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Ministry is a word that describes serving others and meeting real needs.  Sometimes it involves big crowds.    At other times, it is a face to face encounter with a few or even one person.  Just as Jesus was always involved in ministry, so we must touch hurting lives around us and share the joy of the Christian life.


Abyssinian Baptist Church has many great ministries that offer each participant excellent opportunities to bless others, to honor Christ and to grow in our faith.


Take a moment to browse through the ministries listed on this page and join us in making an impact on the world.  To provide an opportunity for people to know Jesus better, and, to challenge people to take the life-transforming message of Jesus to others.

Bible Study Ministry (Vallejo – Tuesdays at 7:00pm • Oakland – Wednesdays at 7:00 pm) 

Brotherhood - Men’s Ministry - CAMP (Challenging A Man’s Performance) – (Every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:00pm) – The Men’s Ministry purpose is to challenge our men to step up with purposeful strength and courage to say “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  We support, train, encourage and motivate men to impact their families, friends, and their community for the cause of Christ. To provide encouragement and opportunities for men to grow and serve together; and to encourage a commitment of involvement.

The mission of the Abyssinian Men’s Ministry is to focus on Jesus Christ and be transformed in His likeness. We will bring men together to focus and discuss the challenges and issues that men face today.  To provide opportunities and contribute to the process of building better men and lead others to Christ.

Choir Ministry  (Every Thursday at 7:00pm) - The members of these ministries play a vital role in collectively lifting their voices in praise. During the worship experience they usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit and set the atmosphere for true praise and worship.  They assist those present prepare our hearts and minds to receive a word from God by the preaching of His Word by the man of God.

Christian Education/Sunday School Ministry (Sunday Mornings in Oakland at 9:30am) - This ministry provides a learning environment where one can obtain a better knowledge of God, experience His love and develop a relationship lifelong relationship with Him.

​Dance Ministry - This group worships God in dance.

Deacons Ministry - A group of men assembled together to work as a team under the direction of the pastor to conduct the business matters of ABC in accordance to the Will of God.

Deaconess Ministry - A group of women assemble together to serve the body of Christ and assist the Deacons Ministry when and where needed.

Glam Ministry - This ministry desires to reach deeper into the hearts and minds of our glamorous ladies to pull out more inner and outer beauty strengths using the tools of encouragement, love, and empowerment, through fun-filled, educational, and spiritual atmospheric events.

Hospitality Ministry - The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is to create and promote a warm atmosphere throughout the church buildings for worship and ministry.  We believe that every fellowship opportunity allows us to build relationships for the kingdom of God.

Media/Sound Ministry - We understand that Multimedia and Sound are both a part of worship. The ability to have clear communication and multiple ways of seeing/encountering ideas is profoundly helpful in being able to understand and apply God’s word to our lives.  The media ministry exists to harness technology and use it as an medium to communicate the Gospel of Christ.

New Member Ministry - This ministry assists new members to their new life in Christ and or their new relationship with Abyssinian Baptist Church.  To help new members become more aware of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to respond to Christ in a personal commitment of faith, and to follow God’s will in the full meaning of church membership and Christian discipleship.

Prepare to take your place in the great work that God is performing through the Abyssinian Baptist Church family!  Get connected through the New Members Orientation. 

The purpose of New Member Orientation is to assist new members in becoming oriented into the Church family. The goal of this ministry is to move persons from believing to belonging, by aiding them in moving from attending church to being alive in the church.  Classes are developed for persons ages 13 and older.


Experience the joy and love of the New Member Orientation teaching staff in this one-of-a-kind Christian enrichment class.  New Member Orientation is held every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.


Let this be the start of new and exciting things in your walk with Christ!

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.  Amen .
---Matthew 28:19-20

Prayer Ministry (Every Tuesday) - Effective prayer ministry is more than a program, weekly prayer meeting, spiritual discipline, prayer lists, prayer chains, & prayer walks.  It is a lifestyle of connecting with and communing with God.  Many churches offer those attending their services the chance to seek prayer for a need for themselves, to pray through a concern they have for others, or simply to share in giving thanks for God's blessings to them.

Security Ministry - The Security Ministry exists to provide a safe worship environment for all at the main campus during weekend services and other events as church needs dictate.  Security challenges include the need for significant growth in volunteer participation as the Rock continues to grow.  This growth needs to include dedicated security and law enforcement personnel on a volunteer basis.

Our goal is to simply be trained eyes and ears of the church.  We apply reasonable, basic security measures to keep all safe and to maximize the flow of ministry, unaffected worship and teaching that is to take place at Abyssinian facilities and events.

Ushers Ministry - This ministry assists in ushering in the presence of God during the worship experience by offering assistance wherever needed.

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