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Family Life Ministry

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 NIV

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Family Life Ministry focuses on ministering to the entire family, from engagement; to marriage, from marriage to parenting, to grand-parenting. We support and nurture those from other countries. Because the body is the temple of God We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by blood, marriage, or adoption. It is also the focus of the Family Life Ministry to help members grow in applying God's word, through bible study within the many ministries. Therefore, equipping families to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20)


The Family Life Ministries mission is threefold in nature. In serving the Lord and the body of Christ, in addition to seeking to encourage the community.

  • Promote the Lordship of Christ in all marriage and family situations.
  • Create a plan to help couples planning to marry prepare themselves for a lifelong, Christ-centered, healthy marriage.
  • Develop resources and strategies that will encourage the building and strengthening of already existing marriages, and minister intentionally to marriages already in crisis.
  • Provide resources and information encouraging healthy, Christ-centered parent-child relationships
  • Provide resources and information encouraging a healthy way of living. Develop and atmosphere where Men and Women are taught the principles of being a Christian, and the importance of making disciples.
    • Aid in the spiritual growth and physical support of Christian Singles.
    • Support those whom desire to be free from whatever situations, strongholds or addictions one battles.

Adoption Foster Care

Our Mission

The goal of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Adoption and Foster Care Ministry is to inform our congregation of the hundreds of children waiting to be adopted; disseminate adoption literature throughout the church and local community; and provide support, through guidance and counseling to families once a child has been placed.

Our Vision

To provide Christian homes for children waiting to be adopted.

Our Focus

To educate members of MPBC and the local community about adoption and foster options.

Officers and Contact Information for the Ministry

  • Hudson "Rusty" Byrd, President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Leah Byrd, Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United International Fellowship

Membership comprised of all 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation of International decent. Initially, there were a few African countries. Today, we have members from over 25 countries including: Sierra Leone , Liberia , Nigeria , Ghana , Ethiopia , Panama , Antigua , Kyrgyzstan , Guyana , Haiti , France , Chad , U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Italy, India, Kenya, Montserrat, Trinidad , Congo, Jamaica, Ivory Coast, and Eritrea.

Our Mission

The purpose of the United International Fellowship of MPBC is to nurture, support and fellowship with each other. The members meet third Sunday of every month at a member's home after the 12 noon service. During these meetings, there are praise reports by the members, acknowledgement of birthdays and anniversaries, Bible study, prayer and fellowship

Our Vision

  • Share the vision of MPBC among the international audiences (internal and external).
  • Be active in mission's trips.
  • Provide support for domestic and international needs.
  • Be effective with the church group.
  • Going "GLOBAL" in line with overall church vision.

Our Scripture

Our scripture is often referred to as "the fellowship of the believers" is taken from Acts 2:42-47: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the Apostles. The entire Believers were together and had everything in common, selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as they had need. Every day, they continued to meet together in the Temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Praising God and enjoying the favor of all people, and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."

Women's Ministry

Our Focus

The focus of this ministry is intertwined with the goal of the church's mission, which is to cohesively meet and strive to make disciples locally, regionally and to posture the church to continue to become a Bible teaching, Bible believing, and Bible behaving church.

Our Vision

To collaborate as women to encourage, empower and elevate each other to fulfill their call to discipleship, stewardship and servant leadership. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to support each other in every area that fit our unique gifts and inspire one another to put faith into action according to God's purpose.

Our Scripture

Our scripture is: Ephesians 4:1-16

Morning Glory Conference Call:
(605) 562-3000
Access code: 970674# / 6:30 - 6:45 am
*Note: call only last 15 minutes 

If you like to be added to the My Sister's Keeper  contact distribution list, email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Single's Ministry

Our Mission

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Singles Ministry is comprised of Christian singles by choice or circumstance; never married, divorcees, widows, widowers, and single parents working together for the purpose of:

  • Winning souls for Christ.
  • Providing a morally and spiritually sound environment for meeting and becoming acquainted with other Christian singles.
  • Aiding to the spiritual growth and physical support to Christian singles.
  • Witness collectively as a ministry.
  • To create a network within the surrounding metropolitan area of spiritual support system among Christian singles.

