Who We Are
Seventh-day Adventists are Bible-believing Christians who base faith, hope, and the future in Jesus Christ. The name 'Seventh-day' indicates our adherence to the Biblical Sabbath, while 'Adventist' means we anticipate the promised return of Christ. Learn more about our Fundamental Beliefs.
The Allegheny Conference was established September 26, 1945. This was a historical year for Blacks in the Columbia Union Conference. The Allegheny Conference was organized in the rear of a bookstore near Howard University with 4,000 members.
Elder J. H. Wagner was elected the first president and by the beginning of 1967, the conference was divided into two conferences, Allegheny East and West.
The Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists exists to promote the sharing of the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ ethnically [TA ETHNAE - "to all people groups"] within its assigned territory through Christ-centered leadership and responsible resource management.
We intend to offer superior service every time for every church and institution we serve, in every relationship we establish.
We consult, ask, inform, and receive information in an open, non-judgmental atmosphere.
Servicing and supporting and empowering our churches and schools is our reason for being and to this end we are committed.
We encourage initiatives that help us to do things better...to foster continuous learning...to find new ways to serve.
Our people are the most important resource in our conference. We are most effective when each person is harmoniously contributing to the level of their capabilities.
We see the Allegheny East Conference becoming the prime model for efficient, pace-setting Seventh-day Adventist Church organizations world-wide. It will be Christ-centered, dynamic, and powered by the Holy Spirit. It will be the prototype for unified leadership, responsible resource management, innovative methods, and excellence in ministry. Within its congregations, it will nurture, edify, train and develop all of God's people for His service. It will go forth, beautiful as "an army with banners".