Second Baptist Church of Ann Arbor shepherds various ministries which are listed below. We hope you will take the time to see how we can better serve you, and you can serve others.

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Ascension to Manhood

(Mr. Hugh Harris)

Mission Statement: To guide the development of young males’ growth and maturity into manhood; to influence young males to adhere to our core values: commitment, prioritization, integrity through teamwork, faith, excellence, and sacrifice.

Ascension to Womanhood
Ascension to Womanhood aims to support and nurture young women ages 6-18, as they grow and develop in becoming the women God has created them to be. Our focus is on building and developing character, Christian values and life skills. This is done through education/information, inspiration/fellowship, mentoring, and community service.
Boyz 2 Men 1 on 1 Advocacy Group


This ministry is intended to allow boys and young men build relationships with the men of the church through one-on-one relationships to encourage closer relationships with Jesus Christ, school attendance and academic improvement, Involvement in church ministries, and short- & long-term goal setting and career planning.

Bus Ministry

(Deacon Ronnie Perry)

Our mission is one of service to church members and ministries. The bus ministry is committed to providing free, safe, and reliable transportation to the members of SBC. Transportation is provided to those needing transportation to and from church services, as well as transportation to and from their ministry related activities.

Children's Choir

(Rev. Keith Johnson)

The Second Baptist Church Children’s Choir (composed of boys and girls up to age 11) learn, rehearse, and sing songs of praise and glory to God. They do this in preparation to serve during one worship service each month, excluding the summer months. Parents are invited and encouraged to assist wherever needed.

Children's Ministry


This weekly ministry is for the Preschool-5th grade age group. Children fellowship through activities, study scripture, and participate in discussions about what it means to be a Christian and have a relationship with Christ. This ministry meets during the school year only.

Drama Ministry

(Rev. Pat Byrd)

We present the word of God in dramatic scripture-based interpretation through plays. All members (participating in Bible study or Sunday school) are encouraged to participate. Drama Ministry has quarterly workshops & sponsors plays during the Holidays with Sunday school, and by request with other ministries.

Women's Empowerment
Mission: To empower women of God to embrace their potential, win others to Christ, and uphold spiritual growth and maturity through biblical principles and practical applications.

(Rev. Freddie Featherstone, Jr.)

GenerationNext is the youth ministry for grades 6-12. Our purpose is to provide Christian Education, Christian Ministry, and Christian Fellowship opportunities for the youth of our church. The ministry is organized around a council that consists of youth, parents, and other interested adults working under the premise that you should “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).

Greeters' Ministry


This ministry is open to anyone who has a welcoming and loving spirit – there is no set age requirement. We believe greeters should reflect the makeup and spirit of our church, so we welcome children, college students, seasoned saints, and middle-aged saints – everyone who makes up our congregation. Our mission is twofold: to make visitors feel welcome, and to let established members know we are glad to see them each week and we are happy that they are here!

Grown Folks' Ministry

This ministry is for members aged 36-54 years old, who are both single and married. It will show honor to God by ministering to members through programs and events related to education, entertainment, and community service.

Health Ministry (formerly the Nurses Guild)

(Mrs. Vivian Reeves)

This ministry is comprised of a diverse group of health professionals who are dedicated to educating, improving, supporting, and maintaining optimal health for the congregation and community. Everyone is welcome to seek information, advice, help, and assistance for all health concerns.

Human Services Ministry

(Mr. Harvey Glaze)

We are called by God, according to James 2:18 which states, “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.” We are called to demonstrate God’s love sharing the Gospel, being a blessing to the needy by supplying services of food, clothing, shelter, health, education, and welfare while glorifying God with faith, hope and love through Good Works!

Jail Ministry

(Rev. Pat Byrd)

“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” (Matthew 25:36, KJV) We currently have Bible study every second Friday at the Washtenaw County jail. We pray with, counsel, share the word of God and offer the inmates the plan of salvation. You must be screened by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office and have no felony record to participate. We are prayerful that this harvest will draw many laborers, please join us.

Marriage Enrichment

(Deacon Jason and Trustee Akesha Moore)

Mission Statement: To bring together married couples of all ages to strengthen our marriages through fellowship with other committed Christian couples, as an outreach to the community, and to promote spiritual growth.

Math Enrichment


SBCAA Math Enrichment’s purpose is to increase math skills in the areas of: diagnosing problems (deciphering problems), ability to perform calculations (computation), comprehension (cumulative knowledge), and most importantly, make the knowledge connection to application.

Media Ministry

(Elder Trina Daniels)

We strive to fulfill the Great Commission. Technology enables us to take the Gospel worldwide to empower disciples. Currently our team consists of audio, photography, social media, streaming, visual media, videography, and web design. All ages are welcome to join the team. Training for the media team focuses on how you can use your current gift to serve in ministry.

Men's Fellowship

(Mr. Marc Palmer)

The Men’s Fellowship is designed to assist all male members of the church (age 18 and older) in three main areas: Ministry, Outreach & Service, and Fellowship. Our goal is to reach the men of the church where they are and help them reach to where God would have them to be. We hope to achieve this through monthly meetings (held on 4th Fridays), service projects, and various fellowship events, which are open to all men of the church

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MiME 2B SaNcTiFiEd Mime Ministry

(Rev. Freddie Featherstone)

Mission Statement: “To bring glory to the Kingdom of God on earth while being set apart for Christ through the ministry of mime expression.” This ministry currently serves men ages 10 and up, but eventually hopes to expand to include all members.

