Our Bus Ministry Director is Bro. Cergio Torres.
GBC's bus ministry is used to pick up people who normally would not have a way to church. We pick up children, teens and adults! Our bus ministry is inspected regularly by the California Highway Patrol and is committed to providing riders and families with the best care possible:
- Qualified workers and drivers with years of experience
- Free transportation
- Exciting contests
- Programs for children on the buses
- Promotions and incentives
If you would like more information about our bus ministry please call 562.422.4206 or if you would like to request transportation and a call from one of our bus captains or for information regarding a bus route and times of pick-up please feel free to give us a call.
Convalescent and Retirement Home Ministry
Since the residents of the convalescent homes cannot attend Sunday church services, we bring church to them. Every Sunday afternoon we sing, we pray, and we preach the gospel to three different convalescent homes. It is our privilege and honor to minister to people in need.
Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission
Once a month our church has the privilege to go to the Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission and the people there are looking for food, and we have the honor of giving them the bread of life.
King's Kids Program
Every Wednesday evening at 7:00 P.M. during the school year King's Kids for children is provided for GBC members and also the community.
- Bible lessons
- Awards are given for verse memorization
- Summer Camp at Ironwood for ages 4-12 years of age
Parents are welcome to attend our Bible study offered in the main auditorium. This class is for adults and youth above the 6th grade.
The men of GBC have regular times of organized fellowship throughout the year.
- Prayer Breakfasts held in Fellowship Hall (every first Saturday of the month)
- Men's Bar-B-Ques
- Attend Men's conferences throughout the year
Our Music Ministry Director is Bro. Nelson Jones. Music is a huge part of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Our music is evangelistic and alive without compromising with the current trends of worldly music. We desire to uplift our Lord with Biblically sound music that is pleasing to Him.
- The GBC adult choir sings for Sunday morning and evening services
There are opportunities to join vocal groups for men, ladies, quartets, duets and soloists as well as opportunities for teens
We also have an orchestra that accompanies the services on Sunday mornings and evenings and for special services
We have Special Day cantatas, dramas i.e. God and Country Sundays, Easter, and Christmas.
Sunday School Classes
Bible study is a vital part of our church. Each class starts on Sunday morning at 9:00 A.M. for all ages. A free, clean and professionally staffed nursery is available for infants and toddlers. (A check-in system is provided for each parent--please, no sick infants.) Classes currently being taught with the Bible as our textbook are the following:
- 2-3 yr. olds
- 4-5 yr. olds
- 1-2 grade boys/girls
- 3-4 grade boys/girls
- 5-6 grade boys/girls
- 2nd Mile (Seniors)
- Crossroads (Young Adults)
- Firm Foundation (New Members)
- Future Focus (Teens)
- Home Builders (Couples)
- Mabuhay (Filipinos)
- Men of Integrity (Men)
- Step By Step (Discipleship Class)
- Women of the Word (Ladies)
- Trainer and trainee opportunities to learn how to win souls in our community
- Several all-church outreaches for Special Days at GBC i.e. Friend Day and Easter Sunday
- Soul winning and Visitation Opportunities at GBC weekly
- Faithfulness Rally Soul winning every Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
- Bus Ministry Outreach every Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Our Youth Pastor is Ely Reynolds.
- We have a youth department for teens in grades 7th through 12th grade that have approximately 80 teens enrolled
- Sunday morning provides Bible classes for both high school teens and junior highers
- Teens are challenged and are provided materials for daily Bible reading and prayer
- Teens gather every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for soul winning opportunities in the city
- Many of our teens serve in the bus ministry and Vacation Bible School
Weekly, monthly and yearly activities include the following: Youth Conference, Summer camp, ski trips, paint balling, three-on-three basketball tournament, and bonfires.
This is a ministry that includes junior high through high school. We meet every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. for Sunday school. We offer various activities throughout the year as well as ministry opportunities for young people to get involved in. Our goal is to help every single teenager in our youth group experience their full potential as a Christian young person. It is vitally important to have a place to call home and to have a ministry that will support and encourage your teens. We look forward to seeing you soon!