Ministries of Connections Community Church

Diaconate Ministry


Ministry Description:

  • Follow up on sick, hospitalized/shut-in members; through the Deacon Family Ministry Plan

  • Pray for and with church members

  • Visit and offer emotional/spiritual support to grieving members

  • Report special needs of church members to pastor and other ministry leaders

  • Pray regularly for church leadership

  • Offer input to the pastor and other ministry leaders in church


Point of Contact:    Deacon David Jones and Deacon Adrian Hickman

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Meeting Dates:     Monthly 

Meeting Times:    TBD



Prison Ministry


Ministry Description:

  • Recruit and train prison ministry volunteers to assist with ministry

  • Contact local jails and/or prison authorities and/or chaplains for permission to minister in their facilities

  • Conduct monthly bible study and devotional time at the jail or prison

  • Provide spiritual counseling and reading materials to those inmates allowed to attend meetings

  • Visit families of those prisoners who accept Christ

  • Minister to the needs of those Christian inmate families

  • Pray regularly for prison ministry and volunteers


Point of Contact:   Elder Mark Marcus

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Men's Ministry


Point of Contact:    Elder Mark Marcus and Deacon David Jones

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Women's Ministry


Point of Contact:    Sis. Inola Marcus and Min. Denise Hick

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Fitness Ministry (For Women Only)

Point of Contact:    Sis. Shabonia Hickman

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Children's Ministry


Ministry Description:

Our mission is to instill Christian values giving a solid foundation, and to create a healthy and fun environment of fellowship.

Point of Contact:    Markeshia Marcus

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Youth Ministry


Ministry Description:

Jeremiah 1:6-8   “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.”

The Youth ministry at Connection’s Community Church is focused on guiding the youth into deeper relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. Through interactive bible study our youth learn more about Jesus, his life, death, and what he stood for. His desire for us, that  though he may not need us, he wants and calls us to fill us up with his spirit and use us for his will. And How we can change our lives to please him, even at a young age. Our fellowships include bowling, trip to the mall, trips out of town, and so much more. Through engaging fellowship, our youth will build deeper connection with each other, gain sincere spiritual brotherhood/sisterhood, and have fun while doing so. 


Music and Media Ministry


Point of Contact:    Bro. Floyd Smith

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Hospitality Ministry



Point of Contact:    Deacon Eleanor Jones

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Greeter's Ministry


Point of Contact:    Min. Brenda Kennedy and Sis. Kym Ramsey

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Outreach Ministry


Point of Contact:    Sis. Debra Carter

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College Outreach Ministry


Point of Contact:    Sister Ferlita Howard

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Clothing Pantry Ministry



Point of Contact:    Sis. Barbara Martin and Sis. Joserine Randall

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Lake Wales Campus

626 N. Dr. MLK Blvd

Lake Wales, FL 33853

Tampa Campus

51111 N. 22nd Street

Tampa, FL 33610

The Very Reverend Jeffery Alex James Johnson, Ph.D., M.Th., Founder and Senior Pastor

Elder Mark Marcus, Executive Pastor

Elder Charlene D. Norwood, Associate Pastor 

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