Missionary Outreach Ministry

(Rev. Pat Byrd)

We are the church in motion going out into our community assessing, assisting and serving the needs of our redemptive territory, our community and our church family. We have helped to launch new ministries: Jail Ministry, Substance Abuse Awareness Ministry, Redemptive Territory and Motor Meals. We work with and support other community organizations and our internal ministries that provide services to our community.

Motor Meals

(Rev. Pat Byrd)

This ministry currently serves in several housing areas in our redemptive territory to enhance and support the services provided by Peace Neighborhood and the Ann Arbor Housing Commission. This ministry is open to everyone who is interested, with service options flexible enough to accommodate any schedule.

Mustard Seed Campus Ministry
The Mustard Seed Campus Ministry is an outreach ministry for college students at University of Michigan. This ministry is intended to meet the unique needs of college students while simultaneously helping them deepen their faith and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Nursery Ministry

SBCAA Nursery provides care for children ages 1 month – 5 years old. The goal of the nursery is to promote spiritual education to and for the love of Christ by teaching the children the way of sharing and caring for each other as Christ has done for us. The Nursery Staff of SBCAA want to plant seeds for Christ by ministering to children early on in their lives. “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV)

Nurses' Guild Fitness & Exercise Ministry
The Nurses Guild actively participates with “Body and Soul,” encouraging physical fitness and nutrition, promoting healthy life-styles and disease prevention. Members are Health Professionals, Nurses, Interns, Technicians, Certified Assistants, and others.
Seasoned Saints Ministry

(Dr. Sandra Harris)

Our mission is to plan activities for and be alert to the needs of our seniors, and to stay in touch with our home-bound members. The OAM meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:30pm in the Conference Room. Quarterly luncheons are held the first Wednesday of the third month (of each quarter). formerly Older Adult Ministry

Pastor's Aid Club

(Mrs. Katie Hall)

This ministry provides support to the Pastor however he sees fit; particularly in the area of providing meals for special events and ministry programs & initiatives in the church.

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Personal Growth Ministry

(Ms. Dana Rowry)

The Personal Growth Ministry members endeavor to foster a sense of belonging amongst the Second Baptist Church partnership, and encourage members to participate in the life of our church. We do this so that the members may receive instruction and edification through God’s people and God’s Word, promoting ministry involvement, Bible study, and fellowship.

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Praise Team

(Rev. Keith Johnson)

For a complete description of this ministry, please see the Music Ministry section beginning on page 19.

Redemptive Territory Ministry

(Ms. Vanita Bouldin)

Redemptive Territory Ministry (RTM) is the ministry by which Second Baptist Church will fulfill the charge of extending itself outside of the church walls. Specific areas of the Ann Arbor community have been identified as territories for Christ – that which needs to be redeemed. RTM will serve our neighbors by meeting their identified needs with the objective of saving souls for Christ. “Rise up and Help us; Redeem us because of your unfailing love.” (Psalm 44:26 NIV)

Saturday Prayer Warriors
This ministry is designed to bring representatives of the tribes together on Saturday morning to pray for various concerns of the church, as well as serve as a source of spiritual strength for the entire congregation. Meetings are held weekly on Saturdays (7am-8am) and participation is appointed through Tribal leaders.
Social Concerns

(Mr. Richard Carter)

Mission Statement: To meet the social needs of the community and to create and raise the level of consciousness in the congregation with regards to social issues and community outreach.

Substance Abuse Awareness Ministry


SAAM serves to provide information and support to members and their families whose lives have been touched by substance abuse. SAAM serves as a resource for other ministries, and has launched a non-smoking Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting at our church.

Tribal Ministry

(Mrs. Gloria Harris)

The Tribal System was established so that members would auto-matically be a part of a Ministry that supports their growth and edifi-cation through the Christian Education Foundation and other Church auxiliaries. The Tribal System is also a Ministry that provides fellowship opportunities so that members establish a connection with others who share the same birth month. Tribal leaders & captains are responsible for establishing a rapport with the members and providing individualized attention and contact.

Usher Board

(Mr. George Williams)

“I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness (Psalm 84:10).” There are five Usher groups, including the Youth Ushers. The Usher boards meet on the second Saturday of each month.

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United Voices for Christ

(Rev. Keith Johnson)

The United Voices for Christ is a choir that is contemporary in style, but is not limited to or restricted by one particular genre of gospel music. Members are generally youth members, college age members and members under 40 years of age. Rehearsals are held once a week (twice if needed), and the choir currently ministers twice a month during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Young Adults Ministry


The mission of YAM is to provide a unified and transparent Christ-centered atmosphere for young adults (age 22-35) and the like, emphasizing the core concepts of spiritual growth and ministry involvement for the purpose of building the Kingdom of God.

Youth Usher Board

(Mrs. Adeline Thomas and Mr. Glen Williams)

The Youth Usher board is open to children from elementary to College age. Youth are on duty each 2nd and 5th Sunday (at 11 o’clock service only). This is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn to serve God, by serving the members of the congregation. The only requirement is that you have a heart for God and a willingness to serve!

Women's Fellowship

(Ms. Constance Cottingham)

The Women’s Fellowship is a ministry that is designed to edify the women of SBCAA (ages 18 and older) as well as to continue to build unity among the Women of God. Women’s Fellowship events include activities such as retreats, workshops, dinners, outings, and other gatherings.

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