The Deacon Ministry

The goal of the Deacon Ministry is to serve God and the church while acting as a partner to the pastor.

The Holy Bible describes specific criteria for deacons within the Christian church.

I Timothy 3:8-13 states:

  • Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

  • Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience

  • And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

  • Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

  • Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

  • 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.

These are the guiding principles for each deacon at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.

Ultimately, our purpose is servant leadership.​