A former professional-level skateboarder, punk rock musician, and certified rock climbing guide, David Asscherick accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in the Spring of 1996 after reading the book, "The Great Controversy." Since his initial encounter with Jesus Christ, He has spent more than two decades traveling the globe preaching and teaching the Gospel. Currently a speaker for Light Bearer's ministry, he is the cofounder of ARISE, a discipleship ministry and is also the author of "God in Pain.".
Royce K. Bailey, MD, MPH Loma Linda University-trained Invasive Cardiologist was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. After completing his specialty training in Cardiology, he and his wife Judy moved to Fletcher, North Carolina, where he serves as Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Park Ridge Hospital. Dr. Bailey is active in Community Health lectures and programs in the areas of cholesterol, dietary habits, early aging and decreased immune response to the average diet. In his spare time he and his two children tour with his wife as she praises the Lord with her harp.
Doug Baker, D.Min., is a lifetime Seventh-day Adventist, and Professor of History and Religion at Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City. He has also served as a lay pastor of an Adventist congregation for eight years in Oklahoma and is the Director of Builders of Faith (www.Builders-of-faith.org), an online ministry that he and his wife Linda operate. Doug has an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree in Biblical Studies.
Doug Batchelor is currently director-speaker of the Amazing Facts Radio and Television broadcasts.
Steve Bauer, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Southern Adventist University. A life-long Adventist, he loves to teach and preach the experience of righteousness by faith in Christ and is highly motivated by his belief that the end of all things is at hand. His great burden is to equip people, including his students, to live their lives by faith in what God says. Steve is known for his inspiring presentations and seminars regularly conducted at churches, camp meetings and other gatherings. He and his wife, Leslie, have two children.
Jorge Baute received his Masters in Religious Studies from Southern Adventist University. He is currently the pastor of Fairview Village SDA church in North Carolina and is an associate speaker for American Christian Ministries. His ministry has included serving as Bible instructor at Enterprise Academy in Kansas and at Ouachita Hills Academy in Arkansas, also as director of young adult ministries in North Carolina. Pastor Baute is known for helping to prepare others for the kingdom through his faithful witness for the Lord. He and his wife, Sue Ellen, are the parents of two children, Joshua and Sara.
Founder-Director of Shepherd's Call Ministry who experienced a miraculous journey from childhood abuse to personal ardor for the Lord in Ministry. He loves to sing for the Lord bringing joy and refreshing from the Lord through his heartfelt, worshipful arrangements. His recent production, The Distraction Dilemma, exposes the dangers in music that distract the Christian from his Maker.
A convert to Seventh-day Adventism from Pentecostalism who passed to his rest on March 16, 2018.
Shawn Boonstra, Speaker for Voice of Prophecy, known for a clear grasp of Scripture and a warm, dynamic presentation style. A native of British Columbia, Shawn lives with his wife, Jean, and their two children in California.
H. Roger Bothwell, Ed.D., served as professor in the education department of Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. He has also been a professor at Atlantic Union College, La Sierra University, and Bugema Adventist College in Uganda as well as pastor of the Pacific Union College Church. His wife, Dr. Ian Bothwell, is a professor at Fitchburg State University. Their two sons and six grandchildren have been the delight of their lives. Professor Bothwell has passed to his rest in November, 2017, where he awaits the resurrection.
Charles E. Bradford, administrator, speaker, author was educated at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. He ministered and evangelized in Louisiana, Texas, and New York, and accepted administrative appointments at the General Conference and the North American Division. In an active retirement, he continues to exercise his gifts and has also authored the book, Sabbath Roots.
Sebastien Braxton, speaker, trainer, seminar presenter, consultant and is one of the co-founders of Luminate, and is a user experience designer and consultant based in North Carolina. He is also an associate speaker for American Christian Ministries and is known for his radical, motivational, and deeply spiritual presentations with a calling to higher ground in Christian commitment and service for all generations in these times.
A well-known evangelist and speaker for Breath of Life TV program until his recent retirement. He brings to his presentations the experience gained in over 55 years of active ministry as an evangelist, administrator, and minister of the gospel. Pastor Brooks passed to his rest on June 5, 2016.
