The Usher Board became an international auxiliary in 1961 by way of the vision given to the late Mother’s Lillian Brooks Coffey and Emma Crouch who officially organized the first usher board within the Church of God in Christ a decade before. Since then the international usher board has grown immensely and currently sends representatives to serve in all international meetings and services.
Like the international auxiliary the Seth Temple Usher Board is continuing to grow in the ministry. The ushers assist the Pastor in keeping order during service and providing seating assignments to guests and members. The members of the S.T. Usher Board are determined to serve (Galatians 6:9) by sending participants in all local, district, and jurisdictional meetings and services.
Deacon Elbert Roach has served as local president of the Usher Board since 1998. Under his anointed leadership he assures that ushers are present, on time and in uniform at every service to serve God’s people.
I am God’s Usher, anointed and commissioned by God to serve his people.
I have the Authority to set God’s house in order, given to me by the Holy Ghost.
I have been justified by faith through Jesus Christ and ready to receive his people with a holy smile.
I am ALERT and not asleep.
I am FAITHFUL and DEPENDABLE.
I am HUMBLE but not weak.
I am PROUD but not lifted up.
I am OBEDIENT and not Unruly.
I AM AN USHER.
I am COMMITTED to do my job to the best of my ability.
I REPRESENT the LORD and I have been TRUSTED to work in the MINISTRY OF USHERING.
I ACCEPT my position.
I AM ON A MISSION FOR GOD.
Composed by Missionary Hattie D. Stroud
For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalm 84:10)
I’m A Soldier (in the Army of The Lord)
Men – Black Suit, Gray Shirt, Gray Tie and Pocket Square, White Gloves and Black Shoes.
Women – Black Suit, Black Blouse, White Gloves and Black Shoes.
Local President – Deacon, Elbert Roach (1998)
Local Vice President – Sis. Carolyn Sims
Junior Usher Board Captain – Sis. Theresa Munroe
District President – Deacon, Elbert Roach (1996)
SW Mich. Jurisdiction #1 Chairman – Deacon, Elbert Roach (1996)