Diaconate Ministry

For All. . . To Include The Sick, The Suffering And Those In Need . . .

Chairpersons: Deacon Kenneth Williams
& Deaconess Maxine Brown
The Diaconate Ministry is committed to maintaining  Christian standards at Mount Carmel Baptist Church and  in our community.  The Deacons and Deaconess are  humble, faithful and committed to serving our Pastor, church,  and congregation.  The Diaconate Ministry will spread the gospel of Jesus Christ by using all available resources to bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior.

Acts 6:3-4

1 Timothy 3:1-13


3Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.


1This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;  3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;  4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;  5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)  6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.