Retirement Ministry

Ministry Leader
Dr. Lula F. Banks

Assistant Ministry Leaders
Martha Saunders
Earlene Byrd
Mary Johnson

Mission

  • To involve Bethel’s retired members in the planning and execution of church ministries
  • To maintain positive fellowship through spiritual growth and development, luncheons, retreats, excursions and recognition of Bethel’s retirees annually
  • To maintain a Directory of Retirees
  • To provide workshops, life-long learning opportunities and volunteering service to other ministries

This ministry was established to further promote and build strong spiritual relationships among Bethel Missionary Baptist Church’s retired members. This ministry volunteers and serves as a support to other ministries: Choir, Youth, Bethel Christian Academy, the sick and shut-in and provides services as needed. It also provides an opportunity to meet new Christian friends and develop positive social networks.

The Retirement Ministry hosts an annual recognition luncheon for new retirees, sponsors educational monthly luncheons in conjunction with the Africare, Promise Ministries on an alternate basis. The Retirement Ministry supports the Church’s and Pastor’s Anniversary.

For those interested in participating in this ministry, fellowship meetings are scheduled as needed and generally held during the following months:

  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December