Aug 17, 2006 · Lambert, 51, his wife, Patty, 49, and deacons Tom Epling, 51, and Paul Epling, 53, are accused of child abuse charges stemming from incidents which allegedly occurred between 1977 and 2004. Raymond Lambert faces a Class A felony count of first degree child molestation, four Class D felony counts of second degree child molestation, and a Class C felony charge of second degree statutory sodomy. Mar 20, 2006 · The deacon and family left the church and both couples are still married, but their marriages seem so crippled. Anyway, where I come into it. It seems like some people in our church think a deacon's wife knows everything that goes on in deacon's meetings (I don't) and are always trying to get juicy details out of me. Oct 05, 2008 · What are deacons, and what do deacons do? I'm going to try and give you a two-part answer to what are deacons. I’ll give you a one-part answer to what do deacons do, and we’ll draw this primarily from Acts 6 and from I Timothy 3, although there are other passages in the Bible to which we will turn to gain testimony for our answer. Mar 07, 2018 · This leads me to believe that Paul was not intending to address the wives of deacons in verse 11, rather he was intending to address women deacons in particular. Female Deacon Sightings in the Bible: In Romans 16:1, Paul identified a woman named Phoebe as a “deacon of the church at Cenchreae”. Charge to the Deacons I charge you, deacons, to inspire faithful stewardship in this congregation. Remind us that "from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded" (Luke 12:48b). Teach us to be merciful. Prompt us to seize new opportunities to worship God with offerings of wealth, time, and ability. 1) The deacon has no authority to give orders to the Pastor or the church. 2) A deacon may not go beyond the will, wishes and instruction of the Pastor and church. 3) A deacon is not to call a meeting without the consent of the Pastor. 4) The deacon is to lead the members in financially supporting the church and attending all services.