The Purpose of Deacons

First Baptist Cleveland is Jesus ruled. The church is Bible governed. The church is Pastor/Staff led. The Church is Deacon served. The church is member gifted. The church is ministry focused. The church is heaven bound.

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

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