Ordination is an act of commitment in the presence of God’s people on the part of
the individual who feels God Has Called Him/her to minister.
Ordination is an acknowledgement that God has bestowed certain gifts and has called
the individual to service.
Ordination is an endorsement in the sight of the state of a minister’s qualification
to function in its behalf. The ordained minister can lawfully solemnize marriage,
bury dead, administer
the ordinances and lay hands on others, which the un-ordained cannot lawfully and/or
A minister who comes to the Missionary Baptist ministry from another denomination
must be examined by an ordination council.
A licentiate is not, in a legal sense, a qualified or an accredited minister or clergyman.
The church must not be hasty in ordaining an individual. To “lay hands hastily on
no man” (1 Tim. 5:22) is sufficient warrant for a period of waiting between the time
of special call to the ministry and ordination. The Candidate must first prove himself
to be qualified in character an in gifts for the ministry
Once a person has been ordained, he/she should live an exemplary Christian life and
show him/herself to be a maturing leader in service of Christ.
The number of questions to be answered by the candidate for the “Basic Questions
for Examination of Ministers,” will be determined by the ordination council.
Rev. Dr. Charles Bullock, Interim Pastor Belton Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Nathaniel
Bullock, Associate Minister Olive Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Richard Lawson, Pastor
Ilong Baptist Church represent the high standards and principles sought in all candidates
to the ministry.