Alzheimer's Support is a safe space for caregivers and family members to be open to sharing in Godly fellowship.
The purpose of the Alzheimer's Ministry is to provide a forum for primary caregivers and family members who support loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia-related illnesses.
Members of this ministry serve as Sunday morning news anchors as they share (via video) what's taking place on The Avenue.
Members of this ministry serve as Sunday morning news anchors as they share (via video) what's taking place on The Avenue. For more information, contact Falondria Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avenues to Employment hosts networking opportunities to connect job seekers and employers.
Avenues to Employment seeks to assist the WABC membership and the community at large with the necessary tools to become gainfully employed. The ministry hosts networking opportunities to connect job seekers and employers. If you are looking for help finding employment or you are an employer and wish to post a job opening, please visit http://avenues.thejobconnection.org. To assist this ministry, please email email@example.com.View ministry page
AWANA is our Children's Bible Study program for children up to the 5th grade.
AWANA is our Children's Bible Study program that is open to all children through the 5th grade. For assistance, please contact Mrs. Kim Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.View ministry page
Members of this ministry seek to provide information and support to new members as they begin the process of spiritual maturation.
The purpose of the Barnabas Encouragers Ministry is to provide information and support for new members. Barnabas Encouragers ensure that new members complete orientation, get connected with their Family Group and begin the process of spiritual maturation. Ministry skills and commitments include: a spirit of encouragement; willingness to serve in a mentor role; sensitivity to the needs of those new to the Christian faith; consistency in service and commitment to assigned tasks; availability to attend monthly meetings; availability to serve in rotation during Sunday worship services, Bible Study and special worship times. Ministry activities and functions include: participation in monthly planning and development sessions; weekly contact to new members; service during the Call to Discipleship during Worship Services and Bible Study; administration of Christian Development Survey.
Musical expression and praise through the use of handbells!
The Bells of Praise Ministry worships and praises the Lord through the use of handbells.
The commitment of a Boy Scout is shown through service in the community, devotion to the church and involvement in leadership.
The purpose of the Boy Scout Program is to build the character of young males so that they become useful, contributing citizens and strong leaders of Christian deportment. There are two Boy Scout Troops at Wheeler Avenue: Boy Scout Troop 242 and Cub Scout Pack 242. For more information, contact Deacon Maurice Carr at email@example.com.View ministry page
This Christian-based program seeks to guide young, African-American males into manhood.
Boys Rites of Passage is a Christian-based program that helps bring young, African-American males to manhood and teaches them to be leaders in their families and community. The program seeks to assist boys in acquiring the ability to demonstrate the three principles of the program—Discipline, Reverence, and Respect—and to understand the Seven Levels of Manhood: Heritage, Etiquette, Family, Faith, Basic Skills, Survival, and Resource Control. Boys Rites of Passage meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 8:30 am.As technology has advanced, and with new challenges brought on by: natural disasters, pandemics and social instability living present in our modern times, planning and programming is underway to enhance the program and make some of its classroom and community activities available via the internet. The goal is to make the program accessible to boys between the ages of 11 to 17 wherever they may be!As we plan for the return to a pattern, the start date is pending due COVID-19 concerns and issues.
Cade Circle provides support to our members who reside in assisted living facilities.
It is the purpose of Cade Circle to serve as a beam of Christian light in the lives of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church members, and others, who reside in convalescent home care. An additional commitment for Cade Circle is to make a positive difference in the lives of those with health concerns. This ministry meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Cancer Support Group is to deliver services to cancer patients and their family members.
Comprised primarily of Seasoned Saints, the Celestial Choir honors God through the lifting of their voices in song.
All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join the Chapel Choir as they praise God through song.
The Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Chapel Choir is our youth choir. Middle and high school students are welcome to join Chapel Choir for rehearsal on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Chapel Choir sings at the 11:00am service every third Sunday.
The Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Cherub Choir is our children's choir. Elementary School children are invited to attend rehearsal on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month. The Cherub Choir sings on the third Sunday of each month.
Children's Church is available for ages 2 through 5th grade every Sunday during the 11:30 am worship service.
The Children’s Church program offers children (ages 2 through 5th grade) an opportunity to worship in an environment designed specifically for them. Children's Church is offered each Sunday during the 11:30 am worship service.View ministry page
The WABC College Ministry seeks to develop strong believers, and facilitate Christian fellowship for those who are in college or between the ages of 18-23.
