Deacon Ministry


The primary objectives of the Deacons Ministry of  Mt. Gilead  Baptist Church are rooted in biblical principles:
  • To assist the pastor in his mission and vision (Acts 6:3-4, I Timothy 2:7)
  • To be a shining example of Christian virtues (I Timothy 3:8-13, Philippians 4:8)
  • To be humble (I Peter 5:6, Galatians 5:13)
  • To establish a bond with people promoting openness, encouragement and trust (I Timothy 3:1-7. Galatians 5:22-25)
Our goals are to be humble servants, workers in the church and community, and a living testimony and witness for Jesus. To this end we provide…
We the Deacons of  Mt. Gilead Baptist Church are honored to be of service to the church family and the community.  We endeavor to:
  • Assist the Pastor in implementing his vision and programs.
  • Assist in carrying on the business of the church.
  • Assist in the worship, baptismal, and communion services.
  • Make visitations to the sick and shut-in members, providing spiritual and physical support.
    Address the needs of those who request spiritual, physical and social help
  • Engage in church activities that promote evangelism and missionary service, promoting the Great Commission.
Our ministry is concisely summarized in our mission statement
We exist  to serve, to help,  share, and care for the people of this congregation.  The Deacons of  Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, believe Jesus is the head of the church. He is Lord, Savior and Shepherd. We recognize our Pastor as the undershepherd of our folk, and we follow his leadership as he follows God. We humbly function as Personal Spiritual Assistants (PSA) to ensure that every church family member receives  the attention, care,  support, and guidance for his/her spiritual growth.  
Deacon John Mills, Chairman of the Deacon Ministry
Phone:(202) 390-8157