Fernando L. Canale, Ph.D. professor emeritus, served Andrews University as professor of theology and philosophy for twenty-eight years (1985‚Äď2013). During his retirement he remains active in research, advising doctoral students, and overseeing the Adventist Sola Scriptura Research Group. He has published numerous articles and several books, including Toward a Criticism of Theological Reason, Back to Revelation-Inspiration, Cognitive Principles of Christian Theology, Creation, Evolution and Theology, Basic Elements of Christian Theology, Vision and Mission, and Secular Adventism? He along with his wife, Mirta, of more than fifty years enjoy their family of two children and five grandchildren.
(1905-1988). Church Administrator. Born in Yugoslavia, he began his service as pastor-evangelist in the New York Conference, eventually moving to the Southern New England Conference, where he became president. He continued his presidency in the Illinois, Washington, and Central union conferences until his election as vice president of the General Conference for the North American Division in 1962. In 1966 he became a general vice president of the General Conference. He passed to his rest on February 12, 1988.
Dr. Benjamin S. Ben Carson Sr. M.D. (born 18 September 1951) is a retired American neurosurgeon and former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.
Fernando Chaij, author of "Preparation for the Final Crisis," served as president of the Adventist School of the Plata in Entre Rios, Argentina until 1949. The university's library, known as the largest and most modern in the province of Entre Rios, was named in honor of Dr. Chaij, PhD in Philosophy, who wrote several important books leaving a legacy of humble wisdom, Christian message and example to all generations to come.
Jonathon Cherne is an attorney and CPA (inactive). He has his own law practice that focuses on both Religious Discrimination and Estate Planning. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University, School of Law, and his Accounting Degree from Southern Adventist University. Mr. Cherne also serves as the Associate Director of American Christian Ministries.
Ron E.M. Clouzet, D.Min., Th.D.,has served as a pastor, as a professor of theology and also as director of the NAD Evangelism Institute. Most recently he was elected Ministerial Assn. Secretary for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division. Dr. Clouzet has traveled to over 50 countries in six continents preaching, teaching and lifting up Jesus, the Master Teacher and is known for having led thousands of souls to baptism.. He and his wife, Dr. Lisa Clouzet, have three adult children.
Dr. Roger Coon has served his church for more than a half-century in numerous and varied leadership roles, including pastor, evangelist, teacher, author, and hospital chaplain among others. He is perhaps best-known for his work in theological education, having co-founded the Adventist Seminary of West Africa, and taught courses or served as guest lecturer on the campuses of 33 of the 87 institutions of higher education operated by Seventh-day Adventists worldwide. He also served as Associate Director of the White Estate for 12 years until his retirement in 1993. He continued to be a much-in-demand speaker at church gatherings until he passed away on February 2, 2011.
After graduating from Walla Walla College with a theology degree, Leon Cornforth served as pastor, administrator, and evangelist and also as Circulation Manager for the Pacific Press Publishing Assn. His studies in Mormonism and his interest in being a witness in their behalf resulted in the publication of the book Meeting the Mormon Challenge with Love. In his "working" retirement he was speaking and holding Bible studies including evangelism in Brazil and India until his death in 2010.
Founder and speaker of Amazing Facts until his death--known for his Bible-based teachings presented with conviction and authority. His spoken word continues to impact and convict souls preparing them for the heavenly kingdom.
P. Gerard Damsteegt, ThD, MDiv, MPH, BA has served as Associate Professor of Church History at Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI. He also has a Certificate of Aeronautical Engineering, School of Aeronautics, The Hague. He is a member of Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Adventist Theological Society, American Dietetic Society, American Society of Missiology, American Society of Church History, Evangelical Theological Society, Honorary membership in the Delta Omega Public Health Society, Seventh-day Adventist Dietetic Association and Society of Bible Literature. Dr. Damsteegt has written numerous books including: FOUNDATIONS OF THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST MESSAGE AND MISSION.
Dr. Jo Ann Davidson has served as President of Adventist Theological Society and as Associate Professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary, Andrews University. She is a favorite speaker at women's retreats and other conventions.
Richard M. Davidson is a J.N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and has served as Chairman of the Old Testament Department at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. He earned his Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude and his Doctorate in Biblical Studies from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, The Evangelical Theological Society, The Chicago Society of Biblical Research and the Adventist Theological Society.
Raoul Dederen, PhD, was born to Catholic parents in Belgium. After pastoring and teaching in Europe he accepted a call to Andrews University Theological Seminary in 1964. There he served until his retirement as professor of Systematic Theology, Chair of the Department of Theology, and Dean of the Adventist Theological Seminary. Emeritus Professor of Theology and has passed to his rest on October 24, 2016. He was well-known for letting the Bible speak, convict, and transform.
