2017-18 Church Leaders
Adventist Youth Society
Adventist Youth Society Leader: Crystal Ballard
AY MISSION: The salvation of youth through Jesus Christ. We understand youth ministry to be that work of the church that is conducted for, with, and by young people.
AY AIM: The Advent message to all the world in my generation
AY MOTTO: The love of Christ constrains me.
AY PLEDGE: Loving the Lord Jesus, I promise to take an active part in the youth ministry of the church, doing what I can to help others and to finish the work of the Gospel in all the world.
Director: Maria Sherrod
The Adventurer Club was created to give children an opportunity to belong to an organized peer group. The club involves children ages 4-9 and their parents. Parental involvement provides opportunities for parents to participate in the learning experience. The Mountain Top Adventurer Club includes children from ages 4-9. Children in these varied ages are at different social, physical, and mental stages in their development. Realizing these differences, we offer classes to meet their individual needs.
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Children’s Ministry Leader: Sandra Zechariah
Assistant Children’s Ministry:
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 114
Clerk: Gloria Poole & Flora Farley
Assistant Clerk –
Communication Printed Media
Director: Karen Gray
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Community Service Leader: Michelle White
Assistant Community Service:
Head Deaconess: Veronica Gadsden
Assistant Head Deaconess:
Head Deacon: Rod Calloway
Asst Head Deacon :
Assistant Disabilities Officer:
Text: “Go out quickly… into the streets and alleys… and bring in the poor, crippled, blind, and lame… and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” (Luke 14:21-23)
Mission/Purpose: The Disability [Special Needs] Ministry ensures the accessibility of the church (structure & members) through awareness, education, resource distribution and evangelism so that all people (regardless of circumstance or status) have access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Goals/Vision: Building Relationships – with a spirit of Godly love and inclusion, we ensure the following safeguards that no one is shut out, pushed out or left out because of the architecture problems, lack of communication or attitudinal barriers:
Promotion and advocacy with an emphasis on special attention and resource(s) accessibility for members and others with disabilities
Encourage collaborative efforts with existing church sponsored events/programs for intentional witnessing to people who have disabilities
Make recommendation(s) regarding facilities accessibility and accommodation for people with different abilities
Advise departmental and Church leadership on involvement of members who have disabilities
Motto: “Attitude is the real Disability.”
Colors: Shades of Blue [Sapphire] and White
Education Secretary: Rhonda Madison
Assistant Education Secretary:
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 117
Head Elders: Orlando King
Asst Head Elder:
Family Life Coordinator: Brenda King
Purpose/Mission: The Family Life Department at West End desires to help restore and maintain healthy families. We believe that the family is God’s ordained institution; therefore we must nurture the family and help sustain it in these perilous times.
- Counseling Available for adults, teens and children.
- Enrichment Seminars to help empower and enlighten families.
- Daily Family Worship is strongly encouraged.
- Wholesome family activities are provided through different ministries in the church.
- Wholesome family activities are recommended for the home.
- We provide Marriage Ministry for couples. Adventist youth for tween’s and teens. Children’s Ministry for the younger members of the family.
- Collaboration with Men and Women’s Ministries, as well as Singles and Seasoned Citizens.
- No one is excluded- Everyone is included in Family Life Ministry.
Motto: Helping Families Thrive in Perilous Times
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 129
Greeters Leader: Gloria Poole
Purpose/Mission: “To glorify God by extending a warm welcome to every person entering His House and with the love of God through the Holy Spirit laboring as servants of hospitality with all ministries to enhance the worship experience and MAGNIFY God’s name in the process.”
Description of Ministry: The Greeter Hospitality Ministry is servant focused with the enhancement of worship as our goal. We welcome and extend hospitality to all that enter into any service where God can be magnified. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:34-36
Health Ministries Leader: Christine Boyd
Assistants Health Ministry :
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Home & School
Director: Alicia Pullman
Purpose/Mission: The Home and School Association strives to unite the home, the school, and the church in their endeavors to provide Seventh-day Adventist Christian education for the children. The role of the Home and School Leader is to provide parents of the church with the information they need for the education of their children, provide suggestions to the administration and school board for curriculum improvement, encourages frequent communication between home and school, provide volunteer services as requested by the school and assist in providing the school with additional equipment and facilities not provided by the church or conference/mission/field.
