The board of Deacons is appointed by the Senior Pastor for the purpose of serving the Lord by doing the benevolence work, visiting the sick, and being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation so that the Pastor can be freed up to focus on prayer, the Word, and be the visionary for God’s Church.
1 Timothy 3:8-10
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. (KJV)