-(Servant, waiter) -(One charged with the temporal affairs of the local congregation) -Selected by the

people Acts 6:1-6

-Characteristics of 1 Timothy 3:8-13

-The Greek word (diakonos) translated \”deacon\” means servant, and is so translated in Matthew 23:1 1;

John 12:26

-Also translated \”minister,\” Mark 10:43; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:2