Disabilities Ministries began in 1989 when the North American Division formed a Commision for People with Disabilities whose purpose was to examine needs and create effective solutions for members with disabilities, provide awareness and education for all Seventh-day Adventists, learn to evangelize people with disabilities, and ultimately impact church practice so that people with disabilities are always considered in all areas of church life. In 1995 at the World Church Annual Session in Utrecht, The Netherlands, it was voted to install a Disabilities Ministries Coordinator within all churches throughout the world.

Today, we find Ministry to People with Disabilities (as listed in the SDA Manual) as strong, effective, and persevering ministry. Hundreds of churches throughout North America have active Disabilities Ministries Coordinators and numerous Unions and Conferences have established denominational leadership that give guidance and support to this predominantly lay effort.

Our Mission is to Create Disabilities Ministries that brings empowerment to the physically challenged community through partnership in ministry and community projects.

The Team

Betsy Pena

Executive Assistant

Phone: 407-644-5000

Email: betsy.pena@floridaconference.com

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


The Disabilities Ministry of the Fort Lauderdale Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a walk-a-thon to raise awareness of the 100+ million chronic pain sufferers in the United States of America. Proceeds will benefit The American Chronic Pain Association. $25 is the MINIMUM required, CASH, donation per walker/participant. Sponsorship is strongly suggested! Registration begins at 7:00...

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Synder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 United States
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