Deacon Homer Jackson





The Friendship Baptist Church Deacons minister to the congregation as the Pastor's representatives in matters that will further the growth of the individual member and the corporate body. It is our responsibility to attend to the needs of the members of the church, as related to the spiritual and the temporal needs that may arise. As Deacons, we are passionate to develop a more Christ-like congregation and are committed to the standard of ministry proclaimed by the written and preached Word of God.

Deacons Ministries: 

•   Deacons Ministry

•   Security Ministry

•   Benevolent

•   Transportation Ministry

•   Baptism


•   Sick and Shut-In Visitation Form


•   Committee Report Template



Deacons Ministry

Mission Statement:  To support the vision and mission of the church and Pastor by being an extended arm of the Pastor.  This includes but not limited to visiting the sick and shut in and overseeing all ministries under the umbrella of the Deacon's ministry.  These ministries include transportation, security, benevolent and baptism and all other duties as assigned by the Pastor and to advance the unity of the church.  Also carrying out the two ordinances of the church, the Lord's Supper and Baptism.

Vision Statement:   To serve as an extended arm of the Pastor and to be a welcoming and nurturing presence for the congregation.

Ministry Description:   The Deacon's Ministry is under a Director and one First Assistant.  Other areas of ministry are assigned a personal Deacon to oversee them. This includes (but not limited to): Visiting the Sick & Shut-in, Overseeing the benevolent needs of the congregation, Caring for the church building and grounds, Supervising transportation needs of the congregation, Assist in preparing candidates for Baptism, Oversee the Security and Liaison to the Core Ministries per direction of the Pastor.




The 2rd Saturday of each month; 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Core Leader:


Deacon Homer Jackson

1st Assistant:


Deacon Carolyn Howe 



Security Ministry

Mission Statement:  The core mission of the Friendship Baptist Security Ministry is to provide and atmosphere of comfort, refuge, and worship. In fulfilling this mission we believe that we are biblically, ethically and legally, obligated to provide a safe and secure worship environment for our members and visitors that enter our facility and attend church events.

Nehemiah 4:9   9 Nevertheless, we made our prayer to our God and because of them we set a watch against them day and night. (NKJV)

Vision Statement:   To protect the people of God as ministry is in process.

Ministry Description:   Our responsibilities vary; securing locks, and unlocking doors. We escort the Trustees and Finance Ministries from the Sanctuary with the offering to a secure location. We also monitor and secure a safe parking lot, as well as, monitor all functions involving Friendship Baptist Church.



The 1st Tuesday of every month; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Core Leader:


Deacon Homer Jackson

1st Assistant:  

Millard Cachings


Transportation Ministry

Mission Statement:   To supply reliable and safe transportation to and from worship services and other church related functions 
as necessary.

Vision Statement:   To continue extending both our services and ourselves to the congregation and the community. As our Transportation Ministry grows to having enough reliable vehicles, it is our desire to provide accommodations for members to accompany the Pastor and the church to outside fellowships and various engagements.

Ministry Description:   To provide transportation services to members and non-members alike who have a desire to attend any services or classes at Friendship Baptist Church.



The 3rd Monday of each month; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Core Leader:


Deacon Homer Jackson

1st Assistant:


Deacon Will Austin



Ministry Description: Our benevolent fund is designed to help aid members of Friendship Baptist Church with financial hardships, food, or shelter issues.

Core Leader:


Deacon Homer Jackson

1st Assistants:


Deacon Willie Loper




Mission Statement: To give New Converts the opportunity to act out of obedience in testimony of their faith, symbolizing the cleansing power of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ. 

Vision Statement: To help new converts understand that Baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried and risen Saviour.

Ministry Description: Baptism takes place the First Sunday in each month. Candidates for Baptism are called the week before to remind them of Baptism, what to bring and what time to arrive.

There is registration for Baptism beginning at 9:15 a.m. on the First Sunday. The purpose is to make sure we have all information correct for Baptism Certificates. After registration, the candidates are taken to the proper dressing room where they can change for Baptism and if they need any supplied we can provide them.

Elders that are going in the water are asked to be present about 9:30 a.m. This gives them time to get dressed for the water and about 9:45, we bring the candidates together and an Elder will explain the procedure for going into the water and then we have prayer before going into the water.

Mothers and volunteers assist the ladies and girls with their needs. The Deacons assist the boys and men with their needs.
After coming out of the water, the candidates go into their respective dressing rooms to prepare for morning service. The candidates all go into service at the same time and the Deacons prepare a seat for them to sit together on a front row during service.


Core Leader:


Deacon Homer Jackson


1st Assistants:


Deacon Dana Tayor

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