Women’s Ministries Hold Redeeming Love Evangelistic Series

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.  But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.  Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.   Matthew 9:35-38   (KJV)

The harvest truly is plentiful; and there are still many who do not know about the love of God. Some are right in our homes.  So the women of South Central Conference have been doing as Jesus commanded.  They have and continue to pray that God would send forth laborers.  And guess what?  He did.  Guess who? God sent the Women of South Central; He used us to answer our persistent prayers.

Since 2010, Operation SWEEP (Spirit-filled Women Exalting Eternal Principles) has been the springboard from which we have launched evangelistic series.  Many of our women are preaching and teaching the good news of salvation.  In 2012, the call came to come over to College Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee, and help us.   College Hill has done evangelism for years but this would be different–it would be led by women. Through much dialogue and persistence, plans were put in place to evangelize, beginning April 26-May 10, 2014.  The evangelism thrust also included a children’s ministry component.

We chose the Revelation Seminar Series.  The Book of Revelation is an open book about the redeeming love of God who gave His only Son to save mankind.  We used 16 of the 24 lessons and held […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Categories: News||0 Comments

South Central Conference Employee Comings and Goings

Mrs. Sharon Lewis to Join the Office Staff, Pastor Tina Carriger to Join Pastoral Staff and Mrs. Angenetta Hill to Return to Classroom
Recently on our website, we shared the fact that six of our Pastors, Dr. Craig Newborn, South Central Conference Spirit of Prophecy Coordinator/Sabbath Director, Elder I. Roy Rugless, Prayer Ministries/Men’s Ministries Coordinator, Elder Ronssard Broussard, Pastor, Paducah/Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Elder Antoine Maycock, Pastor, Florence/Courtland, Elder Roy L. Patterson, Pastor, South Nashville and Sargent Simms, Pastor, Montgomery Maranatha/Hurtsboro, Alabama will be retiring this year. Elders Rugless and Simms will be transitioning to part-time while Dr. Newborn, Elders Broussard, Maycock and Patterson will retire as of August 1.

Additionally, Elder Chester Readus, Pastor, Moss Point/Beaumont, Mississippi is leaving to transition into the chaplaincy.  Together, these men have given approximately 250 years of service to God’s church, the vast majority of it in the South Central Conference.

We are greatly appreciative of their service and ministry. After Camp Meeting, a special feature on them will appear on our website.

For now, we wish to formally announce the latest personnel changes in our conference. Former Associate Superintendent of Education, Mrs. Angenetta Hill, expressed a desire to return to classroom instruction. Beginning this fall, she will be teaching at Oakwood Academy, where she served with distinction as a teacher prior to coming to the conference office seven years ago.

We have appreciated Mrs. Hill’s service in the Office of Education and wish her well as she returns to her first love-classroom instruction.

The new Associate Superintendent of Education is Mrs. Sharon Lewis, the Principal of Oakwood Academy. Mrs. Lewis comes to our office with a wealth of experience in Seventh-day Adventist Education. For nearly forty years she has served this church as an […]

By |June 3rd, 2014|Categories: News||1 Comment

Funeral Notice for Mr. Woodrow Graves

Public Viewing:
Friday, May 30, 2014
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Funeral Service:
Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:30 am

St. James AME Church
588 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 622-1344

Services entrusted to:
Whigham Funeral Home
580 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 622-6872

Condolences may be sent to:
Pastor & Mrs. Curtis Hall
56 Wheat Stone Lane
Jackson, TN 38305

By |May 28th, 2014|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News||0 Comments

South Central Conference Responds to Disasters in Louisville and Tupelo, Mississippi

It had been 4 years since a tornado hit the State of Mississippi. Yet again, a tornado ripped through the cities of Louisville and Tupelo, Mississippi on April 28, 2014. There were 23 counties with at least 1,201 homes destroyed or sustained major damage with a total of more than 2,459 homes affected and preliminary assessments show at least 87 businesses were destroyed or sustained major damage. Total death confirmed is 14.
On Friday, May 2, warehouse specialists, Jane Hood and Wayne Blanding with their ACS Disaster Response team, arrived in Louisville and Tupelo to help with the coordination of donated goods. Suzette, a local resident of Tupelo affected by the tornado, said “We really appreciates you all coming here and was glad we had come. Everyone treated us very well.”
As many as 300+ volunteers from various organizations and civic groups along with local ACS volunteers have donated their time in the warehouses.

Warehouse/Distribution Centers Location:
Louisville Coliseum
201 Ivy
Louisville, MS 39339
On Site Manager: Wayne Blanding
Phone: 205-903-5550
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

Hunter-Sadler Building
1031 South Green Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
On Site Manager: Jane Hood
Phone: 205-903-4273
Hour of Operation: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Barbara R. Barnes & Lillie M. Buckingham, Co-Directors
Adventist Community Services
South Central Conference of SDA


By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: News||0 Comments

Funeral Notice of Mr. Leroy Goodloe

Public Viewing
Friday, May 16, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Royal Mason Funeral Home
718 Brownsferry St.
Athens, AL 35611

Funeral Service
Saturday, May 17, 2014
2:00 pm
Round Island Creek M.B. Center
13829 Lucas Ferry Rd.
Athens, AL 35611

Please send condolences to the funeral home.

