We Are A Young And Growing Church

 

Faith Ministries Church of Columbus, Ohio is a young and vibrant congregation founded in December of 1991. Its chronological age may be somewhat misleading because it does not reveal right away that the founding pastor, Dr. C. Dexter Wise III, is a two time Harvard graduate who has himself been licensed to preach since the age of 16 in 1971 and pastoring since the age of 23 in 1977.

 

The age of the church does not tell of literally several centuries of combined church leadership experience vested in the deacons, staff and other ministry leaders who surround and support Dr. Wise. Nor, does the fact that Faith Ministries is only a few years old cause one to expect that in this brief period, the church has:

•Grown in membership from 6 members to over 1600

•Purchased 29 acres of land on which it has built a new 29,000+ square feet multimillion dollar church complete with sanctuary, classrooms, gymnasium, formal banquet room, parking for over 300 cars and many more unique features

•For several years produced a radio broadcast which was heard each week in six different states across the nation

•Produced a local weekly television broadcast (Soul Food) on WWHO TV since November 2005

•Created its own Internet television station at www.FMCTV.com

•Become the first video distance learning center of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC

•Developed a host of creative and effective ministries for men, women, youth and children

•Created a community development corporation called: Faith In Action which is the community partner in Faith Village – 144 unit Town Home Development

•Created an international mission outreach called: The International Fellowship of Faith Ministries with members and/or chapters in 14 different countries – www.iffmus.com

•Earned the respect of the greater Columbus community, the nation and people around the world.

 

 

We Are A Mission Minded Church

 

The mission of Faith Ministries Church is to build a community of Christian service for the calling, equipping, empowering and dispatching of men, women, boys and girls into the celebration and service of Jesus Christ both at home and throughout the world.

 

We Are An Interdenominational Church

 

Faith Ministries is aninterdenominational church. By this we mean that we are a congregation made up of people who bring to our church the richness of a variety of denominational backgrounds. God has blessed us to be able to blend the best of so many backgrounds into one spirit-led, bible based church which does not deny its traditional backgrounds, but is in no way bound by them. At Faith Ministries Church, we welcome any and everyone who seeks to celebrate and serve Jesus Christ as Lord.

 

We Are A Ministry Oriented Church

 

Our church is so ministry minded that:

Our church’s middle name is literally “Ministries”.

Our entire church is structured according to ministries.

Our goal is to become the church where every member is a minister.

 

We Are A Socially Conscious Church

 

Faith Ministries is conscious of its responsibility to be a catalyst in the process of transforming its surrounding community into the likeness of God’s Kingdom. We have taken steps towards this end by the creation of a community development corporation called Faith in Action which shares in the ownership of the Mt. Vernon Plaza and Faith Village housing developments.

 

We Are A Family Church

 

Whether you have one or not, when you visit or join Faith Ministries, you become a part of our family. We believe that the family is the basic building block of society and of our church. That is why we place a very high emphasis on and devote a great deal of time and energy to building and supporting families.

 

We Are A Soul Winning Church

 

If for some reason or another, you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior, you can do so right now even as you read this brochure. All you have to do is remember and follow a few alphabets.

 

A - Admit and agree with God that you are a sinner and need to be saved.

B - Believe in your heart that the death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary

     completely and fully paid the price for your sins before God.

C - Confess with your mouth that you are sincerely sorry for the sins of your

     past and that you now accept Jesus Christ as both your savior and

     Lord.

D - Do what the Lord requires of his followers, which includes being:

     baptized, joining a bible believing local church, and the development of  

     basic spiritual habits such as praying, tithing and studying God’s word.

 

Congratulations! You’re saved! It’s just that simple. Feel free to contact us at Faith Ministries to share the fact that you have accepted Christ; or to get more information on how you may continue to grow in the new life which you have just begun.

 

We are a Fun Loving Church

 

At Faith Ministries, we love the Lord, we love each other, and we also love to laugh and have good, clean, Christian fun through the many regular and special fellowship events we offer to our church members and friends.

Our Church

Meet Faith Ministries

Rev. Shirley Demory Wise, First Lady and co-founder of Faith Ministries Church is a native of Jackson, N C. It was there in her early childhood that she received the old fashion values which she brought along with her at the age of eight when her family moved to Baltimore., MD.

 

In Baltimore, Rev. Wise graduated from Western High School which was a college preparatory school for girls. From there, she enrolled in and graduated from Coppin State College of Baltimore, Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition to being an honor student while at Coppin, Rev. Wise was a Charter member of Coppin's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a participant in Project Mission. This training prepared her for her chosen career as an elementary school teacher. She also holds a Master of Science Degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

In 1988 Rev. Wise dropped a bombshell on our nation's believers when she published her book: Sick and Tired of Being a Minister's Wife. It is one of the few books on being a minister's wife which admits and gives advice on the pain of being a minister's wife, while at the same time offers guidance on how to deal with God's man and God's people. Her latest book: When the Stuff Hits the Fan is also destined to be a great seller.

