Worship Ministry

The Cleansing Arm of the Church

Reverend Dr. Merchuria Williams
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Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care. (Psalm 95:6-7)

The Worship Ministry of Shaw Temple Church is the cleansing arm of our church. We meet people where they are and help them to understand that God loves and accepts us as we are. God demonstrated His love for us through the gift and sacrifice of His Son. We express our love for God in worship. Through praise and adoration of the Lord and the preached Word of God we work to convert the unsaved and strengthen the spiritual growth of those who have a personal relationship with Christ. Because true worship begins with redemption and continues with a humble heart that lives by the Word of God, we help worshippers understand that when they worship they are giving to God and being blessed is a by-product.

The Worship Ministry recognizes that people connect to God differently; therefore we provide a variety of modes to express our love and reverence for God from traditional to contemporary styles of worship. There is something for all ages and all cultures to ensure that seekers have knowledge of God, a covenant with God, and know how to respond to God’s love for us.


The Mission of the Worship Ministry of the Shaw Temple Church is to prepare the soil of our souls to receive the Word of God and become spiritually transformed for kingdom building. We meet people where they are and show them the transforming love of God.


  • To ascribe to God the glory He is due
  • To offer spiritual sacrifices in word, song, music, dance/movement, and drama
  • To give of our material resources
  • To offer thanksgiving and praise

Our ministry includes the following ministries:

100+ Intercessors
Altar Guild
African Drumming Ministry
Anointed Steps
Children of Judah
Daughters of Judah
Deaconess Board
Drama Ministry
Ministerial Staff
Signs of Faith
Steward Board
Engrafted Word
Rhema Production
Usher Board

Music Ministry - All Choirs

A.M. Praise
Children's Choir
Mass Choir
Men's Choir
Women's Choir
12/21 Youth Choir