DRAMATIC ARTS MINISTRY
Donna Thomas, Director
Phone: 323 756-7331
Meeting: 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.
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 102
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
Contact: 323 770-1328
Meeting: 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.
Bryenda Hall, Director
Phone: 323 754-4513
Ministry Meeting: 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.
Josephine (Josie) Thacker, Director
Phone: 323 291-6525
Meeting: 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
Phone: 562 988-0481
Meeting: 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.
Amrys Magee, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 x100
Ministry Meeting: 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.
George Williams III, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113, ext 312
Meeting: 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.
Alice Grant, President
Contact: 323 755-9236
Meeting: 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.
Rodney Potts, Ministry of Music
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 101
Meeting: 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
Meeting: 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.
Melyn Mays, Director
Phone: 323 428-5026
Meeting: 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.
George Williams III, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 312
Meeting: 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.
Kimberly Watkins, Director
Meeting: 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
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.
Frank O. Phillips, Minister of Prayer and Visitation
Contact: 323 757-3113 x113
Prayer Service: 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.
Linda Hayes, Director
Phone: 310 532-6675
Ministry Meeting: 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.
Amrys MaGee, Director
Phone: 323 757 3113, ext 100
Meeting: 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.
Peggy Barton, Director
Phone: 323 757-3113 x318
Ministry Meeting: 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
Louida Shaw, Director
Ministry Meetings: 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.
Andre Carter, Director
Phone: 323 595-1117 (cell)
Ministry Meeting: 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.
Walter Maye, Director
Phone: 323 756-3638
Meeting: 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
Ministry Meeting: 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.
Jason Anderson, Chair
Phone: 323 757-3113 ext 110
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.
Lillian Grant, Director
Phone: 310 854-9631 (cell)
Meeting: 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.
First Lady Patricia Weaver, President
Contact: 323 757-3113 x202
Tracy Thomas, Director
Meeting: 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.
Pastor Immanuel Fears, Pastor
Contact: 323 757-3113, ext 203
Meeting: 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)
Meeting: 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.
USHER MINISTRY – YOUTH
Tony Carter, Director
Phone: 323 292-1641
Meeting: 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.
USHER MINISTRY – ADULT
Martha Spraggins, Director
Phone: 310 324-4782
Meeting: 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.
YOUNG AND CHOSEN
Terry Bolen, Chairperson
Contact: 323 757-3113
Ministry Meeting: 2nd Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am
The Young and Chosen for Christ Mentorship Ministry Program is an eight-month program designed and dedicated to equip Young Ladies between the ages of 13 and 17 with the knowledge of who they are in Jesus Christ. This Mentorship Program instills in the young ladies the truth of God; and assists them in discovering and maximizing their God-given talents and abilities through the Word of God. They participate in individual and group lessons, discussion, and workshops. The program will help the young ladies identify the gifts that God has given them and show them how to live a God-centered, victorious life through Christ Jesus every day.