Community Service – Part of being a good neighbor is providing services to our surrounding community.


About Us

The purpose of holistic ministry is not only to proclaim the Good News,  the word of salvation, but also to demonstrate the love of God to people who are in need.

What We Do

ACS serves the whole person,  a concept known as holistic ministry whose mission is to “serve the community in Christ’s name”.

ACS History

In 1879, the Seventh-day Adventist Church officially name was “Dorcas Society”. This community outreach consisted of people who met frequently to provide clothes, food, and money for family in the church or the immediate community who had temporary needs.

Today ACS provides such as disaster response, crisis care, elderly care, youth empowerment, hope for humanity, and tutoring & mentoring programs globally.

Earl & Christine Washington are the ministry leader of Adventist Community Services and Personal Ministries at South Nashville Church. In this capacity, We are responsible for: Addressing ways of caring and showing compassion to the disadvantage members and non-member with basic needs; To mobilize and organize the church members for outreach, while working closely with Personal Ministry; Recruiting volunteers for church sponsored activity/program or social action project, such as disaster relief, health screening, school supplies, and inner city; Provide information on current issues and post announcements for bulletin.

Christine was inspired by her parents who worked for God in the church and communities. She started servicing in this area at age 6, with ingathering, passing out massages, and community Thanksgiving dinner. Both Earl and Christine are currently working with the homeless population at the men/women Nashville Rescues Mission and Safety Haven Homes.

Their ministry goals is to serve people in Christ’s name and to provide hope and love to the oppressed by fulfill God’s commission.

In addition to their work at South Nashville Church, Christine is the Adventist Community Services Federation President, for the South Central Conference. In this capacity, she serves all churches in the Middle TN areas, by providing workshops or presentations related to CPR, Disaster Preparedness, exposing the six areas of Adventist Community Services Ministry, and host Federation Emphasis Day.

Christine and Earl reside in Antioch, TN and are the proud parents of 3 children.

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