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The First Annual Pastor & First Ladys Holy Anniversary Celebration
Saturday May 21, 2011 was SPRING GRADUATION for the
John Kelly Edwards Bible Institute. At
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Appreciation for Deacon James Henry Johnson
The office of Deacon was created because the Church needed men to fill a place of service so that the Preachers could devote themselves to prayer, Bible study and sermon preparation.
The requirements are very stiff. The men chosen as Deacons must be men of the highest moral character. They must be men who are filled with the Spirit of God. They must also be men who possess a servant*s heart and willingness to serve others.
When the right men are selected and ordained certain benefits will be enjoyed by the church, the community and by the candidates themselves.
There are many Deacons who think they should be honored because they have a title. Then there are Deacons who are honored because they have earned the respect of the church. No man who is a truly spiritual man will desire to be placed on a pedestal. Yet, if a Deacon serves the church as he should, he will earn the respect of the church and they will honor him for his service. He will achieve a place of honor and will be seen as a leader, not because he demands it, but because he deserves it..