Deacon Qualifications of Frederica Baptist Church


FrBC Church Constitution:

  • Professing, baptized believer for at least 5 years
  • 25 years or Older
  • An active church member for at least 1 year (12 calendar months)
  • Honorable, true servants of God who encourage unity
  • Conform in character and practice to 1 Tim 3:8-13, Acts 6:1-6

1 Timothy 3:8-13:

  • Male
  • Well Respected
  • Known for Integrity and Honesty
  • Not a lover of money
  • Not heavy drinkers
  • Committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ (born-again)
  • Have a clear conscience (through confession and forgiveness of sins
  • Their wives should be well respected, not slanderers (gossips) exhibiting self-control and faithfulness in all they do.
  • Faithful to one wife 
  • Manages his children and household well.

Acts 6:1-7:

  • Servant
  • Leader
  • Protector of the pastor’s time and ministry
  • Teacher
  • Evangelist
  • Bold witness

Additional Scriptural Considerations:

Titus 3:

  • Subject to rulers and authorities (Law abiding)
  • Obedient
  • Devoted to doing good
  • Not a slanderer / gossip (honest)
  • Peaceful, Considerate and Humble (not argumentative)
  • Willing and able to confront sin in the congregation


Acts 20:17-21:

  • Servant Attitude
  • Transparent Integrity
  • Godly Character
  • Faithful Biblical Teacher

Other Logical Considerations:

  • Hold fast to the Truth and Reliability of God’s Word above all
  • Regular Attenders (as much as possible) to FrBC services and events
  • Financial supporters of FrBC in accordance with Biblical mandate
  • Promoters and supporters of FrBC, its pastor and ministries
  • A unifier not a divider
  • Reliable

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