D. A. Delafield was a lifetime trustee of the Ellen G. White Estate at the General Conference of SDA, and associate secretary of the White Estate 1955-1980. He also served as a pastor, a Voice of Prophecy speaker, and editor of several church publications. Pastor Delafield authored over a dozen books including a morning devotional entitled, "Just for Today"--also several publications on the life of E. G. White. He is now at rest awaiting Christ's second coming and the resurrection.
David DeRose, MD, MPH, MAPMin, currently serves as pastor of the Fort Wayne First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and director of CompassHealth Consulting, Inc. In addition to pastoral training, Dr. DeRose is a certified Internal Medicine and Preventative Medicine physician including a degree in Public Health with a Health Promotion and Health Education emphasis. Known for his ability to communicate complex subjects to the lay public, Dr. DeRose has helped thousands improve their physical and spiritual health through seminars, workshops, and publications including his latest release, "The Methuselah Factor."
Jan Doward, MA, in Eschatology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He became a Seventh-day Adventist while serving in the military. Through God's leading and Jan's perseverance, he finished his education and then spent 17 years serving the Lord as a teacher before being called to the General Conference Youth Department where he ministered for 10 years. After his retirement he served as a volunteer pastor and enjoyed writing. His publications include "When All Alone I Stand." He passed to his rest in the spring of 2016.
N. Reginald Dower was the Ministerial Secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists until his retirement. He received his education at Columbia Union College and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Pastor Dower served as a pastor in Pennsylvania and Michigan, President of the Texico and Washington Conference. He and Robert H. Pierson, General Conference President, were very closely associated in their efforts to bring revival and reformation to the church in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Pastor Dower personally gave ACM great encouragment in the early years of this ministry. An extraordinary man of God whose messages to the heart are truly life changing! He is at rest until the resurrection.
Ron du Preez, Thd, DMin, has served in administrative, pastoral, and teaching roles in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, and is the author and/or main editor of a dozen books. He enjoys healthy living, and is known for his Scripture stories, biographies and Bible character studies as well as many other faith-building audio presentations.
Director of Word Ministries and serving as a pastor and evangelist in the Carolina Conference.
Former Director of "It Is Written" television program. A noted worldwide evangelist, he is also the former Director of Evangelism at the General Conference of SDA. He is currently serving in an advisory capacity for the General Conference President.
Pastor Gallimore has served as president of the Michigan Conference since November, 1990, until his retirement in January, 2018. He has also served as Conference Secretary and Ministerial Director of the Michigan Conference; Director of the Northwest Ministries Training Center for the North Pacific Union Conference, Associate Ministerial Director in the Kansas-Nebraska Conference; and as a pastor in both Kansas-Nebraska and the Carolina Conference. He is known for his insightful and timely spirit-led presentations.
Erwin R. Gane, PhD, is the retired editor of the adult Sabbath School Lesson Quarterly. In addition to pastoring churches, most of his service has been in the field of education including Avondale College, Union College, and Pacific Union College. He has written six books including You Ask, God Answers. In his retirement Dr. Gane has been occupied with research and writing until his passing in October, 2021..
Editor of the Adult Sabbath School Lesson publication. Known for his unique and inspirational presentations and publications.
Paul A. Gordon, pastor, teacher, and author who served the General Conference of SDA Ellen White Estate for 31 years including 5 years as director. Recalling those years as the "height of his ministry," he traveled to more than 100 countries representing the gift of prophecy. While serving as the cofounder of the Adventist Heritage Ministry he led out in the acquisition of the historic heritage property of William Miller. He was the key compiler of 4 morning devotional books and authored numerous articles for the church periodicals including the Adventist Review before he passed to his rest in 2009.
Ron Goss is president of Project Restore, an international literature distribution ministry which has sponsored the printing of over 40 million missionary magazines and led thousands of people to accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior. Ron spent 20 years in law enforcement in the state of Maryland before he allowed the Lord to open his eyes to the lovely Jesus. View and read these magazines at www.projectrestore.com
Dane was the assistant to the President of the Michigan Conference for Media Development. He studied the sanctuary for the past 20 years and presented seminars in New Zealand, England, and many locations in the US. His special passion was to make the sanctuary truths practical and meaningful for people today. He also conducted seminars on other topics including Bible prophecy and health. Dane was laid to rest from his labors on October 11, 2010.
