The Pastor's Aide Ministry started at First A.M.E.
Church in 1993 during the tenure of Rev. George Moore,
Jr. The original president was the late Mrs. Minnie J.
Diggs. She was succeeded by Mrs Vallie Smith who served
faithfully until her death in 2003. This ministry is
still active in serving the needs of its pastor. Monthly
meetings are held each 3rd Sunday after the worship
service. The group hosts activities for the pastor and
first lady during special days and occasions such as
birthdays, anniversary, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Pastor's Appreciation Day, annual conference, etc.
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual
fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in
affliction, and faithful in prayer. Share with God's
people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans
Our Mission Statement:
To assist the pastor in the ministry of fulfilling his
Our Goals :
The pastor's aide ministry is committed to:
necessary support to the pastor and his family within
the church with encouraging words, prayers, and
other actions of love.
hospitality to visiting ministers, their families, and
activities for the Pastor and the First Lady during
special days and occasions.
· Assisting the
Pastor in fulfilling his goals for the church and
Condolence & Gifts of Love Ministry
· Responds to
bereavements in our church with cards, flowers, and
other expressions of sympathy.
· Provides food
baskets, monetary gifts, and etc. to others as needed.
Care & Concern/Sick Ministry
· Calls members
who miss two or more Sundays in a row to see whether we
could assist them.
· Provides for the
needs of the sick and elderly.
· Visits members
and friends of the church in area hospitals, nursing
homes, retirement homes, and in their homes.
· Keeps in touch
with members by phone or visit to find out about their
· Invites, meets,
and greets visitors to the church.
· Welcomes and
collects information on visitors and friends for
and/or assists with special occasions (i.e., Pastor's
Appreciation) and other church-related events.
· Greets all
persons with a smile and a warm embrace. You are the
light of the world. (Matthew 5:14)
· Greets all
persons with good and helpful words of encouragement.
· Presents all
persons with a cheerful look and joyful heart. (Proverb
FAME WELCOME TEAM/GREETERS
Sis. Vanessa Bowles
Bro. Leroy Giles
Sis. Patricia Clifton
Sis. Joyce Harrison
Bro. Harry Johnson
Bro. J.T. Jones
Bro. Ambrose McDow
Sis. Monique McDow
Sis. Kathleen Scotland
Sis. Donna Wilkins