Our Ministries

  • Under the leadership of First Lady Marion Meares, the Alms Ministry collects and distributes non-perishable food and clothing to those in need.





  • Altar workers are trained to minister to those who may be hurting, are in need of prayer or who desire to become a member of Evangel Cathedral. Altar workers share biblical principles and practical applications to begin a victorious walk with Christ. Whether the need is for salvation, water baptism, rededication, healing or being prayed for, each person who comes to the altar walks away knowing that Jesus Christ is Lord and that Evangel Cathedral is a loving church that cares about them.

  • Evangel Cathedral Sunday services and events rely on the Audio/ Sound Ministry to amplify our message. This ministry oversees audio operations in the cathedral and chapel. Ministry members are responsible for the maintenance of the audio equipment, the setting up of mics for the band and vocals, troubleshooting and digital broadcast mixes.




  • AWANA is a national Bible-centered, missions-oriented, evangelistic ministry that seeks to reach young people and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. AWANA serves to blend family and Sunday school instructions by imparting them in the fundamentals of the Christian faith.




  • Evangel Cathedral’s choirs and bands are composed of anointed, energetic and committed members ages 18 and up. They are called to lead the people in praise and worship through song. They lend their gifts to the ministry through consistent attendance at weekly rehearsals and by exemplifying a disciplined lifestyle of prayer and worship.




  • Before being baptized, the baptismal team teaches the candidates the Biblical basis for repentance and baptism. Ministry members assist individuals being baptized by praying with them and preparing them for baptism.




  • The Bookstore features biblical resources for all ages. Whether you are a new Christian or a seasoned believer, you can find the resources you need. Our bookstore volunteers can special order a variety of items for you.




  • The Evangel Cathedral School of Performing Arts (CSPA) brings out the creative giftings of drama, script writing, costume and set design in EC members. Each skit, play and musical is biblically-based and is a vehicle of evangelistic outreach.




  • Evangel Cathedral Central Bible School is one of the nation’s leading institutions for biblical studies. During the three semesters each year, over 50 free classes are offered. Whether your goal is to establish a deeper understanding of the Word of God, biblical certification or ministry, the Central Bible School is the right place for you.




  • The Evangel Cathedral Children’s Education Ministry features a staff of dedicated professionals with a heart for instructing children in the Word of God. We provide biblically-based programs and lessons for children between the ages of 4-11 years. We introduce them to the Word and teach them how to apply it in their daily lives.




  • The Communion Preparation Ministry is dedicated to the effective and efficient preparation of the Holy Communion every first Sunday while serving the people of God.




  • Conference and Events Center volunteers provide support during major church events in the areas of registration, exhibits, concessions, ticket sales, promotion, reception and data entry.




  • This ministry uses dance as a means of praise and worship. It uses various types of dance forms that ushers you into a place of worship; glorifying the Kingdom of God.




  • The Dance Ministry uses dance as a means of praise and worship. During each rehearsal, members build muscle strength while increasing flexibility, balance, body awareness and correct posture. The ministry hosts one recital each year. Ages: 12 years and up.




  • The Power Plant Dance Ministry’s mission is to change lives through contemporary music and varied dance styles. It strives to minister to all generations by delivering the gospel message through dance. The ministry hosts one recital each year. Participants’ age range: 6 -25 years.




  • Are you concerned that you missed a powerful sermon? All is not lost. The Digital Ministry produces recordings of each Sunday’s service and special events. Volunteers engineer audio and video feeds for recording and the duplication of CDs and DVDs for sale.




  • Evangel Cathedral hosts two major productions each year. The Christmas Celebration and Easter Production include over 200 cast members and varying forms of fine arts. Volunteers in the fields of acting, dance, makeup artistry, set design and wardrobe styling join to communicate the Gospel message in a stage play fit for Broadway.




  • The Employment Ministry provides guidance, resources and advice to those seeking employment.




  • Firm Foundations is an eight week class that introduces kingdom principles to new members of Evangel Cathedral. We explore biblical truths and practical life application while establishing a foundation for spiritual maturity. This class is not only for new members; existing members are welcomed to attend as well.




  • The First Time Visitors Ministry promotes growth and expansion consistent with our corporate vision -- Pioneering, Modeling and Mentoring in the spirit of Excellence. We welcome all guests, in love, to Evangel Cathedral on behalf of Bishop Don Meares. We answer questions you may have about the church and share membership and ministry opportunities.




  • The mission of Get Connected is to link new members to the ministries and service opportunities that best suit their gifts and talents. We believe that the more connected a person becomes to other believers, the more committed he/she will be in the areas of personal and spiritual development.




  • Greeters are the first faces members and guests see as they enter Evangel Cathedral. We are walking, smiling and loving concierges who are responsible for answering questions and providing direction to members and guests. If you are called to serve as a greeter, we welcome you (and your smile) to serve with us.




  • The Hospitality Ministry supports most major events held at Evangel Cathedral. We provide meeting planning, logistical support, catering services and product sales. We support the drama productions by providing cast members with excellent meals. We also provide services to guest ministers, speakers and entertainers. Additionally, we conduct training workshops and teach table setting, etiquette and protocol. Our goal is to foster fellowship and enhance church growth through the unity of members, friends and visitors.




