The mission of the Deaconess Ministry is to meet the needs of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, under the spiritual guidance of its Pastor and the deacons by promoting the spiritual growth in the Church.
The purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to care for and assist the needs of the overall congregation.
“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord as befits the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself as well” (Rom. 16:1, 2, RSV).
The duties of the Deaconess Ministry are:
1.Take care of the communion cloths, clean, prepare, and restore the utensils used after each Communion Service.
2.Overseer the dressing of the Baptismal Candidates for baptism; Keep an account of the use and return of laundry of the Baptism attire.
3.Prepare and serve the Repast Dinner for our bereaved families.
4.Give counsel and serve as role models for the young ladies of the church and the community.
5.Support the Pastor and the vision of the ministry.
The Deaconess Ministry meets the Saturday before the second Sunday in each month at 10:00.
Chair: Sister Ann Dupree
Co‐Chairs: Sister Earlene Byrd
Sister Barbara Wright