Mt. Gilead is an active ministry that believes in honoring the gifts and “treasures” that exist within each member. Our listing of ministries reflects the God-given vision and assignment of this ministry as well as the needs that are represented within the congregation.
Please select a ministry leader to view the individual ministries under their leadership:
Co-Pastor Elena Robertson, Assistant
Pastor Kenneth Mitchell, Elder:
Angela Bailey, Elder: Jeff Conley, Elder:
Chris Daniely, Elder Juliette Davis, Elder Ricky
Flowers, Elder Kim Farrar, Elder Derrick Maye, Elder
Hickman, Elder Sundra Johnson, Elder
Calvin Jones, Elder
Karen Kirby, Elder Gloria Mitchell, Elder
Kathryn Nelson, Elder
Eric Thompson, Elder Tony Whittingham, Elder
Zelda Williams, Elder
Delores Winfield, Elder Venus Flowers, Elder Candice Nichols, Min. Sir Walter
Scott, Min. Terry Graves
Co-Pastor Elena Robertson
Music Ministry - As an integral part
of the worship experience, Mt. Gilead’s Music
Ministry seeks to usher in the presence of God by singing
His praises in the Adult and Youth Choirs and Praise/Worship
teams. Click to download the Music
Women of the Word (WOW) is Mt. Gilead’s dynamic women’s ministry. Founded by Co-Pastor Elena Robertson, WOW endeavors to minister a practical and relevant Word for victorious living to women of all ages. From young girls to grandmothers, WOW has a variety of special programs to help women address all dimensions of their lives and has a faithful following of over 1,500 women at its annual conference.
Wowettes Fellowship – Designed to minister to elementary school-aged girls. Through fun-filled fellowship activities, young girls are taught the importance of self worth, their value to God, and His desire for them to live a fabulous life at an early age.
Virtue Fellowship - Organize monthly fellowships and special events for middle school-aged girls.
Chosen Fellowship – The Chosen Fellowship is responsible for addressing the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of high school aged young ladies. Through fellowship activities, young ladies are encouraged to walk in their peculiar status as His chosen ones, utilizing their unique gifts to reflect God’s glory in their lives.
Earthen Vessels Fellowship – A ministry created to reach out to pregnant teens and teen mothers ages 13-19, who need a message of hope and reconciliation while ministering abstinence and the wisdom of healthy choices to young ladies who want to live according to God’s Word.
WOW Fellowship – Organize monthly fellowships and special events for women of all ages.
WOW Success Conference – Plan and execute the yearly women’s conference.
WOW Care – Provide childcare during WOW fellowships.
Women Human Services – Seeks to minister to women and their children in shelters and address a variety of social service needs that will assist women in becoming self-sufficient. This ministry also lends support to breast cancer survivors and those currently facing cancer challenges.
Women Support Network – Responsible for ministering to women and their children in times of transition and crisis including sorrow and grief, single parenting, teen pregnancy and divorce. The Women of Worth Support Network also seeks to mentor women within the local community and prisons.
WOW Moms – Provides information, support and resources to mothers as they pass through the various stages of motherhood. WOW Moms encourage mothers to grow in their relationship with God while dealing with the challenges of parenting. The monthly fellowships include a variety of activities to assist in creating a balanced and nurturing home environment.
WOW Adoption Support Network: Adoption is a wonderful way to become a parent. This sub-group of WOW Moms seeks to provide information concerning events for adoptive families.
International Missions Ministry - In keeping with our mandate to train disciples to evangelize the world, the International Missions Ministry (IMM) seeks to prepare missionaries to be effective in executing their Kingdom assignment; spirit, soul, and body. Comprised of men and women with a heart towards reaching the world with the gospel, this ministry works behind the scenes to coordinate travel arrangements, prepares missions itineraries, and facilitates training to prepare missionaries for their Kingdom assignment. IMM provides support for missionaries prior to their departure and helps to keep the family connected while they are on the mission field. The global vision for this dynamic ministry includes adopting a village, hosting missions conferences and sponsoring missions trips to fulfill the Great Commission.
Treasure Wythe Inn - Christ-centered
transitional home that provides a safe haven for
women and their families. The mission is to restore
relationships in families impacted by various crisis
situations and to assist women and their children
to reach their highest potential to discover peace
and self-sufficiency. Among the numerous rewards
of this program is to change lives with the Word
of God and to help the women to discover the purpose
that God has for each of their lives.
