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Meet The Team—Meet Our Bishop and The Associate Pastors

Dr. Evan Grant
Bishop Dr. Evan Grant General Overseer of ANNTCOG / Marriage Officer / Notary Public
Linford Grant and Audry Grant
Pastor Linford Grant and Wife Missionary Audry Grant
Senior Associate Pastor
Men’s Fellowship President/ Bible Study Teacher
Sunday School Teacher/Praise and Worship Team Member
Joy Tomlinson
Rev. Joy Tomlinson
Senior Associate Pastor
Ladies Ministry President
Bible Study Teach/Mission Department Board Member

Meet the Team— Our Bishop and The Associate Pastors

Rev. Hanies Brown
Rev. Hanies Brown
Youth Pastor
Coordinator for Food Pantry
Bible Study Teacher/Sunday School Teacher
Ladies Ministry Board Member
Dr. Maurice Rutherford and Clova Rutherford
Rev. Dr. Maurice Rutherford and Wife Clova Rutherford
Associate Pastor
Men’s Fellowship Vice President
Pastor Estelle Powell
Pastor Estelle Powell
Associate Pastor
Field Evangelist
Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School
Margaret Thomas and Clifford Thomas
Minister Margaret Thomas and Husband Clifford Thomas
Associate Pastor
Ladies Ministry Vice President
Praise Team Member
Caring Department President
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Biblical References: Acts 20:28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4

Bylaws Description of Associate Pastor

The Associate Pastor is an ordained minister and responsible to assist the Senior Pastor with ministerial and support needs as they arise. The Assistant/Associate, like the Pastor, is not responsible for doing all the work of ministry in the church, but for seeing it is done and done properly. The Assistant/Associate Pastor may be assigned specific tasks to perform or areas of ministry to administrate, like religious education, or on-going age group ministry of a church like Youth or Recreation.

Policy and Procedures Description of Associate Pastor

  • May be assigned a specific ministry target group to oversee.
  • In absence of Interim Pastor, receive his ministerial phone calls, lead staff meetings, oversee and lead worship services, and other ministerial duties.
  • Oversee all ministry counseling needs from the church membership and requests from the community.
  • Pray with church members and guests who express difficulties in their life.
  • Oversees the Benevolent Ministry of the church.
  • Teaches regular Bible study classes.
  • Visits nursing care facilities and homebound individuals/age group specific members.
  • Conducts weddings and funerals for church members.
  • Visits grieving church members.
  • Represents the Senior Pastor at committee and ministry team meetings as requested.
  • Cooperates with all staff to promote the entire ministry plan of the church.
  • Serves as an effective liaison to church committees and team ministry efforts.
  • Maintains a continued growth of personal calling and walk with the Lord through Bible study and prayer.
  • paintains personal priorities with home and family as the spiritual leader.
  • Develops and exercises Personal Evangelism within and outside the church.
  • Gives graciously to the church through tithes and offerings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


All job descriptions/service descriptions are intended as a guide and may or may not fit the vision, purpose and practice of every church.

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