Deacon Board – Elders and pastors are to “preach the word…reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2), and deacons are to be appointed to take care of everything else. In TWDCI it includes taking on administrative or organizational tasks, being responsible for building maintenance, assisting the church financial committee and supporting ministry to minimize the duties of the Pastors and Ministers.
The responsibilities of the deacon are broad, but qualifications for a deacon’s character are clearly outlined in Scripture. They are to be blameless, the husband of one wife, a good household manager, respectable, honest, not addicted to alcohol and not greedy (1 Timothy 3:8-12). According to the Word, the office of deacon is an honor and a blessing. “For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 3:13).
- Deacon Edward Williams
- Deacon Jimmy McDowney
- Deaconess Betty Oldham