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“For a Day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere, I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”


Unity Baptist Church has two Usher Boards: our Senior Usher Board consisting of members 18 years and older and our Junior Usher Board consisting of our members under 18 years old.

 

 

 


Senior Ushers:

  • Barbara Fields, President
  • Rhaumla Gardner, Vice President
  • Shermarra Glenn
  • Celeste Ward
  • Barbara Jean Fields
  • Jason Smith
  • DaVon Gardner
  • Byron Campbell Sr.
  • Byron  Campbell Jr.

 


Junior Ushers:

  • McKylee Taylor
  • Destiiny Sivels
  • Darius Gardner
  • Auzsha Gardner
  • DaJon Gardner
  • Leticia Wheatley
  • Sadie Taylor
  • Lorenzo Palmer
  • Markel Marshall
  • Ra-Shawn Finley
  • Shemeteria Marshall
  • Karell Hughes
  • Kiara Hughes
  • Dayoni Hughes

 


Usher Schedule:

  • First Sunday - Adults
  • Second Sunday - Youth
  • Third Sunday -Adults
  • Fourth Sunday -Teens
  • Fifth Sunday - Youth

 



The Role of the Usher

The role of usher is to escort and seat. The word “Usher” means “Doorkeeper.” In early Christianity that post had a watchful significance since Christ’s crucifixion and the pagan laws of Rome prohibited Christian religious worship. The “Doorkeeper” or Usher, had to screen people to see if there were intruders or soldiers ready to harass or attack worshippers. The modern Usher’s role is related to those protective duties.

 

Ushers can always take pride in being of service in a post sanctified by spiritual devotion to the church of those who preceded through the ages. The Usher greets worshipers on sacred ground and reflects that obligation with a greeting that is warm, embracing, and without worldly persuasion. The atmosphere within the Church is always one of consecration and reflection towards God. Ushering is a service, and when undertaken as a prayerful extension to the work of the Church’s ministry, the person fulfilling the responsibility enriches his or her life experience.