There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kind of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. All these are the work of the one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 11
As Disciples of Christ, each one of us has been given specific gifts of the Holy Spirit to do ministry as our obligation to edify the church. Each individual should exercise their gift in order to strengthen the church and glorify God.
This ministry, under the direction of Sister Johnnie M. Hill-Marsh, is designed to provide an opportunity for members to become empowered Christians through further study of the word of God through various classes and trainings, for the Bible instructs us to “study to shew thyself approved.” This ministry is the teaching arm of the church. This ministry covers Sunday School, Christian Foundation classes, Tucker School of Methods Institute of Christian Learning and Vacation Bible School. Please contact the Christian Education ministry at ChristianEducation@TuckerMBC.org.
Sunday School - Superintendents Sister Katia Dickson & Sister Natalie Roane
A place where Christians can learn the word of God and how it applies to our daily living. It strives to meet the needs of Christians at every age and stage of their development within the body of Christ.
Christian Foundation Classes - Sister Cheryl McArthur
A three-stage class phase for those people who wish to unite with the Tucker Missionary Baptist Church. Completion of all three classes is required for full Church membership.
Tucker School of Methods Institute of Christian Learning - Reverend Mary Gatewood & Sister Victoria Collins
The Tucker School of Methods is rooted in a deep reverence for the Bible as the divinely inspired Word of God and the authoritative guide for human conduct. These classes grew out of our conviction that God expects us to search the scriptures with open, inquiring minds and to seek to follow their instructions. The School of Methods offers a variety of accredited courses that can be applied as classes taken for State and National Baptist levels.
Vacation Bible School
An opportunity for youth and adults to engage in a week-long session of learning, arts and crafts and fun under one theme.
Forest Adams Scholarship
The scholarships are given to members of TMBC to encourage educational pursuits. Scholarships are given to students who are in or entering college to offset the cost of secondary education. Scholarships are also given to elementary/middle/high school students to offset the cost of academic material supplies.
The music ministry, under the direction of Brother Eric T. Dickson, is designed to meet the needs of members and guests in worship through songs of praise. This ministry includes Praise & Worship as well as six choirs. Please contact the Music Ministry at MusicMinistry@TuckerMBC.org.
The Praise and Worship Ministry leads the congregation in praise and worship during morning worship services as well as on other occasions. The team selects songs that are specific to the praise and worship experience. Praise and Worship meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursday monthly at 6 pm.
The Mass Choir sings a variety of musical selections from traditional to contemporary. They sing on the 1st Sunday and rehearse the Thursday before the 1st Sunday at 7 pm.
The Inspirational Choir includes members who enjoy singing both contemporary and gospel songs. This choir sings on the 2nd Sunday and rehearses the Thursday before at 7 pm.
The Senior Choir includes members who prefer traditional songs and hymns. This choir sings on the 4th Sunday and rehearses on the Thursday before 6:30 pm.
The Male Chorus are the men of the congregation who come together to sing a variety of quartet style and male-led songs. They also sing on the 4th Sunday and rehearse the 3rd Thursday at 7:15 pm.
The Sanctuary Choir is under the leadership of First Lady Cozette Johnson. With the addition of an 8 am service, there was a need to provide music during the service. In 2004, a call went out to those interested in singing, thus the Sanctuary Choir was born. They meet on Saturdays at 11 am.
The Forest Adams Youth Choir are youth between the ages of 5-12 and are on fire for the Lord and show it through singing praises to the Lord. The Forest Adams Youth Choir meets every 3rd Thursday before the 3rd Sunday at 6 pm.
The musical ensemble of various instruments accompanies the choir in their selections. This is all in an effort to bring praise to the Lord. Currently our ensemble includes an organist, a guitarist, drummer, saxophonist and bongo player.
The mission of the service ministry, under the direction of Sister Nora McDonald, is to serve the Lord with gladness and to help win souls for Christ by expressing love and welcoming all. We are responsible for assuring that the needs and comfort of all of God’s people is met. This ministry consists of the Ushers Ministry, Greeters Ministry and Nurses Guild. Please contact the Service Ministry at ServiceMinistry@TuckerMBC.org.
