Ted Huskins has for the past two months been the acting president of the Northern New England Conference (NNEC) and, for more than six years prior to that, was the executive secretary of the conference. In mid-June, the conference executive committee, a committee made up of representatives from the sister churches of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, elected Huskins as president of the conference.
Huskins grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, in a farming community. He is a second-generation Adventist and graduated from Fletcher Academy, where he was the Student Association president. As a student at Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University), Huskins was part of the Campus Ministries leadership team as the head of Collegiate Adventists for Better Living.
Huskins graduated from Southern with degrees in Theology, Biblical Languages, and Physical Education. He received a master’s degree in Divinity from Andrews University and served 20 years in pastoral ministry. For five years prior to joining NNEC, Huskins served as the president of Coleman Stewardship Services, a supporting organization that helps churches improve their stewardship practices.
As executive secretary, Huskins was a key part of the team that helped bring a renaissance to the Northern New England Conference in terms of increased evangelism and church planting, increased tithe and offerings, and increased worker morale and member satisfaction. Huskins plans a continuing emphasis on evangelism (including youth evangelism), church planting, and stewardship. “We live in historic times,” Huskins said, “And there isn’t that much worldly history in front of us, so our focus needs to be on working together to finish the task Christ has set in front of us.”
Huskins’ professional passions include stewardship, leadership, evangelism, biblical interpretation, and near eastern archaeology.