(Page last updated 09/16/2002)

Who Can Baptize?

Denominational policy provides that the following people can perform baptisms:

  1. Ordained Ministers, whether employed by the host church organizations or one of the guest evangelistic team members.

  2. Ordained Church Elders, at the request and with the authorization of the local conference president.

In harmony with General Conference action, some divisions have voted to authorize ordained elders to baptize while other divisions have not approved this. Thank you for being sensitive to these expectations.