Deacon Family Ministry
Chairman: John Blackburn
The Bible documents Paul's letter of instruction to his young apprentice Timothy in the evaluation of candidates to serve as deacons (1 Tim. 3:8-11). As early as A.D. 60, the office of deacon was well-established, as evidenced by Paul's opening address in his letter to the Philippians (Phil. 1:1).
The nearest word we have to the original diakoneo is "servant". Acts 6:1-3 details how the Apostles, busy with the growth of the new church, called for the selection from the church body of seven men of good character to take over the benevolence ministry - the caring ministry - visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, providing for the needs which are presented to the church, and in general being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation. Deacons free the pastoral staff to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, promoting unity within the church, and facilitating the spread of the gospel.
In addition to being "go to" resources for the congregation on any issues, at Cape Charles Baptist all members are assigned a deacon. The deacon's responsibility is to get to know the member and family, help them contribute to the church body and take advantage of all the church has to offer. If a member wants a particular deacon to be his/her assigned deacon, he/she may request that assignment, but since an attempt is made to have the membership roll divided equally among the deacons, that may not be possible in all cases. If you would like to explore this further, please contact the pastor or any of the deacons whose numbers are listed below.
Cape Charles Baptist Church Deacons

John Blackburn

(Deacon Chairman)

331-2883 (h)

353-0675 (m)


Tom Brooks

331-4733 (h)






Chris Feltes                                        

331-0501 (h)


Jeremy Holman

607-7241 (m)



Frank Albano




Mark Henry

(703) 801-9191 (m)

Benjamin Lewis

710-8279 (m)


Phil Wilhelm




   January 2019   
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