Health Ministries

The Baton Rouge Seventh-day Adventist Church Health Ministries Department is a dynamic and compassionate resource dedicated to fostering a community of holistic well-being. Committed to the principles of health and healing, our department strives to reach people of all ages and walks of life, guiding them towards a path of abundant living.

Our mission is rooted in the belief that a healthy lifestyle is essential for both physical and spiritual vitality. Through a variety of engaging activities and purposeful programs, we aim to promote a holistic approach to health, encompassing physical, mental, emotional, social, occupational/ environmental, and spiritual well-being. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the spiritual growth of our community and church members, leading them to adopt and embrace a balanced and healthful way of life.

At the core of our vision is the understanding that a well-balanced lifestyle not only positively impacts individual lives but also serves as a powerful witness to the presence of God and His divine will. We strive to create environment where individuals and families can flourish in every aspect of their lives, thereby reflecting the wholeness and abundance that God desires for His people.

As ambassadors of the gospel, we are unwavering in our commitment to bringing the message of healing through Christ to all corners of our community. Through any means necessary, our department is dedicated to ministering to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of those who seek the transformative power of the gospel. In doing so, we aim to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals, drawing them closer to God and facilitating a deeper understanding of His love and purpose for each person.

Here's What's Coming!

Proposed ideas, events and activities for the BRSDA Health Ministries Department:

  • Designated Health Ministries room for equipment, consultation, emergencies, etc.
  • Health Ministries cart with necessary equipment: sphygmomanometer, glucometer, first aid kit, specific medications, thermometer, pulse ox, etc.
  • “On duty” nurse every Sabbath will sit on the back pew with a nurse pin identifier.  This info and name will be included in the weekly bulletin.
  • First Sabbath Health 15 minutes emphasis topic between Sabbath School and divine worship. Follow-up on the same topic in fellowship hall after potluck, and if time permits, free health screenings.
  • Member of the ARKLA Conference “Health Tank” qualifying for $$ award for best health evangelism plan for their church.
  • Establish the following dates in the BRSDA Calendar: 

1.     Jul 11-13:       Health Disparities Week (work w/ARKLA Conference as host)
2.     Jul 13:           Conference-wide Spiritual Health Sabbath    
3.     Jul 14:          ARKLA Conference (FREE) Clinic at BRSDA Church.  Volunteer HERE!
4.     Aug 19-24:  Participate in the ARKLA Conference Health Evangelistic Series
5.     Sept 28:       Health Day at BRSDA Church
6.     Nov 22-23:   Healthy Relationships Weekend     

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AMEN Free Clinic FAQs:

  • What services does the clinic provide?
    Dental, medical, and vision services will be provided by medical professionals. This clinic is NOT for emergency care such as chest pain, bleeding, premature labor, or trauma.  For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Is the clinic open to everyone, or are there any eligibility requirements?
    This clinic is for those who are uninsured or underinsured.  In addition, minors will need to be accompanied by their parents.
  • Do I need to make an appointment, or is it a walk-in clinic? 
    Walk-in clinic, first-come, first-serve.
  • What should I bring with me to the clinic (e.g., ID, insurance card, medical records)?   
    Bring yourself and any form of identification.
  • What languages do the clinic staff speak?  
    English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Haitian Creole.
  • What are the clinic's hours of operation?  
    8:00am until capacity. First come, first serve. It is recommended to come early, especially if you will need x-rays, etc. 
  • Where is the clinic located, and are there any parking instructions? 
    BRSDA Church: 4455 Jones Creek Rd, Baton Rouge, LA. Free Parking on the premises.
  • How can I volunteer at the clinic, and what roles are available for volunteers? 
    To volunteer or be involved in the AMEN clinic, click the "Volunteer" option below
  • Does the clinic accept donations, and if so, what kind of donations are needed? 
    To donate, please click the "Donate" option below to give online through the safe and secure AdventistGiving site!  Note that your donation is for the BRSDA Church AMEN Clinic.
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BRSDA Health Ministries Team

Director:  Marjorie Bélizaire, M.D. 
Assistants:  Ellie Barthelomew, RN 
Jennifer Kepper, FNP-C 
Anna Selby, RN
Regina Williams, RN 

ARKLA Conference Health Ministries

7025 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71119-8318
(318) 631-6240
To find out more, contact Dr. Marjorie Bélizaire,