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WELCOME to the American Baptist Churches of the South, (ABCOTS) website.  ABCOTS is a Maryland non-profit corporation associated as a covenanting Regional organization with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. See us in Missions, Evangelism and Denominational Work, supporting the local congregations serving the District of Columbia and 15 states throughout the southern United States. Join us in reaching the world for Christ believing and perpetuating His identity, His message and His ministry! 

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ABCOTS Annual Session Spotlight

Rev. Toya Richards, DMin

Global Servant, International Ministries

TOYA is endorsed to serve in Cape Town, South Africa as a teacher and professor at the Cape Town Baptist Seminary – a ministry of IM partner the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. Drawing upon her extensive career and experience in print journalism and communications, Toya will teach intermediate to advanced English language skills and research methodology, preparing students to meet the demands and requirements needed for advanced seminary studies. She will also be involved in emerging community initiatives through the CTBS Center for Biblical Justice. Toya is currently building her Mission Partnership Team and raising the funds needed to begin her ministry in South Africa.

To give:

Join Weekly Zoom calls with ABCOTS Executive Minister Dr. Harrison
Tuesdays at 11 AM EST
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 6541 9729  Password: 6Qi4WF

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Save the Date for the 2023 Biennial Mission Summit,
to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in
San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 23-25, 2023!

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The 2023 Biennial Mission Summit is less than one year away! Save the Date now for this event, coming June 2023 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Biennial dates are June 23-25, but make sure you save extra time as events will be held before, during and after the larger Biennial Mission Summit event.

Learn more about the recently announced Keynote Speakers for the event, here.

To learn more about the 2023 Biennial Mission Summit as information becomes available, please continue to visit

The dynamic American Baptist speakers will share a message during the worship services scheduled:
Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III, Friday Evening Worship, June 23;
Rev. Miriam Méndez, Saturday Evening Worship, June 24;
Rev. Laura I. Ayala-Álvarez, Sunday Morning Worship, June 25;
Rev. Joy Martinez-Marshall, Sunday Evening Worship, June 25.

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Church Positions Openings 

Cornerstone Baptist Church, Greenville, NC
Worship Arts and Music Minister

The Purpose of the Worship Arts and Music Minister position is to guide and support the worship planning process with the Senior Minister, as well as equip and supervise musicians and worship leaders.

● Consults with the Senior Minister to capture the vision and philosophy of utilizing music and arts in worship. ● Incorporates the use of music and visual arts into worship. ● Participates in regular staff meetings and other meetings as scheduled by the Senior Minister. ● Serves as the primary Worship Leader. ● Submits to appropriate staff musical selections and additional information as required. ● Plans and organizes a comprehensive music program to include worship arts. ● Assists the Senior Minister in musical selections for regular worship services, weddings, funerals, and special projects. ● Attends offsite events with the Senior Minister as required. ● Coordinates musical programs with the church calendar. ● Manages copyright compliance with church personnel. ● Handles the purchasing, maintenance, and replacement of all music-related equipment. ● Remains informed on current music methods, materials, promotional ideas, and administrative techniques. ● Prepares an annual budget for music and worship arts ministries. ● Plans musical selections for worship services. ● Teaches diverse genres of music. ● Partners with the Youth Ministry to express the works of God through worship. ● Conducts musical training for rehearsals/sessions and implements workshops as needed. ● Creates and incorporates a Band Ensemble Ministry for worship. ● Ensures accountability for contractual musicians in the ministry. ● Adheres to church doctrines, policies, and procedures. ● Cooperates with staff, leaders, and the church body; be flexible while working with others in a team setting. Characteristics and Qualifications: ● An evident calling, quality training, and sincere passion to minister to the church through spirit lead worship. ● Loves the Lord and is a devoted follower of Christ. ● Possesses a passion for worship and a vibrant prayer life. ● Demonstrates leadership and proficiency in the music ministry. This job description is not all inclusive and is subject to change. ● Maintains knowledge of music trends. ● Reads and plays sheet music (preferred). ● Plays music by ear. ● Expresses a vision for the worship experience. ● Senses the abilities and gifts in others for worship leadership. ● Develops and mentors musical leadership. ● Communicates and listens effectively to discern individual and team vocals. ● Teachable, humble spirit with a prepared and eager heart to serve. Education and

