Established back in 1879 as the Dorcas Society, Adventist Community Services (ACS) has transitioned over the years into a dynamic network of Adventist churches and trained volunteers to meet the immediate physical needs of people in their community who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster. Regardless of the size of the crisis, ACS is there to help those who are in need of a loving hand.
Adventist Community Services Disaster Response has been present during many national emergencies such as hurricane Harvey and the Paradise fires. Locally, our Texico church food banks and pantries responded during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped provide food for many people in our communities. ACS is a valuable resource to our local churches, and as a result helps communities become more aware of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its mission.
If are interested in becoming an ACS volunteer or starting an ACS ministry in your local church please contact Pastor Leonard Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonard Cummings or “Pastor Leo”, married Edith Vasquez in 2004 and they have four children. He is currently the pastor of the Albuquerque Three Angels Church and the East Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Church in Edgewood, NM. After studying in Colombia, Peru and Greece, Pastor Leo completed his Theology degree at Walla Walla University in WA. He has pastored districts in the Texas Panhandle and in Santa Fe, NM. Pastor Leo completed his Master of Divinity degree at Andrews University in 2009. In, 2015, he accepted the appointment to serve as the ACS director for the Texico Conference. As ACS director, Pastor Leo likes to encourage everyone to take time to serve others every day by being God’s active hands and feet wherever they become aware of someone in need.