New Multimedia Ministries Coordinator Joins Team
Story by Bryant Smith
Benia Jennings recently accepted the Allegheny West Conference’s (AWC) invitation to serve as the Multimedia Ministries coordinator. Beginning her new role in February, Jennings brings with her experience in public relations, mass communication and religious broadcasting.
A native of the Bahamas, she most recently served as a religious broadcaster and TV host for the North Bahamas Conference in Freeport.
“We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Jennings to the Allegheny West Conference. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity to the Communication Department. We have no doubt that her professional skills will efficiently and effectively aid us in advancing the gospel message of Christ’s soon return,” says Jermaine Jackson, AWC’s chief financial officer.
Among Jennings’ accomplishments are the launch of the Bahamas first online Adventist radio station, DUB 101 Radio (Disciples United Broadcasting), along with the development of a citywide food distribution program and food pantry.
Jennings has a sincere commitment to community services. She is the founder of The Grand Bahama Soup Kitchen, which organizes church-led feeding initiatives in conjunction with local government agencies as well as private sector partners. She spearheaded the launch of The Sidewalk Soup annual kitchen event, an initiative to provide hot meals to persons in the community during the holiday season.
“We are living the greatest communication shift in many years,” says Jennings. “Never has it been so easy to share information so rapidly on a global scale. I’m a firm believer in utilizing all available means in the communication sector to share the gospel of Christ. I count it a privilege to be a part of this ministry.”
A significant part of Jennings’ role for AWC will be the production of interview-style features, podcasts and social media management across a variety of platforms. She joins Bryant Smith, AWC’s communication director, as they collaborate to share stories within the conference. Jennings’ husband, Conrad, and daughter, Teagan, join her in this new experience and mission field.