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Antioch East Deacon's Ministry: Family & Ministry Assignments



 The photo above is from the Deacon's Day 2017 Worship. Below on this page is the re-broadcast of the entire worship.


Acts 6:2-4
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.

(Also the deacons help to keep the spirit of the church in the bonds of peace).

Deacons in Today's Black Baptist Church:

What is a deacon? Someone whose principle task is to provide benevolent support for members of the congregation in their times of special need? Someone who plays a "leading" role in attending all worship, study, and fellowship events in the life of the congregation? Someone who by word and deed models and demonstrates the fruits of the spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23 as that person interacts with the pastor and with members of the congregation?

1 Timothy 3:8-13, which is the other biblical passage that offers an in-depth look at the role and responsibilities of the deacon. When considered alongside Acts 6:1-5, this passage establishes the deacon as one of only two offices in the church with roots in the Bible (the first office being the bishop/pastor). These two passages not only describe the qualities and characteristics desirable for anyone who is named to become a deacon, but they also describe a working relationship that can safeguard against the influence of corporate models or cultural traditions serving as the basis for deciding on the duties of the deacon.

This lack of clarity about the appropriate roles and responsibilities of deacons can result in tensions and conflicts that can have a negative effect on the congregation in which they are serving. When deacons see themselves as being there to serve the spiritual and benevolent needs of the congregation, and when they see themselves as fulfilling that role in partnership with the pastor of that congregation there should be no problem.


To contact your assigned deacon. Please call the AEBC Deacons voice mail at (404-688-1298) ext. 305.







On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the Deacons and Emeritus Pastor J. E. Howard, visited some of our sick and shut-in members. We had a blessed time in the Lord as we serve communion, and fellowshipped with them. Here are some photos from our visit.


On Saturday, February 18, 2017 Pastor Michael A. Smith and the Deacons served communion to our sick and shut-in members. This was a great time of fellowship with our new Pastor. "To God Be The Glory! View photos above.




On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Pastor Michael A. Smith and the Deacons served communion to our sick and shut-in members. This was a great time of fellowship with our new Pastor. "To God Be The Glory! View photos above.


Antioch East Deacons and Deacons Wives with Pastor Michael and Sis. Pat Smith visit the sick and shut-in on Saturday, October 14, 2017. View the slide show below



Deacons Family Assigned by Alphabet

Dea. Carroll Mapp, Chairman:

Dea. Javorros Byrd, Co-chair


Levi Golphin.....A-C
Carroll Mapp.....A-C
Javarros S. Byrd..A-C

James Brownlee.....D-F

Donald Brown....G-I
Darryl B. Beauford....G-I

Tim Turner....J-K
Ralph Latimore...J-K
Alvin C. Clark....J-K

Herman Parks...L-N

Willie Ray, Jr....L-N


John Morton...O-Q
Nathaniel Wheeler...O-Q

Inos Patterson Jr....R-T

Willie Crawford...U-W
James Smith...U-W

Kenneth Sneed...Y-Z
Alonzo Wright...Y-Z

Dea. Roy Harper...Inactive

Dea. Dock Parks...Inactive

Dea. Jack Kelly...Inactive

Dea. Jesse Carson...Inactive 




AEBC Deacons Ministries Assignment:

Deacon Brown.......Mothers Ministry & Praise Dance Ministry

Deacon Brownlee....J. E. Howard Choir & Outreach Ministry

Deacon Carson.......Voices of Deliverance Choir

Deacon Crawford....Usher Ministry #2

Deacon Beauford.....Youth Department & Usher Ministry #2

Deacon Golphin......Usher Ministry #3 & Midweek Bible Institute

Deacon Clark.......Usher Ministry #4

Deacon Kelley .......Mass Choir

Deacon Latimore....Mothers Ministry

Deacon Mapp......New Members Ministry & J. E. Howard Choir

Deacon Morton.....Women's Ministry, Security & Transportation

Deacon Smith.....Youth Department & Nurses Guild

Deacon H. Parks.....Outreach Ministry

Deacon Patterson.....Sanctuary & Mass Choirs

Deacon Ross, Byrd......Men Choir

Deacon Smith.....Usher Ministry #1 & Wedding Ministry

Deacon Sneed.......Children's Church & Courtesy Guild

Deacon Turner......Step Ministry & Praise Dance Ministry

Deacon Wheeler......Nurses Guild

Deacon Wright......Sunday school, Media Ministry, Mothers' Ministry