Sis. Florrie Scriven will be recognized for her work as a missionary, not only in our community but nationally and internationally, at the Annual First District Women’s Luncheon of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of GA, Inc, Rev. Stanford L. Anderson, I, serves as President of the District. The luncheon will be May 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, 11111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased from Mission Presidents, the women auxiliary officers: President Emma Conyers, Vice President Wanda Hopkins, or Southern Regional Vice President Mary Coleman.
Having served in many capacities at her church, Sis. Scriven is a member of First Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Brian Wilborn, Pastor. Sis. Scriven is a retired nurse. She has a Degree in Theology from American Baptist College, Nashville, Tennessee and pursued post graduate work at Howard University in counseling and guidance. She served as president of the Berean Missionary Baptist Association for twelve years. She served as coordinator for First District Foreign Mission, General Missionary Baptist Convention of GA, Inc. for forty plus years.
Sis. Scriven started and organized efforts to provide financial support to improve the lives of impoverished children in Nigeria, Africa, in the small village of Esikeket. Beginning in 1999, she planned and coordinated a city–wide drive, collecting monetary contributions and other donations for people living in Tappio, Haiti. She accompanied doctors and others on three tours to Tappio, Haiti, providing medical assistance and sharing God’s word. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, she went there to help.
In our community, she has planned many programs for youth. She organized Vacation Bible Schools at city parks located within the housing projects, also organized camps for children. Her home has been opened to many wayfarers of various ethnicities and religions.
She is the wife of the late Deacon Eugene Scriven, the mother of a son and daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her philosophy is “If I Can Help Somebody As I Pass Along, Then My Living Shall Not Be in Vain.”