Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church

United by our belief in the soon return of Jesus, we are here to love God, serve others, disciple all, and mentor the young.


Our ministries are the heartbeat of this church.  Consider becoming involved in a ministry that will nurture your spiritual growth and empower you for active service. Whether it is participating in community service or becoming part of a youth group, it is our prayer that you find a place to serve and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Contact the Church Office at 614-885-7812 for any information on opportunities to serve our church community. Check out the following ministries which are currently in operation within our church community:

Children's/Youth Sabbath Schools: The children in our church are not just the future--they are actively included in the ministries of the church today. All children are invited to attend classes from birth to high school every Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

Adult Sabbath School: This weekly small group experience begins at 9:45 a.m. The resource is the Sabbath School Quarterly. Classes can be found in the sanctuary, the Garden Room and in the Fellowship Hall. 

Worthington Adventist AcademyA K-8 grade Christian School celebrating over 80 years of educational excellence. Visit their website:


Children's Church: Children look forward to Children's Church services at our church. Our leaders engaging presentations and fun-filled activities help our children to cultivate a loving relationship with Jesus. Children's Church is typically held every 3rd Sabbath of the month in the Fellowship Hall.  Children as dismissed from the sanctuary and must be registered by the parent or caregiver.

Prayer Meeting:  The Wednesday evening Prayer meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary every week.  Everyone is welcome.  

Women's Ministries Study Group:  meets in the Garden Room at 10:00 am on Tuesday mornings.  Contact Gail McDermott for more information maconpond@aol.com

Men's Ministries Fellowship Dinner:   Typically meets in the Fellowship Hall every 4th Thursday at 6:00 pm.  Join your brothers for a good meal and fellowship.  Contact Richard Schuen at richard.schuen@tenby.com for more information.

PA (Audio/Visual Technicians): The PA Operators are responsible for providing audio and video support. This generally involves setting up, turning on, and checking the functionality of equipment before each program starts, providing any necessary mixing, switching, recording, and streaming of programs.  If you have an interest in joining the A/V Team and are willing to commit to a schedule as a primary and/or assistant operator, please contact Ben Bylsma either by email (bylsma.1@osu.edu) or phone by 614-885-7812.

Young Adult Sabbath School Class:  Young Adults meet every Sabbath with Pastor Yuliyan and Mimi Filipov in the Fellowship Hall. The target ages are 18-35.

Adult Baptismal Bible Study: Pastor Yuliyan holds Baptismal Bible Study classes after Service.   All interested persons are invited to attend. Please call the Church Office at 614-885-7812 for more details.

Youth Baptismal Bible Study: Pastor Xavier holds Baptismal Bible Study classes after Service.   All interested persons are invited to attend.  Please call the Church Office at 614-885-7812 for more details.

WALK (Worthington Adventist Love Kids) and WAY (Worthington Adventist Youth) Ministries: Ministries designed for children and youth from birth to high school. Contact Pastor Xavier for more information.  Click here for their ministry page. 

Health Ministries: currently looking for leadership.

Health Food Cupboard: A fundraising ministry of our school, the Health Food Cupboard opens 5-8 days a month and offers a wide variety of meat substitute products. Cupboard hours are every 1st and 3rd Sunday and every 2nd and 4th Fridays from 2pm-4pm at the Activity Center at Proprietors Road, Worthington, OH 43085. Please leave a message at 614-425-8706. 

Street Beat Ministries: Street Beat Ministries meets every Sabbath after the worship service in the kitchen.  They prepare sandwiches for a homeless shelter.  

Music Ministries: is under the direction of Carolyn Sowards  614-245-4009  

Praise Team: under the direction of Kelvin Hux provides contemporary Christian music during the Praise and Worship portion of the service.  Contact khux.10@gmail.com for more information.

WSDA Choir: performs during the 2nd Sabbath of the month worship service.  Contact the director, Refhalee Hanson at refhalee@gmail.com for more information.

Deacons: Whether it is securing the building, assisting members in finding a seat in the sanctuary or collecting the offerings, deacons play an important role in ensuring that services run smoothly. Willing persons are always needed to join the Deacon team. Contact Kwame Robert at kwame.a.robert@gmail.com

Hospitality Committee: Fellowship potlucks are held on the second Sabbath of each month. The Hospitality Committee supervises potlucks and other events within our church community. Interested persons should contact Carmie Ouzounian at rouzounian@hotmail.com. Hosts and hostesses serve at least twice a year.

Greeters: Greeters are the face of the church. They are the first point of contact for a member, friends of the church, and visitors.  For more information regarding the greeters' ministry contact Marchita Gilson at mgilson49@gmail.com

Rafiki Africa: Rafiki Africa Foundation is partially funded by our Sabbath School offerings and donations from our church community. The Lighthouse Academy provides Christian-based education to orphaned children and those who are affected by the HIV/Aids crisis. Visit their website: rafikiafrica.org. Contact: Kennedy Dulo