Southeast seventh-day adventist church Cleveland, OH
Southeast Honors 10th Anniversary of Pastor Jerome M. Hurst
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hurst 1Family, friends and members of Southeast SDA Church, Cleveland, OH, recently gathered to honor Pastor Jerome M. Hurst on reaching 10 years of service to church and community.


The worship service that celebrated this milestone was joyous and spirit-filled. Celebrants leading the commemoration included William Cox, president of Allegheny West Conference, Jason Ridley, pastor of Hilltop Community Worship Center, Columbus, OH, who served as worship host, and Claval Hunter, pastor of Tabernacle of Praise SDA Church, St. Louis, MO, who delivered the spoken word.


Pastor Hurst, known for his tireless service to the community, including social and civic involvement, has embraced a philosophy to take ministry beyond the walls of the church. The local community has witnessed members of Southeast, along with their pastor, taking turns walking children in dangerous neighborhoods to school follow-ing the tragic death of a young girl who was abducted on her way to school. The community depends on the monthly food giveaway and a new prison ministry that seeks to reach and motivate troubled youth.


Dedication to the church’s motto—FLOW (Fellowship, Learning, Outreach and Worship)— brings the church closer through various programs and events that foster fellow-ship, Lunch and Learn Seminars that enlighten and empower, Outreach to the community and Wednesday and Sabbath worship experiences that feed the soul.


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A graduate of Oakwood and Andrews Univer-sities, Pastor Hurst has served as an educator at Ephesus Jr. Academy in Jack-sonville, FL, Golden Gate Academy in Oak-land, CA., Ramah Jr. Academy, Cleveland, OH, and Principal at Shiloh Adventist Prep School in Cincinnati, OH.


Prior to his accepting the call to lead at Southeast, Elder Hurst served as pastor at Hilltop Community Worship Center in Colum-bus, OH.


Married to Dr. Carolyn Henry-Hurst, his min-isterial partner, the couple has three daughters, Carolyn JeVern Hurst –Davis (Rodney), Charde JeRie Hollins (Anthony ) and Cheyenne Burton. The Hurst’s also have three grandchildren, Alyce, Gabrielle and Rodney Davis, III.


Pastor Hurst shared his thoughts on reaching this milestone, ―Today, as I reflect on some of the milestones in my own life and in God’s church, I am inspired by the opportunity for even greater service to God.‖


Congratulations, Pastor Hurst. 


—Cecily Bryant

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Southeast Seventh-Day
Adventist Church

16602 Tarkington Ave.
Cleveland OH 44128

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