Dr. Stennett H. Brooks, retired president of
the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was killed in an
automobile crash on April 4, 2008.
Brooks served the Adventist church for more than forty years. He first
worked in 1959 as an Accountant in the Adventist Book Center for the
Northeastern Conference, and then its treasury department under then
treasurer Frank L. Jones. He subsequently succeeded Jones, and held that
position for more than twenty years.
Brooks was then elected Northeastern Conference president and held that
job for twelve years. Throughout his years of service was a member of
the boards of Oakwood College, Atlantic Union College, the Adventist
Media Center and Breath of Life.
Elder Brooks was a loyal and active member of the Oakwood College Alumni
Association, and at his death was President of the A. Samuel Rashford
Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni. He was recently elected the
president of the New York Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University.
As a faithful member of the City Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist
church, he served in several positions such as First Elder and Sabbath
School Superintendent until the time of his death.
-Adventist Review, April 10, 2008, pg. 21