In Acts 6:1-7 we read of a situation where the apostles had a need to appoint men to serve the physical needs of the congregation. In addition to this example, there are qualifications given in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 for men referred to as deacons. While we all can and should serve, we also see the benefit of having specific men set apart to take care of certain aspects of the church's physical needs.
John is a retired Vietnam veteran and a Raytown local who has served as a deacon for Sterling Avenue since 2003.
Gene is semi-retired, but still finds a way to keep himself busy. He's also a Raytown local and has served as a deacon for Sterling Avenue since 2003.