Arrington named SEJ African-American Ministries Director

March 28, 2006

Lake Junaluska, N.C.: The Southeastern Jurisdiction is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Doctor Carl L. Arrington to the SEJ Ministry Team asDirector of African-American Ministries. Reverend Arrington comes to this appointment from the Western North Carolina Annual Conference where he has most recently served in Extension Ministry as Minority Program Director of the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Charlotte, N.C.

Reverend Arrington earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University Theological School, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School and completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a varied background of service within the United Methodist Church. He served as pastor of Simpson-Gillespie U.M.C. in Charlotte, Berry Temple and Wilson Chapel U.M.C., Asheville, and as pastor of Mount Olive A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, N.C.

His work in public motivational speaking, as a seminar leader and a coach for professional and personal development and values formation will be invaluable to this newly formed position that focuses on strengthening the Black Churches of the Southeastern Jurisdiction.

Reverend Arrington begins his work with the Jurisdiction at Lake Junaluska Assembly, N.C. at the end of March.

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