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From ACGC – October 17, 2018

Photos feature hurricane damage at Millville Advent Christian Church in Panama City

This past week as I was dealing with the effects Hurricane Florence had on our Executive Council meetings, I heard about the hurricane bearing down on the city of my first pastorate. I have faced a number of hurricanes throughout my life, from living near Panama City to experiencing Fran in North Carolina, but I have never faced the destruction felt by so many through this storm. We heard about the almost complete destruction of Mexico Beach, just east of Panama City, and struggled to make contact with our churches and the people we know there. Then, Michael made its way north and hit still-recovering North and South Carolina.

News From Our Churches – October 17, 2018


James Missick (wife Delores & daughter Faythe) is the first African American pastor in the Central Region of the Advent Christian denomination to be installed as the pastor of an all-white church.

His installation program included the president of CACMS, Ray Bazanson; President of Prairie States Conference, George Griswold; Pastor David Dean of DeKalb; Pastor Steve Epting of Hope Church and Superintendent Bill Norwood.

Announcements & Upcoming Events – October 17, 2018


The annual delegate meeting of the Advent Christian Village, Inc. will be held Friday, November 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the Bixler Memorial Chapel, Dowling Park, Fla.

Each conference that is a member of the Advent Christian General Conference is a member of the corporation and entitled to one delegate for each 100 members or major fractional part.

Conferences are invited to send delegates to this meeting. Each delegate should present duly authorized credentials from the appointing conference.

Keri Hilliard
Secretary of the Corporation

International Missions – October 17, 2018

Jeff Walsh, Cynthia Lee, and Rowina and Erwin Cabrizos

News from Dr. Cynthia Lee

Ministry work with Agape House Indonesia

One part of the Agape House trip to Indonesia was a ministry clinic conducted by Dr. Cynthia Lee from Dunn, N.C. With a delay in travel, Cynthia was still able to reach Indonesia in time to hold the ministry clinic and worship with the Samarinda Toraja Church, Agape House ministry leaders and alumni. Cynthia posted on her Facebook page on October 13 at 9:05 p.m.:

Medical mission day complete!!

From ACGC – October 10, 2018

                        Steve Lawson

It has been a few weeks since I have had the opportunity to share about my travels and work as Executive Director. Back in September, I traveled down to West Bay to my first church out of seminary. It was a great trip. We had the opportunity to connect with not only the members of the church, but also with James and Pam Brooks, their new pastor and his wife. We were also able to make contact with some of the youth we worked with back in the mid ‘80s, but it was sobering to realize these guys have grown up to have children and even grandchildren.