 

Rev. Wise is an ordained minister of the gospel. She presently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Pastor of Faith Ministries Church. She and her husband Dr. C. Dexter Wise III live in the greater Columbus, Ohio area along with their children Sybil, Sheri (James), Shonna, Ceylon (Ashley), their four granddaughters, Angela, Anye', Maya, Mariah and grandson Ceylon D. Wise V.

 

We praise God for Rev. Shirley Demory Wise. As a devoted wife, a committed mother and converted Christian, she is a fearless woman of courage and a modern day model of faith.

Our First Lady

Rev. Shirley D. Wise

FMC stands for Faith Ministry Center. It is a place where ministry is both offered and received. Faith Ministries Church desires that every member be a minister in celebration and service through one or more of these centers.  That is why we are providing this list of places where members can serve. Please prayerfully read this list and become directly connected to one or more of these FMC's (or ministries) at Faith Ministries Church.

 

ADULT USHERS MINISTRY is looking for committed adults willing to serve as doorkeepers and minister to the needs of the Pastor and congregation at Faith Ministries Church. Contact: Sis. Vickie Callender - white-callender@att.net MEETS APRIL 29TH and JUNE 24TH 1 PM – 3 PM. Rehearses in Sanctuary

 

ALTAR WORKERS are needed to receive persons who join the church during worship each Sunday. We are looking for people of prayer and who have a heart for those who are un-churched and unsaved. Required training will be provided. Contact: Dr. C. Dexter Wise at 416-8500 ext. 2

 

ARMOR BEARERS MINISTRY is seeking committed men willing to provide security for the Pastor and assist the Pastor as assigned. Contact:  Bro. Lou Yarbrough – 614/309-3402

 

BASKETBALL LOVERS are wanted to form an intramural basketball league. Both male and female of all ages are welcomed. The Gym is open every Friday night beginning at 5 PM. Contact: Bro. Richard Boston at  614/377-8318 or via email at lboston2983@yahoo.com, Bro. Miceles Gover at 614/914-0196 or via email at miceles4u@yahoo.com or Bro. Mark Hearn at  614-337-0546. MEETS IN GYMNASIUM EVERY FRIDAY 5 PM – 8 PM

 

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY needs committed adults to prepare and serve meals for bereaved families.  Also to solicit food donations and help with clean up after the meal. Contact:  Bro. Darryl Jackson at 614/653-1862

 

BOYS USHERS MINISTRY has need of boys (ages 4 to 12) to receive offerings, assist youth ushers and work with the Greeter’s Ministry to cheerfully greet guests and members as they enter the Church. Contact:  Bro. Dale Smith at 614/471-5766

 

BREAKFAST MINISTRY is seeking adults and youth (ages 15 +) who are able and willing to provide assistance with preparing and serving Sunday breakfast and assisting with clean up.  Must be able to commit as needed. Contact:  Bro. Darryl Jackson at 614/653-1862

 

BUS DRIVERS with or without a CDL and a good driving record are welcomed to join our team of dedicated bus drivers. Contact: Bro. George McKay at 614/620-5866

 

CARE CALLERS are wanted to make phone calls to follow up with members who are missing from regular worship and ministry participation. Contact: Sis. Patty Hammond 614/207-0814. MEETS EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 3:00 PM IN THE BANQUET ROOM

 

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH MINISTRY provides opportunities for children to serve others through our church. This includes classes, arts and crafts, Super Saturday Children’s activities, as well as, mission projects for people at home and abroad. Children, youth and adults are welcomed.  Contact:  Sis. Barbara Y. Cleveland at 614/496-2466, or amechoir1@gmail.com.

 

CHILDREN OF FAITH CHOIR welcomes all children (ages 6 to 11) who are excited about praising the Lord in song. Contact:  Sis. Cynthia Gowens at 614/475-4524, or via email to gomusic@aol.com; or Sis. Debra Murph at 614/694-0306.

 

CHOIR (MASS) ONE ACCORD Add your voice to the One Accord Mass Choir and celebrate the name of the Lord. Rehearsal is on Thursdays at 6:30 PM. Contact: Rev. Ceylon Wise at 614/402-5456 or via email to toowise4@hotmail.com. CHOIR SINGS 1ST SUNDAYS, REHEASES 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ON THE TWO THURSDAYS LEADING TO THE 1ST SUNDAY  

 

CLOTHING MINISTRY receives and distributes thousands of pieces of clothing each year. This ministry, which helps those in need of clothes, is open to willing workers who will help bag, sort and deliver the clothes. Contact: Sis. Sheri Agee at 614/352-8873 – sheriagee@ymail.com

 

DANCE ~ A NEW THING DANCE MINISTRY is looking for children, youth and adults who love to praise the Lord in dance. Children’s Dance Ministry Contact: Sis. Tania Johnson via telephone at 614/598-5449 or via email to  taniasjohnson1@yahoo.com.  Adult Dance Ministry Contact: Carlene Saxon at 614/327-3883

 

EVANGELISM MINISTRY is seeking adult workers with a passion to win souls and a willingness to spread the Gospel throughout the community. Contact:  Bro. Robbie Robinson Jr. at 614/382-9681 or via email at robinsoncrew0026@gmail.com

