Deacons

QUALIFICATIONS OF A DEACON

The office of deacon is an office for service to Christ through the church. These qualifications are found in the New Testament in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3.
 
Men to be considered to the Fellowship of Deacons at First Baptist Church, Dallas:
 
1. Shall be a member of the church in good standing
2. Shall be at least 30 years of age
3. Shall be Spirit-filled
4. Shall set a high standard of Christian living
5. Shall be active and faithful in all major areas of church life
6. Shall not be one to gossip
7. Shall believe and practice tithing to the local church 
8. Shall have compassion for the lost and seek to win them to the Lord, Jesus Christ
9. Shall be the husband of one wife
10. Shall believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, inerrant and infallible in its original manuscript
11. Shall believe in salvation by grace, through faith, on the basis of the substitutionary death of Christ for sinners
12. Shall rule his children and his own house well
13. Shall be able to keep in confidence those things which should not be discussed with others
14. Shall recognize the God-given spiritual leadership that is incumbent upon the office of a pastor and seek to serve under that leadership
15. Shall be a man of prayer

Diakonos (Greek: Deacon)

Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husband of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. Those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

CONTACT THE DEACON OFFICE 

Judy Wymer
214.969.7788

2013-2014 DEACON OFFICERS                       

Deacon - Matthew Elias Matthew Elias, Chairman 
Deacon - Alan Hargrove Alan Hargrove, Vice-Chairman
Deacon - Tom Pulley Tom Pulley, Secretary