The Women’s Mission Society (WMS) provides opportunities for personal development, spiritual growth and commitment to missions, through worshipping, working and witnessing in all areas of life; the home, the community, the nation and the world. The Women’s Mission Society remains faithful to our church, while aligned with commitments to the American Baptist Women’s Ministries and to the Progressive Baptist National conventions and their components.

The General Body of the WMS supports the scholarship funds of American Baptist Ministries of the West, Progressive National Baptist Convention and the Allen Temple Scholarship Fund. We supply Love Gifts in support of the American Baptist Women’s Missions (ABWM), the Blanket Fund and Least Coin Fund donations to Church Women United. We also contribute to the White Cross funds in support of global ministries.

Our Circles Ministry provides support to our communities such as the AIDS Ministry, Project Pride, Allen Temple Arms, Garden and Manor, Alameda County Black Infants Program, Providence House, Casa Vincentia, Paradise adolescent home, visitation ministries, care packages to college students, A Safe Place – a shelter for battered women and many, many more.

We invite all interested persons to stop in and check us out.


1. Alberta Banks

11. De Ida Spencer

2. Mary McLeod Bethune

12. Lillie Sparks

3. Dorothy Carpenter1

13. JoAnna Smith

4. Ivory Demes

14. Anna Vann

5. Mae Douglas

15. Gladys Williams

6. Geneva Edmon

16. Mary C. Williams

7. Mary Ellen Hawthorne

17. Ruth Young

8. Liza Jernigan

18. AB Girls of Joy

9. Lillian Perry

19. Young Women of Hope

10. Hazel Romez



Verna M. Johnson –
(510) 544-8910