“Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food. And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables." Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task, while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word." Acts 6:1 – 4(NIV)
The deacons are elected by the church body and ordained by the pastor to care for the needs of the members to support the overall ministry of the pastor and The Church of the Redeemer, Baptist. The deacons assist in communion service within the church, the homes, and hospital of our members. They also provide assistance to those who are in need during times of funerals and are available to assist in other family matters as requested. The deacons also assist when family's or community members are in need of benevolent assistance. They also encourage fellowship with our members, other churches and the community at large.
-Deacon William Nicks, Sr. Chairman
“We shall take heed to ourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made us overseers, to care for the Church of God, which he obtained with the blood of His own Son.”(Acts 20:28 KJV)
The trustees are elected by the church body to protect church assets and act in the best interest of the members and the church regarding its financial affairs. They oversee the purchase, set the guidelines for use and maintenance of church property. They handle the finances and legal transactions of the church and are responsible for the employees of the church. They oversee the operating budget and asset of the church. In addition, they monitor and control all financial reports.
-Trustee Monique Pelzer, Chairperson
The treasurer is elected by the church body and shall maintain an accurate record of all monies received by the church; deposit these monies into the appropriate church bank or investment account; issues and countersign checks for investments, payment of bills and employee payroll as authorized by the church; has the primary responsibility for setting any outstanding accounts payable of the church.
-Trustee Anna F. Hill
Financial Secretary (Vacant)
The financial secretary is elected by the church body and oversees the money that comes in and goes out of the church. They keep the trustees abreast of what is happening with the finances. The financial secretary is responsible for preparing and monitoring the financial reports of the church. The financial secretary makes a monthly report to the trustees and makes a financial reporting to the church members at church business meetings.
In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another; in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer; communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. Romans 12:10 -14, 18 (ASV)
-Deaconess Angela Hayman-Hall
The office of church clerk seeks to render comprehensive service to the pastor, officers and members of the Church of the Redeemer with integrity, discretion and compassion using the Word of God as a foundation and guide
The church clerk is elected by the church body and is responsible for keeping the membership roles up to date and recording the church member’s tithes and offerings. They are also responsible for distribution of church envelopes to members and producing the member’s individual charitable contribution statement for the year end. The church clerk is also an official signor of church checks and legal documents.