Pastoral Ministries

About Us

The mission of the Pastoral Ministries Department is to serve ministerial leaders and their families and to affirm the importance of the local church in the completion of Christ’s commission. We serve in the following areas: Proclamation of the Gospel, spiritual growth, personal development, professional growth, and church growth. With these values we are implementing the overarching mission statement of the conference: Walking together in faith, hope, and love.


The Team

Orlando Lopez

Vice President for Pastoral Ministries

407-644-5000 ext 2111

Gizelle Best

Ministry Operations Coordinator

407-644-5000 ext 2111

Jeffrey Dorval

Administrative Assistant

407-644-5000 ext 2112

Abdiel Del Toro

Vice President for Spanish-language

407-644-5000 ext 2121

Walter Castro

Ministerial Field Associate for
Volunteer Lay Pastors

407-644-5000 ext 2113

Alex Schlussler

Ministerial Field Associate for Lay and
Leadership Development

407-644-5000 ext 2140

Javier Diaz

Ministerial Field
Associate – North District


Steven Jencks

Ministerial Field
Associate – Central District


Gervon Marsh

Ministerial Field
Associate – South District


Events Calendar

About Us

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A Better Choice
Books • Deli • Natural Foods

351 S. State Road 434

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3824

Phone: (407) 644-4255?•?Fax: (407) 618-0274

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Store Hours:
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Deli Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Camp Kulaqua General Store (ABC Branch)
23400 NW 212 Ave.
High Springs, FL 32643
Phone: (386) 454-7956?•?Fax: (386) 454-7976

Sunday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am -7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

*open for special events as needed

Express Delivery Schedule
Avoid shipping costs by placing an ABC order to be delivered to a location as scheduled below. Orders must be made by phone or e-mail before 5:30 p.m. on the Thursday before a scheduled Sunday delivery: (407) 644-4255  or

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About Us

The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all families of children in grades 1-4. Our mission is to support parents and caregivers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful love relationship with Jesus Christ.
The first few years of a child’s life sets the stage for their future.  For parents/families of pre-K through fourth grade children, our Adventurer Clubs provide a safe place to encourage the development of the necessary social and interpersonal skills they need, in an environment that promotes Christian values and responsibilities.
Families will learn a variety of topics together, from character building, nature, hobbies, safety, and much more. This club also has parenting tips and resources through the family network and is designed to help you be the best parent/caregiver you can be as you partner with your child and other families to grow your kids to be the best they can be. Most clubs meet twice a month.

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