Dane served as assistant to the President of Michigan Conference for Media Development and Producer of Lifestyle Matters until his death on October 11 2010. Vicki, Dane's wife, is currently Director of the Health and Temperance Department of the Michigan Conference and Director of Lifestyle Matters (www.lifestylematters.com).
Vicki Griffin, MS Human Nutr, MPA, MACN (Research Director, Author) Vicki Griffin is an author, speaker, and Director of the Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention series (www.lifestylematters.com). She is the editor of Balance magazine and Balanced Living tracts. Vicki has lectured and traveled worldwide sharing the lifestyle link to better mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. She has guest lectured at Michigan State University Medical School and School of Osteopathy, Cornell University, Loma Linda University Heart Institute, and Andrews University. She has held workshops for the Michigan Nurse Practitioner's Association, the National College of Nurse Practitioner's, and the Munson Center Bariatric Surgery Group in Traverse City, Michigan.Vicki has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton. She is a member of the American College of Nutrition. Her special interest is in the area of nutrition and cognitive function, brain health, and addictions. Vicki has two grown children and two grandchildren
Elder Hackett was a General Conference Vice-President and was General Conference President Robert H. Pierson's closest advisor in the 1970's.
Ron Halvorsen, Sr.,was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he experienced the pain and poverty associated with inner city life. God used his life experiences to bring him out of the city to become a beloved pastor and successful evangelist. His personal style of presenting Jesus sparkles as he presents the Word of God. In his retirement, he has continued to speak passionately about his Saviour, Jesus Christ, who called him in his youth from New York City gang leadership to leading souls to the kingdom for Him until he passed to his rest on May 15, 2015.
Dr. Leslie Hardinge, M.A., M. Div., M.Th., Ph.D. was a lifelong pastor, teacher, and student of the scriptures. His first public sermon in 1933 dealt with the plan of salvation depicted in the Hebrew Sanctuary, and he investigated this and other vast and thrilling topics throughout his lifetime. Called to the Bible Department of Union College in 1947, he commenced his teaching ministry which was to span three and a half decades and three continents until his retirement after 50 years of service. Dr. Hardinge has authored more than a dozen books and lectured extensively on biblical topics in different parts of the world. He was active in writing and presenting seminars and lectures on Biblical topics. He joined the American Cassette Ministries (now American Christian Ministries) speaking staff in 1989 and passed to his rest in March of 2002.
A medical doctor and professor, who held doctoral degrees from both Harvard and Stanford universities, later founded the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. Born in 1914 in Calcutta, India, Hardinge was a pioneer in vegetarian nutrition who faced opposition during his research at a time when a vegetarian diet was rare. Known as a great teacher, something he did for 48 years after which he served as the Seventh-day Adventist Health Ministries director until 1985. He passed to his rest September 24, 2010, a few short years after his brother, Leslie Hardinge.
Gerhard Hasel, PhD, was J.N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at the SDA Theological Seminary 27 years before his untimely death in 1994. He served for many years as Director of the PhD/ThD Programs and as Seminary Dean. He was known for publishing 14 books including three major textbooks on Old and New Testament Theology translated into several languages and used in Universities and Seminaries around the world.
Michael Hasel, PhD,is Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology/Religion at Southern Adventist University. He is curator of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum on the campus of SAU. He has participated and served in administrative capacities on eight different archaeological sites in the Middle East. Currently he is heading up a new initiative in collaboration with the Hebrew University excavations at Hazor, the largest biblical site in Israel. He is a lecturer and a writer, currently completing his fourth book.
James L. Hayward served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for over 40 years including senior pastor in Boston, Atlanta, Fort Worth, Phoenix and the Battle Creek Tabernacle before serving as Secretary of the Michigan Conference, President of the Wisconsin Conference, and Manager of the Voice of Prophecy. He has spoken at many camp meetings in the U.S. and Australia. Pastor Hayward, a humble, Spirit-filled man and recognized as one of Adventism's leading authorities on Ellen White is also the author/compiler of the book, "The Time of the End" a study of the God's word and the Spirit of Prophecy. He passed to his rest August 16, 2014.
