FBC COmmunity Ministries

Meeting Human Needs in the Name of Jesus.

And if anyone gives a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”

Matthew 10:42

Our Ministries

Caring Center

The Caring Center strives to provide services to individuals in need of spiritual, physical and/or emotional support in the name of Jesus. Each week the Caring Center provides food, clothing, household items, furniture and financial assistance to those in need.

Tutoring Program

The Tutoring Program seeks to make a difference in the lives of children who live below the poverty level. We adhere to the fact that every child can learn if there is an adult who cares. Our goal is to challenge students to enjoy learning and come to know Jesus Christ.

Children's Learning Center

The Children's Learning Center is a licensed childcare center that seeks to serve families in our community with high quality, affordable, Christ-centered childcare. This ministry provides a safe, loving environment through which children are able to thrive and develop.

Nehemiah Program

A Christian community development program that envisions a community that embraces the transforming love of Jesus Christ. We partner with God’s people to build bridges across racial, socio-economic, and spiritual barriers. Our goal is to make sure spiritual needs are met through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Master's Garden

The Master’s Garden is a community garden in the Chisholm area that not only provides residents with opportunities to provide healthy food choices for their families, it is also a resource to schools in the area for children to learn about gardening and nutrition. There are many opportunities in the Master's Garden!

International Ministry

International programs are the fastest growing segment of our Community Ministries with hundreds of friends gathered five days a week (Sunday through Thursday) to fellowship, practice English language and writing skills, and learn American citizenship skills.


Our support groups are designed to equip individuals and/or families to cope with painful life situations in a Christ-centered, safe, and confidential environment. The group facilitators are trained or professional therapists who volunteer their time and expertise.

Prison Ministry

The Prison Ministry mission is to be “Jesus with skin on” to prisoners, families of prisoners, and those either going to or getting out of prison; all while honoring victims of crimes and those who work in our criminal justice system. There are a variety of opportunities in this ministry.



Minister of Community Ministries

Tim Cearley

Phone:(334) 241-5141

Associate Minister of Community

Viki Brant

Phone:(334) 356-1421

Caring Center Director

Jessie Jacobs

Phone:(334) 241-5140

Children's Learning Center Director

Kim Herbert

Phone:(334) 834-7475

Nehemiah Center Director

Rhonda Thompson

Phone:(334) 263-6663

Conversational English Director

Susan West

Phone:(334) 312-7057

English as a Second Language Instructor

Ruth McKinney

Phone:(334) 819-7430

English as a Second Language Instructor

Charlotte Cearley

Phone:(334) 467-6676

Prison Ministry Director

Carl Fisher

Carlton Fisher, D.Min., is our Prison Ministry Director. He retired as a chaplain from the Federal Bureau of Prisons after 20 years of ministry in maximum, medium and minimum-security prisons and retired as a chaplain from the U.S. Army Reserve after 29 years of service, retiring as a Brigadier General and Deputy Chief of Chaplains – U.S. Army Reserve. He earned three bronze stars from two tours to Iraq and one to Afghanistan and is the author of My Brother’s Faith and Where Warrior’s Walk. After retiring from the military, Carl served as the North American Mission Board’s keynote speaker for 2018 chaplain training conferences. He now leads our prison ministry, serves on two community service boards and manages a farm in South GA. He is married to Lisa and they have three children; Hannah, Chloé, and Travis who is in the Army Chaplain Candidate Program and married to Amy. Carl thrives in the “ministry of reconciliation and strives to help “form a more perfect union.”

Phone:(334) 580-0458

Community Ministries Administrator

Jackie Thomas

Phone:(334) 241-5140