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The primary function of the Ministry of Deacons & Deaconesses is to assist the Pastor in the spiritual and administrative affairs of the Church. According to ACTS chapter six (6), Deacons and Deaconesses are to help free the Pastor from tasks not requiring special training, thus permitting pastoral time for graver responsibilities. Since the early church, deacons’ responsibilities were appointed by the apostles, beginning as the distributors of alms and responsible for visitation. See Acts 6:1-6, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, and Romans 16:1-2.



  • Chair: Deacon Ernest Jenkins
  • Secretary: Deacon Earle Manhertz
  • Assistant Secretary: Deaconess Saundra Hartsfield


Albert Baptist, Dr. Joyce Blackwell, Aleta Broussard, Dr. Edward Clemons Jr., Linda B. DeBerry,  Louis R. DeBerry Jr.,  Betty Evans, Sally G. Fields,  Sonny Harris Jr., Martha Lester-Harris, Robert Hartsfield Sr., Saundra Hartsfield, Attorney Derek Hunter, Ernest Jenkins, Shirley Jenkins, Earle Manhertz, Kurt Merriweather, Clyde Moore III, Wilbert Morris, Ron Oldham, Beverly Reese, Michael Reese, Delores Shirley, Dorothy Humphrey Solomon, Lauriston Solomon, Joyce Spivey, Mary C. Thomas


Dorothy Allen, George Bridgers, Minnie Bridgers, Betsy Johnson, John H. Lucas, Sr. (Chair Emeritus)