We are currently receiving nominations from the members of Prince Avenue Baptist Church for men who are deemed qualified to serve as deacons. After nominations are received, the deacon ministry will interview these men and publish the names of willing, qualified men. After these names are made known, we will allow the congregation two weeks to respond if there is any Biblical basis for a nominee not to be affirmed as deacon. If you feel there is a Biblical disqualification for any man nominated, please approach the nominee in question, Jeff Carter (deacon chairman) or one of the pastors. The qualified, willing men will be affirmed as a whole by the body.
At PABC, the ROLE of the deacon team is clarified in the four primary deacon responsibilities:
Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, protecting the unity of the body, resolving conflict, ministering in times of crisis, ministry to senior adults, homebound and widows, helping with practical needs for members, assisting in the ordinances of the church and modeling what it means to be a member of PABC. All deacons are expected to seek out and occupy a place of service in the church program in addition to his role as a deacon. Those nominated need to be willing to serve faithfully, actively, humbly and for the praise of God and not others.
Biblically, the QUALIFICATIONS of deacons are listed clearly in Acts 6:1-7 and in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. The primary qualification is that these men be blameless (are known for their godly character) in their spiritual life, family life and personal life.
The specific qualifications of Prince Avenue Baptist Church are as follows:
Distinct Family Qualifications (1 Timothy 3:11-12)
Nominees must also be at least 25 years of age and a member for at least two years at the time of election.
Below is the list of current deacons who are therefore unable to be nominated:
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