Adventist Community Services Bringing People Hope

Adventist Community Services Bringing People Hope

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks have limited supplies. This is causing a strain on the Adventist Community Services (ACS) centers that are continuing to serve and support families and individuals who are facing even more challenges due to this crisis. The North American Division (NAD) is committed to supporting the operations of ACS Food Pantry Ministries of Local Conferences within the NAD territories (United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Guam-Micronesia).  As a result, NAD has invested 1.5 million dollars and has awarded a grant of $25,000 to the Central States Conference for relief efforts. The five churches listed on the grant include:

Pastor Keith Hackle
6501 Bartmer Ave
University City, MO 63130

Pastor Richard Palmer
1518 N Fillmore St
Davenport, IA 52804

Palace of Peace
Pastor Jadon Miller
1150 Aeroplaza Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Pastor Gary Collins
3336 Lake Street
Omaha, NE 68111

Linwood Blvd.
Pastor Joseph Ikner
4300 Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64128

CSC Community Services Director, Claval Hunter, says his goal is to continue to make a difference where God plants him to experience God-sized dreams. “We appreciate this grant coming from our Division. This shows their commitment to support the services of our local conferences,” says Hunter who applied for the grant. “When you submit your God-sized plans to God, they will succeed. Former pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Louis, Missouri, Hunter has recently been appointed to Pastor the South Bend Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Indiana. He lives on the campus of Andrews University with his wife, Christina, who is the Dean of University Towers and Director of Guest & Convention Services and three children.

ACS entities around our Division continue to provide relief and meet the needs of their community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since volunteers are committed to continue serving there is a greater need to protect them and keep them safe. ACS Centers encounter additional costs related to safety items such as gloves, masks, wipes, paper towels, disinfectants, sanitizers, and etc. If you would like to help keep our volunteers safe and protected, please consider contributing a benevolent gift so we can continue to fulfill our mission of “Serving Communities in Christ’s Name.”


Reported by: Brittany Winkfield, Central States Conference Communications