Ministries

 
BODY AND SOUL MINISTRY
Karen Nelson and Claudia Williams  – Co-Directors
Phone –
Email – abcbodyandsoulministry@gmail.com
Meeting Times: Ministry Meeting – Call Meetings

Our mission is to present workshops that provide our membership and families with the tools they need to live up to their God -given purpose. The Body and Soul Ministry will host and facilitate events related to practical living circumstances that affect physical, spiritual and mental well -being. These events promote awareness, education, and assist to increase and sustain a complete Christian life.

 
BOOK CLUB
Shirley Matthews, Director
Phone: 323 779-6845
Email: shanedmann@aol.com
Meeting Times: 3rd Monday Monthly, Room #106 at 7:00 pm
Our ministry consists of fellowship and reading books that encourage Holy Living in our walk with Christ. While we read Fiction and Non-fiction, many of the books deepen our understanding of Scripture so that we may continue to educate ourselves about the things of God.
 
 
BULLETIN BOARD MINISTRY
Tasha Ulmer-Smith, Director
Phone: 310 956-8328 mobile
Meeting:Times:  Call Meetings
Email: missulmer@live.com
The Bulletin Board Ministry is a team of members who strives to reach one common goal, and that’s to use our God given gift of creativity to keep the interior of the church refreshed with nicely organized decorated bulletin boards that hold valuable information for ABC members and guest.
 
CARING CONNECTION MINISTRY
Johnnie Bonds, Director
Phone: 310 412-2299
Email: librachild1974@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: 2nd Saturdays Monthly, Room #111 at 10:00 am
“Carry each other’s burdens, and this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2. The purpose of this ministry is to make a caring connection with all of Atherton’s church family who are sick, shut-in, bereaved, or are in prison. This ministry also includes calling, praying, sending inspirational words of encouragement, and monthly fellowship. The ministry keeps church administration and congregation of informed of members’ condition.
 
CHILDREN MINISTRY
LaSonda Johnson, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext, 308
Email: LDYjohnson@live.com
Meeting Times: 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in Rm#110
ABC Children’s Ministry purpose is to serve the children of Atherton Baptist Church in LOVE by following the footsteps of Christ Jesus our Lord, also preparing them to “Go into all nations and make disciples”. Through much prayer, encouragement and spiritual partnership with parents/guardians we are teaching our children to Grow in the WORD OF GOD-Mentally, Spiritually, and Socially.
 
This Ministry includes the weekly Sunday Children’s Church for both 8am and 11am services, Meeting the needs for children between the ages of 5-12.
 
Wednesday night Bible Study at 7:00pm for children ages 3 to 12, with a light dinner following also Tutoring, Monday – Thursday for all children, 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
 
Annually ABC Children’s Ministry hosts Children’s Conference, Parent workshops, Back to School event, Fashion shows, Volunteer/Youth training and Children’s Health awareness Day with Many more activities to come.
 
Atherton Baptist Church Children’s Ministry encourages all interested in serving to complete a ministry application and background check.
 
16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. – Luke 18:16 NIV
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY
Freddie Williams, Director
Phone: 323 757-3117 ext 204
Email: christianed@athertonbc.org
Meeting Times: 3rd Saturdays Monthly, Room #106 at 9:00 am
Atherton offers many biblically based opportunities to grow in the knowledge of God. Our goal is to provide various venues that are conducive for learning, fellowship, and worship
Christian Education Ministry Pamphlet

COMPUTER LAB AND WEBSITE MINISTRY
Pauline Flanagan, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 315
Email: pauline183@gmail.com
Meeting Times: Call Meeting

The purpose of this ministry is to:

  • Offer members training and assistance with the use of the computer, Internet, devices and applications in the Computer Lab
  • Help troubleshoot hardware and software problems that members may have on their home computers and devices
  • Keep Atherton’s Web Site updated with current information  
  • Computer Ministry Pamplet

DANCE MINISTRY
Donna Thomas, Director
Phone: 424 223-7292 mobile
Phone: 310 676-5589
Email: donnathomas@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: as follows:
This ministry This ministry ministers God’s Word through dance. The purpose of this ministry is to encourage, lead souls to Christ, and to expand Gods’ Kingdom. Our goal is also to live a life of excellence according to the Word of God.