Well-known NAD evangelist and renowned speaker who has presented seminars world-wide even throughout his retirement. He remained faithful during an extended period of illness and passed to his rest in July 2007.
Pastor Chris Holland is the senior evangelist for Hope Channel International and President of the Living Hope School of Evangelism.¬† He previously served as¬† Speaker/Director for It Is Written Canada. In 20 years of ministry, he has additionally served as a local pastor, local conference departmental director, and for the North American Division.¬† Chris has been involved in media ministry since his early undergraduate years in college where he was involved with both television and radio programs.¬† It is his sincere desire to know Jesus more and to utilize the many media outlets to preach God‚Äôs word with power. Since their marriage in 1996, Chris and his wife Debbie have served the Lord together and strive to do all that they can to fulfill His commission to take the Gospel to the ‚Äúends of the earth‚ÄĚ.
C. Raymond Holmes, BA, MDiv, Mth, Dmin is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and Andrews University. After serving 10 years as a Lutheran Minister, he converted to Seventh-day Adventism in 1971 and has served the church as pastor, missionary, seminary professor, and author. Among his books are "Stranger in My Home, Baptized But Buried Alive, Sing A New Song, The Last Word, The Tip of the Iceberg." He was one of the founders of Adventist Affirm and the Adventist Theological Society, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Adventist Theological Society. His wife, Shirley, preceded him in death in January, 2022, and In his retirement, he continues to serve the Michigan Conference as senior pastor of Christ Community church of Seventh-day Adventists in Bessemer, Michigan.
Shirley Holmes is a daughter of Finnish immigrants and grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She attended Suomi College and is married to C. Raymond Holmes. Their home was blessed with two children who are now adults. She authored the book, No Turning Back, an autobiographical text that explores the life-changing experience of her religious conversion from Lutheranism to Seventh-day Adventism. Shirley passed to her rest in January, 2022.
Pastor Jim Howard currently serves as Assistant Director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries at the General Conference of SDA. He formerly served as the Michigan Conference Personal Ministries Director and Evangelism Coordinator.
Mark Howard is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is the Director of the Emmanuel Institute of Evangelism, a school that specializes in intensive practical soul-winning training programs for laypersons and ministers alike. He is also the pastor of the Cedar Lake Church in Cedar Lake, Michigan, where he currently lives with his wife Stephanie and their two children, Caleb and Annie. Pastor Howard, an American Christian Ministries Associate Speaker, is known for his clear, enthusiastic presentation style and for his practical, timely messages.
Ron Kelly is the senior pastor of the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Previous to his ministry in Michigan, Pastor Kelly served as the senior pastor in Cicero, Indiana, adjacent to Indiana Academy for nearly 20 years. He enjoys sharing the Word of God and assisting in mission trips.
Zane R. Kime, MD received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in 1966. He also held a MS degree in nutrition from the University of California and was working toward a PHD in environmental medicine. He dedicated his life to a practice in preventative medicine while researching the benefits of diet, exercise and sunlight until his untimely death in a mountain climbing accident in 1992. Dr. Kime's intelligence in and passion for holistic medicine has been irreplaceable to the scientific community. However, his book entitled "Sunlight" continues to touch many lives.
Miroslav Kis, PhD, served as professor of Ethics and Chair of the Theology and Christian Philosophy Department at the SDA Theological Seminary. He is a native of Croatia and holds a PhD in Ethics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has pastored in southern California as well as Quebec, where he also served as the conference youth director. Prior to his appointment at Andrews University, he taught at Canadian University College. He passed away in the spring of 2016.
Emilio B. Knechtle served as the General Conference World-Wide Evangelist until his retirement in 1990. His ability to fluently speak five different languages made him a favored speaker in the US and abroad. Many were revived through his witness until he passed to his rest in March of 2006.
Dr. Kuzma, wife, mother, friend, and author of over 30 books and hundreds of articles was founder and speaker of Family Matters, a ministry to promote wholesome family relationships and reduce alienation and abuse. Kay received her masters in child development at Michigan State University and her doctorate in early childhood education from UCLA.
Jud Lake, ThD, DMin, has taught at Southern Adventist University in the School of Religion since 1997. Before coming to Southern he served as a pastor for ten years in the Gulf States Conference and two years as a youth pastor/Bible teacher at Broadview Academy in the Illinois Conference. He has a DMin from Reformed Theological Seminary and a ThD from the University of South Africa. His teaching responsibilities include biblical preaching, Adventist history, and Ellen White studies. He and his wife, Bonnie, have two children, Shelly and Joshua.
