The office of deacon is an office for service to Christ through the church. These qualifications are found in the New Testament in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3.
Men to be considered to the Fellowship of Deacons at First Baptist Church, Dallas:
1. Shall be a member of the church in good standing
2. Shall be at least 30 years of age
3. Shall be Spirit-filled
4. Shall set a high standard of Christian living
5. Shall be active and faithful in all major areas of church life
6. Shall not be one to gossip
7. Shall believe and practice tithing to the local church 
8. Shall have compassion for the lost and seek to win them to the Lord, Jesus Christ
9. Shall be the husband of one wife
10. Shall believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, inerrant and infallible in its original manuscript
11. Shall believe in salvation by grace, through faith, on the basis of the substitutionary death of Christ for sinners
12. Shall rule his children and his own house well
13. Shall be able to keep in confidence those things which should not be discussed with others
14. Shall recognize the God-given spiritual leadership that is incumbent upon the office of a pastor and seek to serve under that leadership
15. Shall be a man of prayer

Diakonos (Greek: Deacon)

Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husband of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. Those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Current DEACON OFFICERS                       

Alan Hargrove, Chairman 
Tom Pulley, Vice-Chairman
Dan Farell, Secretary

2016 Schedule

Tuesday Evening Monthly Meetings

February 16
March 22
April 26
May 17
June 28
No July Meeting
August 23
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 13

Lord's Supper Dates

Palm Sunday | March 20 | 6pm

Labor Day Weekend | September 4 | 9:15 & 10:50am services

Thanksgiving Dinner | November 20 |  5:30pm 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service | December 24 |  5:30pm 

Other Important Dates

New Deacon Ordination | September 21 | 6:30pm

New Deacon Orientation | September 30 & October 1