The Deacon and Deaconess Ministry is comprised of a faithful assembly of God’s servants who are full of faith and wisdom and their lives are full of God’s work. Appointed by the Pastor, the members of this ministry serve under the leadership and spiritual direction of the Pastor and are loyal to him and the church in prayer, support, encouragement, and fellowship. The ordinances of the Baptist Church are Holy Communion and Baptism, these are the chief duties of the Deacon and Deaconess Ministry. Consistent connection between the Pastor and members is key to growth, peace and harmony within the church and the ministry accomplishes this goal with “The Shepherd’s Link”. This intra-congregational ministry connects each individual and family member of the church with a Deacon or Deaconess and serves as an adjunct to the Pastorate, aiding in counseling and support of the entire membership.