|Deacon Marty Young, President|
Deacon Ministry, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Ministry is individual, redemptive, loving service given inside and outside the church under the leadership of the Holy Spirit which meets people's needs and fulfills the church's mission.
Deacon's Ministry Purpose
The Deacon ministry shall serve under the leadership of the Pastor and help him in performing duties in order to free him for the ministry of the Word. We are servants working together to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the church as empowered through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Responsibilities of the Deacon's Ministry
In accordance with the meaning of the word "Diokonos " in the New Testament, deacons are ministering servants of the church. We are to be members of this church whose character and qualifications are specified in Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 6:1-6, and Titus 1:6-9. Our task is to serve with the pastor and staff in performing the pastoral ministries of our church. Some of these duties include (but not limited to):
- To demonstrate Christ-like consecration, leadership, loyalty, prayer support and faithfulness to the church in achievement of its mission
- To minister to believers and unbelievers
- To care for the church's members and others in the community
- To demonstrate consistent stewardship through tithing to the church
- To visit the bereaved, home bound, hospitalized and those in need of the church and community
- To encourage and strengthen new converts and the spiritually weak
- To assist with the church Ordinances of Baptism, The Lord's Supper
Being in agreement with the chief purpose of the church means accomplishing God's purposes for His glory and not what seems comfortable or reasonable to us. Our ministry strives to demonstrate the leadership of our Lord through service and not to achieve a place of honor or power.
Family Visitation (Includes/ not limited to: assisted living, home, hospital)
Witnessing to Unsaved Family Members. One of your deacon/deaconessâs chief concerns is that every member of your family knows Christ as Savior.
Helping you know and have fellowship with other members and families in the church. - Your deacon/deaconess will encourage you to participate in social occasions when families in the assigned group or other church members get together for fun and fellowship.
Rejoicing with you and your family. Your deacon/deaconess can rejoice with you when you celebrate important events or accomplishments in your life.
Giving support in times of crisis. Sometimes your deacon/deaconess can help you through the crisis by listening and giving support. Other times, your deacon will know someone else or a community agency that can help.
Answering questions about your faith or about your church or denomination. - Your deacon will try to find the answers for you and/or direct you to the proper resource.
Helping you know and have fellowship with other members and families in the church. Your deacon/deaconess will encourage you to participate in social occasions when families in the assigned group or other church members get together for fun and fellowship.
4th Saturday, monthly
- Earnest Sherman Banks (Emeritus)
- Arlinda Burkes (Emeritus)
- Cleveland Burkes (Emeritus)
- Darrell Burkes
- Fred Davis
- Grady Dickson
- Harry Green
- Vurnell Holman
- Betty Hosey
- Early Mathis
- Phanelope Mathis
- Henry Martin
- Jo Anne Martin
- Albert Miller
- Thelma Miller
- Kyle Parker
- Rosie Seals
- Willie Seals
- Willie Sutton
- Marty Young