Our Goals

  • To witness collectively as a ministry
  • To provide programs and activities that create a morally and spiritually sound environment
  • To create a network within the surrounding Metropolitan area of a spiritual support system among Christian singles.

Single's Ministry Officers

President Charita Mayo  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Encouragement Chairperson Donna Ellis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bible Instructor    
Bible Teacher    
Events Coordinator    


Contact Information

For more information, please contact Charita Mayo at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sports Ministry

Our Focus

Bringing people closer to Christ through athletics.

Our Vision

To provide fellowship, health, and wellness ministering to the whole person.

Our Mission

The goal of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Sports Ministry is to provide fellowship, evangelism opportunities, and worship through group and family activities. This is achieved by forming teams to compete in the local church and county leagues, organizing athletic tournaments, and attending sporting events.

Officers and Contact Information for the Ministry

Men's Ministry

Our Mission

"To Equip, Encourage, and Educate Men" (So that they will not become tied up and tangled up).

Our Purpose: A Firm Foundation

The purpose of this ministry is to build up the men of MPBC on the firm foundation of the word of God, prepare them for all phases of manhood and the roles that men may face, as well as, prepare them to do the work of ministry  while providing opportunities for worship, instruction, fellowship, and evangelism.

Our Vision

God provided instruction in His word for how men are to perform in all roles of manhood to include being a man of the community, husband, father, leader, or ministry servant.  It is the role of the elder men to pass on the wisdom of God’s word to the younger men with intentional mentoring and training.

Ministry Scriptures

Ephesians 3:16 - 19 There is a King In You

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. and I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people to grasp how wide and how long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Matthew 7:24-25

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet id did not fall, because it has its foundation on the rock.

Mark 3:27

In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house without first tying him up.  Then he can plunder the strong man's house.

Meeting Times

Our scheduled Men's prayer breakfast dates for 2016

Date: Third Saturday of every month

Time: 8am - 10am

Location: MPBC Fellowship Hall

 *Other events as scheduled

Officers and Contact Information

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Watt (President) or 703-585-0026

Men’s Ministry Leadership Board

Deacon Walt Moore

Rev. Keith Johnson

Rev. Marlon Sharpe

Rev. Archie Adams

Elliott Francis

Jamison Hill

Sheldon  Hutchins

Chris Brooks


Young Kings Leadership Board


Randy Coleman – Lead

Jonathan Grinkley

Julian Greene

Jared Spencer


Marriage Ministry

The Marriage Ministry is designed to aid those couples that are considering marriage, who are newly married, and to enrich the lives of couples that have been married for several years.

Our Vision

To strengthen marriages and lead couples into a right relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

To enhance the covenant relationships between a husband and wife through programs and activities designed to encourage understanding and obedience to the Holy Scripture; growing and strengthening marriages spiritually and emotionally according to God's purpose.

Ministry Scripture

The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man."24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24-24)

Marriage Ministry Services

Pre-Marital Ministering Services

  • Prepare couples for a covenant relationship
  • Help couples to understand the five purposes of marriage
  • Provide the understanding of God's plan and will for marriage

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)

Contact Information
Premarital: Deacon Rufus Cason and Deaconess Jennifer Cason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newlywed Ministering Services

  • Help newlyweds grow together in their understanding of God's design and plan for marriage.
  • Equip newlyweds with biblical insights, skills, and tools needed to pursue the kind of marriage God has ordained.

"... and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." (Mark 10:8-9)

Contact Information
Newlywed: Rev. Michael & Deaconess Mona Benbow: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marriage Enrichment Ministering Services

  • Provide support and biblical truths that strengthen marriages according to God's plan for a life-long journey.
  • Promote God's plan for marriages through scripture teachings concerning Christian marriages under God's authority.

"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." (Luke 9:23)

Contact Information
Marriage Enrichment: Deacon Michael & Deaconess Mona Benbow: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rock Ministry 

Our Mission

A 12 step program with biblically based instructions for living that corresponds directly with the program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Our Vision

The Rock Ministry is designed to reach not only the chemically dependent, but all who desire to be free from whatever difficult situations, strongholds or addictions we battle.

Location: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Day and Time: Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm
Contacts: Rev. Ricci Gibbs or Jackie Daniels, (703) 793-1196