Deacon Ministry
 
The term "Deacon" in the New Testament means literally a minister, a servant, one who ministers to, or serves others. The Pastor and Deacons are the only two scriptural officers of the church.  Deacons are the men set aside, full of the Holy Spirit and dispatched to meet the needs of the people.  Deacons are to be faithful, prudent, experienced, and devout men.
They are to have charge of the sick and needy members and are also to act as counselors and assistants to the Pastor in advancing the general interest of the body of Christ.  In the absence of the Pastor it becomes the duty of the Deacon to conduct the devotional meetings, provide for the supply of the pulpit, and administer the affairs of the body generally.   Of the original seven Deacons, Philip and Stephen were most affective preachers of the gospel, so it is important that a Deacon be apt to teach.   A good Deacon is a blessing both to the Pastor and the church.
The call of the Deacons…

Acts 6:3
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Deacons were set apart by the apostles, by praying over them, and the laying of hands.

John 15:16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Qualifications, claims and duties of a deacon:

I Timothy 3:8-13
8)  Likewise must the deacons be grave, not    double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9)  Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10) And let these also first be proved: then let them use the office of deacon, being found blameless.
11)  Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful on all things.
12)  Let the deacon be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13)   For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 
Meetings are held every third Saturday at 1:00p.m. 
Jesse Hills, Jr., Head Deacon