WHO IS AN USHER?
God calls us into His vineyard and gives us different assignments. He never makes a mistake. He has called some to be pastors, prophets, evangelists, musicians, prayer warriors and ushers amongst many others 1 Corinthians 12:28.
The dictionary defines an Usher as a doorkeeper who escorts people to seats, an officer who introduces or walks before a person of rank. This definition barely scratches the surface. An usher is a very important officer of the church who serves as the law enforcement agent, an orderly and a caretaker of the Church and all its treasures, material and souls.
The word Usher does not appear in the bible but the following roles in the scriptures define the positions occupied by Ushers in the body of Christ.
- Doorkeeper Psalms 84:10
- Priest Numbers 3:5-10
- Gatekeeper 1 Chronicles 9:17-27
- Deacon Acts 6: 1-7
An usher is thus defined in church by function. As a servant, priest, minister, assistant, aide, doorkeeper, gatekeeper etc. You must become what is desired of you, you must become all things to all men.
An usher must be a born-again Christian and he/she must fulfill the demands of the ministry Acts :1-4 and 1 Timothy 3:8.