Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
Serving from the Heart of Harlem since 1932
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 Ministry’s  Purpose:

Dance The Word's primary function is to utilize dance as a praise and worship tool for deliverance, edification, salvation and warfare. Our secondary function is the nurturing of disciples through the vehicles of prayer, witnessing, bible study and fasting. Our final function is to translate, through spiritual movement, the value of liturgical dance to both pastors and congregation.

Dance The Word ministers on the third Sunday of each month during the 11:00am service and at special programs. Our first initial rehearsal was blessed by Pastor Roger Harris on October 16, 1999 at Canaan's Youth Center, located at 71 West 116 St, New York, NY 10026. Dance The Word Ministry historically marked their official introduction to the Canaan family on Sunday, November 14, 1999.

Dance The Word consist of six ministry components:

Women's Ministry:  21 years of age and up
Men's Ministry: 21 years of age and up
Jr Youth Ministry:   5 years of age to 13 years old
Intermediate Youth Ministry: 14 years of age and up
Mime Ministry: 14 years of age and up
Wings of Wisdom Ministry: 55 years of age and up

Creative Staff

Founder/Director/Choreographer - Yvonne Coston
Assistant Artistic Director - Vergie Harris
Assistant Artistic Director - Harriett Coldwell
Assistant Artistic Director - Eddie Green
Ministry Wardrobe Consultant - Cathy White
Assistant Choreographer - Men's Ministry - Carl Cherebin
Assistant Choreographer - Youth Ministry - Daquon Anderson
Coordinator - Mime Ministry - Cathy Alston
Coordinator - Wings of Wisdom Ministry - Vergie Harris
Coordinator - Men's Garments - Ricardo Ferguson


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