Ministries

Ministries

Youth Ministry

Mission

To impact young people through the message of the Bible; to create young men and women who love Jesus by embracing the principles of the 20/20 Vision: Christ’s Great Commandment, Great Commission and Great Commitment through Worship, Instruction/Discipleship, Fellowship and Evangelism.

Theme Verse

You have heard me to teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. -II Timothy 2:2


Young Adult Ministry

Mission

To use knowledge and experience gained through Worship and Instruction so that the Ministry can function as a catalyst to lead younger Christians to full maturity to enable them, to disciple and spread God’s message. At the same time the Ministry will Fellowship with each other while Evangelizing and bringing others to Christ.

Theme Verse

Likewise ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility. -I Peter 5:5

Officers

  • President – Carlos Steward
  • Vice President – Valerie White Thomas
  • 2nd Vice President – Frances Buffin
  • Secretary – Marcia White
  • Treasurer – Kristi Richardson
  • Chaplain – Andre’ Wilson


Women's Ministry

Mission

To bring the Word of God to women 18 years of age and older through Christian education and deeds; to instruct this group of women to be vigilant in daily prayer and devotion thereby helping them to strengthen their relationship with God, family members, and the Church family and other people who are a part of their lives.

Theme Verse

The older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the Word of God. -Titus 2:4-5

Officers

  • President – LaShonda King
  • Vice President – Valerie Thomas White
  • Secretary – Catherine Coleman
  • Treasurer – Sheronda Davis
  • Chaplain – Linda Johnson
  • Ministry Facilitators – Norma Blake and Dorothy Jackson
  • Activity Committee Chairpersons – Sharon Scott and Marcia White
  • Publicity Committee Chairperson – Sue BrowderM


Ushers' Ministry

Mission

To promote Christ to all who enter the doors of Mount Canaan by cultivating an atmosphere of comfort that enhances the Worship experience; observing for distraction that does not promote Biblical Instruction; and monitoring disturbances that does not enhance Church Fellowship; and working with the Out Reach Ministry in Evangelizing the lost for Christ.

Theme Verse

For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. -Mark 3:34

Officers

  • President – Eunice Roberson
  • Vice Presidents – Brenda Walker and Carolyn Sanders
  • Secretary - Juanita Davis and Catherine Coleman
  • Chief – Willie Small
  • Chaplains – Frank Monroe, Gary Williams, Bobby Crayton, & Ted Jamison
  • Assistant Chief – Richard Askew

Children and Youth Directors

  • Ladora Johnson
  • Catherine Coleman

Meets: Adults 1st Sunday; Youth Saturday before 2nd Sunday


Technology Ministry

Mission

To explore current and future Technological Online Web methods that will promote Mount Canaan’s Core Values as reflected in the acronym WIFE: Worship, Instruction, Fellowship, Evangelism

Theme Verse

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. -Daniel 12:4

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. -Ecclesiastes 7:12

Director

  • Shirley Taylor

Staff

  • Ladora Johnson
  • Burnadine Anderson
  • Dakaral Anderson
  • Corey Booker
  • Shelia Burns
  • LeRonn Burris
  • Wendy Carey
  • Kyle Conley
  • Bobbie Jeter
  • John Johnson
  • Paul Pratt
  • Robert Silvie, Jr.
  • Carlos Steward
  • Cortez Steward
  • Karl Travers
  • Darrell Williams


Sunday School Ministry

Mission

To serve as the major teaching/learning component of the Church; to provide opportunities for all to hear, study and apply God’s Word in a caring environment.

Theme Verses

Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and, lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen -Matthew 28:19-20

Officers

  • Superintendent - Michael Hicks
  • Assistant Superintendent – Glenn Robinson
  • Youth Superintendents – Reggie and Demetria Miles
  • Children’s Superintendents – David and Irene Williams
  • Secretaries – Nancy Frazier and Regina Sykes


Senior Saints Ministry

Mission

To embrace the principles of the 20/20 vision: Christ’s Great Commandment, Great Commission and Great Commitment. This ministry’s design will be reflective of Mount Canaan’s Core Values: Worship, Instruction, Discipleship, Fellowship and Evangelism.

