hospitality Ministry
Sister Darnell Roseboro

Sister Darnell Roseboro, Hospitality

The SSBC Hospitality Ministry not only greets guests and members with a friendly, warm and helpful greeting. They also organize and serve at church-wide receptions and social events when needed. Ministering to SSBC members and guests when various needs and special occasions arise. Hebrews 13:2


I.M.P.A.C.T. (Intentionally Ministering & Practicing All Christian Truth)
Elder Danny Prince

Elder Danny Prince, I.M.P.A.C.T. Ministry


Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Elder Renee McCoy
Elder Renee McCoy, Intercessory Prayer

Prayer is considered to be one of the most important ministries of SSBC. No ministry will be effective unless it is bathed in prayer! Every Church member is encouraged to be an intercessory prayer warrior. “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16


Levitical Order (Praise & Worship Team)
Elder Lynn Johnson

Elder Lynn Johnson, Levitical Order

The Praise and worship team dedicates a time of uninterrupted praise and worship in songs, hymns and spiritual songs, allowing people to get their focus off themselves and their circumstances, and placed on God and His Glory. Psalm 100


Marketing Ministry
Elder Falecia McMillian

Marriage Ministry
Bishop Lanier & FIrst Lady Tonya Twyman

The SSBC Marriage ministry exists to provide biblical insight and relational support in order to bring couples (man and woman) into a stronger relationship that honors God. Ephesians 5:21-33


Media Ministry
Sister Carolyn Wallace

Sister Carolyn Wallace, Media Ministry

Our goal is to support the church’s Mission Statement; proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the World, by providing state-of-the-art multimedia services, within the church facilities, to the church membership, visitors and throughout the world by producing and providing cd’s and dvd’s; producing video for television and web broadcast and audio production for web broadcast, and radio. I Chronicles 23:28


M.E.R.C.Y. (Mountain Top Emergency Resource Center for You) House
Sister Jessica McSwain

Our mission is to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human needs and suffering in this community and beyond. Our Ministry combats hunger, deprivation, and physical affliction with provision of food, clothing, referral to shelter, referral to medical care and other necessities of life. Healing this community and beyond, where lives are transformed through Christ’s love grace and compassion. Ephesians 3:14-19. Isaiah 61:1, 3, 4


King’s Men’s Ministry
Brother Maxwell Gantt

The SSBC Men’s Ministry supports the Church’s mission statement: To educate, equip and unite men, by the aid of the Holy Spirit. We seek to spiritually position ourselves to edify, and to encourage each other; to effectively evangelize and witness to the lost; to promote personal relationships with Christ, and to exalt the Savior. This ministry encourages men to be the spiritual leaders in their homes, in the church and in the workplace. I Corinthians 13:11


Ministerial Alliance
Elder Anita Lawrence
Elder Anita Lawrence, Ministerial Alliance


Missionary Ministry
Minister Larry Bradley

SSBC Missionaries promote ministry in working with the church; to fulfill its mission to save souls for Jesus Christ and assist them in becoming mature Christians. This ministry also identifies community needs in housing, clothing, food, and cares for the sick and shut-ins. Matthew 25:24-40


Music Ministry
Elder Shaun Pressley, Minister of Music

Elder Shaun Pressley, Minister of Music

Brother Kirdell Minor
Senior Angelics


King’s Men Choir
Deacon Clarence Blair

Deacon Clarence Blair, King's Men Choir


Gospel Choraleers
Sister Renita Richardson

Sister Renita Richardson, Gospel Choraleers


Young Adults & Voices
Sister Shaneta Ford


Children’s Choir
Deaconess Tonaeè Burgess

Deaconess Tonaee Burgess, Children's Choir

Our choirs provide worshipful music that prepares the heart of the congregation for receiving the Word of God. “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,” Ephesians 5:19


New Disciples Ministry
Deaconess Betty Branch

SSBC seeks to actively shepherd and assimilate new Christians and new members into church life. We minister to new members through an assimilation process of welcoming, mentoring, and educating; thereby demonstrating the importance of a close and obedient walk with the Lord and active participation in the local church. II Corinthians 12:13-20


Nursing Home Ministry
Henson Creek Assisted Living
Pastor Clarence Dow
Pastor Clarence Dow, Henson Creek Assisted Living


Ft. Washington Rehab Center (Monday)
Elder Kym Jackson

Elder Kym Jackson, Grandma's Closet


Ft. Washington Rehab Center (Saturday)
Sis. Nancy Vaughn
Sister Nancy Vaughn, Ft. Washington, Rehab (Saturdays)


Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home (Monthly)


Each outreach ministry strives to assist those who are less fortunate by taking the gospel and love of Jesus Christ into the Nursing Home/Assisted Living facilities. We will demonstrate through our visits and actions of fellowshipping, reading and speaking through scriptures, prayers, songs, testimonies, personal interactions and contact that residents are not forgotten and that God and the SSBC loves and cares about them. Luke 4:16-19; I Peter 4:10; Mark 16:15; James 1:22


Photography Ministry
Sister Ashshanae Darden

The purpose of the St. Stephen Baptist Church’s Photography Ministry is to support the church in documenting historical events and normal activities. Photographs taken by the Photography Ministry will also be used to reach out to the community, and for tools used while witnessing to others. Deuteronomy 4:9



Prison Ministry
Elder Danny Mott
Elder Danny Mott, Prison Ministry

Our mission is to offer Christian development and growth to inmates and ex-offenders, through the Word of God, leading them to fruitful and abundant lives that are healed, restored, renewed, transformed and centered-in-Christ. Matthew 25:35-36, 40


Project Bright Future
Brother Anthony Graham, Sr.
Brother Anthony Graham, Sr., Project Bright Future


Protocol Ministry
Deacon Darrin Savoy

The Protocol Ministry ensures that all worship services flow in the spirit of excellence and order. It is the job of protocol liaisons to maintain the integrity of every service event.


Scholarship Committee Ministry
Sister Raeshauna Mboma

The Scholarship Ministry oversees the receiving of scholarship requests, scholarship payments and nurturing of students attending college. The ministry encourages believers to further their education. James 2:1, 9


Security Ministry
Brother Cecil Briscoe

The SSBC security officers guard all church property against fire, theft, vandalism, illegal entry or other violations of state, county or organizational rules of misconduct. The Security Ministry is responsible for maintaining, safe and secure grounds and buildings for SSBC ministries. Isaiah 54:17


Senior’s Ministry
Sister Christine Anderson
Sister Christine Anderson, Seniors Ministry

SSBC provides an effective senior adult program, ministering to the specific needs of senior adults and developing outreach and fellowship opportunities. Psalms 37:25


Singles Ministry
Sister Nicole Lawrence
Sister Nicole Lawrence, M.E.R.C.Y. House

SSBC strives to assure an ongoing, growing, effective Single Adult program which ministers to the special needs of Single Adults and develops outreach opportunities and fellowship. I Corinthians 7:32



Sunday School Ministry


The SSBC Sunday School Ministry facilitates spiritual growth and preparation in children, youth and adults to serve Christ. II Timothy 2:15



Surrender to Win Ministry (Substance Abuse)
Brother Sabu Waters

We are dedicated to personal one-on-one sharing of faith, strength and hope as we are committed to live each day in recovery. We work to regain and maintain balance and order in our lives through active discussion of the Bible, the 12 Steps, and experiences in our own recovery from abuse, family dysfunction, depression, anxiety, grief, relationships and/or addictions of alcohol, drugs, food, pornography, sexual addiction, etc.  II Corinthians 4:6 and 1 Peter 2:9

Toddler Ministry
Sister Mekia Turner


Transportation Ministry
Deacon Charles Dais
Deacon Charles Dais, Transportation Ministry
This ministry provides safe and secure transportation for members and guests to and from church related ministry functions and activities. Exodus 15:17


Trinity Apartments
Elder Jacquin White
Elder Jacquin White, Trinity Terrace


Trustee Ministry
Trustee Kennard Jones

Our mission is to be faithful stewards of God’s household. Trustees keep the Church and other properties decent, in order and pleasing to God. Trustees prayerfully make decisions to utilize available resources for completion of tasks based on sound business practices. I Corinthians 4:2


Ushers Ministry
Trustee Millie Sherrill

King’s Men Ushers
Brother Jerome Townsend

Senior Ushers
Deaconess Theodora Anderson


Junior Ushers
Deaconess Janet Andrews

At SSBC the ministry of the usher (Sr. Usher, Usher #2, and Jr. Usher) goes far beyond opening a door. The principle function of an usher is to represent Christ to all that come to worship at the church. In a sense, they serve as the host of the building in which believers and strangers gather to seek God. Psalm 84:10

Vacation Bible School
Deaconess Sharon Hollingsworth


Website Ministry
Sister Kena Green

Women’s Ministry
Minister Tonya Twyman

The SSBC Women’s Ministry supports the Church’s mission statement: To educate, equip and unite women, by the aid of the Holy Spirit. We seek to spiritually position ourselves to edify, and to encourage each other; to effectively evangelize and witness to the lost; to promote personal relationships with Christ, and to exalt the Savior. Proverbs 31