Ministry Team

Our Deacons


The deacons serve alongside the Pastor in the pastoral ministries of the church.


  1. To proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers.
  2. To care for the church’s members and other persons in the community.
  3. To lead the church in the achievement of its mission. 


A deacon must be a male member of the church who possesses the following Scriptural characteristics, and who is ordained by this church or by a Baptist church of like faith and order. The following section provides an outline for describing the characteristics of a deacon.

A Serving Man – Already serving the body through faithful service to God through the church in corporate worship, Sunday School, prayer ministry and personal ministry, such as teaching, visiting, etc. (Matthew 20:20-28; John 13:1-17; Acts 6:1-8; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Peter 4:7-11)

A Sought Man – Sought by the church, not a man seeking the honor of being called a deacon. A man recognized by the church for his spirit of servanthood. (Acts 6:3-5; Romans 12:3; Galatians 5:24-26)

A Sincere Man – One who casts no slur on others; does not stir up dissension among the brethren; keeps his promises and commitments; lives by faith and is faithful; is not a backbiter; is truthful in love; honest and of good reputation. (Psalm 15:1-3; Proverbs 6:16-19; Acts 6:3-5; Galatians 2:20, 5:14-15; Ephesians 4:25-27)

A Sacrificial Man – Willing to take the initiative to meet the needs of others; willing to participate in the caring ministry of deacons; a tither and a grace giver; a selfless man. (Malachi 3:10; John 13:12-17; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:24; 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10; 1 Timothy 5:3)

A Spiritual Man – Full of the Holy Spirit; recognizing and exercising spiritual gifts; a man committed to prayer and the study of God’s word. (Matthew 6:1-15; Acts 6:3-5; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:1-12; 2 Timothy 2:15)

A Soul Winning Man – Willing to be trained and to train others to lead souls to Christ. (Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 14:16-23)

A Sold-Out Man to His Family – Faithful; sexually pure; the husband of one wife (not divorced); managing his children and household well; blameless; tested; nothing held against him; abstaining from alcohol and illegal drugs; exemplary family life to the flock. (Malachi 2:16; Ephesians 5:25-32, 6:1-4; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Timothy 3:8-13; Hebrews 13:4-5)


 Active Deacons

Logan Boswell
Cody Crawford
Marvin Goldsmith
Willie McCaig (Chairman)
John McCoy  
Greg Olson 
Royce Sparks
Steve Vaughn


Inactive Deacons

Ulen Roberts
Rob Womack



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First Baptist Church of Gholson
  • 228 Wildcat Circle
    Waco, Texas 76705
  • Phone (254) 829-2321
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