The mission of the Deacon’s Ministry is that of spiritual Servant.
Acts 6:1–3: "And in those days when the number of disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said. It is not reason that we should leave the work of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business."
Deacons are those persons of Antioch Baptist Church who have been ordained to nurture and strength families in the Lord. The work of the deacons is an extension of the Pastor’s ministry to love and care for families and to service as ministers of mercy to the congregation. Deacons are also involved in the administration of two ordinances of the church, namely Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion.
1 Timothy 3:10-13: "And let these also first be proved, then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanders, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husband of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For 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 purpose of the deacons is to serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church, doing the work of benevolence, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation, supports the Pastor, support the vision of the ministry, participate in other ministries within the church and special event or functions of the church, freeing the Pastor to focus on prayer and the ministry of the gospel and promoting unity within the church.
Deacon Bobby Chambliss
Deacon Clarence L. Lindsey, Sr., Asst. Ministry Leader
Deacon James E. Lindsey
Deacon Darrell McMullen, Ministry Leader
Deacon John P. Walker, Jr.