BOARD OF STEWARDS
This body is appointed annually by the pastor to be responsible for the overall needs of the local church: finances, the pastor, and the spiritual and general welfare of the church members. The pastor also appoints a president pro tem from this board to act on his behalf during his absence. The pastor has veto powers on any action taken in his/her absence. The Steward Pro Tem is Merion Presha.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The members of this board are nominated yearly by the pastor and elected by the membership at an election called by the pastor. The Trustees' responsibilities include the temporal concerns of the church, i.e., church property, church building, parsonage, equipment, etc. The Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees is James Walker.
The Stewardesses assist the Board of Stewards in carrying out the duties of the rituals of Baptism and The Lord's Supper. The president of the Stewardess Board is Sheron Craig.
MARY J. SLOAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY
Members of the Mary J. Sloan Missionary Society help people grow in the knowledge and experience of God through His Son, Jesus Christ. They participate in ongoing Christian training as well as perform individual and collective mission work. Bernadette Thompson is the president. The Young People's Division (Y.P.D) is a division of this organization. (see Youth Ministry for more information)
The Pastor's Aide anticipates and attends to the pastor's needs. It also organizes the Annual Pastor Appreciation Service. The President of the Pastor's Aide is Denise Carter.
Each member of the church, with the exception of clergy, is generally regarded as a Lay Member. Members are encouraged to become active and participating members of the Lay Organization. The Lay Organization trains the laity on the history, laws, and guidelines of African Methodism and promote service, support, harmony and respect in the church. Renee White is President of the Lay Organization.
The Class Leader system is a basic organizational unit of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Each local congregation of the A.M.E. Church has its membership divided into small groups called classes. Each class is appointed a spiritually knowledgeable leader who reports to the church’s Official Board the needs and concerns of his/her members. It is the system that enables the Pastor and the congregation to remain a closely-knit and warm church family. Bernadette Thompson is the Lead Class Leader
Because the ushers are the official doorkeepers and usually the first contact when someone enters the church, their responsibilities are sacred. The ushers seek to interact with everyone in a manner that exemplifies God and the church. They assist in making members and visitors feel comfortable and lend spiritual dignity to the church service. The Usher Board is composed of both youth and adults who serve each Sunday and during special services. Lucile Tobe is president of the Usher Board.
The adjutants are on their assigned posts during church services and as needed to assist, strengthen, and give support to pastoral leadership. The adjutants act as prayer persons and watch persons for the pastor. These "armor-bearers" possess refined perception regarding upcoming situations or events that require extra preparation or rest for the pastor.