Sister Shannon Lucas is the youth pastor and head Sunday School teacher. She has a passion to reach the children in Charleston WV through the love of Jesus Christ. The vision is to raise up Kids For Christ through the teaching of the word of God. She offers different styles of learning on the children's level so they will retain the information that they are being taught. They watch movies on the lesson, make crafts, play games, learn songs, and are provided a snack. KFC puppet ministry is integrated into our praise and worship services.
Each year during the summer we have Vacation Bible School where kids learn about the bible through interactive lessons, movies, games, projects, songs, and crafts. At the end of the week is a party and award ceremony. VBS is also a way for Pentecostal Affirming Ministries to do outreach by advertizing the event in our local community we are able to reach kids and their families outside of our congregation to continue to spread the teaching of Christ.
Brother Rich Saltsgaver and Sister Cheryl Smith are the leaders of the KFC Awana Ministry which meets every first and third Monday and second and fourth Wedneday each month.
Redemption Support Group
Redemption Support Group is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me, who are on a journey toward wholeness; seeking recovery from and celebrating God’s healing of life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grown. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing. We believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this Biblical program. Redemption Support Group is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups and is willing to open their life to healing and change.
Redemption Support Group is a recovery ministry based on the biblical principles with a goal to leg God work through us in providing His healing power. This allows people to be “changed” spiritually by working through sound biblical principles. Participants open the door by sharing their experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving life’s problems. This a safe place for individuals to being their journey of breaking out of bondage and into God’s grace by helping them to start dealing with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Pantry Fishers of Men Center
Pentecostal Affirming Ministries operates the not-for-profit pantry, Fishers Of Men Center. We operate a food pantry that is open every Wednesday from 1-4pm and provides food and hygiene items. We have a backpack food program where we are currently sponsoring two local schools by providing kid friendly foods to children in need. We also host a yearly back to school giveaway that provides backpacks and school supplies to children in our local community. During our back to school giveaway we parter with other local organizations to provide additional free services and items such as eye exams, haircuts, dental hygiene items and educational material. This year we will be hosting our first Thanksgiving Dinner, prodiving free thanksgiving meals to the local community.
Food Pantry Director
Through the resources of technology and the world wide web, Pentecostal Affirming Ministries is able to offer our church services, sermons, music and resources to people around the world. Our online ministry allows us to reach those who are unable to attend our church services in person. We now have individuals that consider themselves a part of our congregation through the remote facilities of the internet. Our online services are prayerfully dedicated to all of our sick, shut in, distressed, discouraged, bereaved, incarcerated, and to all of our brothers and sisters all over the world who truly love the Lord.
We have had positive feedback from people from all over who have contacted us after finding our videos. We are currently reaching over 98 countries and counting as we continue to expand our online ministry breaking down the barrier of the walls of the church building. You can keep in touch with us online through this website, facebook, youtube and soundcloud.
Our prayer team is also a part of our online ministry. Dedicated members of the prayer team receive prayer requests that are submitted online from people around the globe in need of prayer and encouragement. Prayer team members pray daily for the needs of the church and its ministries and members, the community as well as the requests that are submitted.
The music ministry's primary mission is to magnify and glorify Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:16-17) in everything we do. The music ministry is to act as a vehicle to usher in the presence of God. It is to set and establish an atmosphere that is conducive to worship, enabling the presence of God to move among the congregation, preparing the people for the delivery of the Word of God.