Antioch Baptist Church of Deanwood
Ushers Ministry
Contact Person:  Elizabeth Combs

“For a day in thou courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” - Psalm 84:10

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” - Hebrews 13:2

As an officer of the church, the usher aids the Pastor by “ministering” to the congregation to ensure a right attitude and spirit for receiving the proclaimed message. This is done in such ways as:
  • greeting persons with a smile;
  • extending a warm welcome;
  • directing persons to a comfortable seat; and
  • maintaining order in and around the church at all times.
The Usher’s Ministry consists of the senior and junior ushers. The Senior Usher’s Ministry began in 1941 and the Junior Usher’s Ministry began in 1956. This Ministry serves in all church services and other special services.

The purpose of this office is to be the doorkeepers in the house of the Lord. The Usher’s Ministry manifests the agape love of Christ to all who enter the Antioch Baptist Church. This Ministry also assists with directing worshippers in collecting tithes and offering.

The goals of the Usher’s Ministry are:
  • to be a “forerunner” preparing the sanctuary for worship by ensuring that it is in proper condition;
  • aid in promoting harmony and fellowship with the congregation; and
  • to ensure that there are no disruptions during worship services and special programs.
The objectives of the Usher’s Ministry are:
  • to receive the order of the day from the Pastor and greet members and visitors;
  • prepare the church for a comfortable environment and collect tithes and offerings;
  • to ensure that traffic flows peacefully and harmoniously during all worship services; and
  • disseminate programs, hymn books, church literature, collection envelopes, fans, and any other literature.
The Usher’s Ministry has the following elected offices: President, 1st Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Business Manager, Dress Coordinator, and Chaplain. The Usher’s Ministry meets quarterly or as needed.

Antioch Baptist Church
1105 50th Street NE
Washington, DC 20019
Rev. Dr. Eric E. Baldwin
Dr. Eric E. Baldwin
Tel: 202-388-7770
Fax: 202-398-3466
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