Anti-Harassment Ministry Mission Statement: Elam Baptist Church (EBC) does not permit harassing conduct by anyone in the workplace. It is the policy of EBC to maintain a work environment free from the harassing conduct described above.
Chairman Trustee Larry Anderson
Sis. Deborah Halliburton
Deacon Jerry Dewalt
Bro. Bradley Johnson
Benevolent Ministry Mission Statement: To glorify Jesus Christ by sharing Christ’s love in a material way with needy people in and outside our congregation. Benevolent Committee:
Deacon Jerry Dewalt
Sis. Patricia King
Sis. Kenyatta Mason
Sis. Gail Griffin
Deacon Willie Lee
Bible Study Ministry Mission Statement: The purpose of the Bible Study ministry team is to coordinate all activities and ministries of various weekday programs and to serve as liaison between the weekday program and the church.
Deacon Kent Halliburton
Sis. Deborah Halliburton
Budget/Finance Ministry Mission Statement: Counsel, guide and direct the staff and church in the judicious use and management of all financial resources of Elam Baptist Church and all of its integrated auxiliary ministries. Ensure that adequate internal financial controls are in place to safeguard the church’s financial resources and to protect the reputation of the staff and Elam Baptist Church.
Cemetery Manager Ministry Mission Statement: Rejoice with them that do rejoice and weep with them that weep. Romans12:15 Manages the maintenance of cemetery grounds by supervising the operations, coordinating activities, inspecting grounds, ensuring conformance to standards, rules and regulations by outside agencies. Larry Anderson – Cemetery Manager Kaye Jordon – Cemetery Manager Clerk
Children’s Church Ministry Mission Statement: Our mission is to Explore the Hidden Treasures of the Bible and apply them to our lives. Proverbs 2:4-5
Coordinator: Sis. Deborah Halliburton
Assistant Coordinator - Sis. Linda Jarrett
Youth Director - Minister Romel Andrews
Assistant Youth Director - Sis. Quawanda Wilson
Crayzee Praize Ministry Mission Statement: To reach others with the Word of God through the use of puppets. Ecclesiastes 9:10
Coordinator - Sis. Deborah Halliburton
College Watch Care Ministry Mission Statement: To encourage our members as they matriculate through College. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Chairperson: Quawanda Wilson
Custodian Ministry Mission Statement: The Custodians are responsible for maintaining the church facilities in a clean and orderly manner ready for planned church activities events.
Trustee Larry and Earma Mitchell
Greeter’s Ministry Mission Statement: The purpose of the Greeter’s Ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ and share Christ’s love by greeting, assisting, and showing hospitality to those visiting our morning worship services.
Sis. Ethel Spivey
Sis. Ethel Jones
Health Care Ministry Mission Statement: Our mission is to increase member awareness by providing an opportunity for communication and education regarding issues such as health, safety and environment among Elam’s members and the general public
Sis. Amy Muex
Deacons Ministry Mission Statement: As extended arms of the Pastor, we minister to the congregation as his representatives in matters that will further the growth of the individual member and the corporate body. Acts 6:1-6 Deacons:
Chairman - Deacon Jerry Dewalt
Co-Chairman - Deacon Frank Currie
Deacon Walter Chaney
Deacon Frank Currie
Deacon Jim Robertson
Deacon Kent Halliburton
Deacon Fred Hayes
Chairman Emeritus - Deacon Willie Lee
Deacon Clyde Young
Deacon Sam Morgan
Jonathan Carter - In Training
Charlie Shaw – In Training
Financially Free Ministry Mission Statement: The Elam Baptist Church Financially Free Ministry has been established for the purpose of ministering to members and non-members alike regarding their personal finances. All counseling will be based on biblical principles and personal applications of money management. It is the desire of leadership to see members and non-members move out of financial bondage into financial freedom. I Timothy 5:8
Facilitator - Sis. Renica Yarbrough
Food Service Ministry Mission Statement: To assist the church in determining its need for food services and to administer its food service program effectively. Ensure quality meals at an economic price.
Chairperson - Sis. Jennette Parker
Hands of Worship Mime Ministry Mission Statement: To cater to the needs of all who worship God through the arts with new, relative and timely information to better equip them for ministry. Psalms 63:4
Chairperson: Sis. Deborah Halliburton
Co-Chairman: Deacon Kent Halliburton
Intercessory Prayer Ministry Mission Statement: Intercessory prayer strengthens the body as it runs the race of ministry.
Chairperson - Minister Nicole Matthews
Marriage Class Ministry Mission Statement: Preparing for Marriage God’s Way Ministry exists to provide biblical insight and relational support to those who have experienced marital breakdown in order to bring them to a resolve that honors God.
Sis. Renica & Pastor Iran D. Yarbrough
Sis. Deborah Halliburton (Wedding Coordinator)
Media Ministry Mission Statement: To spread the Word of Jesus Christ through the broadcast medium, audio and videotape technology. The Media Ministry also supports other ministries, which require the use of any sound and or video equipment.
Deacon Jerry Dewalt - Co-Chairperson
Bro. Xavier Preston
Sis. Deborah Halliburton - Chairperson
Bro. Paul Camper
Men Ministry Mission: Assist men in developing a strong personal relationship with the Lord and equip them to be the spiritual leaders in their homes, in the church and in the marketplace. Psalm 133:1
Missionary Ministry Mission Statement: To develop and implement a program of mission and mission’s awareness; to balance the mission needs of the community with the financial resources of the church. Reach out to those who are in need in the local as well as abroad. II Peter 3:9
Minister Missionary Leara Lee
Mother’s Board Ministry Mission Statement: The mission of the Mothers’ Ministry is to assist the Pastor in developing the Spiritual life of the women and young girls of the Church. The Mothers’ Ministry is to assist the Pastor and Deacons with baptism, assist in the preparation and administering of the Lord’s Supper, make in home and hospital visits to sick and shut-in members, and provide spiritual counseling to those in need at the Church.
