National Baptist Deacons' Convention 
 of America, Inc. & Its Auxiliaries

Founded 1934

​​​Deaconess of the Year Award

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.  1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)


Please note the established guidelines for recommendation for the “Deaconess of the Year”.

Four years of continuous service at the National Level.
Currently active at the Local Level.
Recommendation must be made by the president of the individual’s Local and the Pastor of one’s church.
Recommendation received by the deadline of June 5th preceding the National Convention.

All recommendations must be sent to:
Deaconess Alma Edwards
2001 Chillum Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

   It gives me great pleasure to invite you to come fellowship with the Women’s Auxiliary. We are about great things and serving a Great God. The women stand on the promises given to us in the Word. Our main goal is being the best servant we can be, serving in our local churches and communities.

    The key to service is being and doing our best to be a healthy Christian. Attending the National Baptist Deacons' Convention is a station where we can stop and rest in Jesus for growth. Sometimes we forget that we need to stop and rest in Jesus for perfection of service.

    We are women that are committed to the purposes of God's Word. In doing the plans God has for our lives, concrete decisions will help us fulfill the vision He has placed within us.

    Our motto is "Let's work in harmony with others, respecting their position and unique contributions to the work of the church.

Be blessed and stay focused on the mission of the church.

Deaconess Dr. Clarice Thompson
Women’s Auxiliary President to the 
National Baptist Deacons' Convention of America, Inc.

From the desk of 
President Dr. Clarice Thompson,

"Please Lord,

Be with me when I am fearful
To make me faithful.
Be with me when I am faithful
To make me fruitful.
Be with me when I am fruitful
To make me humble.
For it is only by your grace
That I was chosen to serve you;
only by your strength 
That I am even able to serve;
only by your faithfulness
that I am still serving you today..." -Ken Gire

2016 Deaconess of the Year

​Florence Goldsborough 


1st Vice President: Alfreda LeVaine ~ SC 

2nd Vice President: Mary C.  Lomax ~ DE 

3rd Vice President: Marilyn Greene ~ NJ 

4th Vice President: Geraldine Twine ~ FL 

5th Vice President: Carolyn Sanders ~ DC 

Recording Secretary: Ingrid Bell ~ PA 

Assistant Recording Secretary: Sylvia Teal ~ MD 

Correspondence Secretary: Phyllis Wiggins ~ CT 

Assistant Correspondence Secretary: Darletta Feeeman ~ PA 

Financial Secretary: Florence Goldsborough ~ DE 

Assistant Financial Secretary: Rosalind Walker ~ MD 

Treasurer: Wilimena Smaw ~ VA 

Assistant Treasurer: Jackie Russell ~ SC 

Chaplin: Cynthia Jones ~ NJ 

Assistant Chaplin: Alma Edwards ~ DC 

Parliamentarian: Rosie Henry ~ DC