Multi-Cultural Ministries

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations
Matthew 28:19

Haitian Ministries 


Departmental Secretary 

Jean Touissaint
Phone: 404-792-0535, ext. 352
Fax: 678-701-0812
Currine  Harris
Phone: 404-792-0535, ext.  109
Fax: 678-701-0812

The role of Haitian Ministries

• Coordinates communication and promotes ministry efforts to the French-speaking members and employees on behalf of the South Atlantic Conference Administration.
• Serve as a resource for pastors, local church leaders, and Conference departmental directors and support staff.

Hispanic Ministries


Administrative Secretary

Efrain Poloche
Phone: 404 -792-0535, ext. 116
Fax: 678-701-0812
Marlene Edwards
Phone: 404-792-0535, ext. 111
Fax: 678-701-0812
Bienvenido a la página web de la Conferencia de Ministerios Hispanos Atlántico Sur de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día.
Si usted es nuevo en la zona y quiere unirse a nosotros, venir a visitar! Nuestras iglesias son su iglesia también!
Welcome to the website of the South Atlantic Conference Hispanic Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
If you are new in the area and want to join us, come visit! Our churches are your church too!
El objetivo del departamento de Ministerios Hispanos es llegar a todos los miembros de la comunidad hispana en nuestra conferencia y conducirlos a Cristo.
The goal of the Hispanic Ministries department is to reach every member of the Hispanic community in our conference and lead them to Christ.

The Office of Hispanic Ministries

  • Coordina la comunicación y promueve los esfuerzos del ministerio a los miembros de habla bilingüe y empleados en nombre de la Administración Conferencia del Atlántico Sur.
  • Coordinates communication and promotes ministry efforts to the Bi-lingual-speaking members and employees on behalf of the South Atlantic Conference Administration.
  • Servir como un recurso para pastores, líderes de iglesias locales y salas de conferencias directores de departamento y personal de apoyo.
  • Serve as a resource for pastors, local church leaders, and Conference departmental directors and support staff.

Message from Elder Ernest Castillo

Vice President, North American Division Multi-Ethnic Ministries

It is no secret that our Hispanic ministry is one of the fastest growing ministries here in the North American Division. From the 15 original Hispanic church members in a little Spanish Church in Sanchez, Arizona in 1899, the Hispanic membership here in the North American Division has mushroomed to about 250,000. An interesting story, that I would like to share with each one. This story appears in the book “The Untold Story”, pgs. 20,21, written by Elder Manuel Vasquez. “In 1913, José Sánchez, one of the converted sons of the patriarch Lorenzo Sánchez, was working at the academy in Angwin, CA, to support his son Ismael, who was a student there. One day Abel decided to visit Mrs. White in Elmshaven and was given a message of encouragement concerning the Hispanic work. When Abel arrived at the two-story house in the country, Mrs. White graciously invited him In. While getting acquainted, she noticed his Spanish accent and asked where he attended Church. ‘I’m a member of the Spanish-speaking Adventist church in Sánchez, Arizona,’ Abel told her. She then related to him the only known inspired words regarding the Spanishspeaking work in the North American Division. ‘It has been shown me that the Spanish work will be placed at the “vanguard”, and march at the head of the cause of God in the United States.’ “ As we have entered the twenty-first century, we praise God for our many Hispanic pioneers who paved the way in many ways. But there are still challenges to be met. Challenges that always confront a growing ministry.


Mrs. Judith Munguia invited Pastor John Newlove, our SAC Hispanic club coordinator, for the initiation ceremony of this club. Members, friends and family were present along with Master Guide personnel form Chamblee Hispanic Church and Doraville Hispanic Church. Also Mrs. Aldene Preddie our Pathfinders Leader from Douglasville Hispanic Church among the guests witnessing our ceremony. Pastor Poloche and His wife were there supporting our brave youth and our diligent leaders.  
Pastor Canales Baptized 3 people at Columbia Ebenezer Hispanic Church on Saturday 3-27-2021. The baptismal service was planned with all the members attending at the yard using masks and keeping distance.
Pastor Freddy Canales is the pastor of the following 5 congregations in South Carolina: Columbia-Ebenezer; Rock Hill; Pageland; Myrtle Beach and Conway.

Portable baptistries are used by the church to be used anywhere across South Carolina.