Board of Trustees Historical Roster
Mission of the Board of Trustees:
To maintain the physical assets of the church and coordinate finances.
Church Constitution

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Usher Board Ministry Spotlight

The Usher Board ministry is a vital part of the work and of the church. The first official reference to an Usher board is found in church records dating back to 1914

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Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Ms. Janice Hinton, Chairperson
(202) 829-2773

We reach out to those who have not heard.

Global Missions Ministry

Dear Church Family,

We are thankful for the mission God has given us in Trelawny, Jamaica, since 2003. As you know, our short-term missionaries have been serving there in educational, youth and medical missions. This year, we will continue that work as well as advance our next trip to St. Thomas, Jamaica.

With your prayers and support, one of our youth minister partners, Rev. Vanya Grant, has not only completed his undergraduate studies in Bible and communications, but has been installed to his first pastorate at Aeolus Valley Church with his new bride, Mrs. Kareen Grant. They sent these video greetings (below) to our church family so we can see where our next mission will take us this year and in Spring 2014.

Thank you for keeping the Grants and our Global Missions Ministry in prayer.

Rev. Robin Turner, Jamaica team leader and GMM spiritual advisor

Sis. Phillis Cooke,  Ministry Leader

Health Ministry

Dr. Mamie Montague
(202) 829-2773

Sister Evelyn Sellers
(202) 829-2773

The health ministry at Nineteenth Street enthusiastically embraces the key role that churches can play in health promotion and disease prevention in the faith-based and wider community. The church is an ideal setting to establish preventive health care programs because of its capability to provide services focused on the functional needs of people.

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Homeless Ministry

Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am

Deacon Sandra LeSesne
(202) 829-2773

Once each month we gather at the church and prepare food and care packages for our homeless brothers and sisters. We then go forth and distribute them. We encourage you to join us for this joyful time of spreading God’s love and His Word.
Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am

Manhood Training Ministry

In September of 2016 we began the 11th year of this ministry. We meet on Friday evenings in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 PM (click the “read more” for dates). If there is a young man in your household (ages 9 – 16) that would like to be a part of this ministry, you can find an overview of the ministry at the bottom of this page.
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Media Ministry

Sunday 10:00am – 12:00pm

Dr. Gwen Harris-Gale, Deaconess
(202) 829-2773

We capture morning worship services each Sunday. Additional volunteers are welcome. Training is provided. We also provide media support for funerals, weddings, plays, celebrations, concerts and meetings.

Men’s Ministry

Reverend Jerry Cheatham
(202) 829-2773

Our Men’s Ministry schedules meetings and fellowship breakfasts on a regular basis. On a weekly basis we perform a variety of tasks around the church designed to keep it beautiful and ready for all services.

The purpose of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church Men’s Ministry is to develop men of Christian character,
encourage and provide opportunities for men to apply their skills and talents, and to use Godly men as a witness and encouragement to others.

In addition to this website, we also invite you to connect with us on Facebook.

Music Ministry

About our Minister of Music

Brother David Griffiths, a uniquely and exceptionally gifted baritone singer, composer, pianist, vocal coach and arranger, joined the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church as the Minister of Music in June 2009.  Brother Griffiths is a devoted family man, whose wife Sister Monique sings and directs, and their young son David is an exceptional drummer.


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New Members Ministry

Sunday 8:30am – 9:45am

Deaconess Eloise Turner
(202) 829-2773

New Member Orientation Classes are held each Sunday, except 5th Sundays, from 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, in the New Members Lounge, which is located in the rear of the Fellowship Hall.

Fruit Of The Spirit Ministry

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

These small ministry groups are named in honor of both the specific fruits of the spirit from Galatians as well inspired by this verse.

Deaconness Jean Jackson

Deacon Billy Gay
(301) 622-1252

Rev. Dr. I. Benni Singleton


The Fruit Of The Spirit Ministry, in partnership with the Church Pantry Committee, spearheads the annual Fall Food in-gathering on Fruit Of The Spirit Ministry Sunday. This ministry is one of the many ways that we “connect” as a church family.

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Christian Education Ministry

Sunday 8:30am – 8:55am

Deacon Johnnie Love
(202) 829-2773

Mission of Christian Education

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

Christian Education is the teaching ministry of the Church. It provides direction for teaching activities of all ministries, for the main task of Christian Education is to teach the truth about God. Our purpose is to connect people with other believers and ministries of the church, and to coordinate all functions as directed in the Church constitution. Knowledge, perspective, conviction, skills and character are all strands of Christian education, and mark spiritual growth and development. We recognize and make room for the people of God; to give and receive spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional support for the development of a faith driven relationship with God and attainment of eternal life.
Sunday 8:30am – 8:55am

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