Ministry Overview

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. 

– Romans 16:1-2a, NLT


  • To serve together in unity, love, and humility;
  • To support the Pastor and church family;
  • To follow the Pastor’s vision for the church and its doctrines;
  • To faithfully execute our deaconess duties;
  • To pray for, uplift, and encourage the church family, and above all;
  • To live a life which demonstrates the love and reverence to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


To be servant leaders who are the eyes and ears for the Pastor relative to the overall health (spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental) of the Mount Hope Baptist Church disciples.

Meeting Date:

Saturday before the 2nd Sunday

Ministry Leader:

Deaconess Joyce Edwards, Chairlady
Deaconess Darlene Whiters, Vice-Chairlady

Deaconess Board:

Deaconess Emeritus Katherine Beale

Deaconess Emeritus Hattie Johnson

Deaconess Emeritus Deloris Smith

Deaconess Celeste Dozier

Deaconess Sharon Drake

Deaconess Beatrice Hannible

Deaconess Brandie Jackson

Deaconess April Morgan

Deaconess Sabrina Nelson

Deaconess Saundra D. Oliver

Deaconess Vontrice Pearson

Deaconess Pearl Smith

Deaconess Tammy Snowden

Deaconess Willa Thompson

Deaconess Dorothy Walker