Conference News


“Discipleship Training Program”

It was a revolution – something that had never happened before.  The presidential theme for 2015 is: “Moving From Fellowship … To Membership … To Discipleship!”  The Discipleship part is where the Seventh-day Adventist church […]

Pastor Hill Funeral Announcement

SDA Churches of Jackson, Mississippi – ON THE MOVE WITH A SEASON OF SERVICE

On the weekend of March 7-8, 2015, five churches of the Jackson, Mississippi, area came together in a spirit of brotherhood to be of service to their community in an outreach project called Season of […]


On Friday, February 27, 2015, in Birmingham, AL, Ephesus Academy celebrated Black History Month. Students gave an outstanding performance as they reflected on Blacks struggles and accomplishments under the direction of devoted teachers.  They revealed […]

Women’s International Day of Prayer

Since 1990, the Department of Women’s Ministries at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has promoted a special day when women around the world have the opportunity to strengthen their spiritual bonds as they pray […]

Kingdom Builders January Issue & Women’s Ministries International Day of Prayer

Below you will find the most recent Kingdom Builders issue, and 2015 International Day of Prayer Packet. The 2015 International Day of Prayer will be on March 7th. Click on the images below to access […]

Funeral Notice for Mrs. Classie Bailey

Keeping Score

Ten years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity coach and mentor the young men at Ephesus SDA Church in Columbus, OH.   Our basketball team, mostly high-school underclassmen, barely squeaked into the Allegheny West Conference […]

BEREAN ON A MISSION: Angel Tree Christmas Celebration

It was a cool but bright and sunny afternoon on Sunday, December 14, when a small group of members and friends of the Berean SDA Church, in Jackson, MS, met to prepare for their first […]

Healthy Lifestyle, A Way of Life

We live in an age where news headlines blare with warnings of viruses, epidemics, contaminants and the increase of disease. Health care costs are on the rise and health insurance coverage affordability and accessibility are major concerns for […]

From the Conference President: New Conference Young Adult Ministries Director

It is my privilege to announce the formation of the Office of Young Adult Ministries in the South Central Conference. The director of this new department is the cornerstone of our Young Adult Initiative, which […]

Healthy Lifestyle, A Way of Life

We live in an age where news headlines blare with warnings of viruses, epidemics, contaminants and the increase of disease. Health care costs are on the rise and health insurance coverage affordability and accessibility are major concerns for […]



We came thirsty for the Water of Life; we left with our cups overflowing.  We came expecting; we left satisfied!

Was it the inspiring, spirited, and uplifting music we enjoyed as Gale Murphy so […]

Oakwood Adventist Academy Opens New Playground

Excited students, teachers, administrators, board members and guests assembled in the rear of the elementary building as the final structure, completing Phase II of the OAA building plan, was dedicated on Monday, November 10, 2014.  […]

Winning Weigh Challenge

Pastors of South Central Conference
Launched by the Health Ministry Department via online thru webinars, PowerPoint presentations and workbook download. Directors Curtis & Paula Eakins. Moreover, we like to thank Merkita Mosley, conference treasurer for allocating […]

South Central Members Participate In The Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program


On September 21, 2014, five members from South Central Conference traveled from Alabama and Tennessee to Boyertown, Pennsylvania to attend the four-day training of the North American Division ACS Non-profit Leadership Certification Program, Session II […]

Breath of Life 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Disabilities Awareness Day, Bessemer, AL

First Seventh-day Adventist Church, Bessemer, Alabama held its very First Disabilities Awareness Day on October 11, 2014 under the pastorate of Elder William C. Scales, Jr. The activities of the day were coordinated by Sharon […]

Funeral Announcement: Pastor Samuel R. Hutchins

Lima Drive Members Say “NO” To Violence Against Women

On Sabbath, August 23, the Lima Drive SDA Church in Lexington, Kentucky joined the North American Division in observing End-It-Now Sabbath.  End-It-Now is a global campaign launched in 2009 by a partnership between the Adventist […]

