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2116 Cushman Drive

Columbia, SC 29204


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Governing and Leadership

Administrative & Other Church Staff

  • Church Clerks - Sister Sarah Manning, Sister Rosa Rivers and Deaconess Marty Worthy
  • Christian Education Superintendent - Deacon Thomas McClees
  • Assistant Superintendent - Sis. Janice Etheridge
  • Treasurer - Trustee Donald Worthy
  • Assistant Treasurer - Sis. Laverne Sanders
  • Financial Secretary - Sis. Hattie Bing
  • Administrative Assistant - Ms. Dorothy Belton
  • Sexton - Deacon Kenneth Worthy


TrusteesTrustees should possess one or more of these spiritual gifts: servanthood, helping, discernment, leadership, administration, and giving. Trustees have oversight and care of all local church property, buildings, and equipment to further the mission of the church. This work is done in consultation with the pastor. Trustees need to engage in spiritual practices that build attentiveness to God’s will and the overall vision and direction of the pastor. 1 Corinthians 12:18, Proverbs 16:3, Titus 1:7-9

The Trustee Ministry leader is Christopher Moore/Chairperson, Trustee Charles Greene/Vice Chairperson, Trustee Curtis Bennett, Trustee Charles Berry, Trustee Barbara Harts-Brown, Trustee Inez Bush, Trustee Sharon Grier, Trustee Sandra Hines, Trustee Bobbie Ann Martin, Trustee Josie Primus, Trustee Lenora Reese, Trustee Nakia Romey, Trustee Laverne Sanders, Trustee Derrick Wells, Trustee Donald Worthy, and Trustee Oretha Young. The Trustee Emeriti are Trustee David McDonald, and Trustee Ernest Thompson.


DeaconsThe Deacon’s Ministry purpose is to serve the Lord and His Church by assisting the Pastor in meetings along with the spiritual and physical needs of the Church. The Deacons' Ministry are the elders of the church who oversees all ministries and assist the ministries in their purpose to fulfill God’s plan. They assist in many ways which include caring for the poor, the sick, serving the congregation through Communion and Baptism while ministering to the spiritual well being of the member’s families within the Church and outside in the community. Acts 6:1-6 and John 12:26

The Deacons Ministry consists of Deacon Kenneth Worthy, Deacon Ceasar Leysath/Vice Chairperson, Deacon Willie Bing, Deacon Roscoe Bush, Deacon Willie Grier, Deacon Thomas McClees, Deacon Evelyn Moore, and Deacon Gloria Pryor. The Deacon Emeriti are Deacon Roosevelt Branch, Deacon Dorothy Fulwood, Deacon David Jacobs, Deacon Bernice Manigo, Deacon Doris Outen, Deacon Evelyn Worthy, and Deacon Hughy Worthy, Jr.


DeaconessThe Deaconess Ministry at Gill Creek Baptist Church’s purpose is to serve the Lord and His Church by evangelizing to the unsaved, to assist in the spiritual matters of the church and serve as the female servant-leaders for the Pastor, to assist with the Deacons' Ministry and the congregation. The Deaconess ministry provides follow-up "after care" with the new converts, mentors to the young women of the church/community, comforting those in mourning/distress and visit the sick, deprived, destitute. Deaconess ministry will provide compassion through emotional and grief support to assist families who are experiencing various types of loss. Romans 16:2 and I Timothy 3:13

The Deaconess Ministry consists of Deaconess Hattie Bing, Deaconess Sharon Grier, Deaconess Harriet Haywood, Deaconess Shirley Jacobs, Deaconess Rebecca McClees, Deaconess Geraldine McGill, Deaconess Catherine Moses, Deaconess Gertrude Whiting and Deaconess Marty Worthy. The Deaconess Emeriti are Deaconess Martha Branch, Deaconess Ernestine Gantt and Deaconess Bertha Simons.

Brotherhood Ministry

BrotherhoodThe The Brotherhood Ministry is Gill Creek Baptist Church’s Men’s Ministry. The Brotherhood is purposed to provide the men at Gill Creek a fellowship where the men can grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically through various activities and forums. Click here to learn more and get involved.

Psalms 133:1 • Romans 12:10-13


Christian Youth Ministry

Christian YouthThe Children and Youth Ministry purpose is to provide age appropriate biblical instructions promoting a loving, servant-like relationship with Jesus Christ in a safe and nurturing environment. The Youth Ministry purposed is to create a warm, safe and nurturing environment that is conducive for young people, grades 6th through 12th, to grow spiritually in Christ, to build healthy relationships and mature into responsible Christians a future leaders of the world. while supporting parents in the spiritual development of God’s children. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Proverbs 22:6 • Isaiah 54:13

Greeters Ministry

Greeters MinistryThe Greeters Ministry’s purpose is to provide initial care, comfort, hospitality and support to all members and visitors. Greeters serves as doorkeepers and also welcomes people into “The Creek”. Greeters establish and maintain the atmosphere in the church. As each individual enters the church, Greeters provide an acceptance, open arms into worship and guides them into a spirit-led experience. Greeters walk with you into a place to be revived, restored and/or refreshed by Our Father. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Deuteronomy 10:19 • III John 1:5


Grief Ministry

Grief MinistryThe Grief Ministry was created to offer comfort and companionship to the church’s bereaved and those in the community who have suffered a loss. The ministry provides bereavement care and guidance that encourages, educates and support those who are journeying through grief. The ministry’s objective is to come alongside those who are grieving and point them onto a path which will lead them into a place of wholeness and well-being again. Members of the Grief Ministry can walk with others through their valleys of grief because they know grief. They have experienced both the sorrows of grief and the hope and joy of God’s comfort which has enabled them to comfort others through the Great Comforter (2 Cor 1:4).

