This year’s Camp Meeting featured another milestone for two Southeastern pastors. Rudolph Sterling and Price Réveil received the sacred rite of ordination to pastoral ministry and the laying on of hands by Conference administrators and Conference pastoral leaders.
Rudolph Sterling is the pastor of Shiloh Church in Ocala, Fla. In addition to his ministry in Ocala, he has also pastored the Fitzgerald/Hazelhurst, Ga., district. Sterling is also a licensed hospital chaplain, having served for several years as a hospice chaplain as well as a senior chaplain for the Florida Hospital Deland campus. He is joined in ministry by his wife, Joanne, and their two children, Seth and Zara. Sterling reflected on his philosophy of ministry, saying, “Ministry is the process by which the Gospel of Jesus Christ is used to model love, care, and compassion to people in the community. This ministry has to be authentic. It must be contextualized to meet the needs of the varying cultures and generations of our society.”
Before coming to the U.S., Price Réveil worked as a hotel manager in Haiti. When he received the call to ministry, he went back to school and later became a pastor and hospital chaplain. It was in Haiti that he developed a passion for evangelism. He now serves as pastor of the Hebron Church in Miami, Fla. He and his wife, Sylvie, have been married for 35 years and have three children, Regine, Jonathan, and Christina. Concerning ordination, Réveil commented that, “Ordination is a testimony to the belief that God has set us apart for a special ministry. Ordination is not an occasion for pride. This is a commitment to humility in service.”
Southeastern | September 2018