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As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are equipped to serve outside and inside our church walls. Let us know your spiritual gifts, natural talents, learned abilities, and inspired passions so we can prepare you for ministry and partner with you in ministry.

Ministry Description

The mission of Academic Excellence is to help K-12 students, in both church and community, to achieve academic excellence through individualized tutoring and educational activities, while also offering tutoring opportunities to those who want to help grow a child’s mind.

When: Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Counseling Rooms (Back Hall)

Guiding Scriptures

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge” (Proverbs 18:15).

Guiding Principles

P.R.I.D.E.

P – Perseverance

R – Resourceful

I – Intellect

D – Determination

E – Excellence

Ministry Groups

Toastmasters – this is an international, non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.  Currently, Toastmasters meets during the Fall for 9 weeks.

Contact Information

Teresa A. Blair
academicex@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

The Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens seeks to provide support to all women along the continuum of life in all stages of their relationship with God. We seek to provide a space for fellowship, spiritual growth, teaching, and mentoring one another as we develop stronger holistic relationships with God.

Guiding Scripture

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:16-17

Ministry Groups

Women Clergy, Women’s Auxiliary, and Women’s Retreat Committee

Contact Information

Aliya F. Browne
abrowne@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

We are committed to making, educating and equipping disciples by providing opportunities for students to grow spiritually and emotionally in the Christian faith cultivating the desire to share their faith and demonstrate the love of God in their various communities to the glory of God.

Guiding Principles

Biblical Literacy, Diverse Topic Selection, Course Reflection & Feedback, Active Learning, Teaching Standards, Support and Accessibility

Contact Information

Yessennia Arocho
ChristianEd@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

Our vision is to have a culture of health and wellness within the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens that is integrated in the everyday lives of church members and across the ministries of the church.

When: Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Guiding Scripture

“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2)

Contact Information

Debe Davis
wellness@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

Our mission is to engage the youth of all ages from birth through high school within First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens and the surrounding communities in a variety of ministry and outreach activities that will continually develop them spiritually, culturally and relationally.

Guiding Scripture

“…and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).

Contact Information

Youth Ministry Director

Minister Tynicia Holmes
tholmes@fbcsomerset.com

Youth Ministry Services

Teen Round Up – Ages: 13-18

Meeting Time: 2nd Sundays 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Location: Chapel

Sunday School

Ages: 3-18

Meeting Time: Sundays @ 9:00 a.m.

Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms

Worship and Arts

1. Youth Choir
2. Junior Ushers
3. Anointed Praise Dancers
4. Finger Singers of Faith Ministry

Contact:

Minister Tynicia Holmes
tholmes@fbcsomerset.com

Boy Scouts

Ages: 11-17
Meeting Time: Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall

Contact

Sinclair Bishop at
mrbishop1993@gmail.com

Ministry Description

Hallelujah is the highest praise! Each week, our worshipers are lead to lift their voices and offer their praise to God through our three pillars of praise: 1) Praise & Worship, 2) Choirs & Ensembles and 3) Liturgical Dance. Our Music and Arts Ministry has age-friendly offerings to involve all of God’s precious people. Inquire and find out more!

Guiding Principles

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 5:13)

Contact Information

Charles Brown

Director of Music and Arts
cabrown@fbcsomerset.com

dfree® has been in existence for nearly a decade and has transformed the lives of many. dfree® was conceived in 2005 to address a growing financial crisis in the United States caused by overspending.

dfree® is a transformational, lifestyle movement that promotes financial freedom through values-based principles and practical approaches to financial management.

dfree® offers a multi-faceted approach that goes beyond offering financial literacy to enabling financial freedom.

Contact Information:
mydfree.org

Ministry Description

Global Missions mobilize members of FBCLG to participate in global Christian witness through various educational initiatives. FBCLG has partnered with Lott Carey to support ministries of evangelism, compassion, and advocacy to impact lives around the world. Through prayer, financial and technical support, participation in mission assignments and conventions, we will work towards transforming lives to reflect God’s values of justice, love and mercy.

