Our Ministries

Health & Wellness Ministry
Through education and medical information we seek to keep the congregation abreast to health trends through periodic check-ups and screenings. This ministry is sponsored by the health care professionals of our church.

Men’s Ministry
Because God has divine purpose for men, the brotherhood helps young men and older men understand and fulfill God’s purpose and plan. The men come together the 4th Saturday of every month for breakfast, fellowship, and the study of God’s word.

Women’s Ministry
Woman 2 Woman. The Women’s Ministry Mission is to empower women of all ages spiritually, emotionally, and physically. To help women apply the word of God to their daily lives, enabling them to overcome life’s pain, tragedies, and stresses. The goal of this ministry is to move women to a higher level in Christ, leading them to become successful Godly women based on the standards of God’s word and not that of the world.  The Women’s Ministry meets every 2nd Saturday.

Education Ministry
Our mission is to promote and encourage education. Scholarships are provided for deserving members through the generosity of its membership. Our education ministry is in the process of revising criteria for future scholarships. The Education Ministry also offers (TOOL TIME TUESDAYS) an after-school tutoring from August-May every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Music Ministry
The mission of our Music Ministry is not only to provide quality music, but also to teach the congregation the importance of a daily life style of Praise and Worship. Our Music Ministry offers a variety of music. The United Voices and the Children For Christ leads the congregation on the singing of hymns, anthems, contemporary, traditional gospel, and praise.  Youth & Children Choir sing every 3rd Sunday during morning worship.

W.A.S.H. Ministry
Witnessing. Assisting. Serving. Helping.
The W.A.S.H. Ministry is our food pantry. The mission of this ministry is to provide emergency food for persons in need. Our philosophy is if a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? This is one way in which Washington Street shares with others in a practical and meaningful way.

(Revitalize, Edify, Available, Compassion, Helps)
The REACH Ministry is an outreach team of caring disciples that are truly dedicated to reaching out and showing the Love of Christ to individuals through a home visit, hospital visit, card, letter, text message, email or phone call who have either strayed away from church, from Jesus the Christ, or individuals who are bereaved and sick.  The team makes some form of contact weekly and on every Saturday of the month.

Greeter’s Ministry
The Greeter’s Ministry is an opportunity to express God’s love through Jesus the Christ and set the tone for Sunday Worship Service. The Greeter’s Ministry is more than a handshake and a smile to people as they enter into the church.
The Greeter’s Ministry greet every Sunday outside of the church.

Usher Ministry
The Usher Ministry provide quality and compassionate service to members and friends at every worship service. Each person that enters into the sanctuary is greeted with a warm smile, hug or handshake. Our Ushers send a clear message, “you are welcome!” The Usher Ministry consists of Adult ushers, children usher every 3rd Sunday and youth ushers every 2nd Sunday.

Security Ministry
The purpose of the Security Ministry is to provide a safe and peaceful environment for the congregation to worship, to protect and serve the congregation of God’s people in their house of worship. This ministry is purposefully placed throughout the church to protect and maintain order in the house of God.

Seasoned Citizens Luncheon
Nursing homes from the community are invited to share in a Pre-Thanksgiving Day Meal.  This provides seniors an opportunity to fellowship, and at the same time we get to let our seniors know just how much they are appreciated. About 500 people are served the Friday before Thanksgiving at 12 Noon in our Christian Life Center.

Deacons & Deaconess Ministry
Our deacons are seasoned and spiritually mature. Deacons are involved in ministry, which are assigned several families within the congregation. It then becomes the responsibility of the deacon to help that family become acclimated to the ministry. The Deacon  philosophy is Acts 6:2-3. The Deaconess maintain moral and spiritual lives among the membership, especially the sisterhood. The Deaconess philosophy is to teach the younger women to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled and sound in faith, in love and endurance.

Sunday Morning Alive
Sunday school at Washington Street is designed to meet the needs of each individual person for Jesus Christ, through the teaching of God’s Word, thus promoting growth, ministry, witnessing, worship, and fellowship. Sunday school begins every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and there is a class for all ages, that include different Adult classes as well.