Ministry

Meet Days

Time

Rm

Frequency

Dance

Monday

7 – 8:30 p.m.

204

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Dance

Saturday

8- 9:30 a.m.

204 

WKLY

Dance Ministry Pamphlet

DEACONESS MINISTRY
Lisa Dodson, Director
Phone: 323 777-1386
Meeting Times: 1st Sunday, Room #111 at 10:00 am
The purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to give spiritual leadership in assisting women in the church. Other responsibilities include assisting the pastor, preparing Communion and Communion Table, and assisting in preparing candidates for Baptism.
DEACONS MINISTRY
Charles Larkin, Director
Phone: 310 538-4221
Email: larkin.charles@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday monthly, Church Annex at 10:00 am
Deacons at ABC serve under the leadership of the Sr. Pastor and the Deacon’s Chairman. They are charged with the spiritual responsibility of serving the church family by rendering aide, comfort and support to all members. Other responsibilities include being actively involved in all church activities, praying for the pastor, leadership team and the church congregation.
DECORATION MINISTRY
Patricia Morton, Director
Email: patriciamorton@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 323-691-0767
Meeting Times: As Needed
The Decoration Ministry at ABC provides beautiful decorations and décor suggestions for the sanctuary, Christian Education building and Fellowship Hall. They also help to provide decorations for special events, and holidays.
 

DRAMATIC ARTS MINISTRY
Donna Thomas, Director
Phone: 323 756-7331
Email: patriciamorton@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Tuesdays weekly, Room #204 at 7:00 PM

This ministry’s focus is on sharing the gift of acting with the body of Christ. During the year several Christian theatrical productions are presented. If you are an actor or an aspiring actor, or would like to be involved with theater support behind the scene, please connect with our ministry. Dramatic Arts Ministry Pamplet

Dramatic Arts

Tuesday

7 – 8:30 p.m.

 204

WKLY

 

 
FACILITIES MINISTRY
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 102
Email:
Meeting Times::
The ABC Facilities Ministry focuses on the maintenance and upkeep of our church. They are responsible for maintaining our beautiful church campus as well as maintaining all off-site properties. In addition, the Facilities Ministry takes care of the daily maintenance of cleaning, landscape, lawn, plants and special projects.
 
FIRST AIDERS MINISTRY
Ann Weber, Director
Phone: 323 770-1328
Email:
Meeting Times: 2nd Saturday, Quarterly, Room #102 at 10:00 AM
The First Aiders Ministry is a ministry that assist people when any type of health issues arise during services at ABC. They are trained in administering first aid and hold first aid certificates. An ABC First Aider handles all first aid issues that may arise during any events at Atherton Baptist church.
 
GREETER’S MINISTRY
Bryenda Hall, Director
Phone: 323 754-4513
Email: bryendahall@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times:
4th Saturdays / Bi-Monthly at 9:00 AM, Room #109. The Greeters Ministry was established to create an environment that reflects God’s love through personal interactions with members and guests as they arrive for a service or event.
 
Heaven Bound? Ministry
 
 
JUBILEE MINISTRY
Josephine (Josie) Thacker, Director
Phone: 323 291-6525
Email: leesmile@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Third Saturday monthly, Room 110, at 10;00 AM
The Jubilee Ministry celebrates women age 55 and over. This is a support and fellowship ministry. The ministry provides assistance to Women / Children Shelters and Veteran Facilities. We also host collections and distributions of blankets and warm clothing for the homeless. We host activities for different social outing such as Christmas & Easter Performances, train trips to San Diego with tours, plays. We use this as a ministry to bring together church members, family members and friends as all are welcome to attend these outings. Our ministry also hosts once a year a church salad social with emphasis on nutrition and exercise. We are further involved in the planning, organizing and printing of our church directory which presents pictures and information on our church family
 
KITCHEN/CULINARY MINISTRY
Lydia Davis
Phone: 562 988-0481
Email: davisyoung@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Call Meeting
The Kitchen Ministry prepares and serves food for most special events. They also work with ministries to assist them in properly planning and preparing meals for specific events. This ministry is also responsible for the care and inventory of all kitchen related item. This ministry offers many opportunities for volunteer service. If you have experience with food preparation, working in a commercial style kitchen, or a willingness to learn please contact the Kitchen Ministry leader.
 