Healthcare Ministry

Healthcare MinistryThe purpose of the Healthcare Ministry is to provide care and attention to worshipers before, during and after services or other events. The Healthcare Ministry brings awareness and knowledge of preventative care and healthy living and eating habits to the congregation and to the community. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Jeremiah 8:22 • 3 John 2

Hospitality Ministry

Hospitality MinistryHospitality Ministry sets the tone and atmosphere at the doors and on the floor that represents the vision of this house to impact the people that come to Gill Creek Baptist Church in a way that will bring comfort, hope, and peace to members and non-members of the church. The Hospitality ministry prepare and serve guests, the pastoral staff, and leaders of the church during events. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Hebrews 13: 2 • I Peter 4: 9


Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Intercessory Prayer MinistryThe Intercessory Prayer Ministry’s purpose is to intercede on behalf of others through prayer. We provide prayers for those who may need it before, during and after Sunday Worship, Small Group Study, Study of the Word (S.O.W.) and other Worship experiences. We attend to the needs of members and to non-members through follow-up phone calls to check on their progress. Click here to learn more and get involved.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 • James 5: 16


Media Ministry

Media MinistryThe Media Ministry at Gill Creek Baptist Church is a ministry that seeks to glorify God by offering visual presentations as a means of edification, revealing the excellence and creativity of God. The Media Ministry whose purpose is to incorporate social media, video and audio to enhance the worship services and offer opportunities to capture the spirit-led service in CD Form. The Media Ministry utilizes all media technologies to evangelize, create awareness and enhance the worship experience. Click here to learn more and get involved.


Music Ministry

Music MinistryGill Creek Baptist Church Music Ministry enriches the spiritual lives and liturgical experience of the congregation and the community by providing religious song and the music through service and related events. The Music Ministry accomplishes this through Liturgical Dance, Praise Team, Children/Youth Choir, Men’s Choir, Young Adult Choir, Jubilee Choir and Voices of Unity. Click here to learn more and get involved.
1 Corinthians 14: 26 • Ephesians 5: 19-20 • Colossians 3:16


Outreach Ministry

Outreach MinistryThe Outreach Ministry at Gill Creek Baptist Church’s purpose is to actively involve the community in the outreach initiatives to bring support, fellowship, and encouragement to all people. The Outreach Ministry at Gill Creek Baptist Church’s to fulfill and to perform the duties with commitment, prayer, service, and dedication through community within the church. This includes but not limited to C.A.R.E. (Christ’s Arms Reaches Everyone), Harvest Hope, School Backpack and Harvest Hope Backpack Ministry.
Matthew 25:35-36 • Jeremiah 1:7

Pastoral Care

Pastoral CarePastoral Care’s purpose is to meet the needs and provide the members of Gill Creek Baptist with emotional support, relationship enrichment, spiritual growth and overall wellness. This ministry provides support to members who are experiencing difficulties, transitions and/or personal growth challenges that come along with everyday life relating to emotional and/or marital support. Gill Creek Baptist Pastoral Care has a licensed individual to offer a safe, confidential environment to help individuals and families move from crisis to emotional and spiritual wholeness. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Psalm 34:18 • Proverbs 11:14 • Matthew 11:29


Pulpit Aid

Pulpit AidPulpit Aid is the ministry that oversees taking care of the Pastor, his/her family, as well as guest ministers . Click here to learn more and get involved.
Hebrews 13:17


Senior Adult Ministry

Senior Adult MinistryThe Senior Adult Ministry at Gill Creek Baptist Church for adults 55+ is purposed to provide fellowship with others and among ourselves. The Senior Adult Ministry through worship, prayer, and service both at The Creek and in living areas of our faith senior practitioners. This Ministry is designed to bring excellence to adults in the second half of their life by helping them grow in their relationship with Christ, build relationships with others, and continue their devotion to God. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Leviticus 19:32 • Titus 2:2-3 • Psalms 71:18


Senior Missionary Ministry

Senior Missionary MinistryThe Senior Missionary Ministry at Gill Creek Baptist Church’s purpose is to reach the lost, serve their physical and spiritual needs in the community and promotes unity by breaking down barriers and allowing an overflow of love, support, and the message of God’s salvation through Christ Jesus to all people. Senior Missionary Ministry will serve families and individuals unmet needs spiritually, physically, and emotionally that they may be transformed by the power of Jesus. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Psalm 96: 3 • I Peter 4:10

Senior Usher Ministry

Senior Usher MinistryThe Usher’s Ministry’s purpose is to provide care and support to all members and visitors to Gill Creek Baptist Church. The Ushers Ministry serves as a doorkeeper that guides individuals into God’s House. The Usher’s Ministry assist with establishing and maintaining the spirit filled atmosphere. Click here to learn more and get involved.


Transportation Ministry

Transportation MinistryThe Transportation Ministry is an extension of the Pastor’s vision to provide transportation for members and visitors of Gill Creek Baptist Church. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Hebrews 13: 2 • Galatians 5: 13


Women's Ministry

Women's MinistryThe Women’s Ministry’s purpose is to encourage women of all ages to love and serve with excellence. The Women’s Ministry creates mentoring opportunities for mature women to teach younger women, to pray for the needs, concerns and issues of women and their families, provide women the opportunity to build leadership skills by leading and/or participating in one of the various women’s events, to share the love of Christ with women in the community, and to serve all women by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs through the power of the Holy Spirit. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Matthew 13: 45 - 46 • Proverbs 31: 10-31


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