 

FAITH FORCE VOLUNTEERS is seeking adult workers willing to volunteer one hour per week in some area of community service or assist as a volunteer for “in house” services. Contact: Sis. Sheri Agee at 614/352-8873 or sheriagee@ymail.com or Sis. Donna Chapman at 614/260-8804

 

FAITH GROUPS (SMALL GROUPS) MINISTRY is looking for members and friends of Faith Ministries to become a part of one or more of the many small groups which the church offers to help people grow in fellowship with each other and God. Contact: Bro. Ivery and Sis. Debra Foreman at 614/793-1256 or via email at fore97@prodigy.net or Bro. Ricardo and Sis. Debra Murph via telephone at 614/694-0306 or ricardo.murph@gmail.com  or Sis. Gail Grant at gailgrant@wowway.com

 

FAITH MINISTRIES CHEERLEADERS MINISTRY is seeking children (girls and boys, ages 3 to 16) who desire to praise the Lord in cheer and song. Contact:  Sis. Brenda Evans via telephone at 614/524-4598 or via email at brenda.evans@dla.milcheerleaders.

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION OUTREACH (SUPER SATURDAY) gives out thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Volunteers are needed and welcome. Contact: Rev. Benjamin and Sis. Pam Morris at 301/693-3644 or 614/252-7750

 

G-MEN MINISTRY welcomes all men (ages 18 plus) who seek to learn God’s direction for their lives by participating in group Bible study and discussion. Contact:  Bro. Robert Cunningham at 614/578-5977

 

GIRLS USHERS MINISTRY is seeking willing workers (girls ages 4-12) to serve as ushers on the second Sunday of each month. Contact:  Sis. Denise Locke at 614/759-1393 or 614/313-2791. USHER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH BOTH SERVICES EXCLUDING JULY AND AUGUST

 

GREETERS MINISTRY is seeking persons willing to cheerfully greet members and visitors as they enter the Church. Contact:  Sis. Wanda Chambers at 614/697-2622, or jolishamc@aol.com. MEETS 3RD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7 PM

 

GRIEF RELIEF MINISTRY is seeking caring and compassionate people to follow up on and minister to the needs of those recently bereaved. Contact: Sis. Charlotte Goins Carter at 614/571-5094 or Rev. Cassandra Wilson at 972/217-5335. MEETS THURSDAYS STARTING JANUARY 19TH at 6:30 PM FOR 13 WEEKS

 

GROUNDS KEEPERS are wanted to cut grass, plant flowers, cut weeds and/or do general upkeep of church grounds. Contact: Bro. Troy Mitchell at 614/935-9285 or Bro. Carlos Alexander at 614/638-4233

 

GUEST SERVICES MINISTRY is seeking adults and youth with a spirit of hospitality and creative abilities which will offer and enhance the ministry to our church’s guests. Contact: Sis. Jenny Gary at 614/834-4677 or h3trinity@insight.rr.com. MEETS 2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 6:00 PM IN THE BANQUET ROOM

HEALTH ADVOCACY MINISTRY/NURSES is seeking health care professionals and willing workers who have a heart for health. This ministry will promote health in the church through both education and practical service. Contact: Sis. Ella Forney at 614/846-3355 or 614/554-1546 (Cell) – ellaforney@att.net MEETS 1ST SAT. OF THE MONTH AT 10:00 AM IN THE BANQUET ROOM

 

HELPS MINISTRY is seeking men and women with a willing attitude who are skilled in general repair, maintenance and cleaning. They must also have a willingness to apply those skills to the upkeep of our Church property. Contact:  Bro. Richard Boston at 614/377-8318 or via email at lboston2983@yahoo.com.

 

HOMELESS (WELCOME HOME) MINISTRY serves the homeless population in our community by bringing them to church, providing food, clothing, special care and love. If you care about helping those in need, Contact:  Bro. Robbie Robinson Jr. at 614/382-9681 or robinsoncrew0026@gmail.com

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY is looking for prayer warriors to intercede for the needs of the church. Contact: Rev. Jacob King and Lillie King 614/475-1134. PRAYER MEETING TUESDAYS 6 PM – 7 PM

 

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF FAITH MINISTRIES is the international mission outreach of our church. Its goal is to preach, teach and heal all around the world. If you have a passion for mission and outreach with a global vision, please join us. Contact: Rev. Tobias Houpe or Sis. Kelly Archie at 614/416-8500 ext. 5. Also visit www.iffmus.com

for additional information. 10TH ANNUAL CONVOCATION – JULY 25-30, 2017

 

KING’S KIDS (TOT’S CHOIR) MINISTRY welcomes parent helpers to provide assistance as needed with children (ages 2 to K). Contact:  Rev. Melodie McGee at 614/523-0202 or via email at mianoel123@aol.com

 

MEDIA MINISTRY spreads the gospel as it comes forth through Dr. Wise and Faith Ministries on audio, video and computer. If you have interest or expertise in these areas Contact: Bro. Michael McGee at 614/563-2033 or mianoel123@aol.com. MEETS LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN MEDIA MINISTRY AREA OR VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE @ 7 PM

