Outreach Ministry

Outreach Ministry

Deacon Michael Harris, Ed.D., Director

The Brookland Church is committed to serving this present age by meeting the spiritual, physical, economic and social needs of the people of God.  We are our brother's keeper and as such, we provide ways for you to get involved with helping to meet the challenges that impact our local community. You can help by volunteering your time in support of our Community Services Programs. Through volunteering, you can assist those persons who are in need. 

500 Club

Deacon Ronald Richmond, director -
Deacon Michael Keels, northeast director –

The 500 Club is a small but vital ministry. The core members are only visible during a specific time of the year. They volunteer their time during the Christmas holiday season. The members come together each October to discuss and decide a menu, vendors, location of activity, and date to distribute the Annual Christmas Food Baskets. Over the past 25+ years-the ministry has provided meals for 200-450 people during each Christmas season.

To provide food items to the Senior Citizen population of the Brookland Baptist Church and the local community that will result in a nutritious meal for the Christmas holiday season.

Other Additions:
* First meeting will be a called meeting in October.
* Annual Christmas Food Baskets will be distributed on one of the Saturdays in December prior to Christmas day.


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Our meetings are every first Saturday of the month

You are welcome to become a member of the Brookland Baptist Brotherhood if you want to make a difference and meet the following criteria:

·        Are a male 18 years or older;
·        Are committed to and agree with the mission and objectives of the Brotherhood;
·        Pay the annual membership fee of $10, $11 if paying online.

Memberships and renewals after the annual membership drive in January may be made at Brotherhood events and meetings.  Click here to join online!
The purpose of the Brotherhood is to establish and maintain a Christian Fellowship of men for the following purposes: Spiritual, Emotional, and Family Stability as well as Community Service Initiatives Spiritual and Emotional

For Information on the Brotherhood

Other programs: 
Manhood Training
Jericho Road Program - deacon george holmes
oratorical contest - deacon tyrone brown

Care & Keep

Lisa Davis, director

Christian Counseling

sharon rice-brown, lisw-cp director

reverend marilyn bassfield

widows and widowers

Church Aid Club

To facilitate the active acknowledgment and recognition of annual pastoral celebrations; to encourage the sick, shut-in and bereaved families of the church; and to be diligent in winning souls for Christ.
Meetings:  Monthly on the 4th Saturdays at 10 am

Clothes Bank

frarazia johnson | 803-556-0442

Couples For Christ

Dale and Denise Collier 

To promote the Christian growth of married couples. In order to accomplish this, the planning committee of our ministry works diligently to plan activities on an on-going basis. Throughout the year, events that focus on parenting, quality time, communication, stress management, finances, and enhancing your relationship are offered to all couples. In addition to the workshops, family events such as picnics and fellowships are planned where children are included as well as the couple.

Our Goal

It is our pleasure to share with you our history, goals, activities, and information about our yearly Retreats.


The 5 Basic Needs of A Man
The 7 Basic Needs of A Woman


reverend vernon davis |
reverend sandra reaves bey | sreavesbey@.icloud.com

financial ministry

jerome nesbitt, president

The purpose of the Financial Ministry is to help people grow closer to Christ by teaching biblical financial principles through Education, Empowerment, and Evangelism.


Members of Brookland Baptist Church or Graduates of the Adult or Collegiate Small Group Study offered by the Financial Ministry are eligible for membership.


The Financial Ministry meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.

Food Bank

bobbie louden, director |  803-397-3774


Intercessory Prayer

reverend marilyn bassfield, director


Our purpose is to ensure that all areas of the Church are covered with prayer continuously. We pray for our Pastor, Staff, City, State, Nation, Government and the entire body of believers in Christ.  To rely on God's power to break through, pull down and build up victoriously as we flow in the Holy Spirit, creating an atmosphere for Signs, Miracles and Wonders in the Name of Jesus.  To be committed and dedicated members submitted to the leadership and guidance of the Holy Spirit.


