“Saying what we are doing – Doing what we are saying – HELPING.”
Founded April 1976 by our Overseer Rev. Dr. Repsie M. Warren and Rev. Dorothy J. Josey, Society For Helping Church is a non-demoniational Bible teaching church that by commission from God provides a holistic inclusive ministry where deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing persons grow spiritually together while empowering deaf and hard-of-hearing persons to funchtion well within a deaf world.
Society For Helping Church holistic approach is based on P.I.E.S.S. development, physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development.
Rev. Dr. Repsie M. Warren - Founder/Overseer
Rev. Dorothy J. Josey - Co-Founder
Rev. Barabara J. Montague - Pastor
**Logo is image of a stained glass window in the front of our
church. Jesus is displaying the American Sign Language sign for
"I Love You."
“FOR UNTO WHOMSOEVER MUCH IS GIVEN, OF HIM SHALL BE MUCH REQUIRED.” ~ ~ Luke 12:48 (KJV)
Born May 21, 1947 the daughter of the late Robert, Sr. and Gladys Nealy, Rev. Barbara Montague is the mother of Mona Denise Ivey, proud Grandmother of Maya Alexa Ivey, sister of Dwayne Preston Nealy and adopted Daughter of Reverend Dr. Repsie M. Warren.
Baptized at the age 13 years at Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia by the late Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, Rev. Montague was rasied and nurtured in Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church under the Pastorship of Reverend Frederick L. Bowers, III. She joined Society for Helping Church (SFHC) with her daughter Mona in 1976 under Overseer and Founder, Reverend Dr. Repsie M. Warren.
Pastor Montague (lovingly known as Pastor Barbara) delivered her initial sermon and was licensed to preach December 16, 2001 and ordained on November 13, 2005 by Rev. Dr. Repsie M. Warren. Following Shepherding, Teaching, and Counseling from our Overseer R.M. Warren, Pastor Barbara was appointed Pastor of Society for Helping Church, November 30, 2011. Formal Installation as Pastor, took place on Sunday, February 26, 2012.