St Mark

Church of Christ
Disciples of Christ

                                           St. Mark Church of Christ      
Deacon’s Ministry
Chairman Deacon Junius Shealy, Jr.
Vice-Chairman Deacon Lovenzo Marks
Secretary Deacon James Cain
Treasurer Deacon James Hamilton
Deacon H.B. Barnes
Deacon Charles George
Deacon Quinton Grantham
Deacon David Harris
Deacon Terry Jordan
Deacon Larry Jones
Deacon Edward Langston
Deacon Chester Smith
Deacon Michael Spriggs
Deacon Joseph Valines
Deacon Alvin Ward


The Call of the Deacon

Every ministry in the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ has a scriptural foundation behind it.         The office of the deacon, for the spiritual and administrative uplift of the Church of Christ, is

identified in Paul’s greeting to the Philippian church; “The saints in Christ Jesus which are at

Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father,

and from the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:1–2). This and other scriptures inform us that along

with the offices of ministry listed in Ephesians 4:11(apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastors

and teachers), another level of ministry was brought forth in the church that came out of the

daily needs of the body of Christ, called the deacon.  The deacon is a spiritual leader who assists

the pastor in the care and welfare of the disciples. The deacon is a “binding voice” in the church.

For example, in a quartet, the lead singer is in front and the three voices behind him are the tenor,

baritone, and bass. In order for the lead singer to do his job, the background must support and

be in harmony with the lead The bass and tenor are often recognized, but the baritone is seldom

recognized. Without him there would be no harmony. In the life and work of the church, the

deacon is the baritone, the binding voice. He holds things together between the congregation

and the pastor as well as among the members of the church.


Scriptural Foundation, Acts 6:1–8

And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of

the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

(Acts 6:1)


Seeking God in His Word and Hearing His Voice 

Faith Trust Obedience I pray that you will find comfort and inspiration in these words and scriptures:

Faith, Trust, and Obedience (FTO) are characteristics God is looking for in you and in me.  There are blessings and curses connected with having or lacking these characteristics.

Psalms 119:41-48,
1 Timothy 1,
Jeremiah 32:26-44,
Jeremiah 33,
Jeremiah 34.

Trust God!
Seek Gods way and discover true freedom. FTO
Trust Him!

The Word of God is present to give you hope in difficult times.  The Word is present to help you stay on the right path throughout your life. The Word is present to warn you of the clear and present dangers and consequences of not following Gods directions.

Psalms 119:49-56,
1 Timothy 2,
Jeremiah 35,
Jeremiah 36,
Jeremiah 37.

Trust God!

Thy Word have I hid in my heart. Study and learn Gods directions. FTO
Trust Him!

What is success?  Success is being faithful to God. In working to achieve great things and to be the best will only result in true success if done for the glory of God. FTO

Psalms 119:65-72,
1 Timothy 5,
1 Timothy 6:1-2
Jeremiah 43,
Jeremiah 44,
Jeremiah 45.

Trust God!

Teach me good judgement and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.
Trust Him! FTO

Through Faith, Trust and Obedience may the Grace of God and the peace which passes all understanding be with you now and always!

Deacon Junius Shealy

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