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Live Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 356, 402 Baldwin Street • Donalsonville, GA 39845 • United States • 229 524-2395 or 229 524-8402

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The Historical Preamble The African Methodist Episcopal Church, whose founders affirmed their humanity in the face of slavery and racism, stands in defense of disadvantaged and oppressed people in the 21st century. From the origins in the Free African Society through the involvement of the AME clergy and lay in the Civil War of the 1860's and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, the AMEC has preached salvation from sin and deliverance from bondage. The mission expanded to others within the African Diasporas in the Americas, Africa, Caribbean, and Europe. Whether in schools, seminaries, hospitals or social service centers, the AME Church has lived the gospel outside its sanctuaries. This mandate sill informs its ministry, vision and mission in the Church's third century of existence.
1. The Mission The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.
2. The Vision At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the AME Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the AME Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and to serve the needy. It is also the duty of the Church to continue to encourage all members to become involved in all aspects of church training.
3. The Purposes The ultimate purposes are: (1) make available God's biblical principles, (2) spread Christ's liberating gospel, and (3) provide continuing programs which will enhance the entire social development of all people.
4. The Objectives In order to meet the needs at every level of the Connection and in every local church, the AME Church shall implement strategies to train all members in: (1) Christian discipleship, (2) Christian leadership, (3) current teaching methods and materials, (4) the history and significance of the AME Church, (5) God's biblical principles, and (6) social development to which all should be applied to daily living.

Greeting, Sermons, and Announcements,

Greetings in the Spirit of Thanksgiving!

God has called us to witness and work. Vote in this upcoming election! Your vote counts and makes a difference! In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, promised to support a new civil rights law. “We have talked for 100 years or more,” he said…it is time to write the next chapter—and to write it in books of law. This law made segregation illegal in public places, including such places as hotels, theaters, playgrounds, and libraries.  A few months later, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which outlawed many actions that kept people from voting. Our ancestors were abused, insulted, and depraved of many privileges to make this law a reality! Yes, our votes matter—Vote! Vote! Vote! There are spiritual implications to natural decisions. We need each other, and we’re encouraged to support one another. We will reap if we do not faint. We are going to face trials and tribulations that weaken us, exhaust us, therefore, we must depend on the Lord’s strength. Paul instructions…“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:9-10

When we look at the life of Paul, we realize that he was committed to winning soul for Jesus Christ at all cost kind. While most of us just evangelized, here, in Georgia. Paul was out sailing the known/unknown world on three different missionary journeys, and he was persecuted. Let’s make a conscious effort to help within and without the local church to win souls for Christ, witness HIS goodness, and work until the close of the day. Let’s stay focused on winning souls for Christ, being a people-helping church and a ministering church. We don’t want to be people who just complain about the needs around us – we want to roll up our sleeves and get involved in helping others, especially to those who belong to the family of believers, as God would have us to. We don’t want to just learn of the work, we want to put what we learn into practice—daily. We want to balance our worship of God and our service to others.

Compassionately Pursuing God's Work,

Millie Rambeau



1st Sunday
8:00 a.m.      Reverend James Martin, Asst. Pastor New St. Paul MBC, Blakely

9:45:    Nursing Home Ministry

2nd Sunday
8:00 a.m.       Brother Keith Smith

9:30 Sunday School

3rd Sunday
8:00 Service: Reverend Emily Buggs

9:30 Sunday School  

4th Sunday
8:00 a.m.     Reverend Hewlett Powell, Pastor of Shiloh MBC, Colquitt, GA

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

5th Sunday
8:00 a.m.     Pastor Millie S. Rambeau

9:30 a.m. Sunday School


Seminole Manor Nursing Home Morning Worship and Communion, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9:45 a.m., Sister Geraldine Cochran, Worship Leader, Sister Delores Reynolds, Inspirational Words

Prayer Meeting is Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 2, 2015, 3rd Quarterly Conference, 6:00 p.m.

Southern District Choir Rehearsal, Bethel AMEC-Shellman, Thursday, November 5th, 6:30 p.m.

Southwest GA Annual Conference Planning Meeting, Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Bethlehem AMEC, Blakely, GA, Reverend Mary Powell, Pastor

Simultaneous Christian Education Day, Saturday, November 7, 2015, Bethel A.M.E. Church, 97 John Smith Street, Shellman, GA, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Lunch, 1:15 p.m.