To develop an effective prayer life

To worship the Lord and understand what it is to pray in spirit and truth

To help those who desire to understand and accept their true calling to pray


To implement a series of in-depth training sessions, workshops, lectures, and seminars that will teach Intercessors how to develop an effective prayer life

Contact Us: 
24 Hours A Day Prayer Line Requests ONLY
Local: 803-796-8380
Toll-Free: 1-877-796-8380

For any other prayer questions or concerns please contact us using our Office Number:

Prayer Request

The Lord instructed us to pray not only for our needs but to reach out and pray for others as well. We find this in I Timothy 2:1-6.

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."

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Would you like to be contacted concerning your request?

Registration Information For Intercessory Prayer

Prison Ministry

john H. whittleton, sr., esq.


The purpose of the Ministry is to structure and develop a FAITH based Christian ministry specifically targeted for incarcerated individuals and those suffering from the negative effects of incarceration. Volunteers from all communities are welcome to serve in the Ministry without regard to their church affiliation.

ministry meetings are held every 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm.  You are welcome to join us.

Progressive Auxiliary

ethel foulks

Senior Citizens

Dr. Cindye Richburg Cotton, Executive Director

The James B. Adams, Sr., Senior Citizens Center is open to individuals age 55 and older. The Center provides ongoing activities for senior citizens including social activities, ministry, a range of information programs, exercise, creative arts, volunteer opportunities and community services. There is a weekly cost of $5 dollars for seniors to attend the Center and these funds support the cost of lunch for them.   Most activities are supported and funded through the Center.  We are located at the Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center at 1218 Batchelor Street in West Columbia. 

Senior Missionaries

bea stephens, president


robin jackson, president


The purpose of the Brookland Baptist Sisterhood is to provide ongoing opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth, promote family stability and relationships and support community service among women.

More Information

Soup Kitchen

Donald Wood |

The Brookland Baptist Soup Kitchen Ministry delivers soup and sandwiches each Saturday (December through early April) to the elderly, sick and shut-in and others in the Cayce/West Columbia community. 

The Soup Kitchen Ministry has been operational for more than 30 years and began in 1985 at the request of Pastor Jackson who had the vision of a soup kitchen to help meet the needs of those growing older, the sick and shut-in and the needy of our local community.

The Ministry is based on the biblical principal from Matthew 25:34-35 which reads, “Then the king will say to those on his right hand Come, you blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in.” 

Initially, the ministry served approximately 25 persons each week. Today, the ministry now serves approximately 150 persons weekly. Meals are prepared by a group of dedicated volunteers at former church site on Monticello Street each Saturday. Each week the volunteers make home deliveries to the constituents that they serve. However, walk-ins are welcome. 

The soup kitchen is funded by sponsors who are willing to donate $160 per Saturday. The donation covers the costs the ministries food costs and supplies. As one volunteer said recently, “I wish we could do this year round, I really miss the interaction with our seniors and seeing their joyous faces each weekend.”

 If you are interested in either volunteering or sponsoring a day, please contact our coordinator, Donald Wood, at dwood  or (803) 414-8295.
Checks should be made payable to the Brookland Baptist Soup Kitchen Ministry.

Women In Ministry

reverend betty h. brown, director

Media Ministry

e. ricky taylor, director

 All Young adult activities 

All young adult activities

young woman's auxiliary

romi robinson 


To convey the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person through witnessing and winning: witnessing to others that Jesus Christ is our Savior, Redeemer, Friend and Lord; and winning souls to Christ through teaching and ministering to the needs of the individual. Our ministry encourages and works to involve others in God’s redemptive work in today’s world. We are a fellowship designed to help young women to become God’s redeemed and work to bring others into the fellowship of the redeemed. Our objective is to mobilize and educate young women, study and promote missions, Christian education, and to carry to every person the gospel of Jesus Christ.


The YWAs participate in various activities at both the church and Gethsemane district level. Some of our activities include:

Walter's Retirement Home
Annual Mother-Son event
Quarterly fellowships
Brookland Soup Kitchen
The Ronald McDonald House
Prayer Breakfasts
May Convention
Lavender Tea

Women between the ages of 18-50 are encouraged to join us. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
You may contact the YWAs at if you would like further information or are interested in joining our ministry.