The Ministry of Intercessory Prayer was implemented at Light Hill Baptist Church during the Fall of 2011, led by Elect Lady Nikisha D. Smith. As God has commanded that His House ‘shall be called a house of prayer’, we understand with certainty that it was and is the intent of God to remain in constant communion and communication with His People and for us to remain in constant communion and communication with Him. Hence, the Intercessory Prayer Ministry seeks to fulfill that mandate by praying without ceasing for the presence, purpose, anointing, and directives of God to reign supreme and above all in His House. We further endeavor to extend the Hand of God through evangelical efforts, outreach, and other mechanisms. We stand on 2 Chronicles 7:14. We hold close Philippians 4:6, Isaiah 55:6, Matthew 21:22, and James 5:13. The Intercessory Ministry sponsors the following programs: Heal the Land Altar Call and Family and Friends Month. We further endeavor to assist the Pastor for forthcoming fasting and prayer efforts in addendum to the National Day of Prayer.
Sunday at 8:45 A.M.
Wednesday at 6:30 P.M.
We meet 30 minutes prior to each worship experience so that the atmosphere may be prayerfully covered. We welcome all to make prayer the focus of our Christian walk; as Christ intended.
The mission of the Executive Board is to serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church, doing the work of benevolence, visiting the sick, being alert to the needs of the congregation, freeing the pastor to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, thus assisting in spreading the word of the gospel and promoting unity within the body.
The Board members include:
Overseer: Pastor Alejandro R. Smith
Deacons: Ronald Parks, Sr. (Chairman),
Earl Barnett, Clarence Belcher, Joseph Courtney, Jr., LaVance Henderson, Lamar Miles, Glenn Taylor, Sr., Charles Walker,
These men are recognized by the congregation as men who embody the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:8-13 for leadership in the church. As a result they have the responsibility of caring for the spiritual welfare and progress of the individuals that make up the church.
Deaconess and Ministers Wives
Ministry Leader – Lady Shon Parks
The Deaconess Ministry consists of wives of the Deacons and Ministers of the church. They are women of prayer, integrity, and living a Christian life. They also assist the Pastor in ministering to the needs of women, and are good role models to young women.
Their duties include but not limited to:
· Provide assistance with baptism (especially with female candidates)
· Communion preparation
· Assist at the altar with coverings for women (young and old) with improper attire on (i.e. mini-skirts)
· Helping the poor
· Act as role models (dress, attitude, etc) for young women
Visit to bereaved family
Ministry Leader – Lady Connie Watson
This is the first official representative of the church that most people see when they arrive on campus. The greeters should welcome each person, member or visitor, with a warm and friendly smile; they open doors for all persons entering the sanctuary; they direct the flow of traffic when entering the sanctuary; they inform visitors where all facilities are located on campus if need; make sure each visitor completes a visitor’s card and receive any church information before entering the sanctuary.
This ministry is the second official representative of the church that most people see when they arrive and as such plays an important role in making the people feel welcome to the service. The role of the usher in the church is a volunteer position. Humility is the key in this position. Ushers are required to be punctual and time conscious as they are required to be at the church earlier than the rest of the congregation. The concept of an Usher is not new at all. In the Old Testament, we hear of Ushers, however, they were called Doorkeepers or gatekeepers that played very similar roles (Psalm 84:10). All Ushers are asked to be at their designed post 15 minutes before worship begins. Meeting are held every first Saturday of the month beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Ministry Leader – Lady Rashada Abraham
This ministry helps prepare all youth members of the church for their service to God, the work of the church to the community and to the world. All children of Light Hill are encouraged to participate in all the activities we provide. Our youth ministry offers choir, ushers, liturgical dance, public speaking, etc. It is our goal to operate in every capacity of the church to properly train an d nurture our children. We are empowered by the support system through team ministry. Each member of this team values our commitment to the ministry. Sunday school, VBS, and mid-week classes are available for the youth. It is our deepest prayer and desire to provide a conducive environment for worship for all the children of Light Hill Baptist Church.
Minstrels – Phillip Jackson, Devante Crutchfield, Warren Williams
Worship and The Arts is a ministry, dedicated unto God the Father for His glory. The ministry’s chief assignment is to create a worshipful atmosphere that will make ready the hearts of men for the preached or taught Word of God. The Worship and The Arts Ministry is comprised of a plethora of artistic expressions which includes but are not limited to: Music, Liturgical Dance, Mime, Theater, Spoken Word, and other gifts currently in preparation.
Worship and The Arts, through execution of the humanities purposes to magnify God, make His fame known among all, expand His Kingdom, and serve as an evangelical tool which will attract persons to the reality of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ while affording opportunity for persons to utilize their gifts and talents.
Ministry Leader – Minister Ron Taylor
The Light Hill Baptist Church Sunday school’s mission statement strives to reach and win the lost, teach and disciple them through the word of God, for the glory of God. Our vision is to change people to Christ-likeness, to become disciples and to attain leader status.
Our purpose is to render religious education to people of all age groups and serve as a platform for people to come together for a common cause. This provides an opportunity to study the Bible. The Sunday school teaching instills in the mind of the students, faith in God and principles which Christ adhered to. The teaching also instills in the mind of the young students love and care toward others in society.
Branches of Christian Education
Sunday School Leadership School
Mid-Week Enrichment Curriculum
Discipleship Classes (Ministry, Singles, Marriage, Etc.)
New Membership Orientation
Every Member Needs a New Membership and Church Handbook.
They are Available in the Church Office
I.M.A.G.E. (Men’s Ministry)
The Brotherhood Ministry of Light Hill is dedicated to men of all ages to develop and adapt a strong Christian attitude, presence, and mentality.
The Brotherhood ‘s mission is to promote, encourage and spiritually strengthen men of Christ . We will strengthen one another through spiritual guidance through fellowship, awareness of moral family values, and commitment of service to the community.
Brotherhood meets quarterly on Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Daughters of Hannah
Ministry Leader – First Lady Nikisha Dotson Smith
Every woman is a member of this ministry. It is our goal to encourage spiritual maturity through The Word. We promote sisterhood through fellowship and serving as a spiritual support system for each other and to those in need We accomplish all this by ministering through scripture, song and prayer. We operate as a diverse organization within the church by assisting and supporting when needed for various church activities.
This ministry currently chairs an “Annual Women’s Conference” held the 3rd weekend in October.
Ministry Leader – Lady Julie Barnett
This ministry’s focus is twofold. First reaching inward nurturing our membership through mission study, education,
fellowship and prayer; and, secondly, reaching outward through personal witnessing, evangelizing, helping the needy
and less fortunate, and seeking justice and liberty for all, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Presently, the Mission Ministry meets on Monday’s after the 2nd & 4th Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Nursing Home Visitation is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 1:00 P.M.
@ Booker T. Washington Nursing Home, 7605 Line Avenue.
The Clothing Pantry is in Outreach Effort designed to assist needy families with clothing items and is housed in the Fellowship Hall. The pantry distributes clothing items upon the request of a member or nonmember. The items are distributed after an information sheet (see below) is completed and turned in to the church office. You may also contact any member of the Mission Ministry for further information about this outreach effort.