Guiding Scripture

Matthew 25:35-36

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Contact Information

Rev. Shelia A. Gipson
Steven Cooper
missions@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

Through a variety of spiritual practices including guidance, comfort, and counseling, the pastoral care department serves the members of FBCLG and its community in times of crisis, burdens, and milestones.

Guiding Principles

Compassion and Comfort

Pastoral Care Services

Funerals

(Deceased Notification Form) click here

“The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” (Exodus 33:14).

Of all life experiences, death is often the most painful and challenging that anyone can go through.  FBC is available to comfort, direct, and support you during this season of life.

Hospitalization and Convalescence

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“I was sick and you looked after me…” (Matthew 25:36)

From diagnosis to recuperation, we provide care through visitations.

Baby Dedications

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“So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord” (1 Samuel 1:28).

Any parent who desires to have a child dedicated must complete our baby dedication form and complete a pre-dedication class covering the purpose and significance of dedicating your child to the LORD.  Child dedications are on the second Sunday of each month at the 9:00 a.m. service.

Weddings

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“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

Marriage is a lifelong commitment and should not be entered into lightly.  Therefore all who desire to be married and request an ordained minister from The First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens to officiate the wedding ceremony must complete premarital counseling sessions.  Sessions must begin at least 9 months prior to your wedding date.

Care Counseling

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22)

Sometimes we go through bad times or emotional problems that we are unable to sort out on our own.  FBC’s trained counselor will listen to you and help you find your own answers to the problems you face.  Please contact the pastoral care department at 732-828-2009  for appointments.

Prayer Requests

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“Brothers and sisters, pray for us” (1 Thessalonians 5:25).

Prayer is the best way to acknowledge the sovereignty and power of God. Through any of life’s circumstances and challenges, we will pray for you and with you.

Contact Information
pastoralcare@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

The goal of Spiritual Boot Camp is to have men strengthen their relationship with God; draw closer to God; experience God and hear God for themselves; reflect on and improve their family lives, personal lives, job interactions and areas of weakness and struggle. Men of all ages (21 and above) can join the Men Building Men; there are no big “I’s” and little “you’s”…..just brotherhood!

When: Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Guiding Scripture

“As Iron Sharpens Iron, So One Person Sharpens Another.” (Proverbs 27:17)

Contact Information

Keith Harvey
men@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

The Veterans Ministry at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens is dedicated to serving the military and veteran population that is currently serving or has honorably served our nation, both men and women on Active Duty, the Reserves, National Guard and Retirees that have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The Veterans Ministry vision is to provide services that support current service members and veterans by offering information and referral services to address the special needs of our service members by offering services for: Employment, Job-Training, Counseling, Healthcare, Veterans Benefits and Housing.

Guiding Scripture

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)

Contact Information

Minister Lester Shelley
veteransministry@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

We live to provide young adults and college students from various walks of life with an affirming, Jesus-centered experience resulting in either established or evolving relationships with God. The HOTSPOT encourages people to think critically, laugh loudly, and mature faithfully all in God.

When: Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Guiding Principles

Growth, Guidance, Goal & Go

Contact Information

Keenan Thomas
kthomas@fbcsomerset.com

Ministry Description

One kingdom organization cannot serve everyone. Our outreach ministry seeks to establish partnerships with local organizations (schools, food pantries, faith communities, rehabilitation centers, residential associations etc.) to improve the welfare of all peoples. Once a community need is apparent, our neighborhood ministry mobilizes to meet the need, as best as we can.

Guiding Scripture

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead”

(James 2:17).

Contact Information

Keenan Thomas
kthomas@fbcsomerset.com

For inquiries and information for the ministries below contact:

Alexis Jackson, Ministry Liaison
ajackson@fbcsomerset.com

 

  • Bookstore Ministry
  • Culinary Ministry
  • Entrepreneur Ministry
  • Hospitality Ministry
  • Marriage Ministry
  • Media Ministry
  • Missionary Ministry
  • Online Ministry
  • Scholarship Ministry
  • Senior Fellowship
  • Security Ministry
  • Sunday School Youth Ministry
  • Ushers Ministry
  • Young Adult Fusion Ministry