Service Ministries

Service to others is how we serve God. ASBC offers many ways to offer your time and talents to serving in our church, in the community and to God.

Culinary Ministry

The purpose of the Culinary Ministry is to provide food service for approved church functions that are nutritious and served in a Christian hospitable environment.

Decorations Ministry

The Decorating Ministry is responsible for decorating the church for the seasons, holidays and other special occasions.  We assist in the vision of Alfred Street B aptist Church by creating a warm, inviting and welcoming church atmosphere.  Members don’t need to go to the library to find out what holy season they are in — they can simply walk into our church. Flowers, displays erected over the baptism pool, window vestments and other displays convey the season or event. We use specific colors to adorn the sanctuary to let worshippers know what season or festival on the church calendar is being celebrated: black cloths represent death and mourning; white cloth reflect the miracle of renewed life; red symbolizes the blood of Jesus, and green symbolizes eternal life.

Greeters Ministry

The ASBC Greeters & Hospitality Ministries continues to ensure parishioners witness and experience God’s unconditional love in the Body of Christ at ASBC. Our biblical reference Hebrews 13:2 -“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it” {NLT} truly reflects our purpose. Greeters are the first point-of-contact with the congregation; therefore, we wholeheartedly serve in the spirit of love!  Greeters ensure parishioners see and experience God’s unconditional love in the Body of Christ at ASBC. The ASBC Greeters serve during all worship services, Home going services and special events within and outside the confines of ASBC. We also help visitors to form a positive first impression of ASBC; hence, we continue to strive toward providing the “Alfred Street Sweet, Sweet, Spirit” to all who attend/visit our church. We graciously accept the responsibility and it is our goal to make everyone feel welcome and accepted, complementing the work of the ushers and Deacons.  Our primary function is to support our Ushers Ministry, Deacons, Trustees and Church administration.

Pastor’s Aid Ministry

Pastor’s Aide Ministry provides and/or assists the pastor with whatever he needs or requests to carry out God’s mission of shepherding His people. The ministry also supports the Pastor spiritually, and emotionally, through a variety of activities and services that enhance the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This ministry spearheads the church’s efforts in celebrating the pastor’s anniversary, birthday, and other special occasions. Overall, the Pastor’s Aide Ministry extends spiritual care to the “angel” God sent to Alfred Street Baptist Church.

The Rapha Ministry (Medical Ministry)

Statement: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms- 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) – The Rapha Ministry provides emergency medical support for worship services, Bible study, and numerous other church activities. Its members are trained in life support and first aid as well as various medical disciplines. It also provides a means for the medical professionals in the church to fellowship and network with one another.
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Safety and Security Ministry

The ASBC Safety and Security Ministry is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for all worship services, ministry programs, activities and events held at and by Alfred Street Baptist Church. This ministry’s mission is to develop security measures, evacuation policies, procedures and training for all ASBC facilities and offsite facilities where any ASBC ministries, programs, activities and events are held. The ministry trains staff, church members, ministry leaders, volunteers and guests on how to implement these policies during any emergency at ASBC.

See the Gospel Outreach Ministry


The mission of the See the Gospel Outreach Ministry is: to bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities with the ultimate purpose of winning deaf souls to Christ. ; to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation during the Sunday morning worship hour and during other worship services when requested;. to provide ASL classes to the church community with the purpose of bridging the linguistic gap between the deaf and hearing communities. ; and to establish outreach partnerships with the deaf community and the Alfred Street Baptist Church Family.

Ushers Ministry (Men, Women, Junior)

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The usher’s primary purpose is to SERVE. The cornerstone of ushering is COMMITMENT. Our goal is to exemplify Christ and our church through our service. The ministry of ushering is one of welcoming and caring for the congregation. The duties of the usher are simple but important. They include welcoming the members of the congregation, assisting in seating, collecting and presenting the offerings, helping in emergency situations involving safety, and assisting in the service upon request. The ushers also distribute bulletins and clean up the church pews at the end of each service. Junior Ushers, ages 6-13, serve during Children’s Church and in the sanctuary on fifth Sundays with the women and men ushers.

Wedding Planning

The purpose of the Wedding Coordination Ministry is to be the liaison between Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) and the couples preparing to have their wedding ceremony here at ASBC. The ministry also works with member couples preparing for marriage outside of ASBC who request premarital counseling and/or someone on the ministerial staff to perform their off-site nuptials.

Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Office Number: (703) 683-2222