First Southern Baptist Church
of Avondale
1001 N. Central Avenue / Avondale, AZ  85323
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Welcome To Our Deacons Page!

Our deacons are an active group of men and women who use their gifts and talents to serve Jesus Christ by serving our members and guests.  They pray, visit, counsel and serve in a variety of ways.  They lead the church by their commitment to serving Christ and His church and by their example of faithfulness and Christian living. 

The Bible tells us how deacons got their early start.  In the early church, the pastors were busy teaching and praying, and some needs were not being met.  The church met this challenge by electing some men to make sure that the needs were met.  Here's the key passage in Acts 6:

So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and we will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."

Our church has a group of deacons who have agreed to serve the members of our church. They serve without pay and are available to minister to the needs of our congregation.  They have organized themselves in teams to meet some of the major needs of our congregation.  Our deacons lead such teams as our hospital visitation team, an altar counseling team, a senior ministry team, and a benevolence team.

Our deacons understand that their positions are not honorary.  Serving as a deacon is a high calling, and much is expected of those who would serve the church in this way.  For further study, see Acts 6 and I Timothy 3 and review the questions we ask potential deacons.  You can also see a list of our deacons.