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Director: Stephen Clary
Directors: Dane & Rita Holland
Purpose/Mission: To encourage stronger marriage relationships in the West End SDA Church, according to Biblical principles. Using Christian materials and tools, offered through regular meetings, seminars, workshops, retreats and other social activities, we desire to support and promote other married couples to make Jesus the center of their marriages.
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Media & Technology
Director: Tahina Desrosiers
Purpose/Mission: “Bringing the Message to the World through Media and Technology.”
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 105
Adventist Men’s Leader: Ryan Manning
Assistant Men’s Leader:
Vision: To establish and reestablish Godly Men/Leaders within our Home, our Church and our Community.”
Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the Men’s Ministry of West-End SDA Church is to create an environment that fosters growth in Christ by providing developmental opportunities for the Men to become more spiritually established in Jesus Christ.
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 121
Minister of Music Leader: Joel Boyce
Assistant Minister of Music:
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 118
Assistant Pathfinder Leader:
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 119
Personal Ministries Leader: Maurice Reid
Assistant Personal Ministry Leader:
Personal Ministry Secretary
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 120
Prison Ministry Leader: Harold Davis
Assistant Prison Ministry Leader:
Religious Liberty Leader: Clifford Brown
Assistant Religious Liberty:
Superintendent: Monica Chapman
Purpose/Mission: Sabbath School is designed to allow the congregation to study the Word of God through various groups. There are 10 Adults’ classes and a Singles class that meets in the sanctuary each week at 9:30 a.m. Teachers’ Meeting starts at 8:00 a.m. This particular class offers a very intimate, high level of study for anyone who is brave enough to get up early! Everyone, in addition to our Teachers, is encouraged to attend!
The Lower Division classes are designed to meet the needs of our children divided into various age groups:
- Cradle Roll includes ages 0-3 years
- Kindergarten includes ages 4 to 6
- Primary includes ages 7 through 9
- Juniors include ages 10-12
Our teens are split into two classes:
- Earliteens includes ages 13 to 15
- Youth includes ages 16 to 18
- Tel: 404-755-5927 extension 122
Seasoned Citizen Ministry
Seasoned Citizen Leader: Jimmy Smith
Assistant Seasoned Citizen Leader:
Single Ministry Leader: Aaron Walker
Assistant Single Ministry Leader:
Purpose: We affirm and support adults who are single by choice, death, divorce, or circumstance as whole, valuable people and meet their unique spiritual and social needs. We provide opportunities for single adults to worship, fellowship, and witness through Christ-centered events and activities.
Mission: Our mission is to improve ourselves spiritually, mentally and physically. We encourage you to be the best that you can be. We have events each month that promote our mission. Feel free to subscribe to our newsletter Please note some of our featured events below.
Every month the West End SDA Church Singles Ministry department has a Singles Weekend.
Visit us at www.westendsingles.org for up to date information
Stewardship Secretary: Damien Smith
Assistants Stewardship Secretary:
Purpose/Mission: “Stewardship”, often misunderstood to be a matter of “Tithe and Offerings”, is the summation of a Christian’s whole duty to God and to man.
It is the purpose of the West End SDA Stewardship department to help its congregation perceive this duty as an act of worship for their Creator, and an act of love for their fellow man. It is our goal to help others receive God as their Creator, believe that He has complete control of His creation, and by faith accept that their health and well-being is His utmost priority.
Treasurer: Sheila Smith
Head Usher: Lurlean Robinson
Assistant Head Usher:
Women Ministry: Joyce Ann Madison
Assistant Women Ministry:
Purpose/Mission: This ministry is designed to encourage women to grow in their faith in Christ, to develop and strengthen intimate friendships with other women and to provide opportunities to serve and reach our community for Christ.
Theme: “Women on the Move…Power, Faith and Prayer!!”
Outreach/Activities: We have an annual Women’s Conference that ministers to the growing needs of all women. We not only minister to the needs of women; we minister to females of all ages. Our outreach ministry, the Beautifully Unique Daughters of the Saviour (BUDS) is designed to reach females between the ages of 5-18.
Young Adult Ministry
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