Theme Verse

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. -Titus 2:2-5

Directors

  • Deacon Bobby and Carol Andrews


Prayer Ministry

Mission

To be an altar of prayer unto God; to promote the importance of continued prayer in the life of the Saints; to provide a model of prayer for the church body as well as for individuals.

Theme Verse

Pray without ceasing. -I Thessalonians 5:17

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. -Philippians 4:6

Coordinators

  • Shirley Mandigo
  • Deacon Paul and Viola Stephens


Prayer Intercessors

Mission

To allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in determining what to pray for; to intercede on behalf of our Pastor, Church, Leaders, Body of Christ, City, State, Nation, and the World and their Leaders.

Theme Verse

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men – the testimony given in its proper time. -I Timothy 2:1-6

Officers

  • President – Frances Buffin
  • Vice President – Helen Church
  • Secretary – Sandra Mack
  • Treasurer – Shirley Mandigo
  • Trainer – Edna Frierson

Meets: 2nd and last Wednesdays 6PM


Pastor's Encouragers

Mission

To uplift and support the Pastor and first family by showing love and encouragement during Worship services, and by serving as an exemplary body to Instruct and demonstrate to others to assist in helping the Pastor by spreading Biblical message: to Fellowship with other believers and work together to bring non-believers to Christ and salvation through Evangelism.

Theme Verse

The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. -I Timothy 13:17-18

Directors

  • Maxine Davie
  • Shirley Mandigo

Officers

  • Vice President at large – Mortimer Harris
  • 1st Vice President – Eve Goins
  • Secretary – Mahailier Broom Treasurer – Audrey Moore
  • Chaplain – Josephine Johnson

Meets: 4th Sunday 9:45AM


Music Ministry

Mission

To lead the congregation into an environment of Praise and Worship; to select and sing songs that will provide Biblical Instruction; to nurture an atmosphere for Spiritual Fellowship and meditate on Evangelizing the lost during the invitation for discipleship; and, to serve as a community outreach for encouraging others to accept Christ as Lord and Savior.

Theme Verse

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. -Ephesians 5:19-20

Sanctuary Choir Directors

  • Kaonde Mims
  • Lisa Travers

Officers

  • President – Audrey Moore
  • Vice President – Martha Mitchel
  • Secretary – Marcia White
  • Assistant Secretary – Linda Johnson
  • Treasurer – Janice Jackson
  • Chaplain – Helen Church

Practice: Tuesdays 6PM

Male Chorus Director

  • Oscar Hamilton

Officers

  • President – Karl Abbott
  • Vice President – Frankie Monroe
  • Secretary – Mortimer Harris
  • Assistant Secretary – Steffon Smith
  • Chaplains – James Patterson, John Pruitt, Carl Pierson

Practice: Thursdays before 3rd Sundays 6PM

Youth Choir (Ages 12-18)

Director

  • Kionte Mims

Practice: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays 5:30PM

Children’s Choir (Ages 5-11)

Director

  • Lisa Travers

Practice: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays 5:30PM


Nursery Ministry

Mission

To provide services and Sunday School activities to young children ages 0 – 5 years; to involve young children in the Worship experience and Instruction about love, obedience and sharing; to help them learn to Fellowship so they will understand the need to become active believers and participants through Evangelism.

Theme Verse

Train up a child in the way you should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6

But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. -Luke 18:16

Director

  • Edna Brown

Nursery Available: Sundays 8AM -1PM; Wednesdays 6-8PM


Mission Ministry

Mission

To provide spiritual enrichment through Worship and personal Instruction, discipleship consultation within church service and in the community; to promote Fellowship activities to enlighten the believers who attend services and those who need spiritual enlightenment at home; to seek the unchurched in an effort to Evangelize and bring them to Christ.

Theme Verses

For I was hungered and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. -Matthew 25: 35-36

Directors

  • Rev and Mrs. James Stephens

Officers

  • 1st Vice President – Pauline Nichols
  • 2nd Vice President – Lubertha Russell
  • Secretary – Joyce Orr
  • Assistant Secretary – Gilda Jackson
  • Treasurers – Linda George and Issac Tolliver

Meets: 2nd Saturday of Month @ 10AM


Men's Ministry

Mission

To train and equip the men of Mount Canaan for manhood, brotherhood, and fatherhood by patterning the example of Jesus Christ.

