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Get Involved in Ministry

The Lord provides for His Body through each individual member. You have been given talents and gifts that will benefit another member of the body and vice versa.

Allow the Lord to lead you to which area of ministry you can serve Him by serving His people. Every ministry is not for every person but there is always something that we can do to help advance this local body of believers and the Kingdom of God.

How Can you Serve the Lord Today?

Below is a listing of the different ministries within Evangel Cathedral that you could join. To contact any of the ministry leaders, send them an email using this form and they will be in contact with you soon. You can also call the office at 301-249-9400 during normal business hours for more information.

Leaders: Ministers Guthrie & Shelly Beddingfield

The Alms Ministry collects and distributes non-perishable food to those in need. Your donations bring hope, healing and nourishment to families in our community. Donations are welcomed and may be deposited in the collection bins in the Cathedral’s Grand Foyer.

Leader: Deacon Audrey Wineglass Foster

The Signs of Worship ministry shares the gospel message through sign language with those who are deaf or hearing impaired.  This ministry offers interpretation during the 10:00 am, Sunday worship service and designated special events.  If you can sign or if you are hearing impaired, there is a place for you in this ministry.

Leader: Minister Joe Mitchell
Meeting Times:  Sundays at 9 am, Room 236 (view the schedule & learn more)

Water Baptism is a commandment from the Lord.  We demonstrate our trust and love for Him when we submit to His commands.  Water Baptism is a foundational stone for perfecting our Christian walk and symbolizes our full identification with Christ.  Candidates are taught the Biblical basis for repentance and water baptism.  All candidates receive a Baptism Certificate.

Leader: First Lady Marion Meares

After the 10 am Sunday worship service, come to the Grand Foyer for coffee. Café  Connect with friends, old and new.  You will find an assortment of snacks, friendly faces and good conversation.

Children’s Education

Ages 4 – 12 years old

  • Leader: First Lady Marion Meares
  • Ministry Contact: Nicole Hollinshead
  • Meeting Times:  Sundays during the 10 am worship service
  • Register children on Sundays in the East Lobby (by the Bishop’s Chapel)

Your kids are important to us, so we’ve created a place for them to learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. We have a staff of dedicated volunteers who have a heart for instructing children in the Word. We provide biblically-based programs and lessons for children ages 4-12 years.

Children’s Nursery

Ages 6-weeks – 3 years old

  • Leader:Deacon Monica Standfield
  • Meeting Times:  Sundays during the 10 am worship service
  • Register children on Sundays in the East Lobby (by the Bishop’s Chapel)

The Evangel Cathedral Nursery provides a safe, playful, learning environment for children ages six weeks to three years of age. While parents attend Sunday worship services, the youngest members of our church receive the love of God from dedicated volunteers.

AWANA

Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed

Ages 4 – 18 years old

  • Leader: Deacon LaToya Doster
  • Meeting Times: Thursdays at 6:45 pm (September – May), Upstairs Room 272

AWANA is a national Bible-centered, missions-oriented, evangelistic ministry that seeks to reach young people, ages 4-18 years, and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. AWANA serves to supplement family and Sunday school instruction by grounding them in the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Impact Youth Ministry

Ages 13 – 21 years old

  • Leader: Minister Olu Okegbenro
  • Meeting Times:  Fridays at 7:00 pm, Room 272

Designed for youth between the ages of 13-21. This fellowship provides a godly alternative to hanging out at the mall on a Friday evening. Some meetings consist of interactive teachings that help develop a strong relationship with God and a bond with other youth. Other meetings are fun activities like roller skating or bowling. There is the occasional Friday-Feast featuring foods teens love. We create a safe environment where young adults can gather and share their hearts, peer pressures and everyday challengers.

Tutorial Ministry

  • Leader: Deacon Jennifer Hatcher
  • Meeting Times:  Tuesdays at 6:45 – 8:30 pm (September – May), Upstairs in Rooms 237 and 239

The Tutorial Ministry provides academic assistance to students in grades one through twelve.  Each week, we assist students in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, vocabulary and phonics. We show students how to raise their test scores.  Students are shown how to be successful in their studies and how to improve in all major subjects.  The Ministry is supported by professional educators.