South Central Conference Celebrates Multicultural Day

South Central Conference (SCC) celebrated its Annual Multicultural Day on August 9, 2014.  This day afforded another opportunity for SCC’s administrators and departmental directors to express their respect and appreciation for diversity.  Conference leaders visited […]

Literature Evangelist Visit Gives Perspective on Ferguson

Long before Ferguson was the struggle, injustices, and lives that were sacrificed on the behalf of freedom that African Americans have faced for the past few centuries.  More recently, just over 50 years ago, our […]

Celebration of Life for Collin James “CJ” Harrigan


Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00pm
9504 Springdale Rd,
Austin, TX 78754

Condolences may be sent to:

c/o Mr. & Mrs. Chad Harrigan
9504 Springdale Rd,
Austin, TX 78754

South Central Goes to Oshkosh

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International Camporee

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Couples Retreat

Central Mississippi Family Ministries Council and the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Family Ministries Department teamed to sponsor a weekend retreat for married couples at Lake Tiak-O’khata, Louisville, Mississippi.  More than 31 couples attended […]

Wonder-working God

It was June 19, 2014. A year and a half of work was finally culminating as Madison Mission SDA Church, in partnership with Maranatha Volunteers, sent 23 members on its first international mission to the […]

Greater Mobile Area Pastoral Fellowship

Greater Mobile Pastoral Fellowship’s Men’s Ministry Weekend, Men On A Mission, July 18-20

In 2010, Elder Marvin L. Allison Sr., pastor of New Beginnings and Gethsemane, South Central Conference (SCC), went to the Cody Road church […]

Funeral Notice for Ms. Jaoyla Stokes


Friday, October 3, 2014
8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Funeral Service:

Friday, October 3, 2014 10:30 A.M.
Bethal SDA Church
1443 Addison Road
Cleveland OH 44103

Condolences may be sent to:

Alice Stokes
4800 Country Lane Apt 416,
Warrensville OH 44132

Impact Pentecost 50 Days of Fire

Let the Fire Fall
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh…Joel 2:28.

At the end the end of last summer, I heard the Spirit of God speak […]

Generosity Symposium Beginning October 4th!

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Multicultural Department: Southern Union Evangelistic Caravana 2014

Funeral Notice for Ms. May Bell Robinson Burden

Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00 Noon
Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church
722 Cedar Street Montgomery, AL, 36106
Condolences may be sent to:

Ms. Marilyn Watson
449 Red Oak Court
Montgomery, AL, 36117

SCC Education Department On the Move – Growth and New Staffing

Adventist Education is experiencing tremendous growth in the South Central Conference.  In 2013-2014 school year, enrollment increased by over 30% from 595 in August, to 778 in May.  Although enrollment has been on the rise […]

Funeral Notice of Mr. John P. Antwine


Family Visitation
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sanders & Sanders Funeral Home
6171 Hwy 49
Greenwood MS 38930

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1:30pm
Bell Chapel Missionary Baptists Church
Hwy 49 South, Cruger, MS

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Margaret […]

Funeral Notice for Mr. James Richardson, Jr.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:00 Noon
Freedonia Missionary Baptist Church
6440 Phillips 300
West Helena, AR 72390

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Lillie Buckingham
4543 White Fox Street
Memphis TN 38109

Funeral Service Entrusted to:
Kincaid Funeral Services, Inc.
1188 Hwy 49
West Helena, […]


The Huntsville Association of Retired Adventist Workers (HARAW) recently launched the “Second Responders Prayer Ministry”.  HARAW President William Parks and Dr. Clarence E. Hodges, Second Responders Coordinator and Communications chairperson, announced that this ministry, sponsored by […]


On Sunday, May 25, 2014 the disabled of Mt. Calvary SDA Church in Huntsville, AL ventured out to be by themselves at Ditto Landing, a resort area also in Huntsville. Yes, it was predicted that […]