Theme Verse

And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the lord. -Ephesians 6:4

Contact

  • Calvin Ben Lester
  • William Bradford, Jr.


Health Awareness Ministry / Lifestyle Change Ministry

Mission

To encourage total health, body, mind and spirit by improving the physical health of members and non – members through exercise, diet, health awareness and education that better promote physical presences in Worship, Biblical Instruction, Fellowship, and utilizing FRANgelism as a tool for Evangelism.

Theme Verse

Dear Friend, I am praying that all is well with you and your body is as healthy as I know your soul is. -3 John 1:2(NLT)

Directors

  • Eve Goins Shelia Lester

Officers

  • Vice President: Bernadine Gibbs
  • Secretary: Linda Johnson
  • Treasurer: Bernadine Gibbs / Linda Johnson
  • Chaplain: Bobbie Jeter

Meets: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:30PM; Saturday 9:30-10:30AM


Greeters Ministry

Mission

To embrace, greet and salute members and non – members entering Mount Canaan’s doors in an effort to foster a loving atmosphere that will enhance a positive attitude for Worship, promote a desire for Biblical Instruction, encourage a sensitive Spirit for Fellowship, and cultivate opportunities for Evangelism as directed during the invitation period to the unsaved and unchurched.

Theme Verses

All brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy kiss. -I Corinthians 16:19-20

Officers

  • President: Valerie Thomas White
  • Vice President: Maxine Davie
  • Secretary: Kristi Richardson
  • Treasurer: Linda Banks
  • Chaplain: Ray Brown


Evangelism - Outreach

Mission

To glorify the Lord through Worship by preparing Mount Canaan members to evangelize the lost outside the church by going, seeking, bringing and securing the lost for Christ through biblical instructions and fellowship with God’s people.

Theme Verses

Go, seek and bring the lost outside the church. -Luke 19:10

Train all members to teach, witness and preach in the seats and on the streets. -Matthew 28:18-20

Directors

  • Minister Russell Minor
  • Minister Landius Alexander

Officers

  • Vice President: Eve Goins
  • Secretary: Michelle Walters
  • Chaplain: Robert Handy


Evangelism - In Reach

Mission

To assist Church Leaders in overseeing the Membership needs by focusing internally on providing Spiritual and Social assistance to the Church Family’s well being in promoting each member’s personal embrace of the Biblical Core Values of the acronym WIFE – A commitment to Worship, dedication to Biblical Instruction, loyalty to Church Fellowship and obligation to seeking the lost through Evangelism.

Theme Verse

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lost one of them doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it. -Luke 15:4

Directors

  • Minister Harry Blake II
  • Darrell L. Hampton


Deaconess Ministry

Mission

To assist the Deacons in watching over the Spiritual and Social needs of the Church and ministering to the Community to minimize conflicts in Mount Canaan’s ability to implement her Core Values identified in the acronym WIFE: Church Worship, Biblical Instruction, Christian Fellowship, and spreading the Gospel of Jesus through Evangelism.

Theme Verses

I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the Church which is at Cenchrea. That ye receive her in the Lord as becometh Saints…for she hath been succourer of many and of myself also. -Romans 16:1-2

Officers

  • President: Mary P. Martin
  • Vice President: Bobbie Davis
  • Secretary: JoAnn Silvie
  • Treasurer: Essie Hill


Culinary Ministry

Mission

To support and participate with all ministry activities of the Church purposed for Worship, Biblical Instruction, Fellowship and Evangelism by preparing and providing nutritional meals appropriate for the occasion and promotes physical health and wellness.

Theme Verse

Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health; for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. -Acts 27:34

Directors

  • Janice Jackson
  • Marilyn Henning


Children's Ministry

Mission

To develop the children’s awareness of God’s love through an atmosphere of Worship; to cultivate spiritual development through Biblical Instruction; to nurture Social skills through personal Fellowship; and, to demonstrate role playing to enhance their concept of Evangelism.

Theme Verses

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6

And the child grew and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him. - Luke 2:40

Directors

  • Frank and Vicki McConnell
  • H. Glenn and Leatha Robinson

Superintendents

  • David and Irene Williams

Children's Worship 1st and 3rd Sundays @ 11am