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I am an ordained deacon in a baptist church in NC. Can I

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I am an ordained deacon in a baptist church in NC. Can I perform a marriage ceremony in NC?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

The statute posted at

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_51/GS_51-1.html

does not specifically authorize a deacon to perform a wedding ceremony, but you can become ordained as a minister on line through

https://www.ulchq.com/ordination.htm

and that credential will empower you to perform weddings in NC, see

https://www.ulchq.com/statelaws.htm

I hope this information is helpful.