The Baptist Faith and Message (2000) excludes women as pastors, although it leaves open the possibility of women serving as deacons. Women are excluded as pastors, although it seems to leave open the possibility of women serving as deacons. The only scripture I know of that could be read to support women deacons is Romans 16:1, where Phoebe is variously described as a deaconess and a servant of the church, depending on your translation. However, there is plenty of scripture to the contrary. Husband of one wife, etc. Also you have Acts 6 in which seven men and no women were chosen for the office of deacon. So, what say you? Should women serve as deacons or not? Also, do you have women serving as deacons in your church? Maybe someone smarter than I am could put up a poll.