Society offers training


In partnership with the Mississippi Conference, the Susanna Wesley Society hosted a training session with the Rev. Arturo Reyna of Tennessee.

The training was held Oct. 10 in the Meridian District Office. Reyna provided training on “Best Practices for Starting and Sustaining a Hispanic Ministry.”

More than 35 persons participated in the training, 26 from the Mississippi Annual Conference and others from the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Annual conferences. 

The participants left with knowledge of how to start and how to sustain a Hispanic Ministry, said the Rev. Embra Jackson, administrative assistant to the bishop in the Mississippi Conference. 

Dr. Cheree Causey, executive director of the Susanna Wesley Society, termed the event “a great success.”

Rev. Bruce Case of Hattiesburg agreed. “We are still buzzing about where God might be leading us in the near future with Hispanic ministries,” he said.

Reyna was born in Coahuila, Mexico, and moved to Galax, Va., with a vision to build a thriving Hispanic ministry within five years. Within three years he accomplished his goal with more than 120 active members, a sanctuary and another mission church in Virginia. Reyna is now pastor on North Liberty Hill Road in Morristown, Tenn.