Convent Avenue Baptist Church Rev. Jesse Williams
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Acts 6:1-4 – King James Version

1And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Therefore, Deacons are servants of God who are Christ-like, welcoming, nurturing, reconciling, and sensitive to the presence of God's Spirit in their lives and in the lives of others. (King James Version)


Convent Avenue Baptist Church require that all deacons, men and women, be trained and ordained. Currently, new deacons are now personally trained by the pastor, tested in front of the congregation, by a conclave of Baptist pastors; then sanctified by the laying of hands. The Bible Passages Acts 6 and Timothy 3:8-13 address spiritual and moral qualifications for deacons, which include wisdom, faith, honesty and sincerity. The Bible also states that a deacon must manage a household well and drink alcohol sparingly.

Congregational Duties

Within Convent Avenue Baptist Church’s organizational structure, our deacons perform duties to support the congregation. Deacons administer both Lord’s Communion and Believer’s Baptism. Deacons are to be available to members for prayer, guidance. Deacons are also assigned supervisory roles over all the various ministries of the church, to ensure that the bylaws of the church are properly followed.


Deacons perform community outreach by ministering the gospel outside the church, visiting the sick and homebound, recruiting and receiving new members and traveling on missionary trips, in accordance with the church’s theme. Within a congregation, deacons are to set examples of compassion and stewardship. The Deacons also help with educating and nurturing youth within and outside of the church.


The Deacon Ministry of the Convent Avenue Baptist are ordained to serve God' s people.  Deacons are dedicated caregivers who share in the ministry of concern for the total well-being of God's people. Likewise, the Deacon Ministry is an extension of the Pastor's ministry to love and care for the Convent Church Family.  This mission of the Deacon Ministry is defined by, and scripturally upheld in Acts 6:1-4