Assistant Pastor: Kenneth Mitchell
With a passion for carrying out the vision, Assistant Pastor Kenneth Mitchell supports Bishop Robertson in all areas pertaining to the spiritual matters of the ministry. He is directly responsible for the counseling ministry including premarital counseling, as well as officiating weddings and homegoing ceremonies. As a large and vibrant ministry, Assistant Pastor Mitchell also provides oversight and guidance of Mt. Gilead’s Helps Ministry which is essential to our ability to change lives with the Word of God.
Elder Angela Bailey
Ministerial Team - Mt. Gilead’s Ministerial Team is responsible for providing individual ministry to those who respond to the invitation to receive salvation, rededication, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and/or membership. Being vessels through whom the Father’s love is clearly reflected, the Ministerial Team is trained to exemplify compassion for those who are hurting and seeks to facilitate the ministry of reconciliation as faithful ambassadors of the Lord.
Elder Jeff Conley
Photography Ministry – Members of the Photography Ministry are responsible for capturing ministry activities and special events for publications, websites, special promotions, and ministry materials.
Video Ministry - The Video Ministry is responsible for the oversight and operation of video cameras and equipment used to record worship services and special events. The Video Ministry also provides oversight of preparing footage for DVDs and the ministry television broadcasts.
Audio Ministry - Operates Mt. Gilead’s state-of-the art sound system to ensure that the overall sound system (including the speakers and musicians’ microphones) is functioning properly and consistently projecting a quality sound throughout the sanctuary and other venues.
Media Services Ministry - Creates multimedia presentations and infomercials that promote and inform members and visitors of upcoming events. These multi-media presentations are aired before service and during the announcements on the jumbotrons.
Special Promotions Ministry - Responsible for developing multi-media presentations using state-of-the- art graphics and video footage to promote internal and external ministry events.
Lighting Ministry - Responsible for operating a theatrical lighting system for regularly scheduled services and special events.
Spanish Translation Ministry - Responsible for facilitating the translation of all forms of ministry communication and messages from English to Spanish.
Elder Chris Daniely
Young Lions Program – The Young Lions Program is a innovative mentoring program that targets young men ages 8-16. The goal of the program is to provide guidance and leadership using the pillars of spiritual power, authority, responsibility, and accountability to God, the mentors and the participants.
Elder Juliette Davis
Singles Ministry – Known as C.L.A.S.S. (Christians Living as Successful Singles) this exciting ministry seeks to encourage Singles to maximize and enjoy this season of their lives through developing a closer relationship with God. Monthly fellowships and activities are provided to address the challenges associated with being single and living a victorious life in Christ.
Parking Lot Ministry – Direct traffic toward into and around Mt. Gilead’s parking areas and ensure a smooth flow of cars as they enter and exit the grounds of Mt. Gilead.
Security Ministry – This ministry is responsible for serving and protecting Bishop, Co-Pastor, and other ministers against potential threats. The Security Ministry is also responsible for watching over the congregation and church grounds. This ministry serves during all services and special events both at Mt. Gilead and any events held at outside locations.
Substance Abuse Ministry - The Kingdom Overcomers Ministry endeavors to provide support , prayer, and understanding for those who are struggling with addiction. We also encourage the family, friends, and loved ones who deal with co-dependency to become actively involved in the Kingdom Overcomers Ministry. Through practical teaching of the Word of God combined with life lessons from those who have overcome addiction, ministry members receive the knowledge and spiritual insight needed to obtain the deliverance and victory God has intended for every believer. The ministry meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Monday at Mt. Gilead beginning at 7:00 p.m. and both members and nonmembers are welcomed to attend.
Elder Derwin Hickman
Van Ministry – Provide transportation to worship services and events for members and non-members. With an emphasis on safety and loss control, special screening is required to become a part of this ministry.
Ushers Ministry – Welcome worshippers into the sanctuary, direct them to available seating, and provide general instructions for members and visitors in the sanctuary. Hand out visitor’s packets, tithes and offering envelopes, lap cloths, tissues and other items as necessary. Team members will be required to follow a dress code to provide a uniform appearance.
Responsible for providing a warm and inviting presence
for everyone that enters the doors of the church. Greeters
are also responsible for assisting visitors and members
as needed with directions to the restroom facilities,
café, or the location of any special registration
tables in the vestibule.
