Deacon Ministry
“Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom ye may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word”

Acts 6:3-4

The Deacon Ministry at First Baptist Church of Guilford serves the local assembly by assisting the Pastor in the administration of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper which are the two ordinances of the Missionary Baptist Church. The Deacons assist the Pastor in all spiritual matters.

The Deacon Ministry serves the church members through the Family Ministry. Each member is assigned to a team of deacons based on the first letter of their last name.
The Family Ministry focuses on spiritual needs, concerns or questions as we walk together on this Christian journey. The mission of the Family Ministry Program is to assist the Pastor in ministering to the disciples of First Baptist. Members are encouraged to call their deacon by means of a Deacon/Deaconess Family Ministry list that is available to all members.

Last Name Beginning with: Team Number:
A - E
F - J
K - O
P - S
T - Z
Team 1
Team 2
Team 3
Team 4
Team 5


This ministry ministers to sick, shut-in and bereaved families. Services are conducted monthly at two area Nursing Homes. We remain faithful in our efforts to serve.

Currently, Brother Melvin Westbrook is the Chairman of the Deacon Ministry.