Deacons Ministry

Bible Verse

John 12:26 – If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.



MINISTRY LEADER: Deacon George Cook

What Deacons Do

First Missionary Baptist Church of Biloxi Deacon Ministry assist the Pastor in devotional and administrative responsibilities of the Church.  According to ACTS chapter six (6), Deacons are to help clear the Pastor from undertakings that do not require special training, allowing pastoral time for more direct responsibilities that only Pastors can do.   

Duties and responsibilities of the Ministry of Deacons can include:

*To assist the Pastor and other staff of the church in spiritual guidance for church family and the local community. 

*To be available to teach and pray when needed. 

*Deacons are to be present and available to participate in all worship services, funerals, special event services, weekly prayer meetings, weekly Deacon meetings, Church Business meetings, bible studies and Sunday School studies 

*To prepare and serve the ordinance of Holy Communion. 

*To assist in the ordinance of Baptism ceremonies. 

*To communicate with and visit members and families of the church on a regular basis. 

*To assist with the coordination of welcoming, orientation, and follow-up for new members. 

*To ensure that the pulpit is kept in an orderly manner with appropriate beverages for Pastor and ministers and other spiritual guests. 

*To assist with the emergency needs of Church members and families. 

*To provide guidance and assistance for ministries for which we are responsible and to give guidance if there are issues within the ministry. 

*To perform any and all other duties as appropriate to ensure the discipleship, spiritual guidance, and flow of operation of the church and its members. 

The Ministry of Deacons & Deaconesses must always be ready to serve members at any given time through observation and monitoring of the church regularly. 


A Deacon is a person who serves in servant-leader ministry within the church. Many churches have deacons, as well as other similar positions, such as an Elder. When a deacon is chosen to serve, completed all training which can last a year or longer, the church holds an ordination ceremony service for all deacons who have completed and passed the training. Ordination services includes the charge to the deacons being ordained in which a member of the church, who is usually a leader in the deacon ministry, offers a brief speech about the responsibilities and duties of deaconship. 

Upcoming Deacon Ordination Service

FMBC has no Ordination services scheduled

No Scheduled Deacons Ordination Services during COVID-19 until further notice