Parish Nurse/Health Ministry

The Parish Nurse uses the nursing process to address the spiritual, physical, mental and social health of the congregation under their care. This may be accomplished by using interventions such as education, couseling, advocacy, referral and utilizing resources available to the faith community.Information on Grief and Loss:Coming soon to the FBC library will be a section of materials on Grief and Loss. This will include a collection of books, DVDs, Care Notes, articles and Internet accessible resources that are intended to meet the needs of children, families and individuals. There will also be a cataloged list available to assist in choosing the materials that will best suit your needs.

If you feel that you would like to explore such information now, please feel free to contact Debbie Cornelius personally, by phone at 216-496-0678, or by confidential email at

Stephen Ministry

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) Stephen Ministers at First Baptist Church have been bringing care to those in need since 2002. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received a minimum of 50 hours of training in Christian care giving. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray and walk alongside you during difficult times. It’s confidential and free to members and nonmembers. Are you going through a tough time emotionally or spiritually?

Are you struggling with a crisis in life? Or are you simply feeling down? Consider letting a Stephen Minister help you. To learn how you can receive care, talk with a pastor (216-932-7480) or email Mari Schroeder-Jenkins here. For more information on Stephen Ministries please visit their website at  or

Visitation Ministry

FBC has a visitation ministry which works with a team of volunteers who visit, send cards, take communion, and call on our homebound members, the elderly, and those who are hospitalized. If you are one who would like to have a visit or if you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact our office at 216-932-7480.