The Deacon Ministry
Deacon Board consist of 5 Members who are the following:
- Br. Sainvil Bréus
- Br. Nonlac Lezin
- Br. Maxi Deforge
- Br. Guerson Deshommes
- Br. Joseph Dorsainvil
The Office of Deacon Was Created for the Purpose of Handling the Benevolence Ministry
The Biblical account is quite clear on the founding of the deaconship and nowhere does Scripture repeal the original purpose:
"And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business." - Acts 6:1-3 (KJV)
The Office of Deacon Was Established to Free the Apostles
The Apostles, in dealing with the benevolence ministry problem at the Jerusalem church, told the congregation that,
"It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word." Acts 6:2-4 (KJV)
The Early Deacons Were Selected for Their Spiritual Qualifications
1st Timothy 3 and Acts 6 expound the qualifications for the office of deacons; the later contains what could fairly be called the "core qualifications":
"Men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom" - Acts 6:3
"And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit" - Acts 6:5
Deacons Are to Be Capable of Serving the Lord in Spiritual Ways
The original seven deacons were people who were able to serve the Lord in ways which were more spiritual in nature than merely delivering food. Stephen was a man of spiritual power: "And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people" (Acts 6:8 KJV). Philip was not only a deacon, but also was gifted in evangelism (Acts 8:5-7).