Bring Non-perishable items for Thanksgiving Baskets, November 1st -  20th

Southern District Fellowship-Stewardship Service, Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m., New Prospect A.M.E. Church, 8737 Highway 62, Blakely, GA, Sermon: Brother Charlie Womack, Reverend Gloria F. Wynds, Host Pastor

Twelve Tribes Program, Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m., Sermon: Bishop Jerry Moore, Chairpersons: Ms. Eddie Bennett and Mrs. Gail Woods

Jail Ministry, November 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Ladies and Men,  November 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Joint Bible Study, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Live Oak AMEC, 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Service and Breakfast, Thursday, November 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.,  Wesley Chapel AME-Blakely-HOST, Live Oak AMEC, Usher Board 3, Combined Choir, & Members, Guests

Southern District WMS Meeting, Saturday, Nov 28th, St. John-Donalsonville, 10:00 a.m., Sister Shirley Moore, Area Chair

Home Communion, Saturday, November  28, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Southern District Conference, Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Worship, Saturday, December 5, 2015, Work sessions: Southern District Church-HIstory, Evangelism, Healthcare, Budgeting, & Church School, Pleasant Grove A.M.E Church, 5365 North Old River Road, Blakely, GA, Reverend Calvin W. Reynolds, Pastor

Rossie “Bobbie” Scott, Willie Hopkins, Mary Hill, Mattie Moore, Betty Joe Smith Jones, Mary Alice Elijah, Arverna Porter, Arletha Gonzalez, Doris Barber, Shelia Smith, Willie B. Smith, Sr., Mary Brannon, Winfred Lobe, James McGriff, Robert Leonard, Sr., Johnny Bowers, and Ronald Moore

Pastors and Ministers
Pastor Alvin Leonard
Rev. Mary I. Groomes
Rev. Calvin Wesley Reynolds
Rev. Rheunnette Haire
Rev. Joan C. Lee, Valdosta, GA
Rev. Emily Buggs, Brother Keith Smith

Ms. Maryln Taylor, Recording Secretary
Mrs. Lillie Copeland, Financial Secretary
Ms. Delores Reynolds, Superintendent of Church School
Mrs. Goldie Virgin, Emeritus
Miss Anna Wynn, Lay President
Ms. Marian D. Walker, Pro Tem Trustee Board & Asst. Superintendent
Ms. Jacquelyn Chrispen, President of Stewardess Board
Ms. Delores Harvey, Missionary President
Mrs. Patrina Smith Clark, Y.P.D. Director

Young People Advisors: Mrs. Tameka Geter, Reverend Emily Buggs, Ms. Elaine Hall, Ms. LaVonjia Peavy, Brother Carlos Ford, and Mrs. Marian D.Walker
Mrs. Angelia S. Reynolds, Christian Education Director
Bobby Brannon, Son of Allen Chairperson

Miss Maureen Smith, Senior Usher Board President
Mrs. Lillie Copeland, Usher Board No. Three President
Miss Debra Brannon, Sunday School Secretary, Titus Barber Asst. Sunday School Secretary
Brother Keith Smith, Adult Sunday School Teacher
Reverend Calvin W. Reynolds, Assistant Adult Teacher

Mrs. Angelia Reynolds, Intermediate Teacher
Reverend Emily Buggs, Primary Teacher
Ms. Geraldine Cochran, Custodial Care
Mrs. Marian D. Walker, Senior Choir President

Ministers of Music
Brother Winfred Lobe
Brother Anthony Pearman
Miss Jacquelyn Henderson
Timothy Brown
Nino Brown
Lemanuel Jones
Daniel Womack, Guitarist

Class Leaders
1-Regina Chrispen, 2-Bobby Brannon, 3-Eddie Bennett, 4-Mary Hill, 5-Delores Reynolds, 6-Maureen Smith, 7-Fredena Wooten, 8-Evelyn Smith, 9-Patrina Smith Clark, 10-Doris Barber, 11-Marian D. Walker

Let's work together as one, and ask Our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, to bring comfort, hope, and peace to our homes, churches, communities, schools, nation, and world -wide.

Praise the Lord!  It's 2015---another year of exciting worship, energetic work, and endless witnessing!

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10
                  Live Oak A.M.E. is the place to BE!!!

Worship where God’s people are lively, laborious, and liberated!


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Our Services & Events

Morning Worship

Sunday/ 8:00 a.m.

Church School

Sunday/ 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Meeting

Wedneday/ 6:00 p.m.

Worship and Communion/Nursing

1st Sunday/9:45 a.m.

Jail Ministry

Monday and Thursday

Bible Study

Wednesday/7:00 p.m.

Our Staff

The Right Reverend Preston W. Williams II

Presiding Prelate of the Sixth District •

Dr. Wilma D. Webb Williams

Episcopal Supervisor •

Sister Kabrina Bass

SED Christian Education Director •

Rev. Millie Anne Smith Rambeau