The Jr. Missionary Department is to the Fire Baptized Holiness Church what basic training
is to the armed forces. We prepare young people for the battlefield of life. Our only weapon is our sword, the Word of God.
The Jr. Missionary Department is headed by three (3) National Directresss:
Our founder, Bishop W.E. Fuller, Jr. deliberated for years for this addition to our church, and finally it became a reality. The Jr. Missionary Department was organized June 8, 1974 in the General Council. Two National Directresses were elected, Sis. Pelma Elliott was assigned to the Northern Diocese and Sis. Cleve Mack was assigned to the Southern Diocese.
In 1978 three National Directresses were elected. Sis. Cleve Mack, chairperson, assigned to the First Episcopal Diocese, Sis. Pelma Elliott assigned to the Second Episcopal Diocese, and Sis. Demetri Braxton was assigned to the Third Episcopal Diocese. During the annual conventions of 1979, District Directresses of the Jr. Missionary Department were appointed to each district, this has really been a blessing to our church. During the interim of the General Council, 1983, Sis. Brenda O. Conley was assigned National Directress of the Second Episcopal Diocese.
Permission was granted for us to hold our first Jr. Missionary Day service in the Sisters of Charity Convention in 1976.
During the 26th Quadrennial General Council, Sis. Cleve Mack, chairlady, was assigned to the First Episcopal Diocese, Sis. Demetri Braxton to the Second and Sis. Brenda O. Conley to the Third. Sis. Demetri Braxton was appointed chairlady in June, 2002 during the 28th Quadrennial General Council.
During the 30th Quadrennial General Council in June, 2010, Sister Sharon James was appointed National Jr. Missionary Distrectress of the 1st Episcopal Diocese.
During the 31st Quadrennial General Council in June, 2014,
Sister Regina Raiford was appointed National Jr. Missionary Distrectress of the 2nd Episcopal Diocese and Sister Rosa Sutton was appointed National Jr. Missionary Directress of the 3rd Episcopal Diocese.
You can read more of our history in the Jr. Mission Handbook.
The Jr. Missionary Department had a monthly newsletter edited and distributed by Sister Janice Dunbar, former Jr. Missionary Directress on the Pennsylvania District. Each issue was packed with great information worthy of preservation.
The newsletter was known as the "Jr. Missionary Informer". The Informer contained articles that nourished the body and soul. We hope you enjoy the newsletters. Be sure to read the Health Advice section featured in each issue.
You can read the last Jr. Missionary Informer written in November 2004.