Ministry Operations

The Ministry Operations Branch manages the Helps Ministries as well as Children’s, Youth. College, Young Adult programs, Family Life ministries. They also assist with our Born Again Chhurch Christian Academy.

BRANCH DIRECTOR: Elder Wilbert Peoples, Jr.

Born Again Christian Academy

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL provides a safe place for elementary students to develop an outstanding academic foundation while learning tenets of Christian character-building.

PRESCHOOL provides a safe place for children ages 3 to 5 to develop as individuals while learning tenets of Christian character-building.

Director: Frances Reece

Family Life

MADE IN HIS IMAGE is a men’s fellowship which focuses on building men as leaders and role models, both spiritually and naturally in the home, workplace, and church.
Department Head: Elder Reginald Holder

MARRIAGE BUILDER’S ALLIANCE focuses on programs and activities that reach out to the married couples in the body, seeking to strengthen marriages and provide fellowship and promote spiritual growth.

Dept. Head: Committee

HANDS OF PRAISE MINISTRY ministers to the hearing impaired.

Dept. Head: Anna Walker

FASHIONED IN HIS IMAGE is the women’s fellowship which sponsors a variety of programs designed to minister to the total woman.

Department Head: Dr. Karynthia Philliips


TITUS II MINISTRY is a group of dedicated women who serve Born Again Church in many capacities and assist FASHIONED IN HIS IMAGE.

Dept. Head: Mother Lillie Lester

Business Operations

Director of Business Operations- Elder Brian Hockett

Elder Valerie Bracey, Administrative Assistant

The Business Operations Area oversees church business operations.


Ivan Rattliff- Communications Manager

The Communications Area encompasses the print, internet and radio outreaches of BornAgainChurch. Communications is also responsible for church publications, public relations, marketing, website and photography.

REGISTRATION manages registration functions for church programs and events.

Department Head: Lynette Dawkins


manages and coordinates reservations and usage of using ornAgain hurch facilities and equipment.

Elder Valerie Bracey

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY oversees the operation of the kitchen and dining areas and church functions that involve food services.

Heritage Committee

The Heritage Committee develops and presents an annual program geared to inform, highlight and celebrate the diverse cultures that are represented in Born Again Church.

Department Head: Getahn Ward


The Finance Team oversees the financial affairs of Born Again Churchand its affiliates.

Director: LaTonya Hockett


It is the practice of Born Again Church to document each Covenant Members tithes and offerings given to the Church. We are a nonprofit, religious organization and contributions given to this ministry are tax deductible. A contribution request form is available for any covenant member who desires to receive a statement or you can obtain by emailing

Buildings and Grounds

The Buildings and Grounds Area oversees the maintenance and operations of Born Again Church’s facilities and grounds.

Elder Harold Hockett-

Harold Simmons-

Worship Services

The Worship Services Branch helps make the Word of God plain through the vehicles of anointed Music, Drama, Dance and Production Services.


DANCE is a ministry that encourages the importance of pure worship in and through dance with the purpose of winning souls and pleasing the Father.

Area Head: Elder Demetrus Alexander

Children’s & Teens Department Head: Debbie Powell & Kimberly Groves


LIVING PARABLES MINISTRY is the church drama ministry, and reaches out to the community as well as the congregation with unique and inspired dramatic presentations designed to present spiritual truths in a dynamic and compelling manner.

Department Head: Crystal Joy


Music Ministry sets an atmosphere of worship while ministering unto the Lord.

Area Head & Minister of Music: Elder Manoah Collins

Music Business Administrator: Greg Herriman

Music Director: Elijah ‘D D’ Holt

Choir Director: Ron Smith

Vocal Coordinator: Dee Thomas

Praise & Worship Assistant: Elder Courtney Salters

Video Production captures video of church services and other church-related activities and reproduces DVDs for sale.

Department Head: Horace “Chip” Hockett, II

SOUND MINISTRY is responsible for the provision of quality sound for all regular church services and other programs and activities as required. This ministry also is responsible for providing audio recordings of services for sale to the public, cataloging and maintaining master tapes for the church.

Department Head: Elder Derick Richardson

Lighting & Production provides lighting and screen presentations for ministry services and events.

Department Head: Rashad Watkins

Backstage gives backstage assistance in the production of any service or ministry event.

Creative Arts

Props skillfully enhances the ministry vision by making the word of God plain through creative visual aids.

