Southeastern Reassigns Pastors

By: Robert Henley
Date: 10/07/08
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The Southeastern Conference Executive Committee recently voted to reassign 21 pastors. It is a policy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to periodically move its pastors. 

“No two pastors lead in the same way. Each has been gifted by God with different talents. By moving pastors the church has the opportunity to benefit from the various skills sets of each pastor.  Thus, over time the church develops into a well-rounded institution,”  states Milton Sterling, SEC ministerial director. 

He also added, “Pastors also benefit from the moves by learning how to lead in different environments. “ 
Listed below are the moves that were made.

CHURCH

PASTOR

EphesusWest Palm Beach

Claude Matthews

EphesusJacksonville

Breath of Life - Jacksonville

Sherwin Callwood

Mt. SinaiOrlando

Herman Davis

LebanonMiami

Alpha Agape - Miami

Leonard Newton

North Orlando

Tony Taylor

Mars Hill – Sanford

Carl Ware

Northside – Miami

T. A. McNealy

Mt. OlivetFt. Lauderdale

Brent Waldon

Patmos Chapel – Winter Park

Samuel Dade

Tabernacle – Miami

Olinto Groce

New HopeFt. Lauderdale

Pines – Pembroke Pines

Jonathan McCottry

Progress Village & Westside

Dolphy Cross

Town and Country - Tampa  

BethlehemClearwater

Barry Bonner

Maranatha – Tallahassee

Mt. Olive – Quincy

Willie Taylor

Mt. Sinai – Sarasota

Mt. Gilead – Bradenton

Everis Clarke

Rays of Light – Sunrise

Winston Taylor

Emmanuel Spanish – Tampa

Alejandro Morgado

Pilgrim Spanish – Hialeah

Raul Cruz

Boca Raton Spanish – Boca Raton

Josue Parker

Sheeler Oaks – Apopka

Juan Gonzalez

Frost Proof Spanish SDA – Frost Proof

Pablo Soler

Genesis Spanish

Daniel Olacirregui

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8 Comment(s) | Add Your Own Comment
Reinaldo Martinez | Aug/11/10 10:08:20
I guess that by changing Pastor Olinto Groce from New Hope SDA Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is a good way to avoid responsibility. What do I mean? Well when a Pastor like Olinto Groce steals your wife's hard earned money. It is easy to say, well Pastor Olinto Groce is no longer the Pastor at the church. However, before the eyes of God is that a good way for a man of God to avoid responsibility? Leviticus 19:13 SAYS, You shall not cheat you neighbor, nor rob him/her the wages of him/her who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning. Or, read Isaiah 56:11. Afterall, it is the Word of God not mines.
 
Reinaldo Martinez | Aug/11/10 10:08:20
I guess that by changing Pastor Olinto Groce from New Hope SDA Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is a good way to avoid responsibility. What do I mean? Well when a Pastor like Olinto Groce steals your wife's hard earned money. It is easy to say, well Pastor Olinto Groce is no longer the Pastor at the church. However, before the eyes of God is that a good way for a man of God to avoid responsibility? Leviticus 19:13 SAYS, You shall not cheat you neighbor, nor rob him/her the wages of him/her who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning. Or, read Isaiah 56:11. Afterall, it is the Word of God not mines.
 
Noonoo | Feb/13/09 03:02:54
Paster Wesley Bruce is staying at DOZ? YYYYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!
 
Time | Oct/20/08 09:10:21
By the way, how would the bible say that Mt Calvary should change its pastor? I guess I am glad that Paul, Peter, and the other Apostles stayed at one church their entire minstry and kept the knowledge and experience they had in one place for one people. Wait, people moved and wrote letters.
 
Time | Oct/20/08 08:10:58
You are correct. There is no mandate, and really should not be. However, it was put in for a reason. Look at biblical history and current history at the results of changing the rules for a few; Ahab, Sanhedren, Dark ages, ancient Rome, Jeb Bush, Papacy, the blacks in South Carolina after the whites returned to claim their property, the economic crash of 2008. The associate Pastor is great. Mt. Calvary has many great resources and has been blessed, but we cannot let God's work for Mt. Calvary or any other church be left stagnant because of the happiness of a few or needs of leadership of one. If it ain't broke is a term used for a lukewarm church. If policies need to be changed, then change them, don't work around them with poiltics which create favoritism for those who are in the mix and the know. What about the other Pastors who work well in their current churches? What about other Pastors who build schools and churches and then have to move. These sorts of politics do not belong in the church. Ask yourself this, which parts of the church ministry is currently in the greatest need? This is different from the last administration, which is different from the adminstration before that. A Pastor cannot and in some situations will not focus on any other agenda but their own. Is the church becoming lopsided in some areas? If you don't know, then watch and pray. Be sincere. God will show you. Read and study your bible. Learn and study history. God speaks to us through His Word. There is nothing new under the sun. And finally, what normally happens when a leader stays past his or time? Who are we to say what that time is? If you don't know, then you must follow the standard and current policies. God is of order.
 
| Oct/20/08 02:10:24
I for one am very happy that Mt. Calvary's Pastor (my pastor), Patrick Vincent will be staying. God has blessed and will continue to do so with his leadership and the additon of Pastor Pierre Francois. It's not broke don't fixt it. I might add that policies can be changed. There appears to be no mandate in the Word that says a pastor has to be changed after so many years.
 
| Oct/20/08 02:10:24
I for one am very happy that Mt. Calvary's Pastor (my pastor), Patrick Vincent will be staying. God has blessed and will continue to do so with his leadership and the additon of Pastor Pierre Francois. It's not broke don't fixt it. I might add that policies can be changed. There appears to be no mandate in the Word that says a pastor has to be changed after so many years.
 
Time | Oct/19/08 09:10:16
Who is Mt. Calvary in Tampa getting as a new Pastor? Since, as stated: "It is a policy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to periodically move its pastors. No two pastors lead in the same way. Each has been gifted by God with different talents. By moving pastors the church has the opportunity to benefit from the various skills sets of each pastor. Thus, over time the church develops into a well-rounded institution, states Milton Sterling, SEC ministerial director. Is there a new policy? James 2:8-9.
 
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