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Welcome to Health Ministries


We’re delighted that you’ve shown an interest. The South Central Conference (SCC) Health Ministries Department is designed to promote and equip the church and their communities to achieve total wellness. The three (3) core areas of focus consist of a balanced health education, rejuvenated health retreats and effective health evangelism with a Christ-centered approach.


LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS TEAM: To assist in promoting healthful living throughout SCC, a team of dedicated SDA health professionals are listed for your convenience. Also, all team members (including husbands) have completed the official Health Ministry Training by the NAD held in Atlanta, GA.

Conf Angela & Mark1

Angela Hyde, DT is a Lifestyle Program Assistant at the University of Memphis. Moreover, Angela is a health educator and cooking class instructor for the Dietetics Dept. at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Her husband Mark accompanies her on weekends. 901-315-6684, healthnugget@hotmail.com






Conf Deborah & Eugene1

Deborah Haynes, LPN is employed at the Central Alabama Veteran’s Health Care System in Tuskegee, AL. for over 30 years. Deborah’s area of specialty and experience is presenting vegetarian cooking classes. Her husband Eugene work with her as a team. 334-727-2983, debnik46@hotmail.com




Conf Hazel & Larry1Hazel Meadows is a Nationally Certified Nutrition Educator through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Birmingham). Moreover, Hazel specializes in nutrition education for youth and young adults. Her husband Larry assist her in the presentations. 205-447-8468, hmae8@bellsouth.net




DCIM100MEDIADeborah Gant is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant from the SEC Training Center near Jackson, MS. In addition, Deborah has produced and host several TV shows on natural health. Moreover, she conducts health expos and vegetarian cooking classes. 601-278-1868, fonhe56@yahoo.com




RECOVERY & RESTORATION TEAM: To provide training, workshops and counseling for a broad range of codependent behaviors and mental health issues, this team of passionate SDA professionals harness over 50 years of experience with a spiritual component, and, are ready to serve! Too, both individuals have completed the new Adventist Recovery Ministry training by the NAD held in Atlanta, GA.

Conf Kitson Francis1Dr. Kitson Francis is a nationally certified substance abuse counselor. Moreover, he is also proficient in the following areas: domestic violence intervention, marriage and family counseling, and retreats.  Kitson resides in the Huntsville, AL area. 256-656-5866, familyconsult1@gmail.com






Conf Reta Chandler1Reta Chandler, LPC/CAADC is a nationally certified addiction, mental health and activity therapy counselor. In addition, she is also experienced in presenting behavioral health programs with children, adolescence, and adults. Reta resides in the Jackson, MS area. 601-291-9521, retac@bellsouth.net