  • Leader: Minster Joanne Butcher
  • Meeting Times: Sundays after 10 am service, Ministerial Lounge

If you are visiting Evangel for the first or second time, stop in the Ministerial Lounge after the Sunday morning worship service. You will be greeted with smiles from friendly faces.  You will get to meet our Bishop and leadership. We serve light refreshments and will have a gift of appreciation. If you have questions about Evangel, we will answer them and we can share membership and ministry opportunities. We would love to meet you and your family. 

Houses of Love & Fellowship

  • International Groups Coordinator: Pastor Matthew Adeyemi
  • Group Coordinator: First Lady Marion Meares

We know it’s important to be connected and it can seem challenging to build lasting friendships. Join a Home Group and become part of a small friendly group setting.

Find people who share your interests. In these small settings, God puts people together so they can relate to each other in significant ways.

The Bishop’s Table

  • Leader: Deacon Judy Smith

The Bishop’s Table is elegantly set with fine china and excellent cuisine for Bishop and guest speakers. As a ministry, we provide outstanding dining services for Evangel’s guest speakers and Gospel artists. We are skilled in meeting planning, logistical support, catered events and product sales. We demonstrate exceptional etiquette, guest protocol, and, provide wholesome meals to cast members during productions.

  • Leader: Pastor Toro Oladokun

Our goal is to advance the celebration of the cultural diversities of Evangel Cathedral by showing the love of Christ through fellowships, and reaching out to local churches and the community. We provide avenues for members to connect with one another through our Annual International Day Celebration, summer picnic and community outreach programs.

Marriage Enrichment

  • Leaders: Ministers Eugene and Cherye Boulware
  • Cell: 240-997-4400
  • Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 7 pm

Thinking of getting married at Evangel? Through this 8-week program, couples learn God’s plan for marriage, better ways of communicating, money matters, practical ways to withstand the trials and more.

Wedding Ministry

  • Leader: Minister Jacqueline Hatcher
  • Office: 301-218-2610

A marriage ceremony is the sacred union of a man and women as they commit their lives and love to God and one another. The Wedding Ministry will oversee the execution of your wedding day details ensuring that your special day is executed with excellence, elegance and grace. Evangel weddings are held in the beautiful Bishop’s Chapel on the campus of Evangel Cathedral. Call us for details.

Audio / Sound Production

Meeting Times: Sundays at 8 am, Sanctuary soundbooth

Sunday services and events depend on the Audio/Sound Ministry to amplify the message. Ministry members are responsible for the upkeep of audio equipment, setting up mics for band and vocals, troubleshooting and digital broadcast mixes.

Digital Ministry

  • Leader: Katrina Matthews
  • Meeting Times: Sundays after 10 am service, Grand Foyer

The Digital Ministry produces and maintains recordings of all Sunday services and special events. Volunteers engineer audio and video feeds for recording and duplicating CDs and DVDs for sale.

Tech Council

  • Leader: Jamie Veals

Our goal is to communicate with the global community via social media platforms using Webpage, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We update and share content of upcoming events and ministry-happenings via posts, videos and pictures which, in turn, will bring in souls and support Evangel’s vision Every believer fulfilling personal destiny. Every church fulfilling corporate destiny.

Television Ministry

ECTV: Keeping the Word Alive

  • Leader: Otelia Simon
  • Meeting Time: Sundays

The Television Ministry provides professional video recordings of Evangel Cathedral worship services and special events. We work closely with the digital and audio ministries to capture and preserve Evangel Cathedral services and events for years to come. If you have an interest in learning camera operation, filming or directing let us know. We’ll show you our studio.

  • Leader: Deborah Coleman

The Evangel Cathedral Medical Ministry is supported by medical professionals — physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, paramedics, physical therapists and more. We provide medical care to those who may have an emergency medical need during a church service or event. The Ministry hosts health fairs, screenings (blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol testing, etc.) and provides health and wellness information.

  • Leader: Elder Rhonda Belt

Choir / Band

  • Leader: Elder Rhonda Belt
  • Rehearsals: Thursdays at 6:30 pm, Sanctuary

Evangel Cathedral’s choirs and bands are composed of anointed, energetic and committed members ages 18 years and up.  They are called to lead the congregation in praise and worship through songs and instrumental music. They lend their gifts to the ministry through consistent attendance at weekly rehearsals and exemplify a disciplined lifestyle of prayer and worship.