Dr. LaRondelle was born and educated in Holland, and received the Doctor of Theology degree from the Free University at Amsterdam in 1971. He was Associate Professor of Theology at the Andrews University Theological Seminary until his retirement. He is the author of numerous books including: Perfection and Perfectionism, Deliverance in the Psalms, and The Israel of God in Prophecy. He passed to his rest on March 7, 2011 at 81 years of age.
A World War II pilot, he became a Christian after the war. He served as a missionary in Rwanda, Africa, and pastored numerous churches in North America including the Loma Linda University Campus Hill Church in Southern California. He also served as a revivalist and "pastor's pastor" in Canada. A powerful, Spirit-filled preacher, he retired in 1985 but continued speaking until his death in July, 2001. Pastor Lehman is now sleeping in Jesus, awaiting the resurrection.
Larry Lichtenwalter, Ph.D. served as Dean of Philosophy and Theology and Director of the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon and was recently appointed president of the university. His passion for souls and his memorization of Scripture is demonstrated in his speaking and in his books: Well-Driven Nails; Out of the Pit: Joseph's Story and Yours; Behind the Seen: God's Hand in Esther's Life and Yours; Wrestling with Angels: In the Grip of Jacob's God; and David: A Heart Like His, The Shepherd Years.
Dr. Maxwell began his career as pastor in California, then taught on the religion faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, for nine years. He joined the Andrews University faculty in 1968 and occasionally taught church history classes in the Theological Seminary at Andrews University after his retirement. Maxwell, who published extensively held a bachelors degree from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, a master's degree from the SDA Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. Dr. Maxwell succumbed to an extended illness on July 21, 1999, at the age of 74.
Elder Micheff entered the ministry as a pastor for the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1994. He accepted a call to pastor in the Michigan Conference in 1996, and in 2000 he was invited to serve as director of the youth department followed by his appointment to serve as the Michigan Conference executive secretary in 2007. Currently, he is serving as Michigan Conference President and is known for his heart-searching presentations as one who is committed to "shepherding" the flock of believers.
Attorney Miller is a professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University with a Religious Liberty teaching emphasis.
Phil Mills, MD, is a favored seminar speaker for both young and old. His personal experience with the Lord is a powerful witness through his presentations.
E. L. Minchin was born of West Australian pioneer parents. He graduated from Avondale College in 1924. After serving in Australia, New Zealand, England, and Europe, Elder Minchin was called to the General Conference Youth Department where he gave of himself tirelessly reaching out to both young and old until his retirement in 1970. Many people trace their conversion and commitment to Christ through His ministry. He was known for his great love for youth and recognition of their struggles combined with a view of God's plan for them. He passed to his rest in 1987.
Derek J. Morris, D.Min. pastored in Florida and formerly served as Professor of Religion at Southern University in Collegedale, TN, with an emphasis in preaching and pastoral theology. After serving as editor of Ministry Magazine, he has recently accepted the position of Director of Hope TV.
Dr. Neil, a graduate of Loma Linda University as well as one who served as a faculty member at the School of Public Health. His God-blessed gift of presenting life-changing messages for both youth and adults will be reflected in the series available from ACM.
Pastor Neri is currently Senior Pastor of the Paradise Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. His passion is prayer, and he loves to teach people how to connect with Jesus in a real and personal way. As a convert to Adventism at the age of 26, he also loves to reaffirm the "pillars" and to show their validity for the day in which we are living and serves as an Associate Speaker for American Christian Ministries. Pastor Neri's family includes his lovely wife Jennie and their two sons, Roland and Samuel.
Retired director of the Ellen White Estate at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists known for his captivating style of story-telling.
Pastor Richard O'Ffill was the Revivalist for the Florida Conference in Orlando, Florida. During his more than 35 years of ministry, he has served in Southern Asia, Latin America, as well as North America. He joined American Cassette Ministries (now American Christian Ministries) as an Associate Speaker in 1988. He also served as the seminar speaker at churches, camp meetings, and other events in the U.S. and abroad. Pastor O'Ffiill passed to his rest on July 29, 2020 awaiting the resurrection at the 2nd coming of His Lord.
