Convalescent Home Ministry and Morning Prayer

Missionary Sylvia Johnson – States
Second generation Church of God in Christ.

Missionary States joined the Gates of Faith Ministry in 2009.  Since that time, she continues to serve in the Missions and Evangelism Department and other areas of the ministry.  She is faithfully sharing in a convalescent home on the 4th Sunday of each month.  Missionary States is a prayer warrior and oversees the morning prayer every Tuesday and Friday at 6:00 am.  She is excited and counts it all joy to serve in the Ministry of Gates of Faith.

If you wish to join this team please feel free to contact Missionary Silvia States at 804-230-0100.

Prison Ministry

Missionary Stella Battle

The Prison Ministry started in May 2006. Ten (10) years later it’s still ministering to the men in Sussex II. The team visits the prison every second Sunday morning at 8:30. The services consist of approximate 80 men that choose to attend the Praise and Worship conducted by their fellow inmates and then followed by one of our speaker on the team. The services are truly a blessing to the men. Many have surrendered their life to the Lord, while others are requesting prayer at the altar. We are thankful to God for allowing us to serve and encourage others. If you would to serve on the Prison Ministry Team, please contact Missy Stella Battle, the coordinator.

If you wish to join this team please feel free to contact Missionary Stella Battle at 804-230-0100.

Visitation Ministry

Missionary Robin M. Banks

Robin Molessey Banks is a team member of Missions and Evangelism at Gates of Faith Ministries. She was licensed as a Missionary in the Church 0f God in Christ August 2000. The Lord touched her heart to start a new outreach in-reach ministry. The Visitation Ministry purpose is to show love to the hospitalized and the sick/shut-in by blessing them with visits, cards, phone calls and prayer. This ministering team passion is to encourage, comfort and offer a sense of belonging to members and others. The Visitation Ministry is in conjunction with the Clergy and Prayer Warriors. The ministry foundation is based on Matthew 25:43, “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not”.

If you wish to join this team please feel free to contact Missionary Robin M. Banks at 804-230-0100.

Abner Clay Park Ministry

Elder Glenwood and Missionary Jaclyn Thomas

Missionary Jaclyn Thomas was taught at an early age by her parents, Rev. Dr. Arthur and Dr. Mary G. Holmes to serve the community. At the church her father pastored, she was an active participant in the feeding program at a local men’s shelter in Lynchburg, VA. As a part of the National Honor Society at Heritage High School, she frequently helped at Our Daily Bread a soup kitchen in the city. She continued to serve the community as an adult by organizing community health days and clothing give-a-ways in Hopewell, VA. Missionary Thomas leverages these experiences as an assistant director of the Missions and Evangelism Department and one of the leaders of the Abner Clay Park ministry.

If you wish to join this team please feel free to contact Elder Glenwood Thomas or Missionary Jaclyn Thomas at 804-230-0100.