10 S. Oraton Parkway East Orange, NJ 07018 Sabbath School: 9:30 am | Worship Service: 11:00 am


The office of deacon is described in the New Testament (1 Tim. 3:8-13) and the word “deacon” is variously interpreted as “servant, minister, writer, attendant.” Miracle Temple has a sufficient number of deacons to form a deacons’ board. The head deacon serves as the chairman of the deacons’ board with meetings being held the 3rd Sunday of each month (see calendar events). The board affords a well-ordered means of distributing deacons’ responsibilities and coordinates deacons’ contributions to the well-being of the church. It also provides a training ground where younger men, rightly recruited as deacons, may be instructed in their duties. The duties of deacons involve a wide range of practical services for the church including:

Assistance at Services and Meetings

Visitation of Members

Preparation for Baptismal Services

Assistance at the Communion Service

The Care of the Sick and the Poor

Care and Maintenance of Church Property


Deacons’ Responsibilities

Four deacons are scheduled to be on duty during any particular Sabbath

One deacon is designated each week as the Deacon-in-Charge. He is to open up the church for services, meetings and special occasions and close up the church once they have concluded

He also provides a security presence at Wednesday night prayer service. The weekly term of service for the Deacon-in-Charge begins on Sabbath morning at the early morning worship service and ends on Friday evening, typically after the Vespers service.

Every deacon is assigned one or more church members on the sick and shut-in list for visitation and must contact the individual at least once a month and render a report to the Head Deacon.