By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News||0 Comments

F.H. Jenkins Students Present Week of Prayer At SCC Office

The office staff at the South Central Conference was recently blessed by another Week of Prayer-the second in the past month. A few weeks earlier, several of the local Pastors came to the conference office to share out of the Word of God.

The local Pastors were used by God to deliver four powerful messages built around the theme for the conference for 2014-GOTTA tell SOMEBODY.  This time, the blessings came from across the street, from the students of F.H. Jenkins.

Each morning, during the office staff worship, the young people of F.H. Jenkins came and shared their Student Week of Prayer with the staff. The students were responsible for virtually the entire worship service-even the videotaping of the services was done by a student.

F.H. Jenkins students Nadia Harden, Karly Kibble, Courtni Hewlett, and Brandon Lake-King, from the theme “ The Fruit of the Spirit”. The staff was appreciative of and blessed by what the students shared on a daily basis.

At the end of the student Week of Prayer, the Conference President, Elder D.C. Edmond, thanked Principal Brian Watts, the F.H. Jenkins staff and students, for coming and sharing their Week of Prayer with the office staff. He asked the students to please remember the South Central Conference in their daily class worship and also asked them if they would please return next year to bring another student Week of Prayer to the office staff.

Below are some of the pictures

By |May 1st, 2014|Categories: News||0 Comments

Daddyz-Girlz Event Deadline is May 15!

Oakwood University

Camp Meeting, June 14 at 8 pm

7000 Adventist Blvd, Huntsville, AL 35896


For more information contact:

Elder Shirley Scott: 256 683 6145

Pastor Vandeon Griffin: 615 337 5249

By |April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Events, News||0 Comments

Funeral Notice For Mr. Larry T. Buckingham

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 3:00 pm
Indiana Street Baptist Church

Services Entrusted to:
Brown Funeral Home

Condolences may be sent to:
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Buckingham
4543 White Fox Street
Memphis, TN 38109

By |April 17th, 2014|Categories: Funeral Announcements, News||0 Comments

Small Church Day in Brent, Alabama

Each year for the past five years, the office staff of the South Central Conference has gone to a small church and spent the Sabbath with them. The individuals in the office bring an entire Sabbath program to the membership of the designated small church on what is called “South Central Conference Small Church Day.”

The office staff is responsible for the Sabbath School program, the Divine Worship, the AYS; often, the office staff involves itself in some type of community service or witnessing program in the community. The office staff even provides the ushers for the day.

Past Small Church Days have been held in Atmore, Alabama (the venue for the very first Small Church Day), Harriman, Tennessee, Covington, Kentucky, Rolling Fork, Mississippi and last year, in Greenwood, Florida.

This year’s Small Church Day was held in Brent, Alabama. Brent is a part of the newly re-districted Bessemer/Eutaw/Brent, Alabama district, pastored by Elder W.C. Scales, Jr. Brent is approximately an hour west of Birmingham and 30 minutes from Tuscaloosa.

The first person from the conference office to arrive for Sabbath School was, appropriately enough, the Sabbath School and Spirit of Prophecy Director for the conference, Dr. Craig Newborn. He was followed by Elder and Mrs. Edmond and hard on their heels, were the Treasury team-Mrs. Merkita Mosley, Treasurer, Mrs. Jennifer Bennett, Under Treasurer, Mrs. Sonja Crayton, Assistant Treasurer, along with the Conference Information Technology Manager, Jermaine Alexander.

Sabbath School promptly at 9:00 a.m., with a lively song service, led by Mrs. Mosley. Mrs. Edmond reprised her role as the musician, when she would play for her husband, back in the days when they pastored small churches, like Brent, and served as the pianist for Sabbath School.

Mrs. Sonja Crayton […]

By |April 16th, 2014|Categories: News||0 Comments

The Jamaica Prayer Mission

“Give me Scotland or I die!” was the cry from John Knox as he had the burden for evangelizing Scotland.  The same passion fell on Pastor Roy Rugless for Jamaica.  In March, 2013, he and Pastor Dennis Smith were invited to participate in a Prayer Summit on that island.  From that time forward, the Lord gave him the vision for Jamaica to become a nation of prayer.

In January, 2014, he and others conducted a Prayer Summit for all of the Seventh-day Adventist pastors in Jamaica.  It is felt that pastors hold the key for success in any line of ministry.  Their influence and support or lack thereof, makes or breaks a ministry.  Approximately 200 pastors attended the Summit.  It was a powerful life-changing event.

After experiencing the power of prayer, the pastors were encouraged to turn their churches into Houses of Prayer, and to elect Prayer Coordinators to assist in that process.  In March, 2014, Pastor Rugless and Pastor Leslie Moise from the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists conducted a Prayer Coordinator Training and Revival for the Prayer Coordinators in Jamaica.  Approximately 200 attended.  It also was highly successful.  The Holy Spirit visited the event in full measure.  Lives were touched, transformed, delivered, and empowered.  A beachhead, of prayer ministry has now been established on the Island of Jamaica and it yet remains to be seen what the future fruit will yield.

A special note of appreciation is extended to the South Central Conference Prayer Team, the Northern New England Prayer Team, Kelly Veilleux, and Paul Roeloffs, leaders of the Northern New England Team, Ruthie Jacobsen, NAD Prayer Coordinator, who opened the Jamaican door, President Dana Edmond for allowing Pastor Rugless to go through the […]

By |April 16th, 2014|Categories: News||0 Comments