 

MIME MINISTRY seeks people of all ages who can celebrate the Lord in silence through dance and mime. Contact:  Danielle Griffin at 614/278-0737

 

MEMBERS’ SERVICES MINISTRY needs caring, pleasant and people oriented individuals to receive and act on requests of church members for service from the church.  Contact:  Rev. Frank Lane at flane6698@aol.com or 614/367-9545| Sis. Patricia Mullins | 614/517-6046 | patricia.mullins21@gmail.com or Kathy Williams | 614/668-7033 | cooki07@yahoo.com

 

MEN’S MINISTRY is ready and waiting for all the men of the church who seek fellowship and growth in the Lord around Christian brothers. To get involved Contact: Rev. Jason Johnson @ 718-683-1813 or jasonLjohnson@hotmail.com

 

MEN’S CHORUS Men, men and more men are needed to sing in the Men of Faith Choir.

Contact: Bro. Earl Lee at 614/231-9537. SINGS 5TH SUNDAYS. REHEARSES 10:00 AM THE SATURDAY BEFORE 5TH SUNDAY

 

MUSICIANS who can play keyboard, drums, guitar, bass or any other instruments are wanted to serve in our music ministry. Contact:  Rev. Ceylon Wise at 614/402-5456 or toowise4@hotmail.com.

 

NEW MEMBER'S MINISTRY is seeking adults willing to serve as altar workers, instructors, mentors and/or prayer partners for new members and as outreach workers in the community. Contact:  Bro. Robbie Robinson Jr. at 614/382-9681 or robinsoncrew0026@gmail.com

 

NEWSLETTER MINISTRY is looking for writers, researchers, graphic artists and persons who will help copy, fold and stuff the monthly church newsletter. For more information on how you can help Contact: Sis. Amber Legins at amberlegins90@yahoo.com

 

PRAISE TEAM If you have a passion for praising and worshipping the Lord come lend your voice to the adult praise team. SINGS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD SUNDAYS. REHEARSES WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

PRAYER MEETING is held every Tuesday night from 6 PM to 7 PM. We always seek people who need prayer or love to pray to join us as we intercede for the needs of our church, the nation and the world. Contact: Rev. Jacob King at 614/475-1134, Rev. Lillie King at 614/475-1134 or Bro. Kevin Tims at 614/794-0425.

 

PRISON MINISTRY reaches out to the prisons in our state. We currently have special connections with Scioto Juvenile Detention Facility and Marion Correctional Facility. If you would like to minister to youth and/or adults in prison Contact: Richard Boston at 614.377-8318 or via email at lboston2983@yahoo.com or Bro. Miceles Gover at 614/914-0196 or via email at miceles4u@yahoo.com

 

RECEPTIONISTS are needed to answer the church phone on Sundays and during the week. Contact: Patricia Mullins | 614/517-6046 | patricia.mullins21@gmail.com or Kathy Williams | 614/668-7033 | cooki07@yahoo.com

 

RUNNERS are needed to do local errands throughout the week for the church.

Contact: Patricia Mullins | 614/517-6046 | patricia.mullins21@gmail.com or Kathy Williams | 614/668-7033 | cooki07@yahoo.com

 

SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY offers information and financial assistance to college bound members of the church. It is looking for people who will help our students succeed. Contact: Bro. Carlos Bing at 614/352-8629 or via email at bing13@sbcglobal.net.

 

SCHOOL OF MINISTRY is in place to train individuals for powerful and practical ministry. The C. Dexter Wise School of Ministry is on tape, online, on target and on time. To begin taking classes Contact: Dr. C. Dexter Wise III at 614/898-1997 or get additional information at www.thewiseschool.com.

 

SECURITY MINISTRY is made up of men and women who help create a secure environment for worship and other church related activities. For Security Concerns Contact: Bro. Shaun Brown at 614/638-5640 or Bro. Bob Cunningham at 614/578-5977. MEETS EVERY 2ND SATURDAY 10:00 AM IN THE CLASSROOM AREA

 

SENIOR BIBLE STUDY is seeking adult men and women to teach and assist with services to seniors in the Church and community by sharing their knowledge of the Word and participating in Bible Study. Contact:  Sis. Barbara Lester at 614/252-2312 or Sis. Irene Paulette at 614/471-7470

 

SENIOR CELEBRATION meets every Wednesday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Seniors enjoy a day of worship, praise, exercise, prayer, FOOD and incredible fun and fellowship. All seniors are welcome. Contact: Rev. Vivien Cates at 614/253-1337 or Sis. Willie Jones at 614/252-1737.

 

SET-UP AND BREAK-DOWN MINISTRY does just what it says. It sets up and breaks down for events in the church. We need able bodied and dedicated workers to help throughout the week. Contact: Bro. Carlos Alexander at 614/638-4233.

