Deacon

Deacon. Office in the Aaronic priesthood, usually given to boys 12-13. His job is to “watch over the Church and to be a standing minister to the Church” (Priesthood and Church Government, pp. 164-165). In the Bible, deacons are men chosen as subordinate officers in the church. Their qualifications include not being greedy, being sound in the faith, and able to rule their children and houses well. They are also to be the husband of one wife (1 Timothy 3:8-12).

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