Our College Ministry seeks to support all WABC college students, and people between the ages of 18-23. The ministry meets for Bible Study on Thursdays at 6:30pm, with additional activities that are planned throughout the year. To join the college ministry, contact Rev. Richard Boone, IV.
We can more effectively be #WheelerWherever because of the Communications Corps. They enhance the worship experience through visual media, lighting, & sound.
The Communications and Technologies Corps serve God and the church by enhancing the worship experience through visual media, lighting and sound. The Corps is composed of 5 units, which include: photography, video, lighting, audio, and new members photography. These units function as separate entities, but ultimately work together towards our common goal.
Congregational Care exists to support members through seasons of sorrow, sickness, and setbacks.
Congregational Care exists to come alongside members through seasons of sorrow, sickness, and setbacks. The ministry provides support from hospital and home visits to guiding members who are grieving
This ministry seeks to facilitate and promote the faithful, healthy, and effective growth of members through purposeful connection with Christ and His church.
This ministry seeks to facilitate and promote the faithful, healthy, and effective growth of members through purposeful connection with Christ and His church.
The Counseling Ministry provides free Christian counseling to those who desire it and are over the age of 18.
The Counseling Ministry provides counseling to individuals, parents, and groups (18 years and older.) Based on Biblical principles, the Counseling Ministry’s purpose is to help counselees form a more intimate relationship with God, to teach the application of God’s Word in their everyday lives, and to teach the realization of empowerment through God’s Word. Any person who has been referred to, or is desiring Christian counseling can be seen.View ministry page
Members of the Courtesy Corps greet and seat worshipers, and reflect the spirit of Christian service and love for all who come to worship.
The Courtesy Corps serves as a welcoming team to all who enter the church. Members of this ministry seek to reflect the spirit of Christian service and love for all who enter for worship. They greet and seat worshipers and provide other comforts to facilitate the worship experience.
The Deaconess Board's mission is to serve with excellence as we fulfill our servant leader roles and responsibilities as outlined in our purpose.
Assists in preparing candidates for Baptism, Prepares the elements and table for Holy Communion, Welcomes new members during the invitational period, a joint responsibility with the Deacons, Assists Congregational Care with the new members intake process, Welcomes parents and babies for Baby Dedications including holding babies during prayer, Serves as Family Group leaders with Deacons as assignedView ministry page
The Educational Grant Committee sets the guidelines for WABC scholarship recipients, reviews applications, and ensures that students meet all of the guidelines.
Each year, WABC high school seniors are eligible to receive a scholarship from their church. The Educational Grant Committee sets the guidelines for scholarship recipients, reviews all scholarship applications and ensures that the students who receive the scholarship meet all guidelines. To join the Educational Grant Committee or to find out more information, please contact email@example.com.
Ephphatha ensures that those who are hearing impaired can still participate in worship.
The purpose of the Ephphatha Ministry is to ensure a delivery system for God’s Word as taught, preached or sung in the worship experience for all congregants. The Ephphatha Ministry provides sign language support during Sunday services and special events.
Family Connection serves others in time of distress though intercessory prayer, Bible study, and fellowship meals after the home-going service of a loved one.
The purpose of the Family Connection Corps is to provide care and comfort for bereaved families of the congregation, through a time of fellowship, in conjunction with home-going worship services; and to extend comfort in other gestures following the passing of a loved one.View ministry page
The Financial Empowerment Ministry is devoted to providing WABC members with the tools for financial freedom.
The Financial Empowerment Ministry is devoted to providing WABC members with the tools for financial freedom in the areas of personal finance and entrepreneurship. This ministry regularly provides seminars and workshops for the WABC membership at large. It is designed to help us prioritize God in our finances, while educating us on: financial planning, financial freedom and financial empowerment. To join the committee which organizes these events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Aid Care Team shares medical knowledge with the congregation, and ensures that all medical needs are met, should they arise, during service.
The mission of the First Aid Care Team (FACT) is to support the congregation by providing first aid care and promoting the well-being of congregants during activities and programs associated with the church. In accordance with Romans 12:1-2, FACT is commissioned to equip the saints with health-related knowledge that will improve our lives and enhance our services to the body of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Members of the First Touch Ministry assist congregants with parking and traffic control on Sunday mornings.