 

SICK AND SHUT IN VISITATION MINISTRY is seeking adult men and women willing to visit and minister to the needs of members who are sick and/or shut in. Contact: Rev. Frank Lane via email at flane6698@aol.com or 614/778-9980

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY is a ministry which advocates for social justice in our community. It also helps in voter education and registration. If you are interested in doing community work and carrying out “the social gospel” this is the ministry for you. Contact: Bro. Dana Burke at 614/205-7140.

 

SUNDAY CELEBRATION FOR KIDS is the Sunday morning experience offered to children ages 3-10. It involves their own praise and worship time, bible lessons, arts and crafts, snacks and more. There is always a need for youth and adults who love the Lord and children to serve as teacher and helpers. Contact:  Sis. Carla Kiernan at: kiernanfamily33@yahoo.com or call: 614/570-7053. MEETS EVERY SUNDAY 8:30 AM AND 11:00 AM IN THE GYM AND IN CLASSROMS 2 & 4. THE STAFF MEETS QUARTERLY 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

 

SWEEPER’S PRAYER MINISTRY is seeking individuals to pray for the church and the pastor before church every Sunday beginning at 7:15 AM.  Contact: Nakeesha Moody 614/226-2463 or email: moodynakeesha@yahoo.com

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY offers a variety of opportunities for women to grow and fellowship. Contact: Dr. Shirley D. Wise at 614/416-8500 ext. 3

 

WOMEN’S PRISON MINISTRY ministers to women inmates in the Central Ohio area with praise and worship, preaching the word, offering support, visitation and teaching life skills. Contact: Sis. Carol King at (614) 726-2482 or CarolKingluvsGod@gmail.com. MEETS THE 2nd SAT. OF EVERY MONTH FROM 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM IN THE BANQUET ROOM

 

YOUNG G-MEN is the youth counterpart to the G-Man Ministry. Like the G-Man program, the young G-man program involves a series of eight classes, which teach young man how to be godly young man. Contact: Bro. Scott Porter at 614/863-2923 or Bro. Miceles Gover at 614/914-0196 or via email at miceles4u@yahoo.com or Bro. Mark Hearn at  614-337-0546

 

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP TEAM is open to singers, musicians, praisers and worshippers from middle school to age 35, to be a part of this new and exciting group. Contact:  Rev. Ceylon Wise at 614/402-5456 or via email at ceylonwise@gmail.com. TEAM SINGS 4TH SUNDAYS AND REHEARSES THE WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 PM AND SATURDAY 2:00 PM LEADING UP TO THE 4TH SUNDAY

 

YOUTH MINISTRY welcomes middle and high school aged children (and their parents) to participate in a vibrant and exciting ministry designed to help young people grow in the Lord. Contact:  Sis. W. Shawna Gibbs at 614-284-4509 or wshawnagibbs@yahoo.com

 

YOUTH USHERS are looking for dependable and enthusiastic young people to serve at the doors and in the sanctuary as ushers. Contact: Sis. Brenda Green at 614/444-5380

 

ADULT USHERS MINISTRY is looking for committed adults willing to serve as doorkeepers and minister to the needs of the Pastor and congregation at Faith Ministries Church. Contact: Sis. Vickie Callender - white-callender@att.net

 

ALTAR WORKERS are needed to receive persons who join the church during worship each Sunday. We are looking for people of prayer and who have a heart for those who are un-churched and unsaved. Required training will be provided. Contact: Dr. C. Dexter Wise at 416-8500 ext. 2

 

ARMOR BEARERS MINISTRY is seeking committed men willing to provide security for the Pastor and assist the Pastor as assigned. Contact:  Rev. Victor Crumbley at 614.370.4896, or vcrumbly@sbcglobal.net.

 

BASKETBALL LOVERS are wanted to form an intramural basketball league. Both male and female of all ages are welcomed. The Gym is open every Friday night beginning at 6 PM. Contact: Richard Boston at 614.322.2038 or via email at lboston2983@yahoo.com, Bro. William McCoy at 614.436.7616 or Bro. Bro. Miceles Gover at 614.989-6741

 

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY needs committed adults to prepare and serve meals for bereaved families.  Also to solicit food donations and help with clean up after the meal. Contact:  Bro. Darryl Jackson at 614.653.1862

 

BENEFITS BANK is a FREE program sponsored by The State of Ohio where you can find out which government services you qualify for. Such as social services, food stamps, public assistance, free tax preparation and more. Contact: Kelly Archie at 614.584.5774.

 

BIBLICAL CLASSES & CELEBRATIONS FOR CHILDREN, a ministry which provides alternative celebrations for secular holidays for children (ages 2 to 10). We are seeking adult helpers to assist with activities, crafts, snacks, serving, etc. Contact:  Rev. Melodie McGee via telephone at 614.523.0202.

 

BOYS USHERS MINISTRY has need of boys (ages 4 to 12) to receive offerings, assist with youth ushers and work with the Greeter’s Ministry to cheerfully greet visitors and members as they enter the Church. Contact:  Bro. Dale Smith at 614.471.5766

 

BREAKFAST MINISTRY is   seeking adults and youth (ages 15 +) who are able and willing to provide assistance with preparing and serving breakfast and assisting with clean up.  Must be able to commit as needed. Contact:  Bro. Darryl Jackson at 614.653.1862

 

BUS DRIVERS with a CDL and a good driving record are welcomed to join our team of dedicated bus drivers. Contact: Bro. George McKay at 614.570.1729.

