Olinto Groce

Ministry Overview

The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes in providing an environment where children can experience the satisfaction of serving others. The Children’s Ministries department takes an active role in this process by supporting programs where children can participate and become involved.

Helping each child to have a trusting, loving, and increasing relationship with Jesus, the department works in cooperation with local conference directors and dedicated volunteers to create and maintain successful children’s ministries in churches across the Southeastern Conference.

The Children’s Ministries department promotes and coordinates ministry for children and involves children in service to others. Christ’s instruction to feed the lambs provides the impetus for the church to meet the needs of children in fellowship, worship, stewardship, and outreach.

Our Encountering God through Worship and Prayer programs are designed to captivate children, profoundly nurture their love for God, and spark a lifelong commitment to Jesus. They ignite a lasting devotion that can shape their lives now and for eternity. 




(352) 735-3142 Ext. 108

Patt Goffe

Children’s Ministry Associate Director | (352) 735-3142 Ext. 108