The deacons of Lakeland Baptist Church are a servant body in accordance with the New Testament model established in Acts 6:1-6 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13. They are not a governing body, but God-honoring men who have shown by their actions that they are "full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge" of serving and assisting God's people (Acts 6:3). Every deacon carries out God's work under the leadership of the Senior Pastor in both the church and community by helping members and others in any way they can.