Members of the First Touch Ministry are the first people worshipers come in contact with upon arrival at WABC. They assist congregants with parking and traffic control on Sunday mornings. To join the First Touch Ministry, please send an email to email@example.com.
The purpose of the Footwashing Ministry is to extend the compassionate, caring work of the church to the least of these.
The Girl Scout program builds girls of courage, confidence, and character - who make the world a better place!
The Girl Scout program at Wheeler Avenue engages girls from kindergarten through high school in an extraordinary journey to make the world a better place as they develop courage, confidence and character. To join a troop or to volunteer as a troop leader, please contact Karen Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Praise Dancers worship the Lord and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through dance.
Grace Praise Dancers are led by Mrs. DeVaughn Eghomwanre. For more information, contact the ministry at WABC.email@example.com.
The Green Team leads all recycling efforts on The Avenue in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.
The Green Team is responsible for helping to reduce WABC's carbon footprint. The Green Team leads all recycling efforts on the Avenue. To join this ministry, please contact Sis. Agnes Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WABC Greeters are the smiling faces that welcome members and friends onto the campus on Sundays.
Our Greeters welcome members and visitors into the church on Sundays as they head into worship. If you would like to join the Greeters Ministry, please email Sister Eryn Hygh at email@example.com.
The WABC Health and Wellness Ministry is responsible for keeping Wheeler physically fit!
The WABC Health and Wellness Ministry is responsible for keeping Wheeler physically fit! This ministry organizes our annual Fun Run/Walkathon as well as several activities throughout the year. To join this ministry please contact Sister Shaundra Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIV/AIDS Support provides awareness and assistance to the community through faith-based education.
The HIV Awareness and Prevention Ministry provides faith-based education and awareness to communities at risk for contracting HIV. In addition, we provide home care services as needed, offer support to the Bering Omega House in the Montrose area and education/support for individuals living with HIV. We are available to the youth, college, and young adult ministries for HIV education.
InHIMM is the WABC Men's Ministry.
The purpose of the InHIMM Ministry is to form a fellowship of Christian men toward the end of redeeming humanity back to God and utilizing shared experiences toward the aim of helping each other move from faith to faith in the daily Christian experience. The ministry further aims to guide participants in Christian service, through their gifts, to make a difference in the world, particularly by sharing the message of Jesus Christ with others. All men are invited to join InHIMM on the second Monday of every month. For information, please contact ckelley@email@example.com.
This ministry seeks to support and evangelize to those who are incarcerated, and provide resources to them and their families.
The Legal Ministry serves as a resource to the church and community by providing legal information and referrals to help make informed decisions.
The Legal Ministry provides members of the church and the community with useful, general legal knowledge on a variety of topics. Through legal seminars, attendees are provided with an opportunity to obtain basic information and answers to everyday legal matters in a comfortable, familiar environment.
This ministry provides Biblical teaching and support to engaged & married couples, with the goal of the fulfillment of God’s plan for the covenant of marriage.
The purpose of the Marriage Ministry is to provide Biblical teaching, support and encouragement to engaged and married couples, with the goal of facilitating fulfillment of God’s plan for the covenant relationship of marriage.Join the Marriage Ministry on the first Tuesday of each month for First Tuesdays on The Avenue. For more information about the Marriage Ministry and/or resources for married couples, please contact the Marriage Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-806-4604.
Matthew 25 exists to assist those who have experienced economic hardship.
The purpose of Matthew 25 is to address the urgent needs of families in the community and in the Wheeler Avenue congregation. This support is provided with the aim of addressing the total needs of each individual through prayer, counseling, and financial assistance.
Mercy Mime worships God through the theatrics of the art of miming.
The Middle School ministry at WABC is dedicated to supporting our 6th-8th grade students as they grow closer to Christ.
The Middle School ministry at WABC is dedicated to supporting our 6th-8th grade students as they grow closer to Christ. The ministry seeks to provide experiences that significantly impact the development of the student through Bible Study, evangelistic opportunities, a variety of activities and excursions, and through service in various youth ministry and community organizations by extending worship and fellowship experiences with other churches and ministry organizations. To join the Middle School Ministry, or to get more information about events, please email Rev. Richard Boone, IV at email@example.com.View ministry page
This choir is comprised of men of all ages who have a heart to worship our Savior through song.
