1 Corinthians 14:40 "Let all things be done decently and in order." The Department of Administration exists to provide framework and structure to the operation of the Joy Tabernacle of Praise Ministries, Inc. in its functional role as an organization. From preparing church bulletins, updating membership profiles, creating marketing communiqué for distribution to providing administrative assistance to the Pastor and First Lady and administrative support to the Leadership Team.
We exist to help.
Lady Sandra Williams, Director of Administration
The Education Department's mission is to support and expand knowledge throughout the body of Christ. We provide extensive opportunities to enhance natural, spiritual, and biblical knowledge, while encouraging higher education at every level. The Education Department is involved in many facets of support, as we strive to encourage all groups and all ages during the many learning phases of life, both natural and spiritual. Sunday School, Bible Study, Pastoral Teaching, Academic Support, and Scholarships Preparation Sessions name just a few of our general areas of educational enhancement. As mentioned in Hosea 4:6, we desire that none will perish for the lack of knowledge. Come! Let us grow together!!
Lady Sandra Williams, Director of Education
While all departments, auxiliaries, units, teams, and groups are important in our church the Evangelist Department is the one group that can't afford to lay dormant. This department must be actively engaged and alert at all time for evangelism in its' purest form is to take advantage of every opportunity to share the gospel in word, deeds, or actions.
The Evangelist Department mission is to support the overall mission of the Joy Tabernacle of Praise as set by our leader. That is our Mission to reach out to all people and minister to the needs of the total man by manifesting God's love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy. And to lead them to experience a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord as we worship together in faith while awaiting His return.
How we interact with one another and those we come in contact with everyday is a form of evangelism that every believer may participate in during the course of your day. But then God places in the heart of some believers as part of the JTOP Evangelist Department to go beyond. Ephesians 4:11&12 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Evangelist Tiffany Love, President
Elder Benny Owens, President
Welcome to the finance department! Where our goal is to assist with the vision of winning souls for Christ by managing and investing the finances of our church according to gods financial principles. We strive to provide the most accurate up to date information on church financial information. We are committed to providing you with the important details that you need to make personal financial decisions about your contributions to Joy Tabernacle of Praise.
Joy Tabernacle of Praise is a 501 c(3) not for profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible. It is our practice to operate in the highest level of integrity as it relates to allocation of funds. Budgets are reported quarterly and published annually at the annual Set-up meeting in January of every year. According to our by-laws, significant expenditures must be approved by multiple parties including Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer or Chairman of Finance. No staff or organization position is funded from Joy Tabernacle of Praise contributions. A "record of giving" is distributed to each member that participates in enveloped-giving. If you wish to have an account of your contribution at the end of the year please be sure to cooperate with the offering envelope process.
Mr. Tai D. Davis, Chairman of Finance
JTOP Marriage Couple Ministries
The Marriage Couple ministry is designed to build a healthy and lasting relationship is currently under review to provide you with updated information.
The Joy Tabernacle of Praise (JTOP) Ministries Men's Department stands in support of the Pastor's overall mission and visions for the entire church. The objectives are to appeal to men seeking to enhance the quality of their lives by serving God. It is our endeavor to have a group of dedicated and God fearing men to be examples for males within our church and community. The men actively participate across the church including receiving training to be an effective witness. Each Man of the Department is a potential fisherman of men to win souls for Christ. It is through the Men's Department Ministry that efforts are made to restore men to their God given servant hood position as worshippers of God and leaders of the family. JTOP have established goals to achieve as we work in the vineyard of the Lord. No list could be all inclusive of the things we hope to accomplish as we grow, but a few are listed here.
It is most apparent that many ministries are lacking in the area of men participating in the church. Therefore, one of our greatest desires is to develop and have in-place a forum to offer the men of our church an opportunity to address their concerns and issues of God's leading men. Joy Tabernacle of Praise church is the platform where the healing begins, strength is given, power is received, and hope is realized for those who seek God. Isaiah 55:6 "Seek ye the Lord While He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near." Isaiah 40:28-31 "Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faineth not, neither is He weary? There is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men share utterly fall: But, they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." What is man?
Pastor Frederick A. Williams, President
The objective of the J-TOP mission department is to make a meaningful impact on the community and church through goodwill services. The J-TOP mission department provides community support and mission assistance to the community and J-TOP members in need. Community support/Outreach includes volunteer services, fundraisers etc. Mission assistance for church members includes being the last line of defense in emergency situations. (Flat tire, transportation to service, moving, etc.)
It is the departments goal to get more involved in the community, church and plan fundraising events to help support department expenses.
Mr. Joshua Williams, Director of Mission
The Music Department exists to assist the pastor in creating an atmosphere where individuals can be introduced to and create a relationship to God through music and the arts:
For Choir booking and information please contact:
Mrs. Tamara G. Davis, Minister of Music
Sunday School is a vital part of our spiritual growth as a whole. In Sunday School we learn how to study and apply the word to our lives, to make references to verses in the Bible to get a better understanding of how to live a holy and separated life of victory and dominion instead of loss and defeat. Proverbs 3:6 instructs us to acknowledge God in all our ways and He will direct our paths. His word will be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. How can we lead a life in the light of God without knowledge of and acknowledging God’s word and its power for our lives. 2 Timothy 2:15 says "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."Â Sunday School is the best place for a believer to develop understanding to rightly divide and apply the "truth" of Gods word through instruction of experienced teachers and the leading and revelation of the Holy Spirit.
