Thank you for your interest in nominating someone to serve our church as a Deacon. Any member of Houston’s First may recommend a new Deacon candidate from the church family at any time. You can use either the downloadable PDF form or the convenient online form below. Either way, submitting this nomination is an important responsibility, so please keep the following in mind:
Online submission is the preferred method for nominating a candidate. Fill out the form above to submit your nomination. When completed, an email will be sent to you from the Pastor's office confirming your submission.
Print the PDF form, fill it out, and return it to the address below. Use additional pages if necessary.
Charles R. Poor
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
Each deacon is to minister to those in need.
"Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need." 1 Tim 5:3
Widows are an important ministry of the deacons. Widow assignments are given by the Widow Care Deacon Coordinator, Dan Craig. When a widow is added to the church roster, he will locate a deacon who lives close to the widow and is available to minister. Available means able to serve, and normally less than three widows, although some have more. After approval from Pastoral Care the deacon will be contacted to verify his availability and given the assignment. After acceptance of the assignment, the deacons name will be added to the widow’s ROCK profile under [Pastoral].
Because of the sensitivity of the loss of a lifetime companion, deacons must go through orientation training with Pastoral Care to learn what to say and what not to say and importance of regular contacts.
Pastoral Care oversees care of the widows.
For deacons who have been assigned a widow, every time you visit your widow, whether by personal visit, phone, email, mail, or event, fill in the widow reporting form.
If you have difficulty opening the forms or need help contact Rob Jensen, Rob.Jensen@HoustonsFirst.org , 614-314-0586.