Pastor Tina Carriger (pronounced care-i-gher) was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. She is the oldest of 3 children. It was never her dream or desire to be a pastor, but when God calls you either respond or live in disobedience.
She is a graduate of Southern Adventist University with a Bachelors in Theology. And Andrews Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity.
In 2017, she joined the Oakwood University Church Pastoral Staff where she served for 2 1/2 years under the leadership of Dr. Carlton P. Byrd.
Presently she pastors the First SDA Church in Springfield TN and is a Doctoral student at Andrews Theological Seminary.
Pastor Carriger wears many hats but the one that governs her life is, child of God.
Pastor Kennedy Luckett was born and reared in Canton, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and was ordained to the ministry in 1993. He is a recent graduate of Southern Adventist University.
He has pastored churches in Canton, Yazoo City, Belzoni, Rolling Fork, MS., Nashville TN, and Lousiville KY.
Pastor Luckett enjoys walking, cycling, reading, great ties, and good music. He has two daughters: Judith, and Nadia. Since September of 2004, he has been happily married to the former Veronica Bass of Nashville, TN.
He is presently the Ministerial Director of South Central Conference.