Young Pastors: The Church’s Scapegoats??
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Young Pastors: The Church’s Scapegoats??

Let me state my bias up front. I love pastors and I loved pastoring. For close to 30 years I pastored churches large and small. Churches so large that I had multiple pastors and staff. Churches so small I had to wash my own feet at communion! And today I spend a significant amount of...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
I Still Believe in Christian Education
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I Still Believe in Christian Education

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is John 6:66-69. Jesus has just fed the 5,000, with five loaves and two fish. The people were excited by the thought of someone who could do that. In their minds, He was their Savior-which He was-just not the kind of Savior they wanted. They wanted a Savior from the...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
Elder Vandeon Griffin
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Elder Vandeon Griffin

Have you met Elder Vandeon Griffin?  If you’ve seen a short, dark skinned man with the biggest smile and the personality to match, then chances are you’ve met Elder Griffin!  Hailing from Greenville, Mississippi, he is married to the former Kimberly Tinson (the love of his life) and has one daughter, Kalin (the joy of...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
Jasmyn Collins
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Jasmyn Collins

Numbers are no stranger to this senior accounting major.  Growing up in a pastoral family home, she has had her share of moves-seven to be exact.  Jasmyn was born to Pastor E. J. and Mary Collins in Texas.  She reports later moving to Nevada, Missouri, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, where she attended and graduated...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
Jermaine Jackson
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Jermaine Jackson

Prior to joining Allegheny West, Jermaine Jackson served the church at Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM). He joined the office in 2009, as a Senior Accountant and was soon promoted to Controller. In 2014, he was elected as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for ARM and Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont (GICV). In that role,...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
What I Learned from My “Museum Tour”
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What I Learned from My “Museum Tour”

In the past 3 weeks, I have had the privilege of visiting two museums that deal with African-American history: The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It was a wonderful and enlightening experience; I highly recommend them both-not only to African-Americans, but to...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
Highlights of Black Caucus
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Highlights of Black Caucus

Recently the leadership of the African American work in North America met at its Black Caucus meeting.

August 28, 2018September 17, 2018by
Elder Garth Gabriel
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Elder Garth Gabriel

May 20, 2018 is a very special date and an easy date to remember for Elder Garth Gabriel.  On this date, the constituents’ of Lake Region Conference in conference session, voted to ask Elder Gabriel to serve as the Executive Secretary, but also, 39 years ago on May 20th, was the day Elder Garth Gabriel...

August 28, 2018September 18, 2018by
Shayla-René Little
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Shayla-René Little

Diverse, detailed and driven are a few words that come to mind if asked to summarize the conversation for the interview describing the incoming Administrative Assistant for the Office for Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP). Shayla-René Little hails from Washington, D.C. where she was educated in the Prince George...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
Tim Harris
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Tim Harris

Tim Harris was one of the first two ORCM Summer Internship recipients.  He received the Ministerial Internship and worked in the Allegheny East Conference of SDA’s as a Bible Worker with Evangelist Conklin Gentry. Born in Hyattsville, MD, Mr. Harris’ parents are from Jamaica. It was after coming to the USA that his mother was...

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