Deacons in Today's Black Baptist Church

by Marvin A. McMickle. Judson Press, 2010.


This resource examines the role of deacon in the Black Church, beginning with a discussion of the biblical understanding of the role and strategies for training and supporting deacons.


the historical role of deacons in the Black Baptist Church, training and supporting deacons, how one congregation selected its first woman deacon, survey on the role of deacon

Recommended Audience

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Practical Applications

  • Train and support deacons by sharing this resource with lay leaders.
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of a deacon or deaconess by reading about the biblical understanding of the role and personal characteristics they should possess.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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