The Mighty Men of Wheeler are Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church's Men's Choir. Men are invited to join this choir for rehearsal on Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Children and youth who worship the Lord through dance.
Ministry In Motion is our children and youth dance ministry. It is our sole purpose to minister through dance. For more information, please contact Candace Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Members Orientation is designed to acclimate new members to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and her ministries.
The purpose of the New Members Ministry is to welcome and help orient new members to their part in the Christian witness and work of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
WABC’s Nursery is a safe environment that allows parents to worship freely and engage in ministry events with the knowledge that their babies are in good hands.
The goal of the WABC Nursery is to provide excellent care in a safe, well-staffed loving environment. This allows parents to freely worship and participate in other discipleship experiences with complete confidence in the care their children are receiving. Our nursery is staffed by experienced workers who have cleared background checks and are certified annually in our church, Child Protection Program, and by American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid. For more information, contact Karen Pennywell at email@example.com.View ministry page
This ministry records the history and happenings on The Avenue, and captures the beauty of our church family.
The Photography Ministry is responsible for recording and preserving the church's history through digital photography. Members of this ministry help capture the growth of the church and ensures that members know the faces of our new family members.
The Prayer Ministry is comprised of believers who witness the compassion and Lordship of Jesus Christ as it is manifested through fervent, effectual prayer.
The vision of the Prayer Ministry is to lift up a congregation of believers who actively engage in all manners of prayers with the demonstration of God’s anointing in healing, deliverance, and direction—resulting in a greater intimacy in worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Its mission is to witness the compassion and Lordship of Jesus Christ as it is manifested through fervent, effectual prayer; thus, "Compassion Driven Prayer" is our motto.View ministry page
POD is a group of young adults who are on fire for Christ, and they share that passion through song.
Psalms of David is Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church's young adult choir. Young adults ages (22-40) are invited to join this choir for rehearsal on Tuesdays at 7:30pm.
The Puppet Ministry is devoted to proclaiming the Gospel and teaching of the Word of God through the passionate and purposeful theatrical media of puppeteering.
Youth puppeteers serve to support the AWANA, Children's Church, and Sunday School Ministries by capturing the imagination of children and delivering God's truths in creative and memorable ways.
The WABC Recovery Ministry provides a safe, Christian space for members affected by addiction.
The WABC Recovery Ministry provides a safe, Christian space for members affected by the diseases of alcoholism & addiction. Recovery is a spiritual program. The Twelve-Step recovery model, as outlined in Alcoholics Anonymous, can be applied not only to substance abuse, but also to: codependency, overeating, love addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, nicotine addiction, and others. In the Recovery Ministry, we identify Jesus as the Higher Power that can restore us to sanity.We also aim to dismantle the stigma that exists within the church surrounding the diseases of alcoholism & addiction. As we work toward this, we will continue to respect the privacy of members who choose to remain anonymous.The Recovery Ministry meets on the third Tuesdays of each month at 8pm on Zoom. We plan to meet on campus when COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.Meeting ID: 898 7484 1951 Password: Recoveryhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lcO2gqjojH9WeTBDeZloX9jAOZPetEtJ8For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth Circle is a ministry dedicated to providing food and clothing to those in need.
The purpose of the Ruth Circle is to extend the ministry of our Lord to the least of these through providing school supplies to students of selected schools, and through providing basic needs (such as food and clothing) to economically disadvantaged families.
Sanctuary Choir is a group of energetic adults who make a joyful noise unto the Lord through song!
The purpose of the Sanctuary Choir is to worship, to sing praises and to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. It is an energetic and vibrant adult choir, known for their high-level of praise.
The Seasoned Saints are adults (55+) who love the Lord and have an interest in activities that contribute to the healthy development of their lifestyles.
The WABC Senior's Ministry is for adults (55+) who are looking to enhance their spiritual maturity and develop a healthy lifestyle through Bible study, field trips, line dancing, and special project support for church-wide ministry. Join them for exercise and line dancing each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
PRIME of Life is for single adults ages 40-59, empowering them to enjoy an abundant life in Christ through fellowship, study and service.
