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.
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
Javarros S. Byrd..A-C
Darryl B. Beauford....G-I
Alvin C. Clark....J-K
Willie Ray, Jr....L-N
Inos Patterson Jr....R-T
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