What We Learned-And Did Not Learn-During Covid 19
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What We Learned-And Did Not Learn-During Covid 19

Last month, we cautiously celebrated the general re-opening of society in the United States and the general re-opening of Regional Conferences churches and offices. Our celebration was cautious-and, as it turned out-with good reason.  To some degree, the pandemic-which never fully went away-returned with a vengeance-particularly among those who have steadfastly declined to be vaccinated....

August 31, 2021August 31, 2021by
Farewell and Welcome to the Byrd Family
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Farewell and Welcome to the Byrd Family

On successive Sabbaths during the month of August, the ministry of Dr. and Mrs. Carlton P. Byrd – newly elected President and First Lady of the Southwest Region Conference – was celebrated and affirmed in different ways.  On August 14, the Oakwood University SDA Church bade farewell to the Byrds after 9 and a half years of ministry as...

August 31, 2021September 5, 2021by
Historic Election In Pacific Union Yields One Female and Two African-American Administrators
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Historic Election In Pacific Union Yields One Female and Two African-American Administrators

The Pacific Union elected a historically diverse group of Union administrators in their recent elections.  Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, the Pacific Union delegates elected Elder Brad Newton-formerly the Executive Secretary of Pacific Union-as the new Union President of the Pacific Union Conference. The Pacific Union with 223,000 members and nearly 190 million dollars in tithe...

August 31, 2021August 31, 2021by
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Southwest Region Conference Offers Shelter From The Storm

Southwest Region Conference President, Dr. Carlton Byrd, asks for your prayers and your help notifying church and community members about shelter resources for those impacted by Hurricane Ida. The Lone Star Campground and church sites are open and available to house church and community members. Please read Dr. Byrd’s memo below which provides more details.

August 30, 2021August 30, 2021by
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Regional Voice Commemorative Issue Honors Elder Henry Fordham III and Mrs. Sharon Wright Fordham

This special issue of the Regional Voice commemorates the life and ministry of Elder Henry Fordham III and his wife and partner in ministry, Mrs. Sharon Wright Fordham. Elder and Mrs. Fordham were “contagious Christians” who helped countless people around the world meet Jesus our Savior. Our commemorative edition shares personal stories from family members, friends,...

August 20, 2021August 20, 2021by
Five-Year-Old Author and His Book Back In The News
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Five-Year-Old Author and His Book Back In The News

Five-year-old Julius Marshall and his book, Cloud Party, are back in the news. Julius was invited to WPMI-TV NBC 15 to give a lesson about clouds, good choices, and forgiveness. News anchors and the chief meteorologist encouraged viewers to purchase Julius’ book. To buy a copy of Cloud Party for your child, students, or yourself,...

August 19, 2021August 19, 2021by
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Southwest Region Conference Welcomes New Executive Secretary

On July 11, 2021, the Southwest Region Conference Executive Committee voted Pastor Jason North as the Executive Secretary. Elder North succeeds Pastor Stephen Brooks who was elected to serve as Executive Secretary and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director at the 31st Constituency Session of the Southwestern Union Conference. As the Executive Secretary, Elder North...

August 19, 2021August 19, 2021by
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Elders Garth Gabriel and Julius Everett Headline Leadership Change in Lake Region

The acceptance of the call to Oakwood University by former President, Dr. R. Clifford Jones triggered a change in the leadership of the Lake Region Conference. Dr. Jones, who previously taught at Andrews Theological Seminar for many years prior to being elected the President of Lake Region, returned to academia as the Dean of the School...

August 19, 2021August 19, 2021by
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Oakwood University Appoints Dr. R. Clifford Jones As New Dean of Religion Department

Dr. R. Clifford Jones, a distinguished scholar-teacher, conference administrator, and pastor has been appointed as the new Dean of Oakwood University’s Religion Department. Dr. Jones began his new assignment on July 1, 2021, transitioning from the role of President of the Lake Region Conference. Prior to service at Lake Region Conference, Dr. Cliff Jones was...

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