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Deacons Ministry
Chairman: Bro. William White

 

Deacons Ministry

The Deacon Ministry serves under the leadership of the pastor and assist him in performing duties in order to free him for the ministry of the word.  As Deacons, we assist the Pastor in the administration of the ordinances, strengthen the hand of the Pastor in his labors and in concert with him exercise a general watch care of the Spiritual interest of the Church.

 

Characteristics of A Deacon

A deacon must be a male member of the church who possesses the following Scriptural characteristics, and who is ordained by this church or by a Baptist church of like faith and order. The following section provides an outline for describing the characteristics of a deacon.

 

A Serving Man – Already serving the body through faithful service to God through the church in corporate worship, Bible Fellowship Group, prayer ministry and personal ministry, such as teaching, visiting, etc. (Matthew 20:20-28; John 13:1-17; Acts 6:1-8; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Peter 4:7-11)

 A Sought Man Sought by the church, not a man seeking the honor of being called a deacon. A man recognized by the church for his spirit of servanthood. (Acts 6:3-5; Romans 12:3; Galatians 5:24-26)

 A Sincere Man One who casts no slur on others; does not stir up dissension among the brethren; keeps his promises and commitments; lives by faith and is faithful; is not a backbiter; is truthful in love; honest and of good reputation. (Psalm 15:1-3; Proverbs 6:16-19; Acts 6:3-5; Galatians 2:20, 5:14-15; Ephesians 4:25-27)

 A Sacrificial Man Willing to take the initiative to meet the needs of others; willing to participate in the caring ministry of deacons; a tither and a grace giver; a selfless man. (Malachi 3:10; John 13:12-17; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:24; 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10; 1 Timothy 5:3)

 A Spiritual Man Full of the Holy Spirit; recognizing and exercising spiritual gifts; a man committed to prayer and the study of God’s word. (Matthew 6:1-15; Acts 6:3-5; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:15)

 A Soul Winning Man Willing to be trained and to train others to lead souls to Christ. (Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 14:16-23)

 A Sold-Out Man to His Family Faithful;  the husband of one wife ; managing his children and household well; blameless; tested; nothing held against him;  exemplary family life to the flock. (Malachi 2:16; Ephesians 5:25-32, 6:1-4; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Timothy 3:8-13; Hebrews 13:4-5)

 

Deacons in Training

Deacons in training are Deaconate candidates who are  being trained and tested to fulfill the functions of a Deacon within the church. We have six Deaconate candidates in training:

  1. Bro. Robert Brown
  2. Bro. Sylvester Jackson
  3. Bro. Leroy Levy
  4. Bro. Robert Parker
  5. Bro. Ricky Smith
  6. Bro. Maurice Thompson

Staying in Touch:

With the support of the Deaconess Ministry, the deacons seek to reach out to every member of the Priestley Chapel  family.

The responsibilities of a deacon go beyond communion service, baptismal assistance and administration of the benevolent fund.

We want to stay in touch with you!

The Deacon Ministry is here for you:

  • We want to celebrate the joyous occasions with you (weddings, births, new home)
  • We want to pray for you and with you during the difficult times (illness, death, loss of job)
  • We want to help you grow and feel a part of the Priestley Chaprl family

Contact Your Deacon Today!!