Dr. Robert W. Olson was the Life Trustee and Director of the Ellen G. White Estate 1978-1990. He joined the staff of the White Estate in 1974, succeeding Arthur L. White, Ellen White's grandson. One of Dr. Olson's priorities was to make Ellen White's writings more widely available. During his administration, six EGW-SDA Research Centers were established in five world divisions, and the first Ellen White CD-ROM was produced. Dr. Olson passed to his rest April 16, 2013.
Taj Pacleb is Speaker/Director of RevelationofHopeMinistries.com. Born and raised in the islands of Hawaii with no Christian background, Taj got involved in a reckless life of drugs and partying. But his life was completely transformed at age 16 when he attended a Bible Prophecy Seminar. Since then, God has taken Taj with his wife, Wati, around the world in international evangelism. As speaker at the recent General Conference Session in Texas and also at GYC, he is known for his passion with the call for revival and preparation for Christ's soon return.
Dennis Page, Assistant Pastor, Village SDA Church, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Dennis did not grow up in a Christian home, but God in His mercy did not leave him without the evidence of His love and care. Dennis is blessed with a wonderful wife and best friend, Melody, who shares with him the desire to tell others the good news of God‚Äôs transforming love. Dennis attended the Mission College of Evangelism and served Village church in the capacity of Bible Worker before being called to the position of Assistant Pastor.
After being submerged in a world of drug abuse and pain, Taariq Patel met Jesus, the One who heard his cry and saved his life. Now, Taariq is in the service of the King, sharing how God‚Äôs love changes lives. His drive and passion is to share the truth and love of the Gospel to the world. Taariq is an evangelist, graduate of Pacific Union College, husband to wife Igdaly, father to their son Ishmael, and daughter Viviana. He is currently serving in the ministry after completing his Masters of Divinity degree at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. When asked to summarize his life, Taariq simply says, ‚ÄúChrist delivered me.‚ÄĚ
Wes Peppers currently serves as Associate Ministerial Director for the Michigan Conference. He became a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian at the age of 22 after being an atheist/agnostic for several years. Soon after accepting Christ, quiting college football and a life of reckless living, he entered into full-time pastoral ministry and served as the Global AFCOE Coordinator at Amazing Facts. A recent cancer survivor at age 28, he has a powerful testimony of God's goodness and a renewed passion for His message with a desire to inspire, both young and old, to a deeper, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
John Peters received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA in 1971 and following post-doctoral work, he worked in the aerospace industry for 15 years. A miracle of conversion took place in 1984 and seven years later John received an M.Div. at the Andrews University Theological Seminary. He is not only enamored with the message of Christ Our Righteousness, but he is also a speaker who presents prophecy and history in a crystal clear way. He is known for his commitment to biblical truths and their presentation without compromise--all within the context of the Gospel story. Pastor John has retired from the ministry after serving most recently as a pastor in the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Gerhard Pfandl is the former Associate Director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference, now retired. He is a native of Austria and holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Andrews University. He has worked as a church pastor in Austria and in the Southern California Conference. From 1977-1989 he was Professor of Religion at Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria. Prior to taking up his present position in March, 1999, he served as the Field Secretary of the South Pacific Division from 1992-1999.
A highly-respected Christian leader and president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church from 1966-1979.
Eugene Prewitt directs the Bible Teacher Training hosted by Aenon. From there his teachers train young people from around Asia to reach the various people groups of South East Asia. A self-taught enthusiast, he is best known for his fresh biblical insights, his broad knowledge of the writings of Ellen White, and his love for the lessons found in church history. He and his wife, Heidi, have devoted breaks from his teaching duties to promote literature evangelism and speaking at youth conferences.
Paul S. Ratsara, the former President of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church now serves as a pastor in South Africa. He was one of the speakers at the General Conference World Session in Toronto, Canada, and also at the Sixth World Conference of the International Religious Liberty Association. Pastor Ratsara, a convert to Seventh-day Adventism, has a passion for souls and has implemented a pilot program on church growth in his division that is highly successful using only the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy as inspired resources.
Mel Rees was considered the dean of Seventh-day Adventist stewardship educators. For more than 30 years he assisted conferences and congregations, as well as the wider levels of church organization, in comprehending the theology of stewardship and the practical implementation of stewardship principles in the real world of the local congregation. His workshops for pastors and laity always emphasized stewardship as a divine/human relationship more than fundraising. He is now at rest awaiting the return of Jesus.