Prop Coordinator: Keith A. Young


The Christian Education & Outreach Branch ensures that believers are nurtured in the Word. CE&O provides educational environments to facilitate a believer’s spiritual growth from that of a spiritual babe to that of a spiritual parent through the Starting Point, Foundations, Equipping and Ministers In Training programs, and deployed to serve through Outreach ministries.

Starting Point classes ensure that you are effectively informed about the identity, values and leadership o fBorn Again Church as well as our Statement of Faith and Life Transformation Process

Department Head: Sis. Lynette Dawkins

Decision Counselors & Altar Workers work to nurture and support new & recommitted believers & members in growing and maturing in Christ, also in charge of the altar workers

Department Coordinator: Anita Jones

Altar Workers Coordinator: Sonjia Bryant

Foundations Small Group: 6 classes designed to help the new & recommitted believer and new member become familiar with fundamental teachings of the Christian faith including a) God, as the Creator and our Father, b) Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer, Our Salvation, Our Substitute, c) The Holy Spirit, d) The Bible, and e) Fundamental Christian Disciplines.

Departments Head: Elder Michelle Doster

Bible Study classes and specific studies offered on Wednesday are designed to nurture the individual in the Word of God.
Dept. Head: Elder Harold Hockett

Covenant Members Placement works to help members find their place of service in the ministry. They hold ministry fairs with information about the various church departments and assist in placing new members in areas needed or most suited to their skills and gifts.

Dept. Head: Elder Karynthia Phillips

Teacher’s Institute is an 8-week course designed to develop and nurture the gift of teaching in the Christian Church. Students are exposed to a variety of effective teaching practices to help provide life transformative experiences for the body of Christ. The class also helps our teachers to renew their minds in the spirit of God so that God’s supernatural wisdom flows through their class environment

Department Head: Dr. Sandra Holt

Ministers In Training is a three-year instructional program designed to equip those who are called to serve in one of the five-fold ministries.

Coordinators: Minister Nanette Ponder (1st Year)

Minister Veronica Chambers (2nd Year)

Minister Charles Sneed (3rd Year)

Evangelism is a soul-winning outreach to the community and the city including revivals, door-to-door, and neighborhood ministry.

Area Head: Deacon Lionel Booker
Dept. Head: Elder Sandra Groves

PRISON MINISTRY (Men, Women, Boys) takes the Word and the love of God to men, women & teenage boys confined in local correctional institutions.

Dept. Head: Deacon Michael Gooch (Men’s Prison)
Dept. Head: Elder Angela Williams (Women’s Prison)
Dept. Head: Bro. Rodney Donaldson (Woodland Hills Boys Correctional Facility)

Missions assists in organizing, fundraising and preparing for missions opportunities both local and internationally.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Branch is charged with the task of “touching the people with the right hands” through Special Services, Intercessory Prayer, Spiritual Guidance and Ecclesiastical Leaders.


BRANCH DIRECTOR: Elder Barry Towles


Church Leaders

AREA HEAD: Elder Jerome Brown

Elders/ Ministers help the pastors touch the membership, teach/train, and assist in the operation of the ministry. (Special requirements needed.)

Dept. Head: Elder Jerome Brown
Deacons assist with building maintenance and collection of funds.

Dept. Head: Deacon Edward Cooper

SafeKeepers is a subsidiary of the Deacons and are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment at the church and on church property.

Dept. Head: Deacon Brano Edmondson

Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer Ministry conducts regular prayer times for the church body during the week and offers special opportunities for prayer throughout the year.

Dept. Head: Deacon Robert & Deaconess Janice Garrett

Life Coaching

AREA HEAD: Elder Barry Towles

Spiritual Coaching assist members as well as non-member in Biblically-based life and Spirit filled coaching to help them navigate the demands of every day living.
Support Groups

  • GriefShare (Recovery from Grief & Bereavement)
  • Divorce Care (Divorce Recovery)
  • God’s Creation Too (Support for Families of the Mentally Ill)

Pastoral Care Services

AREA HEAD: Sis. Marion Hockett

Benevolence Ministry assists members and those in the community who have financial hardships and gives assistance in budgeting and financial coaching.

Dept. Head: Minister Darryl Vanlier

Hospitality & Visitation Ministry visits and shares with members receiving care in local hospitals.

Dept. Head: Sis. Marion Hockett
Convalescence Care Ministry visits and shares with members receiving extended care in their homes and local nursing homes.

Dept. Head: Elder Irene Long