Ministries

BENEVOLENCE

All Elders
Program Contact: Sis. Era Hogan

Purpose: The Benevolence Ministry acts as a medium through which the congregation at Jackson Street reaches out to those with special needs. The intrinsic meaning of Benevolence is providing good for others. “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” – Hebrews 13:16

BUILDING & GROUNDS

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Purpose: Responsible for repairs and general upkeep of all church construction.  This team also maintains the buildings. lawn, and facilities beholding to the congregation.

BUS/TRANSPORTATION

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Bro. Ricky Martin / Bro. Lee Amos
Purpose: The Transportation committee exists to deal with the ever-changing transportation needs of our congregation and the up-keep of the church buses. We are committed to providing transportation to all who desire to fellowship with us at the scheduled service times. “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” – Mark 16:15-16

COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULT

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Bro. D. Michael Crowder

Purpose: As we grow physically, God wants us to also grow spiritually. Leaving home often fosters the excuse of forsaking God’s commands and desires for His people. Young people are encouraged to understand their relationship with God as one that will give them the greatest joy of life – obtaining eternal life while reaping the benefits of good, Godly living in their lives. “…for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young- let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.” – Proverbs 1:3-5

EDUCATION

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Bro. James White

Purpose: Aides in equipping the saints with the knowledge and biblical tools needed in order to navigate from this earthly life to an eternal life in heaven. The ministry strives to encourage both young and old to “grow in the grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 3:18

PRIMARY EDUCATION

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Sis. Vanessa White

Purpose: The purpose of Primary Education is not only to fill our children’s minds with basic moral facts for living, but to also make a spiritual impression on them. We aim to teach them to think with a Christian mind while they are young by turning the message of a spiritual story into something they can understand. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

EVANGELISM

All Elders
Program Contact: Bro. D. Michael Crowder

Purpose: This ministry is committed to encouraging others to embrace & share the gospel of Jesus the Christ with everyone. We strive to know him and the power of His resurrection. We share the message of his sacrifice in order to strengthen church and embrace fellowship with one another. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations…” – Matthew 24:14

FIRST AID

Elder: Dr. Clinton Cummings
Program Contact: Sis. Bettye Trice

Purpose: First aid services are available as a provision of initial care for an illness or injury. First aid can often be critical and even life saving until professional personnel arrives. We are blessed to have members that are doctors and nurses within our congregation. “How have you helped him who is without power? How have you saved the arm that has no strength? How have you counseled one who has no wisdom? And how have you declared sound advice to many?” – Job 26:2-3

LACE

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Janus Carr, Peggy Hunter, & Francis Fitzgerald

Purpose: Ladies Association for Christian Education is an international ministry that focuses on providing opportunities for our “sisters” in Africa to receive a Christian education. Monies raised help to assure their continued academic and spiritual development. “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” – Titus 2:3-5

MARQUEE

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Bro. Mantle Pulley

Purpose: An opportunity to reach out to the community by providing Biblical related concepts. The program is designed to make one realize how important it is to have God as the center of our lives. “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” – Isaiah 55:11

MISSIONS SUPPORT

Program Contact: Bro. Lonnie Pulley
Purpose: As Christians, we are obligated to spread the message of the cross-the gospel of Christ. We seek to encourage and support evangelism locally, nationally, and internationally in the Lord’s vineyard. “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

NURSERY

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Sis. Barbara Tubbs

Purpose: Children’s accommodations (Birth – 6 year olds) allow parents to worship during service. We also provide a private area for nursing mothers and cry rooms in the sanctuary. In the nursery, younger children are given the opportunity to learn more about Jesus through fun and creative activities. “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14

NURSING HOME

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Bro. Harold Bryant

Purpose: This ministry offers an opportunity to visit various nursing homes in the Nashville area. We believe that the entire flock should be encouraged, including our older members that may not be able to make it to worship as much as they desire. Members and others have the opportunity to stay close to God through regular worship services. “But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.” – 1 Timothy 5:4

OWLS

Elder: Dr. Clinton Cummings
Program Contact: Sis. Gwen Cummings

OWLS – an acronym for Older Wiser Leaders in Service. Our 55 plus members meet monthly to enjoy Christian fellowship while learning ways to enlighten their spiritual and physical well being. “Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” – 1 Timothy 5:1

OUTREACH

Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Bro. & Sis. Lonnie Pulley

Purpose: This ministry is a conscientious effort to keep the saved, saved. It is an ongoing effort help our elders reach out to our members. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.” – Ezekiel 34:12

