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

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

Contact Information

mydfree.org

Ministry Description

Faith Formation Ministries are committed to equipping and educating disciples through opportunities to engage in a process of lifelong learning and applying faith to all aspects of congregational and daily life. We are dedicated to serving all of our community no matter what stage you are in on your faith journey. So whether you are young or more seasoned, just beginning your faith journey or a long time Christian, we have something for YOU! Connect with our small groups, Sunday School, and other discipleship opportunities to further nurture your faith.

Scriptural Principles

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind… Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray…. They all met together and were constantly united in prayer.. Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still; teach the righteous, and they will gain in learning.” (Matthew 22:37, Proverbs 22:6, Acts 1:14 & Proverbs 9:9)

Guiding Quote

“When people see us living by faith, they will become curious about Christ.”

Contac Information
Rev. Dr. Carol Lynn Patterson
cpatterson@fbcsomerset.com

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

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.

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

The Hospitality Ministry practices hospitality as modeled throughout the bible. Our Purpose is to exude the love of Christ to our guests and members that they may be transformed from strangers into the family of God. We are striving to be a loving model of warmth, to be friendly and to exhibit kindness to our guests and congregants through the act of hospitality and through our words.

The Hospitality Ministry provides coverage for all worship and homegoing services.

Guiding Scripture

“Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4: 9-10

Contact Information

Melva Anderson
hospitality@fbcsomerset.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

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

Keeping with the core values of FBCLG and the vision of the pastor, we will reach out to those within our community and beyond, extending to them the invitation to accept Christ as Savior and Lord and to follow His teachings as revealed through Scripture, the preached Word and the Holy Spirit.

Some of our services include:

  • Thanksgiving outreach
  • Coat drives
  • Food drives
  • Care and concern card ministry
  • Quarterly fellowship with the Good News Home for Women
  • Support of Ronald McDonald House, Amandala Crossing and Imani Place, a transitional housing organization for women.

Leader: Macon Hymon
Contact: 732-828-2009

Ministry Description

Through a variety of spiritual practices including guidance, comfort, and counseling, the pastoral care department serves FBCLG members and their community during major life milestones and challenges. Read more

Guiding Principles

Compassion and Comfort

Pastoral Care Services
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Contact Information
Email: pastoralcare@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

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 Info

Aliya F. Browne
abrowne@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).

Youth Ministries

  • Academic Excellence
  • Anointed Praise Dancers
  • Junior Ushers

Contact Information

Minister Tynicia Holmes
tholmes@fbcsomerset.com

For inquiries and information for the ministries below, please send an email to fbc@fbcsomerset.com


  • Bookstore Ministry
  • Culinary Ministry
  • Marriage Ministry
  • Media Ministry
  • Scholarship Ministry
  • Senior Fellowship
  • Security Ministry
  • Sunday School Youth Ministry
  • Ushers Ministry