Transition Ministries

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Transition Ministries

Transition Ministries, formerly Interim Ministries-ABC, is a part of ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary.

Please contact Rev. Dr. Patricia Hernandez, Associate General Secretary of Transition Ministries ( or Joyce Lake, Administrative Assistant of Transition Ministries ( with questions about Transition Ministries.

Welcome to Transition Ministries (formerly Interim Ministries-ABC)


Our intentional interim ministers are trained and experienced in leading churches through transitions. These interim pastors guide the vital tasks that can transform faltering churches into healthy ones. You may know us as the Ministers-at-Large program.

You are welcomed to learn more about us. Interested in information for your church? See Local Church Resources

Visit Members Resources and Training Opportunities

Our Goal

Tapping the potential of transition times. Helping churches renew after the loss of a pastor. Assessing the congregation’s strengths and weaknesses. Helping reset healthy patterns for operations and relations. Finding satisfaction in preparing the church for its next pastor.
“Thus says the Lord who makes a path in the mighty waters… 
‘Behold I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?’”
(Isaiah 43: 16, 19)