Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10
What We Do
The Church Ministries Department oversees several conference ministries which provide resources to local churches and members. Ministries include: Community Services, Health Ministries, Family Life Ministries, Prison Ministries, Sabbath School and Single’s Ministries.
Our department also works to address the needs of each component of the family by providing workshops and retreats to strengthen or rebuild families within the territory of Central California Conference.
Marriage retreats provide the opportunity for the Conference to model a balanced blend of instruction, fellowship, romance, and worship as the bonds of marriage are strengthened.
Men’s retreats strengthen participants by providing instruction, fellowship, and workshop opportunities while promoting spiritual growth and development.
Parenting workshops are designed to equip parents with information and skills enabling them to be effective and spiritually grounded parents.
The success of our local churches is to a great degree dependent on the knowledge, experience, wisdom, gifts and talents of our senior citizens. Senior citizen seminars are designed to provide information on conference resources available to senior citizens .
Single adults make up a significant portion of our churchs’ membership. Never married, divorced, or widowed members are provided with opportunities to fellowship together. Recreation is a key component in a balanced life. This ministry supports and empowers singles to live a rich and full life.
In addition, our department provides a variety of health education opportunities throughout Central, based on the fact that the health of our churches, schools, and communities depends on the health of every individual.
We also manage disaster response activities within Central in partnership with the Pacific Union and the North American Division.
Meet the Team
Vice President for Ministries
Antonio Huerta has served in Pastoral work for the last 27 years. His passion for ministry has led him to plant three new congregations in the Central California Conference territory. He has served in pastoral ministry at Central for 21 years. On April 2015 he was called to serve as Hispanic Ministries Director for CCC. On April 2018 He was called to serve as Vice President for Ministries in the Central California Conference. His responsibilities include overseeing the various church ministries (Health Ministries, Prison Ministries, Singles Ministries, Adult Sabbath School Ministries, & Family life Ministries). He also serves in multiple committees of the Conference and develops Conference Camp-Meeting programs, seminars and activities. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Pacific Union Conference.
Antonio holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the University of La Sierra. A Masters in Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Andrews University.
He is married to his wife Leticia of 25 years. Has a 20 year old son, Jaziel and an 18 year old daughter Yarimel both currently studying at La Sierra University.
the Office of Church Ministries
Phone: (559) 347-3144
Fax: (559) 347-3077