The Usher Ministry - Sister Ella Applins
The Usher Ministry serves as worship assistants. It is the responsibility of the Ushers to maintain order and decorum throughout the service. The Ushers help to prepare worshippers for worship, by acting as hosts for God and by lending a helpful hand when needed. Usher Board #1 ushers on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays. They meet Tuesday before the 2nd Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Usher Board #3 consists of youth between the ages of 10-18 and they usher on 3rd and 5th Sunday. They meet Tuesday before 3rd Sunday at 6 p.m.
Nurse’s Guild - Sister Juanita Watson
The Nurse’s Guild assists members of the congregation who are in need of medical attention. While many of the members are in the medical profession, this is not a requirement to join, but a basic knowledge of first aid procedure is helpful. This ministry also provides assistance and care to the Pastor’s various needs during service. They meet 2nd Saturday monthly at 11 a.m.
Greeter’s Ministry - Sister Dilcy Hall
The Greeter’s Ministry serves as a welcome ministry to guests and members every Sunday and during special programs. This ministry greets all who enter into the house of the Lord warmly and friendly. They direct and assist guests as needed, providing information about the church and helping the ushers maintain order in the vestibule. During service, they acknowledge and welcome all guests. They meet the 2nd Saturday monthly at 12 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
This ministry, under the direction of Sister Mildred Thomas, promotes fellowship and coordinates mission and service oriented projects. The ministries within this department collectively and separately sponsor workshops, seminars and worship services to help promote and strengthen the family and all its’ components. Included in this ministry are: Women’s Ministry, Single’s Ministry and Youth & Children's Ministry. Please contact the Family Life ministry at FamilyLife@TuckerMBC.org.
Women’s Ministry – Sister Linda Clark
This ministry is designed to meet the needs of women through teaching, nurturing, witnessing, service and fellowship. This ministry hosts various workshops, retreats and programs throughout the year. This ministry is composed of various mission circles that are in charge of carrying out the work of the Women’s Ministry. The Women's Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Single’s Ministry - Evangelist Therese Howington
The single’s ministry is designed to establish a network of single people within the congregation to discuss relevant issues related to being single and being a Christian.
Youth and Children’s Ministry – Sister Serena Jackson
The Youth and Children’s ministry meet the needs of the youth under the age of 18, by providing fun and spiritually nurturing activities throughout the year. In 2009, the Youth Café was created to help the young people learn business and entrepreneur skills, while providing refreshments to the congregation. The ministry is separated by age so that activities are age appropriate. The ministry also promotes Black History Month through various projects, Hallelujah Night as an alternative to Halloween for both members and the community and a “Birthday party for Christ” to encourage the true meaning of Christmas. The staff also seeks to make sure the academic needs of the children are met so that our youth will be positive pillars of the community and to allow the teaching of the Lord to be reflected from the inside out.
Performing Arts Ministry
This ministry allows for members to bring praises to the Lord in a variety of creative and spiritually directed ways. Please contact the Performing Arts Ministry at PerformingArts@TuckerMBC.org.
Liturgical Dance/Mime Ministry
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrafices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1.
Liturgical dance is dance or gesture used within worship for the glory of God. It is intended to add depth and dimension to the reading of the Word of praise and worship through music. We use flags, ribbons, colors and our bodies to display the meaning behind the words as they come to life through movement and drama. This ministry may also perform in silence without the use of words or music. Many of the movements are easily understood by those witnessing, as the dancers present praise and worship to the Lord through dance. This ministry performs at special programs and periodically at morning worship services.
“For When God Speaks, We Act!”
The TMBC Drama Ministry's purpose is to proclaim, present and bring forth the truth of God in a spiritual and realistic manner. The use of dramatic arts as a medium allows us an opportunity to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, while simultaneously witnessing to the lost and the un-churched, in an effective and creative way. When we are able to draw one more soul to Christ, then we are doing HIS bidding. All who are interested are invited – regardless of age and experience – for there is a place for everyone, be it on the stage or working in the wings.
The Men’s ministry, under the leadership of Brother Arthur Hines, is designed to establish one body of men in Christ. The auxiliaries within this group are designed to meet the needs of males by creating an atmosphere where their concerns are shared with others. The Men’s ministry is composed of Gideon’s Army, Joshua’s Army and B.A.D. (Baptized Anointed Delivered) Boys. Please contact the Men's Ministry at MensMinistry@TuckerMBC.org.
