About Us

Our Mission and Purpose


Our Mission

As Christians, we believe it is important to follow Christ’s example. When he walked this earth he not only taught he also fed the hungry, healed the sick, and gave the blindsight. His sole purpose was to help humanity and here at South Central, we follow that same pattern. Our goal is to assist those in need, provide life instructions, and be the shining light that God has called us to be.

Our Purpose

South Central Conference, is headquarters for the ministry of Seventh-day Adventists in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and the portion of Florida lying west of the Apalachicola River. This conference comprises of more than 29,000 members in 146 congregations. We are one of eight conferences located in the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Our History

Since 1946 the South Central Conference has served the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the panhandle of Florida.

Front view of Adventist Church in Romanian village of Marginea, famous for the traditional handmade production of black pottery

Our Beliefs & Values

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.


God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one, all-knowing yet all-forgiving.


From neurons to nebulae, DNA to distant galaxies, we are surrounded by wonder. Yet the beauty is broken.


Love. Harmony. Perfection. Once, all creation sang the same glorious song.


Jesus left His followers with an epic mission: tell the world of His love and His promise to return. Also, they should love people the way He loved them.


God’s law in the Ten Commandments shows us how to live and make clear our need for Jesus. Though the law shows us the path to follow and convicts us of sin, it’s about far more than just toeing the line.


From the Garden of Eden to the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom to the Exodus from Egypt, God has always investigated before taking action.

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience, and know the One who desires to make us whole.