Throughout my history as a Baptist (about 35 years) all the churches I have been involved in have been led by a board of deacons sometimes called the diaconate or the church board or the church executive. It has been my experience that in most cases the men on the board either do not meet biblical qualifications for deacons or they are not performing the Bblical role of deacons. One church had it constitutionalised that "the church executive was the decision-making bod of the church." Some questions: 1. Is this right? 2. If not, what is right? 3. How do you deal with a situation that is not right?