The Purpose of Deacons

First Baptist Cleveland is Jesus-ruled and Bible-governed. The church is Pastor/Staff-led and Deacon-served. The church is member-gifted and ministry-focused. The church’s heart is heavenward.

Servant leadership is the primary purpose of a Deacon at First Baptist Cleveland. Deacons serve in a myriad of important ministry roles, including encouragement, prayer, visitation, and practical help in areas such as parking and offering.

Biblical Qualifications

In the Bible, specific qualities are listed as requirements to serve as a Deacon. Many of these qualities can be summed up to a short list.
  • Church Membership
  • Husband of one wife
  • Follower of Jesus
  • Actively serving in the church
  • History of giving
  • A person of integrity