New Associate Joins SCC Education Team

In its June meeting, the SCC Executive Committee voted to invite Queen Robinson to serve as the new Associate Education Superintendent for the ten South Central Conference schools.  Mrs. Robinson, a native of Mobile, AL, is a product of Adventist education having received a BA degree from Oakwood College and an MAT in Elementary Education from Andrews University.  She has over thirty-six years of educational experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and adjunct professor at such institutions as Emmanuel SDA School, Alcy Jr. Academy, Ramah Jr. Academy, FH Jenkins SDA School and Crichton Community College.

Mrs. Robinson is also an entrepreneur and owner of Educational Communications Inc.  Her company has been a supplemental education service provider, assisting school districts in Tennessee and Ohio to meet the many requirements associated with the No Child Left Behind legislation.  She is the recipient of several awards including the Zapara Teacher of the Year Award, the Women’s Meritorious Award, and the Community Service Award. A life-long learner, Mrs. Robinson is enrolled in the doctoral program at Capela University, where her dissertation area of study is Differentiated Instruction.  She is married to Pastor Luke Robinson (Shelbyville/Gallatin District) and they have three adult sons and eight grandchildren.

Assuming her duties on July 1, Mrs. Robinson will oversee curriculum and professional development initiatives for the entire conference in addition to supervision of instruction at the Louisville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson, MS schools.  South Central Conference is blessed to have Mrs. Robinson join the education team.

August 31st, 2015|Categories: Education, News|0 Comments

Statement from The President on the Death of Elder William Pergerson


By now, most of you have heard about the tragic plane accident, which claimed the life of Elder William Pergerson. What some of you may not know is that Elder Pergerson’s ministry began in the South Central Conference, back in the mid 1990’s.

I knew Elder Pergerson well in those days. I was Youth Director then and he would invite me to preach in his churches. I used to call him “William Perg”.  He was single in those days and a very nice young lady that worked with me in Youth Ministries used to confide to me that she was interested in “William Perg” and sought my help in making a connection. But though my attempt to play matchmaker ultimately failed, “William Perg “ ultimately did all right for himself in that area when the Lord led him to his wife, Sharon.

Elder Pergerson began his ministry in western Kentucky, in the Paducah/Hopkinsville district. While he was in Paducah/Hopkinsville, he asked his former college roommate, a young man by the name of James Owens, to come and be a Bible worker for him. That is how I came to meet Elder James Owens, who now serves as the Pastor of the Berean SDA Church in Jackson, Mississippi. He then went on to pastor what was then the Lexington/Frankfort district.

When Elder Pergerson left Lexington/Frankfort to go into full-time evangelism, the then-President of our conference, Elder Joseph McCoy asked me to go to Elder Pergerson’s former district as Interim Pastor. It was very clear to me in the approximately three months that I spent there that Elder Pergerson had made some solid inroads in evangelism there in a manner that had not been seen for some time.

Elder Pergerson loved […]

August 29th, 2015|Categories: News|2 Comments

Experience of A Lifetime for the OAA Elementary School Choir

The Oakwood Adventist Academy Choir for grades K-5 recently had the experience of a lifetime as one of the invited choirs to perform for the 6oth Session of General Conference in San Antonio, TX. The choir is under the direction of veteran educator, Ms. Purette Bethea-Mills. It was her vision that lead them through the application process and ultimately to the opportunity to sing before their global church family. Nearly 60 choir members, along with their parents and families, headed to San Antonio to represent their school, OAA and its nine constituent churches, the South Central Conference and the City of Huntsville.  The children were bubbly with excitement and eyes wide in awe as they entered the Alamodome to sing before approximately 65,000 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from around the world.  They sang one number entitled, “Oh Lord, We Need You,” for the evening concert on Thursday, July 8 as a stand-alone group. On the second Sabbath, July 11, they joined their voices with 1,100 others for the GC Mass Choir for two performances of a beautiful medley and arrangement of “Lift Up The Trumpet / We Have This Hope.”  The children were joined by other children from around the globe as they accompanied the adult mass choir along with the mass orchestra for a rendition that surely gave everyone who witnessed it a glimpse of the Heavenly choir that is soon to be. This was truly an experience our young people will not soon forget and we thank God for the opportunity.

August 27th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Adventist Community Services School Supply Giveaway

On August 8, 2015, South Central Conference held its annual Multicultural Day.  Each departmental director was assigned to attend a Spanish Church. Some attended churches in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

This year, Elder Dana Edmond, president, attended the Spanish Church – Aliento de Vida in Memphis, Tennessee where he was the guest speaker. Elder Edmond’s sermon was about retention in the church. People come and go because someone may have said something about them. He encouraged us to stay in the church even though things might be difficult but as long as we praise and worship Jesus everything will be alright.  Elder Zachary Varggens, pastor of Aliento de Vida, did a wonderful job as interpreter for Elder Edmond.  “It was a wonderful experience hearing familiar hymns sung with such passion in Spanish.  We could follow along in Spanish from the screen or sing in English. It was like a mini Pentecostal experience,” said Barbara Barnes, co-director of Adventist Community Services.

Immediately following worship service, a delicious meal featuring an authentic Mexican cuisine was served including tamales and taquitos.

That afternoon, a Back-to-School Outreach Ministry was planned by Adventist Community Services of South Central Conference. The West Tennessee ACS Federation helped prepare 250 colorful backpacks in 12 different colors with school supplies. Each student, grade K-12, received the basic, grade-appropriate school supplies and backpack. Elder Edmond was able to “brush up” on his Spanish while helping federation members distribute the school supplies to the children while Mrs. Jill Edmond helped with registration. “We have distributed at least 2,000 backpacks with school supplies for the last several years throughout the conference. It was amazing to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they selected brand new backpacks filled with […]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Community Services, News|0 Comments

Funeral Notice for Cyril and Majorie Dean

August 19th, 2015|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News|0 Comments

Funeral Notice for Mr. Robert Harvey

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News|0 Comments

Funeral Notice of Mr. Willie McDonald

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News|0 Comments

Funeral Announcement for Cynthia Yvette Johnson

August 10th, 2015|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News|0 Comments

SCC Health Retreat: Million Hearts

What is South Central Conference greatest health threat? Cardiovascular disease!

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July 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Funeral Notice for Mrs. Carrie Blevins

July 7th, 2015|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News|1 Comment