Many, if not all, early Christian churches had women who served as deaconesses. In his letter to the church at Rome, the Apostle Paul refers to “Phoebe, our sister, a servant of the church“ (Romans 16:1). The main purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to enhance the spiritual matters of the church and help foster peace, love, and Christian unity in the membership by witness and behavior.
Our responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
As members of the Deaconess Ministry of First Baptist Church, Berkley, we are committed to serving God and are here to assist the Pastor and Deacons in ministering to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the members and their families.