Women’s Ministry


The Women’s Ministry shall be known as “Sisters of the YAM: You Are Mine!” (Isaiah 43: 1-7)


The purpose of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church Women’s Ministry shall be to:

  1. Provide an organized ministry to encourage service, fellowship, and spiritual growth among women of all ages within the church family.
  2. Inspire women in the church to be empowered through a personal knowledge of Christ (discipleship) and to be committed to extending His Kingdom in their lives, homes, church, and communities, and throughout the world (evangelism).

Supporting Scriptures: Planning and building bridges as well as seeing our vision through each other’s eyes.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV)

Core Value: The Women’s Ministry seeks to improve church membership through ministry engagement in accordance with the church’s Core Values, established by the pastor and the congregation.

Strategic Goals:

  • Encourage participation in the Women’s Ministry of all women in the church
  • Inspire spiritual formation through Bible study, seminars, retreats, and group discussions
  • Foster intergenerational partnering, mentoring
  • Assist small-group development building community through personal relationships
  • Partner with other ministries specific to the uplift with other women

ARTICLE III:  Membership of the Ministry

An open invitation will be extended to all women who are:

  • Church members
  • Students (College age women/students under “Watch Care”)
  • Interns (Trainees for Christian Education/ Ministry and Youth Ministry)

The 2020 leadership team is as follows:

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Coleman Hall, Women’s Ministry pastor
Minister Leslie Wiley
Deacon Stephanie Thomas

The Women’s Ministry also has an Advisory Board. Its members, in addition to Hall, Wiley and Thomas, are:

Sister Edith Bullard-Britt
Sister Tanya Agurs Collins
Deacon Shawn Davis-Wilensky
Sister Shirley France
Deacon Deborah Crain Kemp
Sister Sharon Russell
Rev. Robin Turner
Deaconess Maureen Young

For more information, please contact Rev. Hall or any of the advisory board members by sending an email to womensministry@19thstreetbc.org or calling the church office at 202-829-2773.