Chosen Women

Evette Smith, Director

The Chosen Women is charged to empower the women of A.R.M.E.D. by developing a healthy relationship with God and each other, through fellowship and Christ-Centered teaching. The Chosen Women welcomes all women coming into A.R.M.E.D. through spiritual and practical support and guidance.

Church Relations

Keisha Howard, Coordinator

The Church Relations Coordinator of A.R.M.E.D. works with the Governor of Operations and Church Relations to establish fellowship with other ministries that will enable our members to interact with and be of support to members of the body of Christ, laboring in different corners of the vineyard. The Church Relations Coordinator also creates alliances with other ministries that will aid A.R.M.E.D.’s endeavor to provide support services to our community.

Door Keepers

Sharon Jones, Director

The Door Keepers of A.R.M.E.D. serve in a way that is pleasing to God and ensures that every member and attendee has a meaningful worship experience. The Door Keepers prepare the programs for the Greeters, instruct people where to sit, assist parents with small children, and assist during altar call and offering.

Equipment Division

Elder Sandra G. Thrash, Director

Kianna Nesbit-Scott, Assistant Directorknesbit@stayarmed.comThe Equipment Division of A.R.M.E.D. equips God’s people to be independent, healthy, strong, Christians. This can be accomplished by systematic teaching at all levels. To this end, we shall provide:
Empowerment Hour (Sunday School) classes for all agesBible ClassesSmall GroupsRetreatsWorkshopsWe identify and train teachers for each of these areas. Our goal is to see that those who avail themselves of these resources, will be A.R.M.E.D. and victorious in their Christian walk.


Shari T. Austin, Director

Melissa McCray, Assistant DirectorChrist-Centered A.R.M.E.D. Ministries relies on the tithes and offerings of members and attendees to sustain the ministry. When A.R.M.E.D. endeavors to complete a special project, it is sometimes necessary for special fundraising to take place. The Levites oversee all special fundraising and ensure that A.R.M.E.D. is able to see each project to completion.
Member Engagement TeamElder Rob J. Thrash IV, DirectorThe Member Services Department of A.R.M.E.D. is designed to provide the administration a more efficient way to track member information. Member Services directs the intake process through which people come into vital relationship with the church, especially the systems that follow up on visitors, seek personal information, and track our contacts with them and their involvement with us.

Men of Valor

Geary Marshall, Director

Jude Ohuche, Assistant Directorjohuche@stayarmed.comThe Men of Valor aims to come together on a social level, developing men spiritually, emotionally, and naturally. Another purpose of Men of Valor is to provide brothers with tools vital to building a strong relationship between God and man. Through our relationship with God, our passion to demonstrate Christian love for all humanity is made possible. Above all, we purpose to become Accountable, Responsible, Mature, Equipped, and Disciplined Men for the Master’s use.

The Force

Nicole T. Stelly and Brison Hardin, Co-Director

The Force works alongside the Door Keepers to ensure a safe environment for all members and attendees to worship. The Force patrols the perimeter of the church building and is on alert for unusual activity that might occur during A.R.M.E.D. events. Members of The Force also serve as Armor Bearer to the Pastor and Elders, assisting them with special needs.

The Tribe

Nicole T. Stelly, Director

Cheresse Webb, Assistant DirectorThe Tribe has been called to lead A.R.M.E.D. in Worship and Praise by making a joyful and powerful noise unto the Lord. The Tribe aims to present original songs and music to the people of A.R.M.E.D., mixing the old-school sound of Gospel music with a contemporary vibe. The Tribe is an integral part of the worship experience at Christ-Centered A.R.M.E.D. Ministries, and ministers through the anointing and command of the Holy Spirit.

S.O.U.L. Mates

S.O.U.L. Mates: Shawn and Nailah Porter, Co Directors

S.O.U.L. Mates is the married and engaged fellowship of A.R.M.E.D. Our events consist outings and activities which promote fellowship, team building, learning opportunities and support, while experiencing enjoyable interaction with other married couples.

Soldier Fellowship

Michael and Shanell Green, Co-Directors

Soldier Fellowship seeks to develop long-lasting relationships between its members by providing opportunities for fellowship that are open not only to A.R.M.E.D. members, but also to guests, Soldier Fellowship members have the chance to build comradeship and promote the ministry. Members enjoy a variety of activities geared toward the young and middle-aged adult.

Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES)
Y.E.S. Kids: Min. Linda Mobley, Director
Christina Johnson, Assistant Director
Y.E.S. Teens: Melissa McCray and Vanden Stelly, Co-Directors

Youth Empowered to Succeed is an exciting organization of youth who are serious about their love for the Lord. YES is A.R.M.E.D.s youth department. Participants range from second grade (7 years old) to twelfth grade (18 years old). The purpose of YES is to:
Strengthen youth in their Christian faithProvide Spiritual mentors to youthProvide opportunities for fun through fellowshipProvide opportunities for intellectual growth through fellowshipProvide an understanding of the importance of communityAnother purpose of YES is to provide the 11th and 12th graders of A.R.M.E.D. life and personal development skills through a Rites of Passage program: The Construction of a Superman and The Construction of a Superwoman. This program, which culminates with an awards ceremony, is implemented with the goal of encouraging, equipping, and enabling our youth to fulfill their great potential, and in turn, encourage, equip, and enable others to successfully pursue endeavors and be pillars of the community.

Small Groups
Eld. L. D. Coleman, Coordinator

Small Groups at A.R.M.E.D. Ministries provide an opportunity for you to develop friendships and fellowship in our church family. We have small groups located in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. The purpose of each group is to provide you the opportunity to fellowship with other believers beyond your regular church attendance.
Our small groups focus on the spiritual growth of the individual members. We call it “equipping” the believer to grow spiritually. A wide range of topics are discussed with material that will help you become empowered in the word of God and strengthen your walk with Christ. There are many benefits for you in becoming involved in a small group. You will develop new friendships and find support for your personal walk with God.
Small groups have been part of A.R.M.E.D. for more than thirty years and it is our desire you and your family find a small group that will help connect you with our church family. If you have any questions or need additional information, please use the contact information listed below.

Ministries Operations Director
Nicole T. Stelly

Oversees the recruitment of volunteer teams to assist in various aspects of the ministry. Assembles planning councils as necessary for project/group development and coordination. Develops and maintains controls on programs and activities, and coordinates staff responsibilities. And, provides peer counseling and guidance for members and attendees.