The Deacons Ministry assists the pastor with the spiritual affairs of the church by doing benevolence work, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation, promoting unity within the church, and facilitating the spread of the gospel.

The Trustees serve as faithful stewards of the Church by ensuring integrity of the Church’s finances and assets by making responsible decisions regarding improvements and upkeep of the Church.

The Deaconess encourages the promotion of spiritual, social, and moral support throughout the church.  They are faithful and steadfast in learning and proclaiming the gospel, and serve with humility as a self-sacrificing vessel for the Lord.  The Deaconess Mission is to be committed to our pastor’s leadership while assisting the Deacons with their duties and serving as role models for young women.  They assist in preparing candidates for baptism; assist the Deacons with communion; visit the sick, shut-in, and bereaved; and serve when and where they are needed.

The Adult Praise Dancers render praise, worship, and service unto the Lord and to the Church through the effective use of dance with a spiritual emphasis.

The Brotherhood Ministry brings all men to Christ through brotherly love, support, spiritual growth, and Christian fellowship.  The Brotherhood sponsors Men’s Night Out events at the church and personal finance workshops.

The Care Callers Ministry shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spreads good cheer by regularly contacting the elderly, the sick, and home-bound members.

The Children’s Church Ministry was organized to encourage the children as they begin their walk with Christ by teaching and sharing the gospel, and celebrating and honoring God through prayer and service.  The curriculum consists of biblical based lessons and activities that are age appropriate.  Children’s Church is held every Sunday during morning worship for all children ages 3 to 9.  Children are dismissed from the sanctuary to attend Children’s Church during the morning offering.

The Education Ministry assesses the spiritual needs of the Church, and develops and implements programs to address these needs through the Growth Institute, which is held each year. The Education Ministry also acknowledges students for their academic achievements such as the honor roll and graduation.  This ministry provides school supplies to the ZCBC youth, and supplies to the ZCBC#1 college students. The Education Ministry is also responsible for organizing February’s African American History Month’s presentations and the Heritage Dinner.

Motto: “Being prepared with the necessary tools for survival.”
Firstly, to provide emergency weather survival kits that would be beneficial to each household at Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1. One kit per household will be issued. Kits will be used in preparation for emergency weather conditions such as snow/ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and all other natural disasters that may occur throughout the year. Secondly, to ensure that each household at ZCBC #1 is equipped, and has proper knowledge of the supplies, and safety procedures needed in case of emergencies and evacuations.

The Food Service Ministry ensures that adequate kitchen supplies are available for official church events.

The Good Works Ministry helps others, no matter the circumstance!  The members of the Good Works Ministry provides aid to the communities’ homeless population by volunteering to distribute supplies and food.

The Greeters Ministry is positioned at the door each Sunday morning to reach out and greet members and visitors with a friendly smile, hearty good morning, and a handshake. During morning worship services, the greeters provide a welcome to all visitors and an acknowledgement of all returning members.

The Grief Ministry provides expressions of condolences by assisting in planning and coordinating funeral services, and fellowshipping with members and their families during their time of bereavement.

The Junior Jubilee Choir praises the Lord in songs by rendering jubilee songs to the Church family, friends, and neighboring churches.

The New Members Ministry greets and orients new members in the doctrines of the Church body of Christ with Christian love, enthusiasm, knowledge and excellence. Its purpose is to prepare God’s people for works of service so that the Body of Christ may be built up.

A young adult ministry geared toward organizing fellowship and social events, shadowing officers of the church, and encouraging young adults (ages 21 to 45) to get involved within the church.

This ministry provides the Church family and friends a wealth of spiritual connections through DVDs/CDs and photographs of church related services and events.

The Pulpit Aide Ministry prepares and provides refreshments to the pastor and other ministers on the pulpit.

The Sanctuary Choir provides songs of worship during Sunday worship service, special events, and travels to other churches to bring forth the good news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ through the ministry of songs.

In 1948, under the leadership of Rev. Arthur B. Bailey, a decision was made to organize a musical choir.  The Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1 Musical Choir was organized with the purpose of spiritually ministering to the congregation through music.

Years later, when a decision was made to organize a second musical choir, the Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1 Musical Choir became the Senior Musical Choir.  The newly organized choir became the Junior Musical Choir.

