So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them, and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." Acts 6:2-4

Our Deacon Ministry seeks to follow the biblical example established by the early disciples as Spirit-filled men who were chosen and set aside to be servant partners with the pastor and staff. Deacons assist our pastor and staff in all areas of ministry, service, support, and leadership to the family of God.

First Baptist has an active deacon body made up of twenty-one men. The deacon body is divided up into seven ministry teams that give focus to seven primary ministries each month. The ministry responsibilities are as follows:

• New Members
 • Crisis Care
 • Homebound/Nursing Home
 • Encouragement Ministry
 • Widows/Widowers
 • Leadership Care
 • Guests/Prospects

Our deacons meet each month to pray for the church and organize their ministry teams. If you would like more information on our deacon ministry feel free to contact the church or visit with one of our deacons. 


Ken Bates
Gary Conlay
Jimmy Berry
Garry Giddens
Bill Ebarb
Bill Collins
Byron Johnson
Stephen Elliott
Steve Crews
Mike McGrath
David Kees
Kasey Crittenden
Steve Murphy
Rick Terrell
David Dark
Mark Swafford
Brandt Vickers
 Mike McConathy
Craig Vercher
Sam Watson
Larry Morgan

A Deacon's Prayer

"Heavenly Father, I come to you with a humble heart and a sincere desire to be a deacon who accomplishes the work assigned to me. Help me to submit myself to you, my pastor, and this dear church family you have called me to serve. As I serve, I am going to give my best to put you first, others second, and myself last. In Jesus' name, Amen. "