Children’s Ministry
(K.I.D. – Kids In Discipleship)
The Children’s Ministry host special events and activities for children grades 1st-5th.  The activities are to motivate and excite the children, keeping them interested in the church and Christian life while offering them a safe place for having fun. This will be carried out using the 3 S’s- Spiritual, Service and Social.


Chosen is designed for high school disciples to discover their true identity in Jesus Christ, through small group non-traditional sessions, engaging biblical based discussions and healthy relationships with awesome youth leaders and their peers.  Chosen meets on the 2nd & 4th Sunday’s during 10:45 a.m. Worship.
Generation Next Experience
Generation Next Experience is designed for middle school 6th-8th disciples to discover their true identity in Jesus Christ, through small group nontraditional sessions, engaging biblical based discussions and healthy relationships with
awesome youth leaders and their peers.  Generation Next Experience meets on the 2nd & 4th Sunday’s during 10:45 a.m. Worship.

Children’s Church
Washington Street is committed to providing the best possible safe place in which children can learn and grow in Christ. Our mission is to help children grow in faith and knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to accomplish this by ministering to the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs of each child. Each session is aimed at helping each child become a part of the church family. Children Church meets on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday’s of every month for 1st-5th grade. Children’s Church curriculum is from Noah’s Ark study.

Intercessory Prayer Ministry
The purpose of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to have continual, effectual, fervent prayer and intercession for our Pastor  & Family, Ministers, Deacons, Official/Trustee Board, the Church Body as a whole including vision, mission, needs and concerns, the Community and the World. The Intercessory Prayer Ministry is a team of intercessors chosen by the Senior Pastor. This ministry conducts weekly prayer meetings on Sunday Mornings from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and occasional Saturday’s when led by the Holy Spirit. The Intercessory Prayer Ministry team activities include unyielding involvement in various prayer and fasting efforts.

Multi-Media Ministry – T.A.P.E. 
Teaching. Applying. Preaching. Empowering
Our mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through quality audio and video   recordings. CD’s are available for purchase after Sunday Morning Worship. CD’s or DVD’s are provided (free of charge) for sick and shut in members.

Transportation Ministry
The Church Transportation Ministry serves the Paducah community by providing youth, adults and seniors with a way to get to Sunday Worship Services and Sunday Morning Alive. We strive to reach out to people who want to attend church, but don’t have the means to get there. Ride arrangements should be made by Friday for Sunday Services.

Library Ministry
The purpose of the Library Ministry is to provide an active resource center to guide people in the church and the surrounding community to grow in the knowledge and lifestyle of Christ, to effectively serve God, and to assist in the wholesome use of leisure time. The Church Library Ministry also supports the ministerial staff and leadership by providing quality resources and services to strengthen the mission goals of Washington Street Missionary Baptist Church. The Church Library houses a variety of books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs for all age groups.  Categories include Christian living, biographies, educational materials, Bible reference, fiction, and inspirational books, just to name a few!

V.I.P Senior Ministry
The V.I.P Ministry of Washington Street Baptist Church is a ministry for all persons who are 60 years plus to come together for fellowship, food and fun! The V.I.P Ministry provides numerous activities for seniors to encourage growth and development with individuals of similar ages, ranging from trips, monthly socials, and outreach opportunities. V.I.P’s meet every 2nd Thursday.

Associate Minister Ministry
The Associate Minister Ministry consists of a team ministers who have completed the necessary requirements and training of becoming a licensed minister and approved by the Senior Pastor. The Associate Ministers are accountable to the Senior Pastor. The responsibilities of an Associate Minister are in worship, in preaching, and in some administrative areas of the church’s ministry. Other responsibilities may vary according to the needs of the church and the abilities of the associate. She/he is usually expected to serve in regular areas of pastoral ministry such as teaching, visitation, administration and evangelism, as well as some preaching and worship leadership. He/she may represent the church in community or non related church activities, especially those relating to his/her areas of primary program responsibility and gifts.