In 1 Timothy, Paul writes a letter to Timothy who is establishing a church in Ephesus. Paul’s instructions regarding church leadership and responsibilities are very relevant today and church around the world use 1 Timothy 3 as a guide for choosing leaders and understanding their duties. Paul's list of qualifications for church leaders is also an excellent guide for godly living in general. 1 Timothy 3:3-8, 9-10, 11-13 Qualifications for Overseers 3 The saying is trustworthy: if anyone aspires to supervision, he desires a good work. 2 Therefore the overseer must be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, skillful in teaching, 3 not addicted to wine, not a violent person, but gentle, peaceable, not loving money, 4 managing his own household well, having children in submission with all dignity 5 (but if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 not newly converted, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 But he must also have a good testimony from those outside, in order that he may not fall into disgrace and the trap of the devil. Qualifications for Deacons 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not insincere, not devoted to much wine, not fond of dishonest gain, 9 holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience, 10 and these also must be tested first; then let them serve if theya] are above reproach. . . . 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own househods well. 13 For those who have served well acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.


Deacons at Beall Chapel

Doyle Smith

Steve Comte

Randy Dykes

Ronnie Moore

Stuart Bland

Will Cumbee