For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.

I Corinthians 12:13-14


The One Heart Ministry at the Church of Christ in Forest Hill is dedicated to welcoming and coordinating activities to engage new members. The mission of ‘One Heart Ministry” is to demonstrate the love of Christ and make each individual feel like they are part of our church family. Our primary goal is to eliminate fear and encourage unity by displaying the beauty of glorifying God and creating an atmosphere where both new converts and individuals placing their membership at Forest Hill Church of Christ feel accepted in our fellowship. The members of this ministry are committed to doing whatever is deemed necessary to enhance each person’s worship experience at our congregation. 


One Heart Elder:

Andre Landrum

One Heart Deacon:

Joe Hayes

One Heart Coordinator:

Janie Simmons


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When individuals acknowledge their acceptance to FHCOC (though baptism or placing membership) a member of the “One Heart Ministry” will greet them and make every effort we can to enhance their worship experience and connect them to our family and make them feel at home.


If you desire to work in this ministry, you can sign up to be a:

– Transitional partner 

 – Picture taker 

– Meal preparer for quarterly luncheon




New Member Orientation

Upon being baptized at the Church of Christ in Forest Hill, or placing membership here from another Church of Christ in the brotherhood, new members are welcomed and given orientation information.


This may include meeting members of our leadership, getting informational documents, and learning of class series that further orient new members.


Periodically, a new member orientation class is held on Sunday morning. During this class new members get a tour of the facilities, learn how to get involved with various ministries, and interact with leaders and other new members.


Watch for announcements about when new member classes are held.


New members are encouraged to get involved!  Here is a list of ministries.  Contact the elder, deacon and/or coordinator of various ministries for more information on getting involved!




Administration, Building & Grounds

Elder: Roy Whatley  |  Deacon: George Johnson  |  Coordinator: Lawrence Thorns


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Administrative Staff
  • Building Facility
  • Coordinator
  • Building Setups
  • Finance
  • Funeral Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Purchasing
  • Security
  • Technology



Elder: Roy Whatley  |  Deacon:  |  Coordinator: John Cox


Works Under This Ministry: 

Assisting members who are in need



Education Ministry

Elder: Ed Henderson  |  Deacon: John Joe  |  Coordinator: Andrew Simmons


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Ladies Tuesday Morning Bible Class
  • Ladies Tuesday Night Bible Class
  • Let’s Read Program
  • Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Class
  • Prayer Program
  • All Educational Programs


Evangelism / Restoration Ministry

Elder: Walford Jones  |  Evangelism Minister: Roscoe Rhodes


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Evangelism Training
  • How to Study the Bible
  • John Hurt Series
  • Restoration of Delinquent Members
  • (Sessions scheduled as needed for Evangelism Training)
  • Crusade for Christ 2019


Family Life Ministry

Elder: Henry Johnson  |  Deacon: Lowell Franklin  |  Coordinator: Jay Corzine


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Black History Program
  • Bridal Showers
  • Baby Showers
  • Career Planning
  • Church Picnic
  • Family Retreat
  • Forest Hill Singers
  • Fish & Bread Ministry
  • Financial Skills Sessions
  • Graduation Program
  • S. Winston Foundation Golf Classic
  • S. Winston Foundation Parking Lot Sales
  • S. Winston Foundation Trailblazer Banquet
  • Ladies Day Program
  • Ladies Retreat
  • Ladies Breakfast
  • Little Miss Southwestern Christian College Pageant
  • Men’s Retreat
  • Men’s Breakfast


One Heart Ministry

Elder: Andre Landrum  |  Coordinator: Janie Simmons


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Assimilating new members to the church
  • New Member Luncheon
  • Introduction to new members
  • Elder’s Hospitality Dinner


Outreach Ministry

Elder: Walford Jones  |  Deacon: John Joe  |  Coordinator: Kendrick Widemon


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • College Care Package
  • Fall and Spring Festival
  • Friends and Family Day
  • Honor Thy Father – Cancer Awareness for Men
  • Purple Tea – Cancer Awareness for Women
  • Saints Triumph Over Problems (STOP)
  • Visitor Reception/Greeters


Public Relations Ministry

Elder: John Flenoid  |  Coordinator: Alma Hills


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Calendar
  • Publications
  • Support for Communications
  • Social Media
  • Website


Singles Ministry

Elder: John Flenoid  |  Coordinator: Alicia Swing


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Friday Night Devotional
  • Greenville Ave Friday Night Bible Class
  • Game Night
  • Movie Night
  • Senior Luncheon
  • Variety Show


Van / Transportation Ministry

Elder: Andre Landrum  |  Deacon: Joe Hayes  |  Coordinator: Joe Hayes


Works Under This Ministry: 

Provides transportation to worship and other activities for members



Worship Ministry

Elder: Roy Whatley  |  Deacon: Larry Kimble  |  Coordinator: Kenneth Johnson


Works Under This Ministry: 

  • Announcements
  • Baptisms
  • Communion
  • Funerals
  • Homecoming & Gospel Meeting
  • Kitchen Coordinator
  • Medical Response Team
  • Nursery
  • Safety Team

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