Allegheny East Conference

Story by Anna Bartlett

Emil Dean Peeler, senior pastor of Allegheny East Conference's Capitol Hill church (DC), recently wrote Discipleship Guide: Bible Principles for Growing Disciples. Peeler holds a doctorate in ministry, and has served in various positions of leadership in the body of Christ and broader community, most notably as pastor, conference evangelist, author, associate ministerial director, college professor, and director of Church Growth and Evangelism of Southeastern California Conference.

Peeler draws not only on his personal experience growing up Adventist and growing in discipleship with God, but also his 33 years and counting ministerial experience to write his new book.

More than 100 attendees receive helpful resources and giveaways at AEC’s first Church Ministries Fair.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

This summer AEC’s Drum Corps (AECDC) participated in the Pottstown, Pa., July 4th parade for the third time. They are the first Seventh-day Adventist group to ever march in the Pottstown parade, a tradition they hope to keep.

“This parade is special to us because the community is so kind to us and they embrace us with open arms. We take pride in participating alongside organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. They look for us each year, and we look forward to participating,” says Andrea Elliott, AEC Drum Corps coordinator.

Marleena Debrough, pastor of the Prentis (Pa.) Park church, anoints and prays for Kevin Jenkins, a CAMCON attendee and member of the Southwest church in Philadelphia.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Recently Allegheny East Conference’s Communication Department held its fourth annual Connection and Ministry Communication Conference (CAMCON) on their campus in Pine Forge, Pa. Presenters used the theme “Crafting the Landscape of Communication: Purpose, People, Practice” to share on topics such as writing stories people want to read, using social media as an evangelism tool and learning how to create quality videos right from your cell phone.