Rising Star Baptist Church Deacon’s Ministry under the able leadership of Pastor Kevin Edwards, and our Chairman of  Deacons, Lennest Banks are serving in excellence of Spirit, and striving to meet the ever growing needs of the church and its attendant ministries.


Mission Statement
Our Goal is to be the most responsible, effective and respected Ministry at Rising Star. And to take ownership in supporting our churches Mission: “We are the voice and the hand that encourages people to change their lives with hope, comfort and peace.”


The vision of the Deacons Ministry is to minister to the body of Christ and assist the pastor with the work of the ministry related to congregational care. This group of men, appointed by the pastor, follows up with sick and shut-in members and prays for and with church members who are experiencing hardships. Additionally, the deacons assist with the Holy Communion on first Sundays. Participation in this ministry is available to persons who are invited to serve as a Deacon of the church.

As a Deacon at Rising Star we are committed to the following core values:


  • Prayer and Fasting
  • Must be totally Committed and Loyal to Pastor Kevin Edwards and the Deacon’s Ministry!
  • Influencing generations by the power of our vision and by modeling the way.
  • Dedicated to my assignments with at lease 80% participation, (i.e.  Wednesdays,  Sundays and Church Events).
  • Encouraging personal growth by developing and empowering from with in.
  • Capitalizing on our strength of ethnic diversity and teamwork.
  • Leaving a legacy of hope and promise to future deacons.
  • Operate the ministry professionally and efficiently.
  • Supporting Pastor’s initiatives, physically and financially.

1.    Being accountable for our every word and action.
2.    Be a role model in the way we serve in everything we do.
3.    Treating each other with dignity and respect.
4.    Support Rising Stars Ministries to achieve their potential.

1.    Provide the best servant leadership programs.
2.    Increase communication and information.
3.    Have a competent, responsible people building a strong team.
4.    Improving the ministry by improving ourselves.

“…be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord….”

1 Corinthians 15:58

Ordained Deacons

Over 2000 years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke a word to His Holy Apostles and told them how to order, organize, and ordain the Early Church. The Word that the Holy Spirit spoke in the Third Chapter and Tenth verse of the Book of Acts was the word – Deacon. For indeed one of the offices that were instituted by the Holy Spirit and revered within the Early church was the Office of the Deacon. Ordained Deacon serves in communion service, baptismal service, weddings, funerals and ordination services. Serves in sensitive areas within the church. Marriage is a requirement.
Deacons in Training
Deacons in training are Deaconate candidates who are trained and tested to fulfill the functions of a Deacon within the church. Marriage is a requirement.
– Annual Christmas Dinner
– Deacons’ monthly meeting every 1st tuesday