Chosen Women

Jessica Hutcheson-Simon, Director

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

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Community Relations

Shari T. Austin, Coordinator

The Community Relations Coordinator of The A.R.M.E.D. Church works alongside the various ministries of A.R.M.E.D. to reach into the community to provide opportunities for spiritual support as well as support services to our community at large. The Community Relations Coordinator acts as liason to civic and community leaders to see how The A.R.M.E.D. Church can assist those in need.

Door Keepers

Tania Malone, Director

The Door Keepers of The A.R.M.E.D. Church 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 material 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

The 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 ages, Bible Classes, Small Groups, Retreats and Workshops. We 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.


Kathy Houston, Director

The A.R.M.E.D. Church Ministries relies on the tithes and offerings of members and attendees to sustain the ministry. When The A.R.M.E.D. Church endeavors to complete a special project, it is sometimes necessary for special fundraising to take place. The Levites oversee all special fundraising.

Men of Valor

Quentin Brooks, Director

The 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

Vanden Stelly, 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.

Creative Arts Group

Nicole T. Stelly, Director

Creative Arts has been called to lead The A.R.M.E.D. Church in Worship and Praise by making a joyful and powerful noise unto the Lord. Creative Arts aims to present original songs and music to the people of The A.R.M.E.D. Church., mixing the old-school sound of Gospel music with a contemporary vibe. In addition tot the music ministry, Creative Arts includes a Drama department and A.R.M.E.D. In Motion (AIM), its' dance company. These ministries are an integral part of The A.R.M.E.D. Church and ministers through the anointing and command of the Holy Spirit.

S.O.U.L. Mates

Clyde and Evette Ellis, Co Directors

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

Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES)

Marshawn and Nailah Porter, Directors

Youth Empowered to Succeed is an exciting organization of youth who are serious about their love for the Lord. YES is The A.R.M.E.D. Church'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 faith. Provide Spiritual mentors to youth. Provide opportunities for fun through fellowship. Provide opportunities for intellectual growth through fellowship. Provide an understanding of the importance of community.

Connect Groups

Eld. L. D. Coleman, Coordinator

Connect Groups at The A.R.M.E.D. Church provide an opportunity for you to develop friendships and fellowship in our church family. We have connect groups located throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The purpose of each group is to provide you the opportunity to fellowship with other believers beyond your regular church attendance.
Our connect 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 connect group. You will develop new friendships and find support for your personal walk with God.
Connect groups have been part of The A.R.M.E.D. Church for more than thirty years and it is our desire you and your family find a connect group that will help connect you with our church family. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Connect Group Coordinator.

Ministries Operations Director

Kianna Scott

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. Provides peer counseling and guidance for members and attendees.