The choirs flourished under the leadership of Rev. Andrew J. Grove and Rev. Andrew J. Chisolm.  Under the leadership of Rev. Carl R. Wells, the Senior Musical Choir and the Junior Usher Board combined, and became the Zion Chapel Baptist Church Mass choir.  In 2008 under the leadership of then interim Pastor Rev. Jesse Washington, Jr., the name of the choir changed to the Zion Chapel Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir.

The choir has maintained its organizational purpose of ministering to the congregation through music.  Songs of praise are sung every 1st, third, and 4th Sundays during morning service.  The Sanctuary Choir also supports and participates in various church programs, as well as accompanying the pastor on speaking events

The prayer of the ZCBC#1 Sanctuary Choir is that God continues to grant blessings as his name is glorified through songs of praise.

The Senior Citizens Ministry is organizes activities for the senior citizens of ZCBC#1 and their friends. Every year this ministry sponsors a bus trip to Asheville, NC for the seniors in the church and community to the apple farm and the farmers market.

The Senior Jubilee Choir is committed to ministering through singing that is dedicated to the Glory of God. This ministry’s a capella, hand-clapping delivery continues with the tradition of our ancestors who used music to express hope, faith, and joy. The choir members are committed to service through their desire to express gratitude, love, and honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

It is this ministry’s mission to deliver passionate, meaningful songs that enhance the worship services by delivering the message of God’s promises and His abundant love. It is also the choir members’ mission that their singing will help others to know Christ, to have a closer walk with Him, and to live for Him. As according to Psalm 105:2 (NIV), we will continuously “Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.”

The Senior Missionary Society was organized in 1947 under the leadership of the late Reverend A. B. Bailey with the help of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This organization is based on Acts 1:8 “Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Our mission is to nurture its membership through mission study, education, fellowship, bereavement, and prayer and to reach others through personal ministry, witnessing and an evangelizing in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We will continue the work of missionaries by serving the sick, families in bereavement, and ministering to those in need of spiritual enrichment and local senior residential service as missionaries. Over the years, we have fellowshipped with persons in need, attended workshops, conferences, and conventions in order to increase our knowledge and enhance our server as missionaries.

The ZCBC#1 Missionary Ministry is affiliated with the Gethsemane Baptist Missionary Association Woman’s Auxiliary, World Day of Prayer, the Congress of Christian Education, and the Church Women United Organization. We contribute to scholarships for high school seniors, and give financial support for Benedict College and Morris College. Other affiliations include the State Baptist Education and Missionary Convention of South Carolina and the National Progressive Baptist Convention.

The Senior Missionary Ministry celebrates its anniversary annually on the third Sunday of November. Funds from this celebration are donated to the Widow’s Fund of ZCBC#1 and other mission projects. Monthly meetings are held on the First Sunday of each month following morning worship service.

As doorkeepers, this ministry maintains decency and order in the house of the Lord by serving with Christianity, courtesy, alertness, promptness and discipline.

The purpose of the Spot-lighting Ministry is to highlight members of the church that have contributed and worked within the church to show that each of these contributions and each person’s hard work is much appreciated.

The Sunday School Ministry commits to teaching and nurturing members of all ages in the Church and community.  Classes are held every Sunday morning, and everyone is welcomed to attend.

This YWAs promote a collaborative effort with members and churches in order to serve the kingdom of God through mission and education.

The Young People of Zion is a ministry that raises funds and organizes events for the youth of ZCBC#1. The goal of YPoZ is to promote church-centered activities for today’s youth.

The Youth Choir  nurtures, guides, teaches, and cultivates each young person’s spiritual growth and development in order that their individual talents are manifested through their love of singing praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This ministry strives to showcase the youth’s talents during worship services and special events throughout the year to draw more young people to publicly acknowledge our Lord.

Youth Church is led by associate minister Rev. Eric Capers every third Sunday during morning worship to teach the youth (ages 10 to 18) the principles of the Bible and biblical based life lessons. The youth of the church are dismissed from services to the education building during the morning offering.

The Youth Praise Dancers contribute to Sunday morning services and special events by praising God through dancer. The Youth Praise Dancers consist of both younger, elementary-age children and teenagers.

The Youth Usher Board exemplifies Christ through its service as doorkeepers on 4th Sundays. It is composed of young people ready to serve and not allowing their age to limit their abilities. The young people are trained to always set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.