In fact Watson has been ordained a deacon in 1856 and he took priest's orders two years later.
In a member-led church, all of the members in the congregation generally elect the board or deacon members.
In 1984 he was ordained a Catholic deacon and is currently a member of the pastoral staff at St. Colman Parish.
I remember many years ago attending the service when a friend was ordained as a deacon in her Episcopal church.
Whitefield was converted in the spring of 1735, ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1736, and preached his first sermon.
The bespoke-suited pillar of his community - he had been a deacon in his local Baptist church - was used to dealing with criminals and knew what the inside of a cell looked like.
In 1861, after some hesitation, he was ordained deacon in the Anglican Church but never chose to advance to full priesthood.
Eddie will be gaining pastoral experience while he works in the parish and hopes to be ordained a deacon in December and a priest next summer.
An argument in the faith community over the care of widows raised such concern that the office of deacon was created to resolve it.
In fact there were a few evangelicals sprinkled here and there - a deacon from Alabama, a minister from Maryland, or a faith-based community service leader in a few states.