  • The Inspirational Hand Bells ministers periodically during worship services and church events. Members learn proper bell handling, music theory and technique. No experience necessary.




  • Healthy marriages are not only beneficial to a family, but to the church as well. In the Marriage Enrichment program, couples learn how to represent the Kingdom of God in their marriages. They discover practical applications for using the Word to fortify their relationships and to withstand trials.




  • The Mime Ministry provides creative and spiritual expressions through carefully orchestrated body movements. With painted faces, gestures and precise facial movements, participants project spiritual messages inspired by the Word and music. If you are not a singer or dancer and would like to express outwardly your love for the Lord, this may be the perfect ministry for you.




  • The EC Medical Ministry includes physicians, registered nurses and nurse practitioners who provide care to those who may have a medical emergency during church services or events. The Ministry hosts health fairs, screenings (i.e., blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol testing, etc.) and provide health and wellness literature.




  • The New Members Ministry acquaints those who are interested in becoming members of Evangel Cathedral with the history, organization, responsibilities and beliefs of the church. The ministry also assists new members in finding their place of service and stewardship in the church.




  • The EC Nursery provides a safe and playful learning environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 3 years. While parents attend Sunday worship services, the youngest members of our church receive the love of God from dedicated volunteers.




  • A major function of the local church is assisting those who are in need of special services in the restoration of their physical and emotional well being. The ministry of Pastoral Care is a problem-solving and consoling ministry ready to meet people at their point of need.




  • The Power Plant Youth Ministry sponsors activities for Evangel Cathedral’s youth between the ages of 12- 25 years. This is the place where young people can deepen their spiritual walks, explore Biblical principles and learn accountability. Power Plant provides outreach to other youth in the community with the primary goal of connecting them to Christ.




  • The Intercessory Prayer Ministry is committed to fostering a greater emphasis on prayer in the Body of Christ. Weekly, this ministry offers daily morning prays for spiritual leaders, the church family, local and national governments and more! As we gather, we nurture our prayer lives, develop our spiritual gifts and are equipped to be better disciples.




  • The Men’s Prayer Ministry is a corporate prayer group dedicated to weekly prayer, praise and worship. Through prayer, accountability and encouragement, men receive support and are equipped to minister to other men in the church and the community.




  • Join First Lady Marion and members of Evangel as they pray for the church and for the Man of God, our senior pastor, Bishop Don Meares. This group of seasoned, prayer warriors unites in prayer and enters into the presence of God to seek His face, hear from heaven and pull down strongholds.




  • Prophetic Prayer is a weekly ministry that provides believers with the tools necessary to discover and fulfill their prophetic destiny, support their pastor’s vision and seek God for revelation knowledge. Guests are welcomed to participate.




  • Incarcerated men, women and teenagers need the Gospel message to stay encouraged. During monthly visits, the Prison Ministry offers this encouragement to people who are incarcerated and in correctional facilities. Bibles, books and CD sermons are distributed and gifts are provided to inmates and their families at Christmas.




  • The EC Security Ministry ensures the integrity of Evangel Cathedral by monitoring and securing the church during services and all events.




  • The Seniors Ministry provides a time of fellowship and study of the Word of God for members age 65 and above. The Seniors Ministry provides the support and interaction that is so important to those in their golden years.




  • The Gospel message is shared with those who are deaf and hearing impaired through sign language. The ministry offers interpretation during Sunday morning worship services and designated special events.




  • EC Parking Ministry ensures that all parking lots are accessible, safe and organized, as members and guests enter and exit the church campus.




  • The Transportation Ministry is an outreach ministry designed to provide shuttle services for EC members to and from designated Metro stations on Sundays. The ministry also provides safe and on-time transportation to guest ministers, speakers and entertainers.




  • The Tutorial Ministry provides academic assistance to students in grades one through twelve. Each week, we offer homework assistance to students in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. We show students how to increase their test scores on the state assessment exams. Students are shown how to be successful in their studies and how to develop good study habits.




  • The Television Ministry provides accurate and professional video recordings of Evangel Cathedral worship services and special events. We work closely with the Digital Ministry to preserve Evangel Cathedral services and events for years to come.




  • With over 2000 people entering and leaving the church during worship services and events, a systematic approach for seating the congregation and guests is essential to ensure service in the Spirit of Excellence. The Usher Ministry is composed of EC members who are committed to serving the body of Christ by keeping order in the sanctuary. We encourage a distraction-free experience for all in attendance.




  • The Wedding Ministry oversees the execution of marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions that are held at Evangel Cathedral. We provide guidance to the bridal party to ensure that careful attention is given on the day of the wedding. Evangel weddings are held in the Bishop’s Chapel.




  • Under the leadership of First Lady Marion Meares, The Women’s Ministry endeavors to minister to women from all walks of life. The Ministry shares the Word of God to empower, equip and encourage women.




About Our Ministries

  • We invite and welcome you to one of our many ministries

    A vast array of ministries designed to assist you spiritually and in every other area of life are available at Evangel. From the Altar Workers Ministry that attends to the spiritual needs of those that desire to become new members of Evangel Cathedral to the Alms Ministry that is responsible for the collection and distribution of non-perishable food and clothing to those in need, to the Tutorial Ministry weekly filling the educational gap for children who may need extra help with school work, Evangel has a ministry for the areas of life that are most important to you.