"Even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve..."

Mark 10:45

Outreach and servanthood is part of our identity as a church family at Fellowship of Praise Church. There are multiple ways to plug in and serve both inside and outside our church walls. After going through FOP Connect, it is our goal to help each member of our church family get connected to a ministry where their gifts and talents can be used and grown. Below is a list of active ministry areas within our church. To get involved in any of these areas, fill out an Info Form, indicate which areas you are most interested in getting connected with, and a leader from that ministry will reach out to you with next steps and training opportunities!

Sugartree Ministries

Your Father’s Kitchen is a soup kitchen for those in need in the Wilmington area. Fellowship of Praise serves monthly on the following dates at 5:30pm: 
  • 2nd Tuesday
  • Widows on the 5th Thursday 
  • FOP Youth on the 4th Friday

Nursing Home Ministries

This ministry meets monthly or weekly to bring the love of Christ to the residents at the following nursing facilities:


This team serves those who are mourning by providing a meal during their time of loss. This team is also called upon to help provide food for various church events and needs.

Altar Team

Our vetted and trained Altar Team wear red lanyards each Sunday and are available to pray in the altar before, during or after service. This team is here to pray with the congregation and help others grow spiritually each week.

Hospitality Team

This friendly team, led by Larry and Tammie Smith, loves people and makes them feel at home at Fellowship of Praise. This team welcomes guests with a smile, offers a hot cup of coffee, provides information on all our current events, ministry opportunities and services at Fellowship of Praise.

Usher Team

These men and women, led by Mark Gross, prepare people for a positive worship experience by assisting them to a seat, facilitating the offering and maintaining a distraction-free environment. They are also trained on church safety to insure a secure environment for all congregants.

Photography Team

This team uses their skills with photography to capture all that God is doing at Fellowship of Praise Church. These volunteers take photos during special events, baptism, child dedication, and services so that we can best share the Gospel with others via social media and otherwise.

Media Team

This team uses their skills with sound technology and lighting to help create an environment on Sunday mornings where people can experience the love of Christ. This team helps makes the Gospel available to others online through video and podcasts. They also run the projectors to display lyrics and scripture throughout the service.

International Missions

We support the following international missionaries in prayer, raised funds, donated items, and missions trips:

Production Team

The Production Team helps us create a seamless Sunday morning experience by serving as camera operators, stage hands, and producers during the service. These volunteers meet cues throughout the service, move various equipment and props on and off the stage throughout the service and maintain smooth transitions for Pastor Matt and our entire staff. 


This brand new team, led by Elle Buell, will plan and execute several events throughout the year. This team exists to "reach the hurting" through various community and church events. It is our goal as a team to maintain our culture of serving at FOP Church where WE LOVE TO GIVE!