The Deacons serve along the Senior Pastor as the scriptural officers of Faith Baptist Church. We serve Christ’s church in practical and spiritual matters to ensure God is exalted and the church body is strengthened and edified. The deacon body aims to be attentive to the various physical needs of the congregation and the proper functioning of church activities.
Deacons guard the spirit of unity within the church, advise and confer with the Senior Pastor in all matters pertaining to the welfare and the work of the church, assist the Senior Pastor in the administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and assist in the maintenance and security of the church facilities. The Deacon Chairman serves as the congregational liaison to the Senior Pastor.
What are the New Testament qualifications for serving as a deacon at Faith Baptist Church?
Deacons are born again believers in Jesus Christ, dedicated to the precepts of Christianity, and must meet the scriptural requirements for the office of deacon in Acts 6:1-6 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Moreover, deacons must be church members of a church of like doctrine and practice to Faith Baptist Church for at least two years, and members of Faith Baptist Church for at least six months prior to their election to the office of deacon. Deacons are nominated by the congregation, examined by the deacon body, and subsequently elected by the congregation according to our constitution and by-laws.