As extended arms of the Pastor, we minister to the congregation as his representatives in matters that will further the growth of the individual member and the corporate body. It is our responsibility to attend to the needs of the members of the church, as related to the spiritual and the temporal needs that may arise. As Deacons, we are passionate to develop a more Christ-like congregation and are committed to the standard of ministry proclaimed by the written and preached Word of God.
Deacon is an ecclesiastic role charged with temporal affairs of the church. Deacons were first commissioned in the book of Acts chapter 6:1-6. The Apostles were being weighed down with duties of taking care of widows, orphans and the sick. God had called them to share the gospel of Jesus not wait on tables. So they picked 7 men of good standing, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. This way the Apostles could go back to spending time in prayer, worship, and evangelism. However, Paul throws the church a curve in Romans 16:1-2 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a “Deacon” of the church at Cechrae, so that you may welcome her in the Lord as is fitting for the saints and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a benefactor of many and of myself as well.”
Deacon – positional office
a) A deacon (diakoneo) is a servant attendant who waits upon and does the work that must be done for his Lord and the Lord’s people.
b) A deacon (diakonia) offers service at a table to show hospitality and to minister divine things to the people of God.
3. Brothers, choose from among you seven men who are respected and who are full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. We will have them take care of this work.
Romans 16:1-2 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God's people. Help her in whatever she needs, for she has been helpful to many, and especially to me.
1 Timothy 3:8-9, 13 In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money. They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience. Those who do well as deacon will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus. (NLT)
Services and Activities
During 2013, we as a Ministry have begun to include women assisting in serving Communion to the congregation and have ordained an additional 81 men and women to the ministry. We focused on our caring and sharing members' list, and the New Members Orientation Breakfast. We as a Ministry helped spread the Good News and gave toiletries to men in shelters in Washington D.C. and Prince's Georges County. We were part of a church-wide team to help the Missionaries serve over 275 families for Thanksgiving. We as a Ministry gave aid to children whose parents are in prison and the children received gifts for Christmas through a joint partnership with the FBCHP, Angel Tree Program.
Under a joint venture with the May Birthday Ministry we served food to nearly thirty-five men at the Addison Road shelter. We paired with the Ministers to serve food and provide clothes to the homeless in Washington D.C. during the Christmas Holidays. Along with the Evangelism Ministry, we went out to Nursing Homes and Homeless shelter in S.E. Washington D.C. giving gifts, singing carols, and telling people that Jesus is the reason for the season. We as a ministry under the direction of our Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis III, Pastor have focused more on our youth through our JAM, AWANA, Tutorial Ministry, youth choir and having our youth participate in Communion Service and the Jr. Missionaries.
|Virginia Anderson||Deatrice Besong|
|Harvey Braxton||Olamae Broadie|
|Dorothy Calcote||Duncan Calcote, II|
|Cheryl Brooks||Warren Brooks|
|Willie Cartwright Sr.||Joyce Chandler|
|Iris Colmes||Cheryl Crawford|
|Russell Crawford||Jeffrey Datcher|
|Mae Davis||Otha Davis|
|Robert Elliotte||Lynnae Elliotte|
|James Epperson||Patricia Epperson|
|Percys Felder||Willie Felder|
|Carl Felton II||Doris Felton|
|Timothy Flegler||Carol Flegler|
|James Graves||Lestine Graves|
|Larry Harper, Sr.||Shirley Harper|
|Della Harper||Lavon Harper|
|Edward S. Harrison||Faye Harrison|
|Mary Henderson||Vivian Hill|
|Roland Holland||Rowena Jackson|
|Emma James||Loretta Johnson|
|Donald Johnson||Tuwana Johnson|
|Jonathan Johnson||Karen Johnson|
|Gary Johnson||Renee Johnson|
|Jonathan Johnson||Deacon Surry Young|
|Phyllis Jones||Margaret Kemp|
|Cheryl Logan||Joseph Logan|
|David Manuel||Eleanor Manuel|
|Joyce McCormick||Larry McCormick|
|Thomas McKellar||Roosevelt Mosley|
|Cheryl Munnelyn||Leslie Munnelyn|
|Noline Neal||Thomas Neal|
|Faye Nobles||Raymond Nobles|
|Jerry Oliver||Jerry Overbey|
|Deborah Porter||Franklin Porter|
|Patricia Pea||Naomi Powell|
|William Powell Sr.||Loretta Queen|
|Kyle Schooler||Tawana Schooler|
|Kenneth Smith||Lena Thompson|
|Michael Thompson||Sylvia Tyner|
|Robert Vinson Sr.||Alter Walls|
|Gloria Washington||Ollie Williams|
|Ruth Williams||Jessie Wilson|
|Stephen Wilson||Lumarion Young|
|Patsy Woods||Walden Woods|
|Rebecca Yates||James Yates|
|Joyce Alexander||Hazel Allen|
|Bessie McKellar||Clementine Jones|