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celebration of life

Servant Leader: Earnest & Wanda Merritt
Phone: 806.790.1851

christian education council

Servant Leader: Rhonda Parker
Phone: 501.837.3797

Mission: The Christian Education Council's mission is to provide and ensure the availability of events, conferences, training material, resources and training opportunities for St. John Church membership. The council's overarching focus is toward growing Christian Disciples by fostering spiritual growth and faith development for this community of faith.

It is the responsibility of the council to review, select, and recommend, all Christian Education literature/materials used and developmental courses taught at SJMBC. The courses of study include, but are not limited to Sunday School, mid-week training, Vacation Bible School, Missions; in-house workshops and seminars.

The council is accountable for the Christian nurture, growth and development at all age levels in order to create a community of Christian believers. In support of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church mission and vision, we seek to enhance and increase the development of disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus, by virtue of his power and grave, tells his church, "to make disciples of all nations..."(Matthew 28:19a)

fisherman's ministry

Servant Leader: Rev. Ken & Linda Rawlins
Phone: 501.377.7293; 501.410.0870

grief ministry

Servant Leader: Verma Simmons
Contact Info: 501.231.9924

prayer ministry

Servant Leader: Mamie Johnson
Contact Info: 501.951.3405

Purpose: To persist in prayer for the Pastor, Leaders, and members of SJMBC. Offer members the privilege of submitting prayer requests. To pray continually for the community, local/state/federal governmental bodies in all things concerning the Kingdom of God.

Mission: To pray, intercede, stand in the gap and war on behalf of the undeserved, saved and unsaved, loved and those feeling unloved in the world. 

Participant Focus: Member must be willing to surrender self to God in heart, mind, soul and strength while being open to the needs of others. Members also need great persistence, patience and self-discipline, and should possess the spiritual gifts of exhortation and mercy. 


Servant Leader: Jasmine Medley

prison ministry

Servant Leader: Rev. Steve Wright
Contact Info: 501.240.2647

Mission: To serve and help those that are incarcerated and those who have been released to live and start a better life with God.

sunday school

Servant Leader: Deacon Robert Colbert
Contact Info: 501.247.5119

Adult Department: Deacon Larry Hatchett
Contact Info: 501.352.2975

Youth Department: Erica Brooks



Servant Leader: Kim Hayman
Contact Info: 501.412.7392

vacation bible school

Servant Leader: Pat Dean
Contact Info: 501.920.2773