 
MEDIA MINISTRY
Amrys Magee, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 x100
Email: athertonmedia@icloud.com
Meeting Times: As Needed
The Media Ministry of Atherton Baptist Church offers many opportunities for volunteer service. If you have experience with technical aspects of sound, lighting, or cameras, or a willingness to learn these skills, you may find a place of service on the Atherton Media Ministry Team. Contact the Media Ministry if you are interested in serving during Atherton’s Worship services or special events.
 
MEN’S MINISTRY
George Williams III, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113, ext 312
Email: gawilliamsIII@gmail.com
Meeting Times: 2nd Thursdays, Monthly, Room #110 at 6:00 PM
The Men’s Ministry goals are to provide an open forum where men can be taught the Word of God; empowered and equipped to become spiritual leaders; through stewardship, fellowship and the teaching of sound Christian doctrine.
 
 
MOTHERS MINISTRY
Alice Grant, President
Phone: 323 755-9236
Email:
Meeting Times: 2nd Sunday Monthly, Fellowship Hall
The Mother’s Ministry is made up of some selected Senior Mothers of the Church. The ministry involves being models for the younger women and making themselves available to share spiritual and practical wisdom with them. The Mother’s Ministry is also a support system to the Deaconess Ministry to help where they can in caring and calling the elderly.
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
Rodney Potts, Ministry of Music
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 101
Email: hormy1980@msn.com
Meeting Times: Call Meeting
The ABC Music & Arts Ministry consists of various choirs, drama teams, and the ABC Dance Ministry. This Ministry’s goal is to glorify and praise God through song, dance and drama and prepare the atmosphere for worship. It also endeavors to soften the hearts and minds of the unsaved and lead them to a desire to join or rededicate themselves to the body of Christ.
 
NEW BEGINNINGS MINISTRY
Jovetta E. Smith, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 x301
Email:msjovetta@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: 3rd Sundays/Quarterly, Room #110 at 1:00 PM
New Beginnings Ministry is designed to contact and to welcome new members into the Atherton Family. We also invite them to attend our new members’ class and Bible Study. The New Beginnings is available to answer questions, provide information, and encourage new members to become involved in one of Atherton’s many ministries. New Beginnings Ministry was established to provide a service of connection between new members and the church.
 
NURSERY MINISTRY
Melyn Mays, Director
Phone: 323 428-5026
Email: melynm@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: 1st Tuesdays, Quarterly, Room #110 at 6:00 PM
ABC Children’s Church services are held every Sunday at 11:00 am in Room 209 except the 3rd Sunday of each month when the children sing. Children church is designed to provide a Christian learning environment for children ages 5 to 11.
 
OUTREACH MINISTRY
George Williams III, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 312
gawilliamsIII@gmail.com
Meeting Times: 1st Thursday monthly, Room #110 at 6:00 pm
The Outreach Ministry works diligently toward evangelizing and reaching out to the least and the lost that are left behind in our church and community. The Outreach Ministry and volunteers from our church, also partner with Christian Force Ministry to make a difference in their community meeting spiritual and physical needs.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY MINISTRY
Kimberly Watkins, Director
Phone: 562-634-1909
Email kymdwat@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: Call Meeting
Photography Ministry is designed to capture a moment in time that we will never regain again. We photograph various ministries, church outing’s conferences, workshops, and events that take place at Atherton and abroad. The photos are then placed in our display cabinets located in the foyer. This allows our New Members, Family, Friends and Visitors to get a glimpse of what’s happening at ABC. The Photography Ministry allows you to:
1. Home your photo skills
2. Edit and crop photos
3. Photoshop
4. Hands on experiences
5. Express your creative side
You do not have to own a camera in order to be part of this ministry. The Photography Ministry welcomes anyone who has an eye to shoot, a desire to do or learn any of the skills listed and a willingness to serve.
 
PRAYER MINISTRY
Frank O. Phillips, Minister of Prayer and Visitation
Phone: 323 757-3113 x113
Email: phillipsf@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16. The Prayer Ministry of Atherton Baptist Church is blessed every Tuesday night to gather at 7:00 pm, to come into God’s presence, with song, praise, and prayer. We stand in the gap for others and also learn biblical principles for a meaningful prayer life. You are welcome to join us every Tuesday night and may God continue to bless you is our prayer.
 
RECREATION MINISTRY
Linda Hayes, Director
Phone: 310 532-6675
Email: nyequil@aol.com
Meeting Times: As Needed
The Recreation Ministry of Atherton Baptist Church is designed to encourage Christian fun and fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a way for the members to build relationships with each other outside of structured activities, encouraging those of different generations to interact with each other. Our Recreation Ministry is responsible for our Annual Picnic and a variety of other activities throughout the year.
 
RESOURCE CENTER
Amrys MaGee, Director
Phone: 323 757 3113, ext 100
Email: athertonmedia#icloud.com
Meeting Times: Call Meeting
The Resource Center’s purpose and ministry is to provide our members and visitors with life changing and inspiring Christian resources. These resources include bibles, books, CDs and DVDs of our weekly church services. We offer books on a variety of subjects that range from healing, faith, the Holy Spirit, leadership, to marriage, family and relationships. We also offer a large selection of Bibles, bible study tools and devotional guides. Our goal is to nurture the spiritual growth of our members and visitors through excellent customer service spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY
Peggy Barton, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 x318
Email: pbarton_1@msn.com
Meeting Times: 3rd Mondays at 7:00 pm
The Scholarship Ministry is a ministry striving to lead our students to academic excellence through enrichment, guidance motivation and teaching. “For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way of life.” Proverbs 6:23.”  
 
Applications in PDF format.
2017 Calendar of Events
 
 
SENIOR MINISTRY
Louida Shaw, Director
Phone: 562-402-7016
Email: ablesn4you@yahoo.com
Meetings Times: 1st Tuesdays monthly, Room #110 at 12:00 noon
The goal of the Seniors Ministry is to provide Seniors with opportunities for friendship, personal growth, spiritual development and community service. Participants in the Seniors Ministry will have an opportunity to offer suggestions and support up-building activities. Please, join us at our monthly meetings or participate in upcoming activities.
 
 
SPORTS & Athletic MINISTRY
Andre Carter, Director
Phone: 323 595-1117 (cell)
Email: justdre@att.net
Meeting Times: Call Meeting
We are a ministry dedicated to the enrichment of the Christian Life Experience through Sports. Our goal is to provide fellowship, outreach, and physical activity to Atherton’s members and potential members. If you are interested in participating, please sign up for our Basketball or Softball teams announced throughout the year.
 
TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY
Walter Maye, Director
Phone: 323 756-3638
Email: walterretired@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Call Meeting
The transportation ministry is a support program for our church, youth, children and Day Care program. It is designed to assist with transportation to outings, ministry events, and some recreation events. If you have a Class C license and have a desire for this type of ministry, we welcome you to join us.
 
TRAFFIC CONTROL MINISTRY
Michelle Brown, Director
Phone: 310 848-8042
Email: goforbrowns1@yahoo.com
Meeting Times:
Called on as-needed basis
Traffic Control Ministry provides a positive and effective solution to residential parking concerns by maximizing parking spaces and controlling pedestrian crossing safely in the intersections during 8 am and 11 am services and special events. We are committed to showing love and respect toward our brothers and sisters in Christ as we usher you into the parking lots as well as building healthy relationship with our neighbors.
 
TRUSTEE MINISTRY
Jason Anderson, Chair
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 110
Email: jsn.anderson@gmail.com
Meeting: last Tuesday of the month, Room #114 at 7:00 pm
Trustees are legal agents for the church. They maintain and handle the business affairs of the church. This is an appointed position.
 
 

USHER MINISTRY – ADULT
Martha Spraggins, Director
Phone: 310 324-4782
Email: mspraggins@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Mondays before 1st Sunday, Sanctuary at 6:30 PM

The ABC Senior Usher Ministry is made up of Christian men and women who desire to serve God’s Kingdom, and the Atherton Baptist Church family. This Ministry is responsible for greeting and assisting all who come through Atherton’s door by helping them locate a seat and make sure they are comfortable as possible. Atherton Ushers take pride in their ministry because we are the doorkeepers of the Lord’s House and often the first point of contact. The Senior Usher Ministry is dedicated to representing the Lord well. We are always looking for additional Ushers.
 