PRIME of Life Adult Ministry, is a community of unmarried persons ages 40 to 59, building healthy relationships in a safe space of fun, fellowship and spiritual & biblical enrichment. This ministry is led by Sis. Jenise Harriford. For more information, email: email@example.com; and connect with us via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @WheelerPRIME.
The Social Justice Ministry works to advocate for justice for all of God's people.
It is the mission of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry to educate and advocate for justice for all of God’s people throughout the numerous institutions and systems that perpetuate inequality, to the end that justice rolls down like a river, and righteousness like a never-failing stream.The Wheeler Avenue Social Justice Ministry is currently focusing on addressing injustices in the education system. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Life Advancement Sunday School (CLASS) serves as a weekly platform for learners to explore the Bible every Sunday morning.
Christian Life Advancement Sunday School (CLASS) is one of the foundational pillars of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church's Christian Education/Discipleship Ministry. CLASS is firmly committed to Christian growth and transforming lives through personal and group interaction with the Word of God. The Word of God must be understood by the believer, embraced in his/her faith walk, and its biblical truths exhibited in the reality of daily living. CLASS serves as a weekly platform for learners to explore the Bible. To that end, CLASS's purpose is to reach, teach the Bible, care for, witness to, fellowship with, and lead EVERYONE to worship our almighty God. Our focus is on people, and to have them know more about God through the study of His Word.Every Sunday Morning at 9:00AM & 11:00AM Children's Division (Pre K thru 5th Grade) - Christian Life Center Youth and Adult Division - 2nd Floor - Christian Life CenterView ministry page
The Waiting Room is a ministry created for those who are experiencing/have experienced or want to learn more about infertility.
The WABC Transformation program is dedicated to supporting the girls of our church as they navigate life's changes.
The purpose of the Transformation Program is to lead young, adolescent females in development of respect for God, respect for elders of the church and community, commitment to wholesome and healthy personal development, and to guide them in developing esteem for family life. As such, the program seeks to teach: key Christian values, African American history, etiquette, career awareness, health, budgeting, and public speaking as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Transformation meets on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 8:45 am.View ministry page
The Tutoring Ministry is designed to develop and enhance students’ competencies and skills in the areas of math, reading, writing, and self-esteem.
The Tutoring Ministry provides free tutoring services for students on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm during the academic year. If you would like to become a tutor, or if you would like more information, please contact email@example.com.View ministry page
Willing servants with a spirit of "unity" who are committed to witnessing and ministering by making a joyful noise unto the Lord.
The purpose of the Unity Choir is to make a joyful noise by singing songs of praise and worship, by witnessing and by ministering unto the Lord and His Church.
WABC's Family Vacation Bible School takes place every July, and is fun for ALL ages!
Members of the Wedding Council are hospitable and welcoming as they ensure that everything in the Sanctuary is available and in place for wedding ceremonies.
The purpose of the Wedding Council is to facilitate the preparation of wedding worship ceremonies in the Sanctuary through working with brides, grooms, and their families.View ministry page
The Witnessing Ministry walks the streets, going door to door to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Witnessing Ministry is a team that goes outside of WABC to tell people about Jesus Christ, help people know Him, lead them to salvation, and invite them to WABC for worship.
Women who love God and seek to worship Him through song.
The Women of Wheeler are Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church's women's choir. Women are invited to join them for rehearsal on the Tuesday and Thursday prior to the 5th Sunday at 7:00pm.
The purpose of the Women’s Guild is to implement fundraising events for the church’s Educational Assistance Fund.
The Young Adult Ministry empowers young adults through wise Biblical teaching, social interaction, and community outreach to expand the Kingdom of God.
The Young Adult Ministry was created to empower young adults (between the ages of 23-39) through wise Biblical teaching, social interaction and community outreach, to expand the Kingdom of God throughout the city of Houston and beyond.To learn more, please visit the Young Adult Ministry page.View ministry page
The WABC Youth Ministry is dedicated to supporting our high school students as they grow and develop in Jesus Christ.
The purpose of the Youth Ministry is to minister to the spiritual, educational and recreational needs of high school students that attend Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. The Youth Ministry meets for special occasions throughout the year.To participate in the ministry, or to get more information about upcoming events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.View ministry page