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Our church is committed to serving our community, congregation, and world through our various service ministries. We believe that by helping others, we can spread the love and compassion of Christ to those in need. Please take a look below to learn more about our ministries and how you can get involved.

Congregational Care Ministry

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Ministry Leader: Walter Holder, Jr.

Mission/Vission Statement: To provide a Ministry that addresses the needs of those who have experienced, are now experiencing, or will experience Grief, Loss, Anxiety and/or Depression. This also includes appropriate referrals for those with other mental health needs.

Meeting Times: Every Thursday from 6:30 - 7:30PM via ZOOM

Contact Phone: (502) 589-0004

Contact Email:

D-Free Ministry

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Ministry Leader: Wanda M. Carson

Mission/Vission Statement: The vision of the dFree Ministry is helping others through a Christian-based ministry to be free from financial shackles of debt through a 12-step movement to help you to live a lifestyle with no debt, no delinquencies, and no deficits. This ministry is for any person who desires to achieve financial freedom and wellness as a lifestyle


Meeting Times: Courses are scheduled periodically during the year as needed via Zoom

Contact Phone: 502-636-0523 Ext. 207

Contact Email:

RUSH: Recovery Until Solutions Happen

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Ministry Leader: Glenda Newton-White

Mission/Vission Statement: To help those who are suffering from Life Issues. Geared towards 18 & over Adults.


Meeting Times: 2nd Friday of each mo. 6-7:30 pm

Meeting Space: 610 Breckinridge Building

Contact Phone: 502-541-6798

Contact Email:

Sankofa Center Bookstore

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Ministry Leader: Eugene McCormick & Jamie Keith

Mission/Vission Statement: The Sankofa Center wants to be the catalyst and inspiration for Bates member's spiritual growth and development. Geared towards primarily for all Bates Members, as well as the community at large.


Open Hours: Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm, Sundays 9:30am -2:30pm

Location: Main Campus Bookstore

Contact Phone: 502-636-0523 Ext. 207

Contact Email:

Bates Health Ministry

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Ministry Leader: Marita Crane

Mission/Vission Statement: Our vision is to focus on the spiritual, psycho-social and physical dimensions of health to promote wellness and to enhance the quality of life for our members.

Meeting Times: Monthly

Meeting Space: Main Campus Room 101

Contact Phone: (502) 636-0523

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Greeters Ministry

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Ministry Leader: Tanya Sandifer

Mission/Vission Statement: To represent the Lord as doorkeepers of the church. To be available, adaptable, approachable, dependable and respectful to all who enter Bates Memorial Baptist church. Greeters are the host for God’s House, the door keepers who service those who enter into His house.

Meeting Times: Bi-Monthly

Meeting Space: Main Campus Fellowship Hall

Contact Phone: (502) 777-5350

Contact Email:

Missions Ministry

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Ministry Leader: Rev. Sandra Moore and Deacon Marcus Workman

Mission/Vission Statement: To motivate, equip and involve the congregation of Bates Memorial to share the love of Jesus Christ in local national and global outreach 


Contact Phone: (502) 744-7410

Contact Email:

Sankofa Bookstore
Young Adult Ministry
Health Ministry
Greeters Ministry
Women's Ministry
Missons Ministry
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