Members of the 2011-2016 Standing Constitution & Bylaws Committee
(Voted: June 26, 2011)
Chair: Auldwin Humphrey, Executive Secretary
Sandy Robinson – North Alabama
Albert Frazier – Kentucky
Martin Lister – Central Tennessee
Fred Batten – West Tennessee
Clifton McMillan – Central Alabama
Marion Johnson – South Alabama
Danny Chandler – Mississippi
Norma Hunt – Florida
Stephanie Crider – East Tennessee
Aaron Carranza – North Alabama
“Each regularly scheduled constituency meeting of this conference shall elect a standing Constitutionand Bylaws Committee. This committee shall function between the regularly scheduled constituency meetings, to study and revise as necessary the Constitution and Bylaws of the South Central Conference and shall submit its reports and detailed recommendations to the Executive Committee and to the next regular constituency meeting. This standing Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall be chaired by the secretary of the conference” —Article V – Committees And Agendas, Section 3, Constitution of The South Central Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists.
2011-2016 CONSTITUTION OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this organization shall be known as the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. This conference is a part of the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which in turn is a part of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
The purposes for which this conference is formed are:
Section 1: The specific and primary purpose is to teach the everlasting gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as symbolized by the three angels of Revelation 14, and to lovingly persuade people to become His disciples and responsible members of the church.
Section 2: The general purpose is to coordinate a Christian ministry including but not limited to pastoral, educational, literature, health and an evangelistic ministry.
Section 3: This is a not for profit religious organization.
ARTICLE III – TERRITORY
The territory of this conference shall consist of the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and that portion of the state of Florida lying west of the Apalachicola river.
ARTICLE IV – BYLAWS
The voters of this conference may enact, amend and/or repeal Bylaws. Such Bylaws may embrace any provision consistent with the Constitution.
BYLAWS OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
ARTICLE I – PRINCIPAL OFFICE
The principal office for the transaction of the business of the conference is fixed and located at 715 Youngs Lane in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. The Executive Committee may in an emergency change the location of the principal office from one location to another.
ARTICLE II – RELATIONSHIPS
The South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is a part of the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which in turn is a part of the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, a world church organization. All policies of this conference shall seek to be in harmony with the working policies of the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. This conference shall pursue the mission of the church within the doctrinal guidelines adopted and approved by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in its quinquennial session.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: Members
The membership of this Conference shall consist of such churches as have been or shall be properly organized and accepted by vote of the Conference in a properly called constituency meeting. Such churches shall remain indivisible members of the sisterhood of churches unless expelled by the sisterhood of churches or disbanded by the Conference for natural causes in a properly called constituency meeting of this Conference.
Section 2: Voice and Voting Privileges
Voice and vote privileges at regular and special sessions shall be the prerogative of:
a. All delegates duly accredited by the organized churches of the conference. Each church shall be entitled to one delegate for the organization and one additional delegate for each 25 members or major fraction thereof.
b. All members of the Executive Committee of the South Central Conference.
c. All employees holding ministerial or missionary credentials/licenses issued by this conference.
d. The officers of the Southern Union.
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