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  St John Baptist Church  



To provide effective worship opportunities that will help the congregation develop their relationship with God and live faithfully as Christians in accordance with the church's vision and mission.


Ministry Coordinator - Rozrian Brown (410-695-0181) -

Sacred Arts Coordinator - Rev. John West (240-383-2237) -

Worship Ministries List

Worship Planning Committee
Mid-Week Worship Service
Children's Church
Church-wide Worship Service
Support Services
Usher's Ministry
First Impression Greeters
Music Ministry
Creative Arts

Worship Planning Committee

Ensure that the various sub-committees have identified members to participate in both services.( Welcome the guests, Responsive Reading, Children's Message, and Prayer for the New Church and Offering).

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Provides special Christmas Eve service to celebrate the birth of Christ and promote the spirit of giving.

Rev. John West
(240) 383-2237

Mid-Week Worship Service

Power Hour

Offers hour-long service of prayer, testimonies, singing & inspirational messages each Wednesday evening 7-8 p.m.

Rev. Ella Moore
(410) 796-9040

Children's Church
Provides safe, fun and highly engaging worship experience for children in grades 1 – 6. Children will worship, develop Bible skills and build character while learning about Jesus utilizing creative and visual resources that are fun and stimulating.

Rev. Donna Givens
(443) 831-9467

Sis. Karen Williams
(443) 949-4909

Church-Wide Worship Services

Special worship services and events leading up to them that foster inclusive church-wide worship for members and the community

Leaders appointed by Pastor

Men’s Day & Women’s Day

Activities are organized to celebrate men and women of the church and community, culminating in a special day of worship.

Women's Ministry/Men's Ministry in charge.

Revival Week

Coordinates 3 nights of soul-stirring singing, and Bible-based preaching to revive our commitment and service to God.

Leaders appointed by Pastor

Fellowship Sunday Service Special afternoon service with a sister church to foster and enhance relationships between congregations. Fellowship dinner is provided for our guests.

Contact Person:
Leaders appointed by Pastor

Support Services

Altar Guild/Flower Guild

Prepares the altar with appropriate and attractive items for worship services. Organizes and prepares the elements for 1st Sunday Communion.

Sis. Eloise Linton

Sis. Glenda Morton (Flower Guild)


Provides nutritional and light refreshments after both Sunday and special worship services in the fellowship area. Facilitates the assignment of members and organizations to host the fellowship hour. They supervise the various tasks that include setting tables, serving refreshments, and cleaning up after the fellowship time is over.

Sis. Barbara Love
(301) 805-9664

Sis. Barbara Gorham
(410) 884-6511

Transportation Ministry

Coordinates request for transportation to Sunday morning worship services with qualified driver volunteers.

Bro. Gus Owens
(301) 596-6223

Sound and CD

Provides an effective sound and recording of the Sunday worship services and special meetings/events. Coordinates the sale and distribution of CD’s of the services.

Bro. Eric Byrd
Minister of Music

Usher's Ministry

Head Usher

Head Usher facilitates effective communication and efficient coordination of the objectives among the usher groups and pastor.

Mary L Morgan

Adult Ushers

Adult Ushers provide assistance to the new guests, regular attendees during worship services, collect the offering, and assist with communion. They are responsible for making sure the sanctuary is in proper order after each service. They serve on the 1st , 2nd, and 5th Sundays

Bro. Golian Keamu
(310) 237-5613

Young Adult Ushers

Provide assistance to the new guests and regular attendees during worship services and collect the offering. They are responsible for making sure the sanctuary is in proper order after each service and serve on the 3rd Sunday.

Sis. Precious Cade-Mayo
(410) 290-3833

Youth Ushers

Fosters the church's warm atmosphere while seating and supplying congregants with various items in worship on the 4th Sunday.

Sis. Peggy Anthony
(443) 277-9844

First Impression Greeters

Parking Lot Greeters

Happily greet church attendees the moment they pull into the parking lot at SJBC. Individuals in the Parking Ministry direct traffic and provide a safe and friendly environment in the parking lots.

Bro. Aaron Lancaster
(202) 359-2939

Worship Service Greeters

Worship Service Greeters are the first to greet members and guest as they enter the church for service.  The provide a “first touch” to make all know they are welcomed.

Sis. Anita Hilson
(443) 253-9176

Music Ministry

Minister of Music

Facilitates effective communication and efficient coordination of the objectives between choirs and fine arts ministries.

Bro. Eric Byrd
Minister of Music

Cathedral Choir

Rehearsals – Mondays before the 3rd & 4th Sunday at 7 p.m. 4th and 5th Sat at 10:00 a.m.
Sings on the 4th Sunday at the 8:00 a.m. service & 5th Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

Sis. Carolyn Gayle, President
(410) 997-5395

Sis Linda Hall Director

Male Chorus

Rehearsals – Tuesdays before the 3rd & 4th Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday before 1st Sun. at 7:30 p.m.. Sings  8 a.m. 1st Sunday and 10:45, 4th Sunday.

Bro. Richard Shepherd, President
(410) 992-9539

Sun Rise Singers

Rehearsals –Tuesdays before 2nd and 5th Sunday at 7 p.m. Sing at the 8 a.m. service.

Bro. Larry Stewart, Director
(410) 997-7421

Gospel Choir

Rehearsals – Tuesdays before the 1st Sunday 7 p.m. & Saturday 12 noon before the 1st and 2nd Sunday. Sings 1st & 2nd Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service and every 3rd Sunday at 8 a.m. service.

Bro. James Scott, President
(410) 995-1905

Voices of Inspiration

Rehearsals – Tuesdays before the 3rd Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday before the 3rd Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sings 3rd Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. service.

Bro. Lyle Jones, President
(410) 707-3894

Lord’s Messengers (K-5th grade)

Rehearsals – 2nd & 3rd Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Sings 3rd Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service.

Sis. Frances Barron, Director
 (410) 730-9609

Praise Team

Leads opening praise songs at the 10:45 a.m. services. Rehearsals, 1st Sat. at 10:00 a.m.

Bro. Eric Byrd
Minister of Music

Creative Arts Ministry


Provides visual and oral expressions of worship to God through presentations during our Sunday noon worship services and special events

Sis. Angela Clay
(301) 769-8689

Dancers of Inspiration

Provides expressions of worship to God through interpretative dance presentations during our 3rd Sunday worship services at 10:45 a.m. and special events

Sis. Adrian West Diggs



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