Funeral Announcement for Mr. Charles J. Horton

July 9, 2014
Family Visitation: 12:00 pm
Funeral Service: 1:00 pm
Immanuel Temple SDA Church
2102 S. Alston Avenue
Durham, NC 27707

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Dorothy Horton
5117 Barbee Road
Durham, NC 27713

Funeral Notice For Elder Franklin S. Hill, III

Family Visitation:
July 7, 2014. 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Young Funeral Home
1107 Hank Aaron Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315

Funeral Services:
July 8, 2014.
Viewing: 2:00 pm
Service: 3:00 pm
Boulevard SDA Church
240 Maynard Terrace SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Condolences may be sent […]

Funeral Announcement for Charles Terrell

Closing of the Review and Herald

On Tuesday, June 17, the constituents for the Review and Herald Publishing Association (PHPA) voted to close the RHPA, in Hagerstown MD., and transfer all it’s assets and operations to the Pacific Press Publishing Association […]

SCC Women Choral

CALLING  ALL  LADIES, 12 years and older

You are invited to be part of the WOMEN’S CHORAL,   June 19, 2014 is WOMEN’S DAY at the 68th South Central Conference Camp Meeting in Huntsville, AL

The choral will […]

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, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Zion Temple, Woodvile, MS

Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.   Psalms 127:1- NKJV

Zion Temple Seventh-day Adventist […]

SCC Staff Week of Prayer Recap & Sermon Videos

Sermon Videos are below

Day 1 – Pastor Michael Polite

Day 2 – Pastor Willie Black

Day 3 – Pastor Furman Fordham II

Day 4 – Pastor Nelson B. Stokes


The First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama completed the final phase of renovations at its new location.  Just five months after occupying their new 54,000 square foot worship complex at 1303 Evangel Drive,  the […]

Mt. Calvary Opens Community Services Center

On Saturday, January 17, 2014, the Mt. Calvary Church members in Huntsville, AL, dedicated a new facility for its Community Services Center.   Having partnered with Manna House food distributors for several years, the center was […]

Bethany S.D.A. Community Services Hosts Phone-Faith Ministry For the Blind

Bethany S.D.A. Church’s Community Services in Montgomery, AL was happy to host the Phone-Faith Ministry for the Blind on Sunday, December 1, 2013.  Pastor Jeffery Watson gave a warm welcome from Bethany Church.  Nettie Henderson, […]

Oakwood and Southern University Students Canvasses Together

This winter, literature evangelist from Oakwood and Southern Universities entered the mission field sharing their faith and returned with testimonies and $28,000 in donations toward their tuition. Here is one testimony.  “This winter was my […]

“Biggest Loser” Brings Baptism!

Biggest Loser: “Hi, I’m Rebecca and I heard that your church is having a Biggest Loser program. I’m in Scale Back Alabama (weight loss program) and I would like to join your group to get […]

Military Appreciation Day

On October 26, 2013, Fairfield First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fairfield, AL. celebrated its 3rd annual Military Appreciation Day with Alabama Veterans for Christ. Military Appreciation Day is a day set aside at Fairfield First […]

South Central’s 1st Annual Generosity Symposium

“It was a blessing to experience the Generosity Symposium,” stated Pastor Alex Horton, “The Word of GOD, the presentations, workshops, breakout sessions, materials, gifts, and the special ASI (Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries) business luncheon were […]

NAD Year-End Meetings Experience

This year, I had the privilege of representing the Southern Union as a NAD executive committee member for the first time. With experience serving on the South Central Conference executive committee, I had similar expectations. […]

Huntsville Havoc – Ice Fishing

“Be where God wants you to be and then when you get there do what He wants you to do and say what He wants you to say.” That’s my mantra. And on this day […]

South Central Has Historic On-Line Videoconference Executive Committee Meeting

History was made on September 15, 2013, when the Executive Committee of the South Central Conference on-line, via videoconference.

The three Administrative Officers, President Dana C. Edmond, Executive Secretary Auldwin T. Humphrey and Conference Treasurer, Mrs. […]