Deacon Ministry

Our Mission

Salem elects deacons each year from members who meet the scriptural qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Deacons are servants of the church and are ordained. As the early church grew, there was a need to care for the physical needs of members. In like fashion, the deacon body at Salem Baptist Church is here to serve you. “Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task” (Acts 6:3, NASB).

If you have any needs our Deacons can help you with, please get in touch with us in one of these ways:

  1. Email deacons@salem-bc.org.
  2. Call the church office at 919-362-7327 or leave a message for us after hours at 919-205-3968.
  3. Speak directly to a deacon who is active during that month (active months for all teams are noted below each team). Hover over photos to see the names of each deacon, or if on a mobile device, tap the photo and see the name in the bottom left corner of your screen.

Deacon Teams

Below are our current deacons categorized by the team they serve in. Each team is responsible for the family ministry needs of the entire congregation for 2 months a year (see below for monthly rotation schedule). Each October, the teams below are updated to reflect the current deacons. Current team members/rotation effective through September 2020.

Active service months for each team: 

  • Team 1: October and April
  • Team 2: November and May
  • Team 3: December and June
  • Team 4: January and July
  • Team 5: February and August
  • Team 6: March and September

Officers

Hover over each photo for names and titles. On mobile devices, tap the photo and the name appears in the bottom left of your screen.

Team 1

Serving each October and April

Team 2

Serving each November and May

Team 3

Serving each December and June

Team 4

Serving each January and July

Team 5

Serving each February and August

Team 6

Serving each March and September

Ways We Serve

Deacons participate on the following ministry teams throughout the year:

Barnabas Ministry

The Barnabas Ministry seeks to be an encouragement to the members of Salem Baptist Church and others through visitation and the sending of notes, cards and emails as representatives of the deacon body of Salem Baptist Church. This ministry sends a note to every family in the congregation annually, along with special notes, including weekly notes to homebound members or others as requested by other deacons. This team visits members who are hospitalized and provides communion to members who are shut-ins.

Benevolence Ministry 

The Benevolence Ministry helps church member families in financial need. Upon receiving a request from members directly or through staff or other deacons, this team prayerfully considers the need, discusses options and acts on the need if appropriate and within the bounds of good stewardship. The primary areas of focus are with groceries, mortgage payments, utility bills and other various financial needs.

Communion Ministry

The Communion Ministry plans ahead to coordinate deacons to assist the Pastoral Staff with the administration of The Lord’s Supper which occurs during months that have five Sundays, as well as the administration of Homebound Communion to Salem members who cannot attend Sunday morning worship services. Team member duties include: recruit deacons to assist in administering the Supper for each service, prepare the Support prior to each service, purchase necessary materials needed to administer the Supper, assist other deacons in identifying, preparing and administering the Supper to Homebound members.

Handyman Ministry 

The Handyman Ministry assists with household repairs for Salem members or as an outreach to the community. 

Seasonal Ministry

The Seasonal Ministry assists with Journey to Bethlehem, Easter Cross, Christmas Eve Service, and other seasonal events at Salem. The entire deacon body is available to serve as needed.