The Young Christian Executive Overcomer (CEO) –The Young Christian Executive Overcomer is Mt. Gilead's Young Adult Ministry established to provide training for young adults (18-35) to be leaders and to prosper in every area the ministry and in their personal lives. By embracing their zeal for Christ and their hunger for fresh approaches to minister gospel, Mt. Gilead is laying a foundation through sound teaching while encouraging the practical application of the Word of God.
Elder Tracy Gore
Follow-Up/Member Recruitment – The focus of this ministry is to contact all non-members to answer
any general questions about their spiritual needs,
the church or ministry activities.
New Believers -
Provides regular calls to all individuals who accept
Christ for the first time and become a member of Mt.
Gilead. The New Members’Team contacts new
members to provide support and encouragement as they
develop their relationship with God.
CD/DVD Sales –Members of the
CD/DVD Ministry are responsible for selling copies
of the worship services in both audioand video format. Members
of this ministry work closely with the Word Reproduction
and Bookstore Ministries to make the gospel readily
Word Reproduction –Responsible
for duplicating the recorded Word of God onto CD’s
and DVDs. This ministry is also responsible for packing
special ministry products and filling orders for special
Sound Engineering –The
Sound Engineering Ministry is responsible for accurately
recording the worship service on CD as it is being
presented. With a growing and vibrant congregation
and radio audience, this ministry also provides and
delivers the messages for our radio broadcasts.
Elder Sundra Johnson
Economic Empowerment - Responsible for providing tangible, practical, and educational tools to increase the career and economic status of both Mt. Gilead members and the community. Ministry members are also involved in recruiting and maintaining Mt. Gilead’s Business Directory, hosting business-to-business networking events, maintaining the job bank, and hosting our bi-annual job fairs.
Transformation Center and Youth Bookstores – This ministry provides quality books and resources for members and visitors to further their spiritual and personal development.
Elder Calvin Jones
Community Evangelism Outreach (CEO) - Affectionately known as CEO, the Community Evangelism Outreach was born to mobilize Mt. Gilead members to take the gospel to the streets. Our goal is to work with community organizations to minister hope, healing, and restoration to those in need.
Ministry - Responsible for providing prayer,
visitation, communion, and ministry CDs to members
and their immediate family who are bereaved, ill,
hospitalized, as well as those in convalescent homes.
Health Ministry - Seeks to promote healthy
living for individuals and members of the congregation. Ministry
members are trained to minister to the whole person
including their physical, emotional, psychological
and spiritual needs. This ministry also provides
written information on various health topics. All
Healing Hands Ministry members are required to be
CPR and First Aid certified.
Multicultural - As one of Central
growing ministries, our congregation continues to
the diversity of this region. The focus of the Diversity
Ministry is to assist those from all nationalities,
races, and ethnic groups in their transition into
a new church family. Our goal is to connect them
with others of the same ethnic groups and effectively
disciple and intergrate them into the life of Mt.
Member Retention -
Responsible for maintaining contact with members and
working with both individuals and families to ensure
that their ministry needs are addressed.
Orientation - Facilitates orientation class
for all new members which is taught by Bishop and
Elder Gloria Mitchell
Nursing Home Ministry - Provides ministry to elderly individuals who are residents of nursing homes or retirement facilities. The Nursing Home Ministry also ministers the Word of God and seeks to compassionately address the spiritual needs of those residing in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry – With an unwavering conviction of the power of prayer, the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is responsible for undergirding the overall ministry and its goals. This ministry also oversees Youth and Adult Corporate Prayer leaders, armour bearers for corporate prayer leaders and the watchmen.
Maintenance Ministry – This ministry plays a critical role in maintaining the overall appearance of the building. The Maintenance Ministry is responsible for keeping all areas of the facility clean and maintained in excellence. Ministry members are required to assist in cleaning the facility before, during, and after worship services and special events.
Glorious Years -
Reaching out to Mt. Gilead’s “seasoned
saints,”the Glorious Years Ministry is responsible
for ministry events and fellowships those who are 50
years of age and older.
Elder Kathryn Nelson
We C.A.R.E.- Seeks to establish a standard of excellence and caring throughout the ministry toward both members and visitors by placing special emphasis on Courteously-Assisting, Relating and Empowering members and visitors. We CARE seeks to improve the communication within every level of the organization by making information readily accessible using multiple communication platforms.
Special Events Task Force (SETF) – Coordinates the set-up and breakdown of facility/furnishings for special events including weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and conferences. Due to the unique needs of this ministry, SETF members are selected and appointed.