PRISON

All Elders
Program Contact: Bro. Bobby Tubbs – Bro. Harold Bryant

Purpose: To share the love of Christ and His reconciling message with incarcerated individuals in order that they will be able to live more powerful and fulfilling lives in Christ Jesus bringing glory to God. “But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.” – Galatians 3:22

PULPIT

All Elders
Program Contact: Bro. D. Michael Crowder

Purpose: Steadfast effort to glorify Christ by preaching the gospel in simplicity. “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10:14

SICK VISITATION

All Elders
Program Contact: Sis. Natasha Johnson / Bro. D. Michael Crowder

Purpose: A team of Christians make weekly visits to the sick and shut in members. This is usually overseen by the elders and the minister. Singing, reading scripture, and praying are means of encouraging and uplifting them and other family members. “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” – James 5:14

SISTER PRAYERS PALS

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Sis. Barbara Tubbs

Purpose: Encourages women to live effective, healthy, Godly lives by developing wholeness (mentally, physically, and spiritually) through a practical application of the word of God and daily walk with Christ. “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” – 1 Peter 3:12

SOCIAL MEDIA

Elder: Bro. Richard Southall
Program Contact: Sis. Aerial Ellis
Purpose: Promotes the dissemination of church news, updates, and events via multiple social media and digital platforms.  Our mission is to keep the saints edified and engaged by ensuring members are informed through multiple outlets. “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” – Ephesians 4:12

SONG

All Elders
Program Contact: Bro. Stephen Whitaker

Purpose: This ministry is geared to encourage brothers and sisters by edifying each other in song. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom’ teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” – Colossians 3:16

SPORTS

Elder: Terry Primm

Purpose: To build camaraderie between church members within the congregation as well as sister congregations through healthy, fun and physical competition.

TECHNOLOGY

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Bro. Stanley Trice – Bro. Kenneth Whitley – Bro. Eugene Whitaker

Purpose: To enhance the learning and worship experience by facilitating audio and video aides. Our worship services are recorded and available on CD or visit our website at: “So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.” – 1 Corinthians 14:12

TUTORIAL

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Sis. Renee Tomlinson

Purpose: This program was developed to assist students within our community and congregation to achieve academic skills, while encouraging Christian morals and values. “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned…” – Titus 2:7-8

WEBSITE

Elder: Bro. Richard Southall
Program Contact: Bro. Reggie Blair

Purpose: Learn more about God and his kingdom through the World Wide Web. Please visit our website at: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17

WELCOME CENTER

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Sis. Mary Trice

Purpose: Being made to feel welcomed whether you are visiting or a member is an important work that lets people know we care. “The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” – John 10:13-14

YOUTH

Elder: Bro. Terry Primm
Program Contact: Bro. E. Fletcher Sanders – Bro. Carl Tomlinson

Purpose: Actively raise our youth to become spiritually mature and discover their God given talents while giving them opportunities to serve those around them and challenge them to honor God with their lives. “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them” – Ecclesiastes 12:1-2

ZONES

Elder: Bro. Jesse Tucker
Program Contact: Bro. Jesse Tucker

Purpose: This ministry attempts to unify members based on geographic location by adopting a relational nature. Each Zone has coordinators who are responsible for organizing events and outings to encourage fellowship among members in the congregation. Want to know which Zone you are apart of? See the table below and locate your appropriate zip code:

ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
 37055 37015 37027 37013
 37201 37066 37064 37076
 37205 37072 37135 37086
 37208 37075 37203 37087
 37209 37080 37204 37090
 37219 37115 37211 37122
 37221 37189 37212 37129
 37228 37206 37215 37130
 37207 37220 37133
 37216 37135
 37218 37138
 37167
 37214
 37217
ELDER(S)

Bro. William Cummins

ELDER(S)

Bro. Jesse Tucker

ELDER(S)

Bro. Clinton Cummings

ELDER(S)

Bro. Terry Primm

DEACON(S)

Bro. E. Fletcher Sanders

DEACON(S)

Bro. Carl Tomlinson

 

 

DEACON(S)

Bro. Kevin Chandler

Bro. Ardie Trice

 

DEACON(S)

Bro. Eugene Gray

COORDINATOR(S)

Dorothy Bridges

 

 

COORDINATOR(S)

Lee Amos

Karen Amos

 

COORDINATOR(S)

Harold Carr

Janus Carr

 

COORDINATOR(S)

Andre & Sonia Foster

Trudy Chandler

 

ZONE 1ZONE 2ZONE 3ZONE 4

“As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.” – Acts 16:4-6