It is the department endeavor to provide experiences that give Sunday School attendees the "second wind" they need to give a foundation to living out God’s promises over their lives on a day to day basis.
Come join us in Sunday School were together we can find a deeper understanding of God's word and how to live the life that was set for us by God. Sunday School is not just for exclusive audiences or only church leaders. Sunday School is a place where the entire church body can learn and grow in God together. See you this Sunday at 10:00a.m.
Evang. Angie Calloway, Sunday School Superintendent
The Sunshine band teaches children about God, Bible knowledge, and rules of ministry and starts children on the path for living holy and productive lives. The Sunshine band will lead and encourage children to set their own spiritual goals. And allow them to express themselves through music, Bible study, mime/praise dancing and worship services which will allow them to lead as well as follow, and also to explore by posing questions and allowing individuality. We want to encourage them to build and maintain a spiritual relationship with God at home, school, as well as church.
"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
- Matthew 5:16
"Suffer little children, and forbid them not; for such is the kingdom of Heaven."
- Matthew 19:14
Ms. Patricia Fairley, President
Mrs. Charmagne Williams, Assistant
The Women of Joy Tabernacle of Praise (J-TOP) Ministries Church of God in Christ consists of a variety of women from every aspect of our society. We are women of worth and honor. We are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, co-workers, mentors, nurturers, public officials, employers, and employees. With such a diverse group of women from different ages and economic status, we endeavor to promote a unity and cohesiveness in the Spirit.
In order for every woman to be nourished and challenged we hold and plan quarterly activities such as Women's Christian Council, and weekend retreats to promote fellowship and spiritual growth; additionally, annual conferences are held to uplift, encourage and unify the women of J-TOP and the nearby community. We hold intimate classes to address very personal female challenges. A woman is uniquely designed by our Creator to carry and preserve life; therefore, we must nurture and build the queen inside each of us. Each woman has a place and purpose in the plan of God and our First Lady and her staff solicits the aid of the Holy Spirit to identify and assist each woman of worth's gifts and push them toward their destiny. We fellowship not only inside of J-TOP's walls but outside as well. "We minister to the saved and the unsaved because the hand that rocks the cradle may indeed influence the world; and, we want to influence our world for Christ".
Evangelist Sandra G. Williams, President
These goals will be achieved by working with youth in various spiritual and professional development exercises ranging from faith based conferences and activities to preparatory seminars and programs through mentorship programs such as Young Women of Excellence and Young Men of Valor.
Mr. Brandon L. Williams, President
Mrs. Charmagne Williams, Chairlady
The immediate and long-term goals of the department are:
• To establish structure and framework of routine operations for JTOP Ministries, Inc as an organization
• To manage incoming and outgoing communiqué for Pastor, First Lady, Leadership team, and membership inclusive of announcements, emails, newsletters, bulletins, and website
• To serve leadership team in preparation for various department initiatives
• To continuously work towards excellence in organizing, managing, and operationalizing the administrative function of JTOP Ministries, Inc.
The Evangelist Department or evangelism is not just your traditional erecting a tent, going door-to-door, waving the bible on a street corner or passing out tracks. Though these methods will certainly reach some people we can see more in evangelism. Evangelism is the sharing the Gospel, the good news, at its' core is simply the fact that Jesus Christ died on a cross for the sins of all mankind and rose again on the third day. Because of this single act of love and mercy on the part of God, we have the opportunity and privilege of coming into a personal relationship with Him.
We want to use every opportunity to:
• accept the sacrifice that was made for us
• confess our sins to God
• turn away (repent) of those sins and
• go forward, obeying His Word, the Bible
1. Fundraising for church events
2. increase church profit by improving bottom, controlling expenses
3. Monthly budget or Financial Meeting with department heads
4. utilizing offering envelopes at all services
5. Polos with church logo.
6. Increase contributions to building fund to get ready for our move
• For men to willingly choose to surrender to God and the church of his own free will.
• For men to physically and actively engage in worship as the spirit leads.
• For men to mentor men (II Timothy 2:2) in our everyday walk.
• To be consistent in our men's fellowship bi-monthly breakfast and Men's Day Services.
• To be model men, husbands, fathers, brothers, co-workers, and friends.
• To be leaders in serving and supporting with our time and finances.
• Praise Team
• Praise Dance
Goals for the Sunshine Band:
1. To build character, leadership skills, and self-worth
2. To learn bible scriptures and understand their meanings
3. To teach obedience and respect for authority
4. To encourage spiritual development and build a spiritual foundation
5. To provide an opportunity for children to actively participate in worship services
6. To promote leadership behavior
The goals of the youth department are:
• To foster and encourage youth of the organization in both spiritual and intellectual growth
• To prepare the youth for futures as successful and productive individuals in the Church and beyond
• To support the youth in the life application of biblical principles.
• To support youth in leading saved and spirit filled lives while resisting the temptation fit in and be a follower
• To develop the youth as future leaders