• W. Austin Gardner

What is a deacon?

Updated: Dec 17, 2020



  1. The word deacon or the greek word and its verb form is found in the Bible in 54 verses.

  2. The word means and is translated servant, serve, deacon, or minister

  3. It means to wait on, as in waiting on guests. A waiter or waitress

  4. It is speaking of supplying food, meeting needs

  5. Let’s do a study of the word and each explain how this relates to our ministry as deacons and pastors. Who is the person, how does this apply to me, how does it apply to how I serve in our church

  6. Matthew 4:11 ministered

  7. Matthew 8:15 ministered

  8. Matthew 20:26 minister

  9. Matthew 20:28

  10. Matthew 22:13 servants

  11. Matthew 23:11 servant

  12. Matthew 25:44 minister

  13. Matthew 27:55 ministering

  14. Mark 1:13 ministered

  15. Mark 1:31 ministered

  16. Mark 9:35 servant

  17. Mark 10:43 minister

  18. Mark 10:45 ministered

  19. Mark 15:41 ministered

  20. Luke 4:39 ministered

  21. Luke 8:3 ministered

  22. Luke 10:40 serve

  23. Luke 12:37 serve

  24. Luke 17:8 serve

  25. Luke 22:26-27 serve

  26. John 2:5 servants

  27. John 2:9 servants

  28. John 12:2 serve

  29. John 12:26 servant

  30. Acts 6:2 serve

  31. Acts 19:22 minister

  32. Romans 13:4 minister

  33. Romans 15:8 minister

  34. Romans 15:25 minister

  35. Romans 16:1 minister

  36. I Corinthians 3:5-6 ministers

  37. II Corinthians 3:3 minister

  38. II Corinthians 6:4 ministers

  39. II Corinthians 8:19-20 administered

  40. II Corinthians 11:15 ministers

  41. II Corinthians 11:23 ministers

  42. Galatians 2:17 minister

  43. Ephesians 3:7 minister

  44. Philippians 1:1 deacons

  45. Colossians 1:7 minister

  46. Colossians 1:23 minister

  47. Colossians 1:25 minister

  48. Colossians 4:7 minister

  49. I Thessalonians 3:2 minister

  50. I Timothy 3:8 deacons

  51. I Timothy 3:10 deacon

  52. I Timothy 3:12 deacons

  53. I Timothy 3:13 both the word used and deacon

  54. I Timothy 4:6 minister

  55. II Timothy 1:18 minister

  56. Philemon 13 minister

  57. Hebrews 6:10 minister

  58. I Peter 1:12 Minister

  59. I Peter 4:10-11 minister