Romans 10:17 – “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The Audio –Visual Ministry mission is to support the church in all of its activities, so that “the word”, in Worship Services and other church functions and events, may be adequately heard and seen. We record our Worship Services on both CD and DVD (audio and video tape upon special request), which are available to purchase, and provide sound reinforcement throughout all areas of the church. We strive for both quality audio and video, working with the Music Ministry to have the proper mix of vocals and musical accompaniment, so that each worship experience is a memorable one. We also coordinate the transmission of Worship Services to members who are sick or shut-in with the Missionary Ministry, by either live feed or recordings.

The Committee meets Quarterly (1st month in every quarter – Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct), 2nd (or 3rd) Saturday of the month @ 10:00 a.m., either in the Main Sanctuary of the church or the Family Life Center.
We seek committed and dedicated individuals, young and old, who are somewhat technically inclined, know a little about audio and video equipment, have a good ear for quality sound and a good eye for quality video. The ability to be on time for services and events, and paying attention during those services is crucial. Also, attention to details is a must.

Contact Deacon Alan Wynne

Call-In Prayer

Call-in Prayer Ministry

Monthly: Second Tuesday 6:00 – 6:30 Pm
Minister Minnie L. Jackson

Three folded Vision

To develop a local and national Prayer Ministry using Matthew 18:20 as the background scripture for the vision; “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
To provide an outlet for real-time prayer for those calling requesting prayer.
To print a small booklet of prayers at the end of one year for distribution, (GMBC Prayer Booklet)
Details: The Call in Prayer Session will be held Every Second Tuesday, monthly for thirty minutes (30); 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm using the same call-in number in use; open to different number. According to the number of participants it would be wise to leave an option to increase the time to 1 hour (60 minutes). Hopefully, someone to be willing to partner in leading the sessions. Prayers would be asked to be submitted along with permission to print.

Background Scriptures for Prayer Ministry

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” ESV.
James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind” ESV.
Philippians 4:6 -7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” ESV.


To encourage and develop a lifestyle prayer ministry for pastors, ministries, evangelists, families, church leaders, and for the entire church Body of Christ locally, national and believers universal to abide in continuously prayer as the scriptures teach us (1 Thessalonians 5:17).


The leader opens with a brief prayer to cover the call and participants. The session is open for 15 to 20 minutes of individual prayers. Duration (2 minutes) per person.
The last 5 minutes the session will be open for prayer requests, praise reports, and testimonies.
The leader closes the call by praying for the prayer requests and blessings until the next session.

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Care, Comfort, Bereavement


Our mission, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is to assist the leadership of the church in comforting and educating the congregation and the community pertaining to bereavement.

Scriptural Reference: Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted”. (KJV)

Monthly business meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Support meetings (when in session) are the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

The only criteria is that you have a genuine desire and the commitment to comfort others in their time of need. As we grow in numbers and mature in our ministry through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we seek to provide the congregation and the community with various levels of support and education on bereavement which are normally provided by outside sources.

Civic and Social Concerns

The Civic and Social Concerns Ministry goal is to inform our congregation and the greater community on issues pertinent to their day to day life and future. The ministry serves to identify resources available, identify and expose pertinent issues, people, places and activities that impact the Church, the community and society at large. The ministry also sponsors and cosponsors various public interest meetings, seminars and social activities. 2Samuel 15:28 says “See, I will wait in the plains of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.”

The ministry meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. If you have an interest in going outside the walls of this Church to gather useful information that will enhance the Church, its members and the surrounding community, please join us.


As followers of Jesus Christ, the Drama Ministry has a story to tell. Through Drama we will share God’s story (1) To Encourage our daily lives; (2) To Reveal the word and mystery of God: (3) To Evangelize to bring Generations together; (4) To Minister of our faith and celebration of God by telling the story of His Love and Redemptive Grace!

Our mission is to magnify the word of the Lord through Drama. We are committed to educate and continually create avenues for dramatic expression as an extension of the church ministries. We also are committee to remain steadfast and unmovable in our faith, do that the Drama Ministry presentation message(s) to the saved and unsaved with the ultimate mission – to win souls for Christ.

Psalms 78: 1-4 Give ear, O my people, to law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable. I will utter dark saying of old. Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praiser of the Lord, and His strength, and His wonderful works that he hath done.