Events and Planning – Coordinates and plans facility use for internal and external ministries for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and conferences. The Events and Planning Coordinator serves as the point of contact for scheduling baptisms, the dedication of children, Holy Communion, and New Members Orientation.
Eric Thompson, Sr.
Members of the Evangelism Ministry are passionate about
seeking lost souls and openly sharing the Word of God
and leading others into a personal relationship with
Jesus Christ. The evangelism ministry utilizes a variety
of evangelistic tools and opportunities in order to
win these lost souls to the Body of Christ.
Ministry –Responsible for ministering
the Word of God to those confined to correctional
facilities. Ministry members place special
emphasis on the power of intercession and encouraging
inmates to develop and strengthen their relationship
with God. Members of this ministry must be released
by Assistant Pastor and will have to meet specific
requirements in order to be admitted to correctional
Ministry - This ministry takes a radical
approach to sharing the gospel by going to some of
the most undesirable places all over the Greater
Richmond area. Members of the Special Forces
Ministry can be found outside of night clubs, sports
bars, on street corners, and in communities plagued
with drugs and violence. Due to the intensity
associated with this ministry, volunteers are approved
based upon the assessment and recommendation of the
Ministry - This ministry is responsible
for representing Jesus Christ at local abortion clinics
and compassionately convincing mothers to preserve
the lives of their unborn children. Due to
the intensity associated with this ministry, volunteers
are approved based upon the assessment and recommendation
of the ministry overseer.
Elder Tony Whittingham
Marriage Ministry - Also known as “The BOMB” (Bone of My Bone), Mt. Gilead’s
Marriage Ministry seeks to encourage strong and vibrant
marriages through ministry events, fellowships, and
Warriors with a Vision - Organize fellowships and activities for young men age 11-17.
Men’s Ministry - With a focus on ministering to the whole man; spirit, soul and body, Mt. Gilead’s Men’s Ministry actively seeks to encourage men to be the mighty men of valor. Through fellowships, outings, and conferences, men of all ages are encouraged to develop and strengthen their relationships with God, their family, and the community.
Altar Ministry – Provides assistance during ministry at the altar by laying cloths and distributing tissues as needed. The Altar Ministry members also assist in the ministry rooms after the altar call and travel to ministry appointments as needed.
Protecting Arms – Protect those that may fall under the power of God and ensure their safety and comfort.
Elder Zelda Williams
Dance Ministries – The Dance Ministry of Mt. Gilead includes pantomime, flag & banner, praise and worship dance, interpretive dance, hip-hop dance, and crump dance teams. Through these various forms of dance, God equips and anoints these dynamic ministry teams to spread the gospel through radical expressions of praise and powerfully pure worship. Auditions may be required.
All Step Ministries – Provide ministry through stepping at services as well as special outreach events.
Elder Delores Winfield
The CORE (Center of Real Evangelism) – Transform minds through the lyrical Word of God and music. Evangelism through CORE occurs in the traditional setting of a church as well as in the streets, jails, group homes, and churches.
Comedy Ministry – Members encourage and exhort the church through humor, skits and performances.
Ministry of Performing Arts- This creative and dynamic ministry uses various forms of dramatic interpretation to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ministry engagements may range from outdoor events to large theatrical productions. Auditions may be required.
Elder Venus Flowers and Elder Candice Nicholas
Dining Services - Responsible for preparing and serving food for regularly schedule services, visitors’ reception, and special occasions.
Youth Pastor, Min. Sir Walter Scott
Our ministry to children is an integral part of our mandate to change lives
with the Word of God. The bible is filled with countless examples of Jesus’ love for children. With that legacy in mind, Mt. Gilead has committed both resources and manpower to providing age appropriate ministry to children and youth of all ages. Those
God’s Precious Gifts: ages (Newborn -1)
Kydz on a Mission: ages (2-3)
Power Packers: ages (4-6)
Worship Warriors: ages (7-10)
God’s Choicest Gifts: (Special Needs children)
Youth Ministry: ages (11-15)
Kounter Culture: ages (16-17)
EDGE College Ministry
Min. Terry Graves
With a passion for carrying out the vision, Terry Graves serves as Executive Pastoral Administrator to Bishop & Co-Pastor Robertson. She serves as the liaison between the Pastoral Office and all internal and external interfaces. Additionally, she oversees the risk management and compliance aspects of the ministry.