South Central Conference Re-Elects President Benjamin Jones – Makes Administrative, Departmental and Constitutional Changes
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South Central Conference Re-Elects President Benjamin Jones – Makes Administrative, Departmental and Constitutional Changes

On July 24, approximately 800 delegates met at the Oakwood University Church for their Fifth Quinquennial Session.  After the devotional by Elder Roger Bernard, President, Central States Conference, the delegates began addressing the business of the day. They voted to take the unprecedented step of suspending the rules to allow for the submission of up...

July 27, 2022July 27, 2022by
The Passing of Elder Daniel R. Jackson – The Loss of a Brother
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The Passing of Elder Daniel R. Jackson – The Loss of a Brother

This website includes the statements of the Regional Conference leadership and the statements of the North American Division (NAD) leadership on the recent passing of former NAD President, Elder Daniel R. Jackson. I would like to briefly share my thoughts as well.  Elder Jackson was an extraordinary leader who never acted as if he saw...

July 27, 2022July 27, 2022by
Getting Back to Work
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Getting Back to Work

I heard a powerful sermon several years ago at PELC by Pastor Orville Brissett. He is currently a Pastor in the Allegheny East Conference; I think he was in Allegheny West at the time—or perhaps, it was Southeastern Conference (he served in both).  In any event, Pastor Brissett preached on my favorite Bible character—Elijah. Elijah...

July 27, 2022July 27, 2022by
Former NAD President Daniel R. Jackson Passes to His Rest
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Former NAD President Daniel R. Jackson Passes to His Rest

On Sabbath morning, July 23, 2022, Daniel R. Jackson, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, passed to his rest after several months of battling cancer. He was 73. Jackson, who served the Adventist Church for 49 years, retired in July 2020 after serving as NAD president for a decade. As president,...

July 27, 2022July 27, 2022by
“Second Tuesday” – ORCM/RCRP Worships With Regional Conference Office Staff
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“Second Tuesday” – ORCM/RCRP Worships With Regional Conference Office Staff

The ORCM/RCRP staffs instituted a new program this year. It is called “Second Tuesday”. On the second Tuesday of each month, the office staff of the Office for Regional Conference Ministries (ORCM) and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP) change their daily staff worship schedule to have morning worship with a different Regional Conference Office...

July 26, 2022July 26, 2022by
Statement from the Regional Conference Leadership on the Passing of Elder Daniel R. Jackson
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Statement from the Regional Conference Leadership on the Passing of Elder Daniel R. Jackson

Daniel R. Jackson in the NAD headquarter’s C. D. Brooks Chapel [photo by Pieter Damsteegt/NAD] The Regional Presidents Council, the Office for Regional Conference Ministries (ORCM) and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP) wish to express our great sorrow on the passing of our colleague, our friend and our brother, Elder Daniel R. Jackson, former...

July 25, 2022July 25, 2022by
Lake Region Re-Elects President and Selects Administrative and Departmental Staff
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Lake Region Re-Elects President and Selects Administrative and Departmental Staff

On July 17, 2022, approximately 600 delegates met at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan for its quadrennial session.  After re-electing President Garth Gabriel to his first full term as Conference President (Elder Gabriel became President when Dr. R. Clifford Jones accepted a call to become...

July 20, 2022July 20, 2022by
It Is Already Decided
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It Is Already Decided

As I am writing this, the 61st session of the General Conference is meeting in St. Louis. The world-wide pandemic delayed this meeting for 2 years and caused it to be held at a different venue (St. Louis) than originally scheduled (Indianapolis).  From time to time I hear people say things that suggest bringing people...

June 10, 2022June 10, 2022by
Regional Conference Retirement Plan Launches Website
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Regional Conference Retirement Plan Launches Website

“The afternoon sun of his (senior believer) life may be more mellow and productive of fruit than the morning sun. It may continue to increase in size and brightness until it drops behind the western hills.” Ellen White, RH April 6, 1886 The quote above by Ellen White encapsulates the vision of the Regional Conference Retirement...

June 10, 2022June 10, 2022by
Camp Meeting Calendar
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Camp Meeting Calendar

June 3-5–Central States-Central States Campground, Kansas City, Kansas. Sabbath Speaker-Elder Freddie Russell June 15-18–Southwest Region-Lone Star Campground, Athens, Texas.  Sabbath Speaker: Elder Henry Wright                     Allegheny West Conference (Virtual)  Sabbath Speaker: Elder John Trusty                    South Central Conference-Oakwood...

June 10, 2022June 10, 2022by