The Drama Ministry puts on a program during Black History Month and in some years a major production at the Church. All ages are welcome to become a part of the ministry. We open our doors not only to those interested in acting but costumes, creative movement/dance, directing, lighting and sound, make-up, producing, props and scenery, publicity, stage management and writing. Meeting dates and times, any audition and rehearsal schedules are included in the weekly Sunday church bulletin.

Health & Wellness

Classes are open to the public, only $1.00 per class. Classes are held Monday & Tuesday at 6pm at GMBC Family Life Center.

Instructors are certified personal trainer, Bro. Steve Moore and certified group fitness instructor, First Lady Lisa Jackson.



The Hospitality Ministry is a service ministry. We meet and greet visitors as they arrive on Sunday mornings and obtain names, addresses and church affiliations. Follow-up is done by mailing an expression of appreciation for their visit and/or referral to the Pastor if they have a special request or need. We also act as hosts and hostesses to serve the repast following funerals, as well as serving at other church-sponsored functions, upon request.

Our main function is to serve for Christ in a Christ like manner, serving as an extension of His love during church related functions. The Hospitality Ministry strives to serve Christ through serving others.



Click the link below to download the Powerpoint presentation to your computer.
Kaiyaba Presentation [Power Point]

july 2012 report

Kaiyaba Primary School is a public school, situated in Piave Location, Njoro Division in Njoro District of Nakuru County. It about 15 km from Nakuru municipality. The school has an enrolment of 500 pupils. It a coed school with two streams from standard one to eight. Following the introduction of free primary schooling since January 2003, many public primary schools have faced many challenges with the basic resources like provision of classroom, desks in addition to water and toilet facilities. The school has 12 teachers. Of the 12 one is male teacher and the remaining 11 are female.

The school was started in 1985 as an off­shoot of the neighboring primary school to take care of the increasing population and to bring schooling nearer to where pupils leave. Since then the physical development of the school has not moved in tandem with the pupil’s population. The members of Rotary Club of Nakuru and the Rotaract club of Egerton University and other stakeholders have tried to provide minimum supports but the many basic needs of the school have remained unmet…

may 2012 Report

Dear Goodwin Memorial,

We would like to send a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all of you, Rev. Dr. Jackson, Dr. Gadsden, and your entire congregation for helping the children at Kaiyaba Primary School in Kenya.

Thanks to your generous donation, the school now has clean water! Many children have died there in the past from waterborne diseases, as well as lack of water in general. You all are making a huge difference in the lives of everyone connected with the school community.

Our ministry has been promoting this need and we thank God that you have stepped up to the plate to meet this need and arrested the enemy that has tormented the children of Kaiyaba for a long time.

Other improvements are underway and being planned, due to our joint efforts with God’s grace and intervention. We have attached a few photos of people working on the pipeline and the flowing water! We look forward to fellowship with you!

In the name of Jesus Christ,

Rev. Dr. Samuel Ndungu
Rev. Brian C. Betsworth II

Onfire Agape Ministries, Inc.

Visit OnFire Agape Ministries’ Webpage

Marriage Enrichment

The Marriage Enrichment Ministry exists to enhance marriages by providing a clear action plan for marital partners to anchor their marriage upon God’s will and purpose for their lives. God is able to accomplish his purposes through a marriage when both the husband and wife are determined to become all that God wants them to be as individuals. When each mate is committed to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, intimacy and oneness of spirit between them can become a reality.
[ Marriage Enrichment Brochure ]


The Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church (GMBC) Music Ministry is designed to praise God in song, and to proclaim the word of God through music. The Music Ministry strives to magnify and glorify Jesus Christ in every musical expression we deliver and everything we do in our daily lives.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and ADMONISHING one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your HEARTS to the Lord. Colossians 3:16

Choirs: Mass Choir, Gospel Choir, Men’s Choir, Youth Choir, Young Adult Choir, Goodwineers.


October 2016 Music Ministry Calendar - Christian Education in Harrisburg, PA


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.” II Corinthians 1:3-4

The Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church Nurse Ministry comprised of dedicated servants of God who genuinely care about the physical and spiritual comfort of our church family.

