Deacon & Deaconess Ministry
The Deacon Ministry serves as advisors to the Pastor in matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare and work of the Church. Deacons are required to meet the spiritual requirements set forth in Acts 6:3 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Deacons support and assist the work of the Pastor in the care of members and their families, care of the sick, needy, and the disbursement of benevolent assistance to members of the Church. Deacons also assist the Pastor with an administration of the ordinances of the Church (Holy Communion and Baptism).
The Deaconess Ministry assists the Deacons in the care of the congregation under the spiritual guidance of the Pastor and the Deacons. They are responsible for the preparation of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and assisting baptism candidates. Beyond the traditional ceremony of service, Oak Valley Deaconesses are active agents of God’s healing in the Church serving on behalf of women in need and helping women heal and cope with life’s challenges.