Handbells

  • Leader: Deacon Joanne Fitch
  • Cell: 301-772-5342
  • Meeting Time: Saturdays at 10:00 am, Room 228

The Inspirational Handbells is an instrumental choir composed of bell ringers who use beautifully crafted bells to glorify God. Handbell ringers enhance the worship experience as they minister during designated worship services and church events. Members learn proper bell handling, music theory and bell ringing techniques.

Drama Productions

  • Leader: Elder Rhonda Belt, Director/Producer of Performing Arts

The Evangel Cathedral Christmas Celebration Production has over 200 cast members and demonstrates various forms of fine arts.  Volunteers in the fields of acting, dance, makeup artistry, set design and wardrobe styling communicate the Gospel message in an annual stage production that rivals Broadway.

Dance Ministry

Age 12 years+

  • Leader: Minister Carmelia Rush
  • Rehearsals: Saturdays at 10 am, Camelot, 2nd Floor
  • Dance Style: Traditional

Chosen Dance Ministry

Age 5 years+

  • Leader: Donya Bell
  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 7-9 pm & Saturday at 12-2:30 pm, Camelot, 2nd Floor
  • Dance Style: Traditional

Mime Ministry

Age 5-25 years

  • Leaders: Malik Arnett and Larcell Arnett
  • Cell: 202-560-1661
  • Rehearsals: Thursdays at 7-8:30 pm, Grand Foyer
  • Leader: Minister Tawanda Vanlandingham

Are you and your family ready to begin the membership process? Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a member of Evangel Cathedral? Get acquainted with Evangel through the 8-week New Members Program. You will get to meet our pastoral leadership up close. Each of the eight sessions are taught by Bishop Don Meares or an Evangel Elder. Membership means calling a church home. We hope that you will make Evangel Cathedral your home.

Learn more about the program and the schedule.

Corporate Prayer occurs bi-monthly on the first Friday of the month. View the calendar for the schedule.

Men in Prayer

  • Leader: Minister Paul Butcher
  • Cell: 240-687-2558
  • Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7 pm, Room 137

The Men’s Prayer Ministry is dedicated to weekly prayer, praise and worship. Through prayer, accountability and encouragement the men support one another. Fortified by the Word of God, they are well-equipped to minister to other men in the church and the community.

Morning Prayer 

  • Leader: Minister Charlene Gatling
  • Meeting Time: Weekdays at 7 am & 8:30 am, Room 137

Each weekday morning, we pray for our spiritual leaders, the church family, local and national government and more!  As we gather, we nurture our prayer lives, develop our spiritual gifts and are equipped to be better disciples.

  • Leader: Minister Charles Brevard
  • Chief: Deacon Thomas Pratt
  • Cell: 301-538-6759

The Security Ministry is responsible for the safety of the Evangel Cathedral church family, guests, leadership, facility and property. The Ministry’s volunteer team includes professional law enforcement officers and security experts. This unified team operates with excellence and commitment to protect Evangel Cathedral and its members.

  • Leader: Minister Anne Freeman
  • Cell: 301-655-4113

The Seniors Ministry provides a variety of fun fellowships and informative gatherings for those age 65 and older. This ministry provides the support, interaction and encouragement that is so important to those in their golden years.

ECTV: Keeping the Word Alive

  • Leader: Otelia Simon
  • Meeting Time: Sundays

The Television Ministry provides professional video recordings of Evangel Cathedral worship services and special events. We work closely with the digital and audio ministries to capture and preserve Evangel Cathedral services and events for years to come. If you have an interest in learning camera operation, filming or directing let us know. We’ll show you our studio.

  • Leader: Minister Bobby Buchanan

As we serve the people of God through ushering, we are giving service to our Lord. An usher is a doorkeeper, a person who guards access to an important place. The doorkeeper was a very important position in biblical times and remains a very important position today. We exude a spirit of encouragement and kindness. When you come to worship, we will be at the door to help usher you into an important place. We’re composed of men and women ages 18 years and older. We would love to have you join us.

  • Leader: First Lady Marion Meares

Under the leadership of First Lady Marion Meares, The Evangel Cathedral Women’s Ministry is a fellowship of the sisters coming together to connect with each other and grow in the things of God.  First Lady wants women to feel the heart, mind and love of Jesus. The Ministry shares the Word of God to empower, equip and encourage women.

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