Our services include:

  • Sunday Morning Service – Our Nurse Ministry maintains vigilant care over the congregation, providing tissues, water, juice, fans, loving embraces and other items of comfort when necessary. We assist our elderly diabetics with meals. We assist individuals to and from the restroom. We assist individuals with wheelchairs and walkers in navigating their way through the sanctuary.
  • Central Baptist Association & Pennsylvania State Baptist Convention – Our Nurse Ministry is actively involved with the Central Baptist Association and the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention, sending delegates to the various one-day sessions and conventions.
  • Vacation Bible School – Our Nurse Ministry is available during Vacation Bible School in case of injury or illness
  • Outreach/Inreach – Our Nurse Ministry sponsors programs and presentations on topics such as Sexual Abstinence, Heart Disease and Strokes in Women and Teen Parenting

Parents As Educators Outreach Ministry

In Ray A. Lingenfelter’s poem, entitled Parent/Teacher Poem, he beautifully describes the work of two sculptors, one the parent, the other being the classroom teacher and how the two masterfully worked together in developing a child’s mind. President Barack Obama on July 17, 2009 offered the following sobering words to parents, “We can’t tell our kids to do well in school and then fail to support them when they get home.” The overarching theme for both Lingenfelter’s poem and President Obama’s statement is that our children can and will succeed with more parental directed involvement.

We have all heard the old adage, parents make the difference nonetheless scientifically researched based studies regarding successful schools suggest that parental involvement is a significant key factor in continuous student achievement. Here at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, it is our goal to support parents and family members in becoming effective advocates for their child’s education and ultimately empowering them to assist others. The Parent As Educators Outreach Ministry is that vehicle.

The primary objective of PEOM is to provide caregivers of school-aged children with the most current and relevant scientifically research based resources regarding parental involvement as it relates to increased student achievement. Currently, all the members of this ministry are certified educators in varying academic/social disciplines and are available to address any questions and/or concerns related to the school setting. You can contact members of the PEOM for assistance at

Please consider visiting our web page at on a continuous basis for current parental involvement resources that may be of interest to you. In addition, those who attend church services at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church can also peruse the Literature Display Stand located in the foyer for printed copies of resources to take home.



The Usher Board Ministry are uniformed ushers that are following Christ, seeking His Will, and
inspired to glorify Him and exemplify His Characteristics, in every aspects in our lives.
Duties include greeting and seating people, administering discipline, and keeping order in the Church.

"I’d rather be a door keeper in the House of my God,
than dwell in the tents of wickedness” (Psalm 84:10)

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Vessels of worship

“Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tambourine and lyre”. Psalm 149:3

VOW does not perform, we minister by promoting creative expression through the art of liturgical and expressive dance, and provides an alternative language for the worship of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we engage in deep, humble worship and passionate praise, we are led by the Holy Spirit.

Rehearsal schedule: 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm (Additional dates are subject to change based on ministry preparation and requests.) All requests for ministry in the dance must be submitted 60 days in advance of the event to allow for dance preparation. Please be sure to include: Name of Church, Organization or Entity; Event– Title and Purpose, Date, Time, Location, Contact Person’s Information.

Paula E. Murphy, VOW Coordinator

Women's Fellowship

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” Psalm 100:4.

The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to bond women together in one fellowship of faith and service for the uplifting of God’s Kingdom. This special Ministry gives women the opportunity to share their God-given gifts and talents to edify others in the body of Christ. Our prayer is that each woman will experience God’s presence anew in her life while working in the Fellowship.

“The Women’s Fellowship Ministry strives daily to be known as the most involved ministry in the church and in the community. The worship experiences are designed to include women from every ministry in the church. They include but are not limited to –Outreach Community Services, Collegiate Cluster Program, Women’s Day Weekend and the Holiday Outreach Tour.

All women of Goodwin are invited to join the Women’s Fellowship Ministry. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month except in July and August, at 7:00 pm in the Family Life Center.

more ministries

  • Benevolence Care
  • Comfort & Breavement
  • Civic & Community Concerns
  • Computer
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drama
  • Evangelism
  • Goodwineers
  • Health & Wellness
  • Home Missions
  • Hospitality
  • Laymen
  • Marriage
  • Enrichment
  • Missionaries
  • New Harvest
  • Nursery
  • Nurses
  • Personnel
  • Photography
  • Publicity
  • Recreation
  • Redeemed Support and Recovery
  • Scholarship
  • Security
  • Senior Citizens
  • Transportation
  • Ushers
  • Women’s Fellowship


  1. Home Missions
  2. Foreign Missions