1Tim 3: 8-13 8Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13For 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.
The Deacons are appointed by the Senior Pastor from among the congregation to serve the church in both spiritual and temporal matters. They strive to live according to the Holy Scriptures and are fashioned after the requirements outlined in the bible. The Deacon Board Chairmen serve as part of the executive administration of the church and is responsible for the profitable management of church property, buildings, land, businesses, and investments. Deacons support the Bishop, Associate Pastors, and the vision of the ministry, as well as participate in other ministries within the church. The Deacons are very much a part of every facet of each service from start to finish. In addition to maintaining the upkeep of the edifice and reinforcing procedures, they are called upon to preach the word, teach the word, and express Christ’s compassion for others in charitable situations. They have adopted as their motto “Humbly but boldly we go before thee.”