Jerilyn "Cookie" Clayton
CHOIR DIRECTOR / PRAISE AND WORSHIP TEAM LEADER
Psalm 150:1-6: “Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord”.
The Church of Divine's Guidance Choir was created with the express purpose of giving God all praise, honor and glory with every musical gift and talent available. It is comprised of men and women committed to spreading God’s Word in song. They minister in several genres, including spirituals, anthems, contemporary gospel and hymns. The Praise and Worship team is designed to lead the congregation into the presence of God and set the tone for the entire service, opening the hearts to receive God’s compromised Word into good ground.
Proverbs 8:34-36: Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Deacon / Deaconess
Acts 6:3: Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
Romans 16:1-5: I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
Michael Clayton, Jr.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR / YOUTH MINISTRY
Psalms 25:5: Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
Psalms 27:11: Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
Psalms 139:14: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Ecclesiastes 12:1: Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”
Praise And Mime Dance
2nd Samuel 6:14-15: David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
Mime Praise Dancing is expressing lyrics to a song through dance. To me, mime is more than just dance. It's the ability to allow God to move in me, in a way that's spiritual. Each move, each step is all to God's glory. This is a gift My Heavenly Father has given me, I intend to continue to praise and honor him, for its all to his glory.