We believe the office of deacon was established in Acts 6 when the early church had grown so rapidly that the twelve could not handle all the demands created by that growth and seven men were chosen to assist them that the twelve might be able to concentrate on prayer and the ministry of the Word of God. And, once these seven men were chosen and performed the work of the deacon, the church grew even more rapidly. The deacon is to be a servant. He is to assist the pastor in ministering to the needs of the church. We minister through the Deacon Family Ministry Plan. We have ten active deacons and each deacon is assigned certain families in the church which he is to minister to as needed.