President Sis. Emma Lee
Music Ministry Mission Statement: Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts. Psalms 150:6
Mass Choir – 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays *Rehearsal will be immediately following service TBA*
Male Chorus – 4th Sundays
Women Chorus – Men & Women Day 4th Sunday August
Youth & Young Adult Inspirational Choir - 2nd Sundays &
4th Sunday in July - Youth Day
Minister of Music (Organist) - Bro. Johnny Nelson Percussionist (Drummer) - Bro. Joshua Yarbrough Directors: Sis. Shona’ Carter-Brooks, Sis. Quawanda Wilson, Min. Nicole Matthews, Deacon Frank Currie, Sis. Kimberly Muex, Bro. Jeffrey Preston, Bro. Joshua Yarbrough
New Member’s Class Ministry Mission Statement: To teach new members who have recently joined the church the basics of Christian living, Baptist Doctrine and an overview of Elam Baptist Church.
Facilitator - Pastor Iran D. Yarbrough
Co-Facilitator - Sis. Deborah Halliburton
Outreach Ministry Mission Statement: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. Luke 4:18
Prison Ministry - Minister to the inmates at the WTSP – TBA
Coordinator – Sis. Jennette Parker
Pastor’s Aid Ministry Mission Statement: It is the aim of the Pastor’s Aid Ministry to assist the Pastor. 1 Timothy 5:17
Chairperson: Bro. Andrea Bond
Co-Chairperson: Sis. Jennette Parker
Secretary: Sis. Angela Lee
Asst. Secretary: Sis. Kaye Jordon
Praise Team Dance Ministry Mission Statement: The Praise Team ministers the Word by interpretive dancing to gospel music with the purpose of leading lost souls to Christ.
Chairperson: Sis. Quawanda Wilson
Co-Chairperson: Min. Angela Lee
Recreation Ministry Mission Statement: To plan, coordinate and evaluate a recreational program for all ages that is Christ centered and expands the total church outreach ministry.
Coordinator - Sis. Kimberly Andrews
Coordinator - Min. Romel Andrews
Support Counseling Ministry Mission Statement: WHEN REAL MEN MEET was designed to encourage men to acknowledge their shortcomings and learn how to overcome them. Therefore, rise up, dust off, and accept the call of perseverance rather than flee.
Author & Facilitator: Pastor Iran D. Yarbrough
Transportation Ministry (Inactive) Mission Statement: To supply reliable and safe transportation to and from worship services and other church related functions as necessary. Note to Passengers:
The Sunday morning route begins at 7:45 am & all passengers are encouraged to be ready.
If there is an afternoon program at Elam, the van will remain until program ends.
Please inform the driver if you do not need transportation.
Sis. Kimble Andrews (731) 635-0449
Deacon Jerry Dewalt (731) 460-9972
Bro. Brad Johnson (731) 612-0463
Sis. Amy Muex (731) 635-5056
Sis. Jennette Parker (731) 419-2169
Trustee Ministry Mission Statement: The Trustee Ministry shall consist of members of the Elam Baptist Church who will administer the finances for the membership for this church using sound financial principles and practices. All matters shall be carried out biblically according to church doctrine and with a Christian spirit.
Chairman Emeritus - Larry Anderson
Co-Chairman - Patrick Anderson
Charles Cooper, Jr.
Chairperson - Robbie Wynn
Usher’s Ministry Mission Statement: The ministry of the usher goes far beyond opening a door. The purpose of an usher is to represent Christ to all that come to worship at the church. In a sense, they serve as the host of the building in which believers and strangers gather to seek God. This purpose alone expresses the privilege and responsibility that falls to a church usher.
President - Sis. Patricia King
Vice-President - Sis. Juanita Camper
Junior President - Sis. Odessa Currie
Vacation Bible School Ministry Mission Statement: To joyfully share the Word of God with the children/adults at VBS, so that children/adults in our community can be drawn to Jesus in a fun and atmosphere.
Sis. Amy Muex
Visitation & Nursing Home Ministry Mission Statement: The Visitation Ministry is a ministry that brings compassion and assistance to the sick and hurt with Spiritual Hymns and the Word of God. Coordinate a pool of volunteers that would check in with the Nursing Home of what is allowed to be received as donations from the EBC Church Family.
Chairperson: Sis. Loretta Parker
Co-Chairperson: Minister Angela Lee
Watchman Monitoring Ministry Mission Statement: To provide a safe secure environment, for those persons who worship, meditate, praise and fellowship in Elam Baptist Church. As Gatekeepers, we are to protect the Pastor/Family Members/Visitors by providing a safe environment during all Church Services. Psalm 127
Deacon Jerry Dewalt
Trustee Larry Anderson
Officer Sam Parker
Trustee Terry Buck
Women of Purpose Ministry Mission Statement: To glorify God in ways that women of all ages will come to know Him as Savior and Lord and seek a right relationship with Him. Jeremiah 29:11
Chairperson - Sis. Deborah Halliburton
Youth Director Ministry Mission Statement: To direct and lead youth programming for youth. The Director of Youth Ministry shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ.