On Saturday, November 9, I offered the following presentation to the Deacon body of Central Baptist Church in Martin, TN. I’m grateful to Pastor Kylan Mann for the invitation. Kylan and I worked together for a few months when I first came to Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock in January of 2011, where he was serving, at that time, as the Minister of Youth. He is doing a great job in Martin, TN, and his transition into the pastorate has been a very smooth and effective one. I was honored to be able to spend some time with these deacons, not least of all because it challenged me to think again about this important ministry and the godly men who undertake it.