CARE CALLERS are wanted to make phone calls to follow up with members who are missing from regular worship and ministry participation. Contact: Sis. Roxanne Smith at 614.471.5766 or Sis. Willie Jones at 614.483.7175

 

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH MINISTRY provides opportunities for children to serve others through our church. This includes classes, arts and crafts, Super Saturday Children’s activities as well as mission projects for people at home and abroad. Children, youth and adults are welcomed.  Contact:  Sis. Barbara Y. Cleveland at 614.496.2466, or amechoir1@gmail.com.

 

CHILDREN OF FAITH CHOIR welcomes all children (ages 6 to 11) who are excited about praising the Lord in song. Contact:  Sis. Cynthia Gowens at 614.475.4524, or via email to gowensmusic.com; or Sis. Debra Murph at 614.694.0306.

 

CHOIR (MASS) Add your voice to the One Accord Mass Choir and celebrate the name of the Lord. Rehearsal is on Thursdays at 6:30 PM. Contact: Rev. Ceylon Wise at 614.402.5456 or via email to toowise4@hotmail.com.

 

CLOTHING MINISTRY receives and distributes thousands of pieces of clothing each year. This ministry that helps those in need of clothes is open to willing workers who will help bag, sort and deliver the clothes. Contact: Sis. Sheri Agee at 614.732.3015 – sheriagee@gmail.com

 

DANCE ~ A NEW THING DANCE MINISTRY is looking for children, youth and adults who love to praise the Lord in dance. Contact: Sis. Tania Johnson via telephone at 614.598.5449 or via email to  taniasjohnson1@yahoo.com.

 

EVANGELISM MINISTRY is seeking adult workers with a passion to win souls and a willingness to spread the Gospel throughout the community. Contact:  Bro. Robbie Robinson Jr. at 614.464.7010 or robinsoncrew0026@sbcglobal.net

 

FAITH FORCE VOLUNTEERS is seeking adult workers willing to volunteer one hour per week in some area of community service or assist as a volunteer for “in house” services. Contact:  Sis. Betty Toland-Lyles via telephone at 614.476.0538 or to  betty.lyles@osumc.edu.

 

FAITH GROUPS (SMALL GROUPS) MINISTRY is looking for members and friends of Faith Ministries to become a part of one or more of the many small many  the church offers to help people grow in fellowship with each other and God. Contact: Bro. Ivery and Sis. Debra  Foreman at 614.793.1214 or via email at fore97@prodigy.net or Bro. Ricardo and Sis. Debra Murph via telephone at 614.694.0306 or ricardo.murph@gmail.com.

 

FAITH MINISTRIES CHEERLEADERS MINISTRY is seeking children (girls and boys, ages 3 to 16) who desire to praise the Lord in cheer and song. Contact:  Sis. Brenda Evans via telephone at 614.524.4598 or via email to brenda.evans@dla.milcheerleaders.

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION OUTREACH gives out thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables from the Mid-Ohio Food. Volunteers are needed and welcome. Contact: Bro. Benjamin and Sis. Pam Morris at 301.693.3644

 

G-MEN MINISTRY welcomes all men (ages 18 plus) who seek to learn God’s direction for their lives by participating in group Bible study and discussion. Contact:  Bro. Robert Cunningham at 614.781.1214.

 

GIRLS USHERS MINISTRY is seeking willing workers (girls ages 4-12) to serve as ushers on the second Sunday of each month. Contact:  Sis. Denise Locke at 614.759.1393 or Sis. Marleise Kelley at 614.833.5184.

 

GREETERS MINISTRY is seeking persons willing to cheerfully greet members and visitors as they enter the Church. Contact:  Sis. Wanda Chambers at 614.882.8332, or jolishamc@aol.com.

 

GRIEF RELIEF MINISTRY is seeking caring and compassionate people to follow up on and minister to the needs of those the recently bereaved. Contact: Sis. Charlotte Goins Carter at 614.571.5094

 

GROUNDS KEEPERS are wanted to cut grass, plant flowers, cut weeds and/or do general upkeep of church grounds. Contact: Bro. Troy Mitchell at 614.309.9360. or Bro. Carlos Alexander at 614.638.4233.

GUEST SERVICES MINISTRY is seeking adults and youth with a spirit of hospitality and creative abilities which will offer and enhance the ministry to our church’s guests. Contact: Sis. Jenny Gary at 614.834.4677 or h3trinty@insight.rr.com

 

HEALTH ADVOCACY MINISTRY/NURSES is seeking health care professionals and willing workers who have a heart for health. This ministry will promote health in the church through both education and practical service. Contact: Sis. Ella Forney at 614.846.3355 – ellaforney@att.net

 

HEART TO HEART MINISTRY Women in this Ministry get together to share and discuss issues that women face on a day to day basis.  This includes family, finances and relationships; support and pray for one another.  Topics discussed include women in the Bible with comparisons to contemporary women and situations.  Contact: Rita Scroggins at 614.891.2282 or rscrogg_616@yahoo.com.