 
USHER MINISTRY – YOUTH
Tony Carter, Director
Phone: 323 292-1641
Email: tonisblessed@att.net
Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday Monthly, Sanctuary at 10:15 am
The ABC Youth Usher Ministry is made up of Christian youth who desire to serve God’s Kingdom, and the Atherton Baptist Church family. This Ministry is responsible for greeting and assisting all who come through Atherton’s door by helping them locate a seat and make sure they are comfortable as possible. Atherton Ushers take pride in their ministry because we are the doorkeepers of the Lord’s House and often the first point of contact. The Senior Usher Ministry is dedicated to representing Lord well. We are always looking for additional Ushers.
 
 
 
VIDEO MINISTRY
Lillian Grant, Director
Phone: 310 854-9631 (cell)
Email: A2000grant2@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: Mondays Weekly, Church Annex at 6:30 pm
The Video Ministry is responsible for all video productions that are seen in all of our weekly worship services. If you are interested in any aspect of video film production, News casting and behind scenes. Please contact Lilian Grant for more information.
 
 
WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Tracy Thomas, Director
Phone:
Email:trachfalls@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: 2nd Wednesdays monthly, Room #110 at 6:00 pm
The mission of the Women’s Ministry is to assist in the spiritual growth and development of all women at Atherton. This ministry seeks to minister to the whole woman and her unique spiritual, emotional, physical, financial, and social needs. Ministry opportunities available include: Bible study, prayer teams, seasonal retreats, conferences, seminars, fellowships, book club, outreach projects, health / fitness classes, and a mentoring program linking younger and older women together in fellowship.
 
 
 
YOUNG AND CHOSEN
Terry and Shirl Bolen, Servant-Leaders
Phone: 323 757-3113
Email: Shirl Bolen: i71bolen@yahoo.com
Email: Terry Bolen irockjesus@att.net
Meeting Times: 2nd Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am
The Young but Chosen Ministry Program is an eight-month program designed and dedicated to equip all youth and young adult Men and women between the ages of 8 and 25 with the knowledge of who they are in Jesus Christ. This Mentorship Program instills in them the truth of God; assists with them discovering and maximizing their God-given talents and abilities through the Word of God; and teaches them to embrace their call to leadership. Every member will participate in individual and group lessons, discussion, workshops and youth events. This program will help all participants to identify the gifts that God has given them and show them how to live a God-centered, victorious life through Christ Jesus every day. Oh, and can’t forget… They will learn how to share with others the gospel and how cool it is being a Christian! 

Volunteers serious about ministry and a heart for youth are needed. Ages 30-Up.

 
YOUTH MINISTRY 
Pastor Immanuel Fears, Pastor
Phone: 323 757-3113, ext 203
Email: pastorfears@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Times: Call Meetings
The Youth Ministry at Atherton commits itself to weekly teachings of The WORD of GOD. We inspire, encourage, and motivate youth to live for Christ in everything they do. It is through midweek Bible study, Sunday morning teaching, and Sunday morning services that we equip youth to reach out and live in a world with sin. Our services and facilities are targeted towards reaching the young population. The Loft allows students to express themselves in Praise and Worship unhindered by traditional expectations..
 
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY 
DeAndre Harling, Director
Phone: 323 495-6486 (cell)
Email: deandreharling@yahoo.com
Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday, Monthly, Church Annex at 1:00 pm
Mission statement: We are a ministry that is continually striving to uplift, encourage, and allow Christ light to shine on those who are lost in the world by spreading the gospel and giving people a sense of hope, faith, and unconditional love.Vision statement: To allow our Lord to use us to transform our brothers and sisters into children of God who are about their father’s business, who are transparent, bold, selfless and able to show the world that everyone is born with a purpose to contribute toward building the kingdom of God.
Meetings will be held once a quarter for all young adult ministry members. This will give the executive board an opportunity to share any upcoming events, ask for volunteers and pull all resources together.