We will turn this responsibility over to them. (Acts 6:3)
The first deacons were elected by the congregation in Jerusalem to relieve the burden from the elders in serving the church. The first recorded martyr of the church was Stephen, a deacon. The qualifications for deacon given in the New Testament book of 1Timothy 3 are very similar to that of elder. Deacons are mentioned alongside of elders in the salutation of the book of Philippians. They are to be men filled with the Spirit and wisdom, servants of Christ. Jesus was called the Greek name diakonoswhich means deacon.
OUR DIACONATE TYPICALLY MEETS ONCE A MONTH ON THE THIRD SUNDAY AT 5PM
Pray for our deacons and give them support through prayer and offering your time and talents. If you would like to help our deacons in the area of mercy ministry, benevolence, finance, or property, please contact us.
The current deacons and expiration of their term on the diaconate are as follows:
Class of 2015
Class of 2016
Class of 2017
Class of 2018