April 16, 2008

1510 Church News--Brooks Crash

Brooks, Retired Northeastern Conference 
President, Killed in Crash
capDr. Stennett H. Brooks, retired president of the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was killed in an automobile crash on April 4.
Brooks served the Adventist church for more than forty years. He first worked in 1959 as an Accountant in the Adventist Book Center for the Northeastern Conference, and then its treasury department under then treasurer Frank L. Jones. He subsequently succeeded Jones, and held that position for more than twenty years.
Brooks was then elected Northeastern Conference president and held that job for twelve years. Throughout his years of service was a member of the boards of Oakwood College, Atlantic Union College, the Adventist Media Center and Breath of Life.
Elder Brooks was a loyal and active member of the Oakwood College Alumni Association, and at his death was President of the A. Samuel Rashford Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni. He was recently elected the president of the New York Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University.
As a faithful member of the City Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist church, he served in several positions such as First Elder and Sabbath School Superintendent until the time of his death. The April 13 funeral is to be held at City Tabernacle, and Webcast on http://www.Praizevision.com/, church officials said.
Brooks is survived by his wife, Erma, their two daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.
                                                                        -- Reported by the Northeastern Conference and AR Staff