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About Seventh-day Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.

Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.

When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.

Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.

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About Temple Gate

In the early 1900's, Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Miller held church services at their home in Selma, Alabama . Known as the Seventh-Day Mission, in 1937 Elder V. Lindsey organized the church and soon began to hold services in the Starlight Society Hall on Eugene Avenue in Selma, AL. Many new souls were baptized into the faith by Elder E. J. Humphrey. Pastor E.L Jones led the church to its present home on Franklin Avenue. Pastor Jones was followed by:

Pastor Green

Garfield Powell

Steve Norman

Michael Ross

William Bussey

Wayne Hewlett

Michael Lewis

Laurent Grosvenor

Alexander Miller