Gideon's Army focuses their efforts on training the men of the church in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, leadership, stewardship and civic-mindedness.
Joshua's Army is for young men ages 15-19 to assist them in becoming men of God.
B.A.D (Baptized Anointed Delivered) Boys is for the age group 5-14 years old. It is designed to impress the idea of fellowship and the building of Christian character.
The TMBC Media Ministry's objective is to facilitate God's people in the attainment of a more affluent connection with the Master in a style that maintains the spiritual growth from the precious baby Christian to the resolute seasoned warrior in creative formats that permit the church body to perform a variety of outreach services via the mediums of:
Radio: Tuesday and Thursday FM audience graced by quality programming designed to provide spiritual nourishment during the week. Friday 2:30 p.m. station WSIV 1540 AM broadcast a message from the pastor.
Plans are in motion for the presentation of live broadcasting of the TMBC 11:00 a.m. worship service
Newsletter: TMBC produces a newsletter that highlights the glorious wonders of God's presence in the lives of church members and the celebration of the enrollment of new members into our church body, organization and church ministry activities.
Website: The TMBC web site is a gateway for the world to come willingly into the wonderful arena of the Lord's court and find a safe haven of comforting love from day to day hardships. The web site bestows a format of consistent information not only to church members, but to virtual visitors in a format that is approachable and friendly about church activities and the Holy Word.
Please contact WebAdmin@TuckerMBC.org to include information on the church website.
Audio/Video: Our Media Ministry unit is responsible for providing sound and technical support as well as making all church services available for sale on CD. We also have a Video Production unit that records the church services and special events throughout the year.
EVANGELISM MINISTRY ~ Sister Elizabeth Rohadfox
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 2 Corinthians 4:5
The Torchbearers Ministry encompasses witnessing to others while using the various tools of teaching in the homes, neighborhoods and bible study. The mission statement is based on Luke 4:18-19. The goal of the ministry is to assist the church in the distribution of the gospel in forms that are clear and understandable to those who are lost and unchurched. They desire that every person in the community has the opportunity to respond in faith. Therefore, they faithfully meet every 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 A.M. to commune and connect with the rest of the community and share the wonders of Jesus Christ.
PRAYER PARTNERS MINISTRY
Prayer partners are a group of Christians joining together to lend prayers and support to those members who have requested prayer. For prayer requests, leave a message on the prayer board or contact PrayerPartners@TuckerMBC.org.
This ministry is a human service ministry designed to assist persons with bereavement support, alms, hospice and other human care issues. Under this ministry, we also seek to offer support to those members and their families who are dealing with long-term illnesses.
Outreach and Inreach Ministries
Our outreach and inreach ministries are designed to meet the needs of the members of Tucker Missionary Baptist Church and the Syracuse community. These ministries have been set in place to fulfill the spiritual and physical needs of the community.
Matthew 25:35 consists of feeding the hungry and clothing the naked, by establishing a food pantry, hosting clothing give-aways, preparing repasts for funerals of members and their loved ones.
The Wedding Ministry gives support and guidance to couples who will unite in holy matrimony at the Tucker Missionary Baptist Church. Our wedding ministry will assist you before, after and during the ceremony. Our goal is to make your special day as relaxing, stress-free and enjoyable as possible as you and your partner unite before God, family and friends.
The Transportation Ministry is responsible for providing transportation to members and those persons interested in attending church services. Please contact the church office at (315) 475-8175 during office hours, Monday-Friday, to set up transportation for Sunday services.
The Apostle Paul Jail Ministry meets every 4th Thursday monthly. S.O.A.R (Supporting Offenders After Release) is a program that provides you with the resources and support you need to help you rejoin the community after leaving prison. For more information on our ministry, join us on the 4th Thursday. If you would like more information on S.O.A.R or how to be a mentor, please click S.O.A.R
The Marriage/Couples Enrichment Class is for married couples and couples engaged to be married. These ongoing classes provide opportunity for growth in relationships and life-long commitment. Relationships grow through Biblical studies, fellowships, and retreats. This class is taught during our Sunday School hour by First Lady Cozette Johnson.