Our Mission:

The Board of Trustees will be stewards of all material and fiscal possessions of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church as “branches on His vines.”

John 15:1-4

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that not beareth fruit, he taketh away: And every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you, As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.


  • Prepared and presented a power point presentation to encourage tithing and participation in an annual pledge to liquidate the renovation loan within 5 years.
  • Reviewed and updated the job performance expectations for the contract employees of the church.

Repairs and improvements that were completed this year under the auspices of the Trustee Ministry:

  • Upgraded exterior lighting to LED lights, which have an expected life of up to ten years.
  • Replaced both furnaces and installed central air conditioning in the Sanctuary to replace the wall units that are currently being used.
  • Handicap ramp repaired
  • Waterproof sealant applied around the foundation of the rear exterior wall and the wall near the ramp to prevent water from leaking into the basement
  • Exterior wall of the Fellowship Hall was painted
  • New compressor installed in the freezer
  • Drain and catch basin in parking lot repaired
  • Purchased eight new tables for the Fellowship Hall


Joseph Samples Chair                                     Alan Garrett                            Keith Buyck

Judith Yates Co-Chair                                     Kimberly Kelly                      Mercer Bryson

Christine Day Secretary                                Marilyn Wilson                      Edgar Frazier

Betty Holmes Treasurer                               Quintele Woods                      2016 Essie Williams