The term "deacon" comes from the Greek term diakonos, and
simply means "minister" or "servant". It is used often in the New
Testament in the general sense of one who serves. However, in a few
passages it is used to refer to those occupying a particular position of
service in the early church (see Phil. 1:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8-13). The
Deacon serves his Lord Jesus Christ first and because he serves his
Lord, he will also serve his pastor and congregation.
The Deacon was intended to be assistants to the pastor. The
deacon's purpose is to take over certain tasks of service assigned to
him, by the pastor. This will enable the pastor to give himself more
fully to the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
The deacon should understand the following list of responsibilities:
1. To watch over the Spiritual life of the church.
2. To see that the sick and needy are cared for.
3. To take charge of the church benevolent fund.
4. To assist the pastor in baptismal services and the Lord's Supper.
5. To take the responsibility for the devotion in public worship.
6. To show support and pray for the financial work of the church.
7. To show hospitality to members, visitors and strangers.
8. To assist those who are to be baptized.
9. To attend and take part in prayer meeting.
10. To maintain a time of special prayer for the church and pastor daily.
11. To be an active peace maker in the membership and community.
12. To be an example of Faith, Love, Honesty, and biblical giving.
(For specific deacon add their name to the email subject line)
Deacon William McCraney - Head of the Deacon Ministry
Deacon J. Michael Farmer - Vice-Head of the Deacon Ministry
Deacon Joe Hudson