Deacons Ministry

Fourth Presbyterian Church has 36 Deacons. Elected by the congregation, Deacons come from all walks of life and all sorts of professions. You may not be aware of everything Fourth’s Board of Deacons does, and in some ways that is by design. The Board carries out its responsibilities behind the scenes, in strictest confidence. The Deacons Ministry is not supported by the church budget; every penny we spend is raised through generous quarterly offerings from the congregation. Each Deacon’s activity is bathed with prayer, always with trust that the beauty of Jesus will be evident in all of our contacts. For an overview of the Deacons, click on the link below.

Who are we? What do we do? Why do we do it? Read more here.


Operation Cornucopia

Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here, and with it, the wonderful bags our deacons prepare for those in need. The deacons truly enjoy preparing the Thanksgiving bags for needy families, local missionaries, and others, but they could use a little help identifying those in need this holiday.

Pick up a nomination sheet are in the Church Office, Media Center, or download here Think of someone you know who could use support by way of a Thanksgiving bag and complete the form by OCTOBER 30. You can drop the form off in the church office and the deacons will take care of the rest! We appreciate your help. Questions? Contact the Congregational Care Office, 301-320-3600, x216.


If you’d like more information on our Deacon Ministry, please contact Rev. Ron Meyer or call the Deacons at 301-320-3600, x 223.