Dr. Naylor was influenced from childhood by men in the divinely originated office of deacon. Starting with the need for deacons today, Dr. Naylor examines their qualifications and selection, the proper number and tenure, as well as, every area of their work, beliefs, home life--and rewards. knowing the great opportunities fro service which God opens to deacons, Dr. Taylor outlines the Biblical standard set for those called to this unique service, a standard intended as both a guide and an inspiration.
This book comes straight from the heart of a pastor who has had deacons for breakfast, dinner, and supper for as long as he can remember. The son of a Baptist minister, Dr. Naylor was influenced from childhood by men in this noble office of divine origin. His own twenty-five years in the Baptist ministry and his successful work with deacons in many churches, large and small, well qualify him to write this long needed book.