 

HELPS MINISTRY is seeking men and women with a willing attitude that are skilled in general repair, maintenance and cleaning with a willingness to apply those skills to the upkeep of Church property. Contact:  Bro. Richard Boston at 322-2038 or via email to lboston2983@yahoo.com.

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY is looking for prayer warriors to intercede for the needs of the church. Contact: Rev. Jacob King and Lillie King 614.475.1134.

 

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF FAITH MINISTRIES is the international mission outreach of our church. Its goal is to preach, teach and heal in every one of the twelve regions of the world. If you have a passion for mission and outreach with a global vision please join us. Contact: Tobias Houpe or Kelly Archie at 614.8500 ext. 5. Also visit www.iffm.us for additional information.

 

KING’S KIDS (TOT’S CHOIR) MINISTRY welcomes parent helpers to provide assistance as needed with children (ages 2 to K). Contact:  Rev. Melodie McGee at 614.523.0202 or via email at mianoell23@aol.com.

 

MEDIA MINISTRY spreads the gospel as it comes forth through Dr. Wise and Faith Ministries on audio, video and computer. If you have interest or expertise in these areas Contact: Bro. Michael McGee at 614.563.8999 or mianoel123@aol.com.

 

MIME MINISTRY seeks people of all ages who can celebrate the Lord in silence through dance and mime. Contact:  Danielle Griffin at 614.278.0737.

 

MEMBERS’ SERVICES MINISTRY needs caring, pleasant and people oriented individuals to receive and act on requests of church members for service from the church.  Contact:  Rev. Frank Lane at flane6698@aol.com or 614.367.9545| Sis. Patricia Mullins | 614.517.6046 | patricia.mullins21@gmail.com or Kathy Williams | 614.668.7033 | cooki07@yahoo.com

 

MEN’S MINISTRY is ready and waiting for all the men of the church who seek fellowship and growth in the Lord around Christian brothers. To get involved Contact: Bro. William McCoy at 614.436.7616 or Bro. Philip Locke at philipalocke0628@hotmail.com or 614.404.6976

 

MEN’S CHORUS Men, men and more men are needed to sing in the Men of Faith Choir. Contact: Bro. Earl Lee at 614.231.9537.

 

MUSICIANS who can play keyboard, drums, guitar, bass or any other instruments are wanted to serve in our music ministry. Contact:  Rev. Ceylon Wise IV at 614.402.5456 or toowise4@hotmail.com.

 

NEW MEMBER'S MINISTRY is seeking adults willing to serve as altar workers, instructors, mentors and/or prayer partners for new members and as outreach workers in the community. Contact:  Bro. Robbie Robinson Jr. at 614.464.7010 or robinsoncrew0026@sbcglobal.net.

 

NEWSLETTER MINISTRY is looking for writers, researchers, graphic artists and person’s who will help copy, fold and stuff the monthly church newsletter. For more information on how you can help Contact: Sis. Amber Legins at amberlegins90@yahoo.com

 

PRAYER MEETING is held every Tuesday night from 6 PM to 7 PM. We always seek people who need prayer or love to pray to join us as we intercede for the needs of our church, the nation and the world. Contact: Rev. Jacob King at 614.475.1134, Rev. Lillie King at 614.475.1134 or Bro. Kevin Tims at 614.794.0425.

 

PRAY FOR A CHILD/ SAMARITAN’S PURSE MINISTRY is seeking adults willing to pray for a child and reach out to children around the world. Contact:  Sis. Barbara Y. Cleveland at 614.496.2466, or amechoir1@gmail.com or Rev. Melodie McGee at 614.523.0202 or via email to mianoell23@aol.com.

 

PRISON MINISTRY reaches out to the prisons in our state. We currently have special connections with Scioto Juvenile Detention Facility and Marion Correctional Facility. If you would like to minister to youth and/or adults in prison Contact: Richard Boston at 614.322.2038 or via email at lboston2983@yahoo.com or Bro. Miceles Gover at 614.989-6741

 

RECEPTIONISTS are needed to answer the church phone on Sundays and during the week. Contact: Patricia Mullins | 614.517.6046 | patricia.mullins21@gmail.com or Kathy Williams | 614.668.7033 | cooki07@yahoo.com

 

RUNNERS are needed to do local errands throughout the week for the church. Contact: Patricia Mullins | 614.517.6046 | patricia.mullins21@gmail.com or Kathy Williams | 614.668.7033 | cooki07@yahoo.com

 

SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY offers information and financial assistance to college bound members of the church. It is looking for people who will help them help our students succeed. Contact: Bro. Carlos Bing at 614.352.8629 or via email to bing13@sbcglobal.net.

 

SCHOOL OF MINISTRY is in place to train individuals for powerful and practical ministry. The C. Dexter Wise School of Ministry is on tape, online, on target and on time. To begin taking classes Contact: Dr. C. Dexter Wise III at 614.898.1997 or get additional information at www.thewiseschool.com.

