Deacons' Family Ministry
The purpose of the Deacons' Ministry is to serve the Lord and His Church by assisting the Pastor in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the Church. Deacons are appointed and ordained by the Pastor. They assist by caring for the poor, the sick, the preparation and administration of the Ordinances; service of the Communion and Baptism; and in ministering to the spiritual interests of families in the Church and community. Jesus’ life is the model for the Deacon. In Mark 10:45, Jesus said, “I came not to be served, but to serve.” Deacons exist to serve God and the Church.
Every member of the congregation is assigned to a Deacon. If you need to talk with a church official you are encouraged to begin with the Deacon to whom you are assigned so he can direct you to the proper person(s). The membership has been assigned alphabetically by your last name as entered in the membership system. The first name listed under each Deacon’s name is the first one on his list and the last name is the last name on this list. If your name falls under that span alphabetically, then that’s the Deacon you have been assigned. Listed also under each Deacon's name are the ministries for which each Deacon is responsible.
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Deacon Willie R. Burke (Ministry Leader), 973.642.2267
Deacon Ministry Officers
Willie R. Burke, Ministry Leader
Joseph Pinckney, Assistant Ministry Leader
George Alexander, Assistant Ministry Leader
Harold Jefferson, Assistant Ministry Leader
Edward Gibbs, Secretary Deacon's Ministry, Secretary Joint Ministry
Virginius Hairston, Assistant Secretary
Ben Greene, Chaplain
David King, Jr.