Tornado Hits Selma, AL

January 12, 2023 | Nashville, TN | South Central Conference

Today the severe weather outbreak spawned more than two dozen tornadoes across the South and has resulted in multiple deaths in Autauga County, Alabama.  Residents in the Selma, AL area have been affected including members of the Temple Gate Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Pastor Thiea Wilson, the pastor, is leading the effort to connect and check in with the members.  Pastor Wilson reported that some members experienced damage to their homes and are without power at this time. 

Selma, a city of almost 18,000 people located just 50 miles west of Montgomery, is the site of a landmark 1965 civil rights march in which protesters were beaten and tear-gassed by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, an incident referred to as “Bloody Sunday.”

The South Central Conference Adventist Community Services (ACS) directors are working with Pastor Wilson and the South Alabama ACS Federation to provide resources the community needs at this time.

The South Central Conference administration is monitoring this situation and calls on the members of the conference to join in praying for those affected by these storms.   

As soon as more information and opportunities to aid are identified we will share more information.