History of the Diaconate
The Boulevard Baptist Church was founded February 1969 and later that year the first four Deacons were ordained. These were Messrs Cyril Mattherson, Noel E. Walters, Geraldore Barrant and Manasseh Hudson. Following the subsequent ordination of more Deacons, a Deacons Board was established and comprised the following officers: Rev. Luther Gibbs, Chairman; Mr. Manasseh Hudson, Vice Chairman; Mrs Leleka Champagnie, Secretary; and Mrs. Albertine Hudson, Assistant Secretary. The Church Secretary and Treasurer were also appointed to serve on the Board as ex-officio members. A term of office was developed in 1980 and since then the Chairman is elected from among the Board. The first to have held this position was Mr. Manasseh Hudson, who consequently became the Pastor’s Assistant.
As the membership of the Church grew over the years more Deacons were added. Presently there are twenty active and eleven emeriti Deacons. The Board presently comprises the following persons:
At the Annual General meeting of the Diaconate December 2011, the first written Deacons Manual was issued and adopted. Each Deacon is assigned to a Zone, which represents the geographical locations where members reside. A total of fifteen Zones are currently served by one or more Deacons.
Family Deacons: Yasmin Brown & Joseph McIntyre
Family Deacon: Kathlyn Grant
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Family Deacon: Patrick Anderson
Family Deacons: Gary Sewell & Corretta Phillips
Family Deacons: Maria Biggs & Jennifer Henry
Family Deacons: Haughton Grant & Claney Barnett
Family Deacons: Euphema Wynter & Varic Downie