 

SECURITY MINISTRY is made up of men and women who help create a secure environment for worship and other church related activities. For more information Contact: Bro. Shaun Brown at 614.880.1482 or Bro. Bob Cunningham at 614.781.1214

 

SENIOR BIBLE STUDY is seeking adult men and women to teach and assist with services to seniors in the Church and community by sharing their knowledge of the Word and participating in Bible Study. Contact:  Sis. Barbara Lester at 614.252.2312, Sis. Irene Paulette at 614.471.7470.

 

SENIOR CELEBRATION meets every Wednesday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Seniors enjoy a day of worship, praise, exercise, prayer and incredible fun and fellowship. All seniors are welcome. Contact: Rev. Vivien Cates at 614.253.1337 or Sis. Willie Jones at 614.252.1737.

 

SET-UP AND BREAK-DOWN MINISTRY does just what it says. It sets up and breaks down for events in the church. We need able bodied and dedicated workers to help throughout the week. Contact: Bro. Carlos Alexander at 614.638.4233.

 

SICK AND SHUT IN VISITATION MINISTRY is seeking adult men and women willing to visit and minister to the needs of members who are sick and/or shut in. Contact: Sis. Kim Cunningham 614.288.3129 or via email to kcunning07@yahoo.com.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY is a ministry which advocates for social justice in our community. It also helps in voter education and registration. If you are interested in doing community work and carrying out “the social gospel” this is the ministry for you. Contact: Bro. Dana Burke at 614.205.7140.

 

SUNDAY CELEBRATION FOR KIDS is the Sunday morning experience offered to children ages 3-10. It involves their own praise and worship time, bible lessons, arts and crafts, snacks and more. There is always a need for youth and adult who love the Lord and children to serve as teacher and helpers. Contact:  Sis. Carla Kiernan at: kiernanfamily33@yahoo.com or call: 614.570.7053

 

SWEEPER’S PRAYER MINISTRY is seeking men to pray for the church and the pastor before church every Sunday beginning at 7:15 AM.  Contact:  Rev. Jacob King at 614.475.1134.

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY offers a variety of opportunities for women to grow and fellowship. Contact: Dr. Shirley D. Wise at 614.416.8500 ext. 3

 

WOMEN’S PRISON MINISTRY ministers to women inmates in the Central Ohio area with praise and worship, preaching the word, offering support, visitation and teaching life skills. Contact: Carol King at (614) 726-2482 or CarolKingluvsGod@gmail.com.

 

YOUNG G-MEN is the youth counterpart to the G-Man Ministry. Like the G-Man program, the young G-man program involves a series of eight classes, which teach young man how to be godly young man. Contact: Bro. Scott Porter at 614.863.2923 or Bro. Miceles Gover at 614.989-6741

 

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT CHOIR is open to singers, musicians, praisers and worshippers from middle school to age 35, to be a part of this new and exciting choir. Contact:  Rev. Ceylon Wise IV at 614.402.5456 or via email to ceylonwise@gmail.com.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY welcomes middle and high school aged children (and their parents) to participate in a vibrant and exciting ministry designed to help young people grow in the Lord. Contact:  Bro. Scott Porter at 614.863.2923

 

YOUTH USHERS are looking for dependable and enthusiastic young people to serve at the doors and in the sanctuary as ushers. Contact: Sis. Brenda Green at 614.444.5380

Our Ministries

Every Member a Minister

Rev. Shirley Demory Wise, First Lady and co-founder of Faith Ministries Church is a native of Jackson, N C. It was there in her early childhood that she received the old fashion values which she brought along with her at the age of eight when her family moved to Baltimore., MD.

 

In Baltimore, Rev. Wise graduated from Western High School which was a college preparatory school for girls. From there, she enrolled in and graduated from Coppin State College of Baltimore, Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition to being an honor student while at Coppin, Rev. Wise was a Charter member of Coppin's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a participant in Project Mission. This training prepared her for her chosen career as an elementary school teacher. She also holds a Master of Science Degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

In 1988 Rev. Wise dropped a bombshell on our nation's believers when she published her book: Sick and Tired of Being a Minister's Wife. It is one of the few books on being a minister's wife which admits and gives advice on the pain of being a minister's wife, while at the same time offers guidance on how to deal with God's man and God's people. Her latest book: When the Stuff Hits the Fan is also destined to be a great seller.

 

Rev. Wise is an ordained minister of the gospel. She presently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Pastor of Faith Ministries Church. She and her husband Dr. C. Dexter Wise III live in the greater Columbus, Ohio area along with their children Sybil, Sheri (James), Shonna, Ceylon (Ashley), their four granddaughters, Angela, Anye', Maya, Mariah and grandson Ceylon D. Wise V.

 

We praise God for Rev. Shirley Demory Wise. As a devoted wife, a committed mother and converted Christian, she is a fearless woman of courage and a modern day model of faith.

Our First Lady

Rev. Shirley D. Wise