• Commitment to professional development (i.e., training, and continuing education). • Demonstrates a variety of musical styles and teaches the choir(s). • Musical proficiency to instruct and teach various vocal techniques. • Leading a congregation in public musical worship.
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Jenise J. Phillips

Executive Minister/Administrator

1095 Allen Road

Greenville, NC  27834

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA 30312
Seeking a Chief Financial Officer  (Salary commensurate with experience and education)


Reports to Executive Pastor

The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for overseeing, managing, and building out the following essential functions of Ebenezer Baptist Church and its affiliates—Finance, Asset Management and Facilities. We are looking to hire a high level, seasoned, financial professional who has a passion for social justice and transformation.


Essential Functions


  • Oversees and monitors the finances for the Ebenezer Baptist Church and its affiliates through the annual budget process to ensure sound financial health.

  • Prepare financial forecasts, projections, and analysis that enable the Church’s leadership to understand and respond to the impact on the short and long-term financial health of the Church.

  • Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports. This includes preparing monthly profit and loss vs. budget reports including unrestricted and restricted sources of funds.

  • Create and manage the annual budget development process for Ebenezer and its affiliates. This includes long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with Church’s strategic plan, especially as it considers growth opportunities.

  • Develop and manage financial systems and internal controls. This includes increasing Ebenezer’s digital processes.

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds, as needed.

  • Oversee donor fiscal reporting and stewardship.

  • Manage the pledge collection and fulfillment process.

  • Manage the Church’s bank accounts and reconcile bank statements.

  • Provide regular financial reports to the Trustee Board, Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Finance Committee and Church auxiliaries.

  • Support the Church’s Finance Committee

  • Manage general accounting, financial reporting, strategic financial planning, and the annual budget process.



Oversee facilities governed by the strategic plan goals and objectives with a balance prioritizing mission and financial sustainability. 

  • Overseeing the development of a masterplan for the Ebenezer campus and its properties

  • Support the Property Committee, Building and Grounds, and the Ebenezer Building Foundation


Asset Management

Develop and build out asset management functions by leveraging software, technology, and best practices. This staff person will collect and store all essential organizational documents for Ebenezer and its Affiliates. 

  • Organizing and filing by-laws, articles of incorporation, minutes from governing boards, audits, 990 Forms, and insurance policies.

  • Tracking, completing, and paying all annual corporate registration documents related to the Church and its affiliates.

  • Proactive management of ongoing financial and asset management responsibilities, including compliance and reporting



The CFO will be responsible for building and supervising a team with requisite skills.


Competencies and Experience

  • Excellent presentation, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of staff, board members and committees.

  • Must be forward-thinking and have high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.

  • Accounting for and managing unrestricted and restricted funding.

  • Experience in fundraising, campaigns and planned gifts is a plus.

  • Significant experience in or knowledge of GAAP accounting, compliance, and reporting

  • Working with finance and accounting software packages


Required Education and Experience


  • At least 8- 10 years of non-profit or Church financial leadership experience with relevant work experience (e.g., financial analysis and reporting, asset management, coordinating with fundraising staff, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow planning, tax compliance, etc.)


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How you can help:

Please join American Baptists in supporting the relief efforts directed toward those who were in the path of the recent tornadoes. One hundred percent of designated OGHS gifts are allocated to domestic disaster relief.

You can donate via your church or directly online to the Spring 2023 Tornado Response.

Checks designated to “OGHS Domestic Storms/Floods” should be mailed to ABHMS’ Office of Development, C/O Kim Wilkins, 1075 First Avenue, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406. Checks should include the name of the donor’s church to ensure that it receives credit for the gift.

The World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA administers One Great Hour of Sharing. The committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief, disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance by establishing policy guidelines and overseeing distribution of the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering received by churches.

To learn more about ABHMS, please visit

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