G. Edward Reid, retired Stewardship Director of the North American Division, is the author of four best-sellers: IT'S YOUR MONEY, ISN'T IT?, EVEN AT THE DOOR, SUNDAY'S COMING! READY OR NOT, and BATTLE OF THE SPIRITS. He is an ordained minister and licensed attorney and is certified as a teacher and counselor by Crown Financial Ministries. He has served the church as teacher, pastor, evangelist and in other departmental positions. His end-time and religious liberty presentations are in much demand.
Prior to his conversion at the age of 25, Nathan Renner traveled the world as a rock climber. Disillusioned with a lifestyle of pleasure-loving ease, he turned his life over to Christ. He has since become a worker in the cause of God, traveling not to climb rocks but to lead others to the Rock of Ages while serving as a pastor along with his wife, Becky and their two children.
George Rice, a graduate of Atlantic Union College with a degree in theology, entered the ministry in Southern New England Conference upon graduation. Further studies included earning an MA from the SDA seminary and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rice held professorships at Southern Adventist University, Atlantic Union College, and the SDA Seminary at Andrews University. He also served as Associate Director of the White Estate at the General Conference and has since retired in 2008.
H.M.S. Richards is a well-known evangelist, author and pioneer religious broadcaster. He was the founder and long-time speaker of the Voice of Prophecy radio ministry--a ministry that inspired broadcasts in dozens of languages on more than 1,000 stations worldwide, as well as Bible courses in some 80 languages offered by more than 125 correspondence schools. Dr. Richards passed to his rest in 1985.
Jorge E. Rico, D.Min., Ph.D., earned both degrees at the Andrews University Theological Seminary and has served as a pastor, evangelist, conference ministerial secretary, and academy teacher. He is currently the Chair of the Religion Department at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Michelle and Jorge III. Dr. Rico has made an impact on many lives in his ministry through seminar and workshop presentations in the countries of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Indonesia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Poland as well as in different parts of the U.S.
Justin Ringstaff, a graduate of Southern Adventist University and Andrews Theological Seminary, is currently the executive secretary of the Michigan Conference of SDA. Since 2006, he has pastored in Michigan and has also served as the conference associate ministerial director. He and his wife Chelli share their lives together in the Lord's work with their three children, Elijah, Enoch, and Emma.
Former Biblical Research Institute Director at the General Conference and speaker for Adventist Theological Society now actively writing and publishing in a recent church publications.
Tim Roosenberg has been studying and teaching Bible prophecy for over 25 years. He is highly respected for his ability to make confusing Bible concepts clear to people all across the religious spectrum.
Willard Santee, a descendant of Hugenot ancestry and early Adventist history, carries on the tradition of his heritage as a man of faith and hope. As a descendant from a people who would rather die than go with the crowd, whether in the French Inquisition or under the subjugation of the King of England, Santee has taken a stand of faith against the liberal element of higher criticism that has been so prevalent since the early 90's. Pastor Santee served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for over 35 years before passing to his rest on February 7, 2015.
William H. Shea, PhD, was Associate Director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists until his retirement. Prior to that he was a missionary in Latin America and Professor of Old Testament at the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He holds an MD degree from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. W. H. Shea has authored over two hundred articles and four books, with special attention to the book of Daniel. A "festschrift" in his honor was published in 1997. He passed to his rest February 15, 2020.
David Shin, PhD, is currently president of Ouachita Hills College in Arkansas, and is a graduate of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, he has also served as pastor of the University Seventh-day Adventist church in East Lansing, Michigan and the Hillside O'Malley church in Anchorage, Alaska. His love for sharing the gospel is shown through his practical insights into biblical beliefs and principles that are essential for the times in which we live.
Randy Skeete, a graduate of the Andrews University Theological Seminary and a powerful preacher of the Word, has memorized large portions of Scripture and is known for his soul-searching presentations. After his position as Counselor/Director of Medical School Programs at the University of Michigan, he served in the Campus Ministries Department of the Michigan Conference and also as associate speaker for American Christian Ministries. Randy is now fully self-supporting in his ministry, and is currently an international evangelist with most of his work done in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Jason Sliger has been blessed to spend his life in ministry, first as a Bible worker, then as an evangelist with Amazing Facts.Together, with his wife Midori, they traveled throughout the United States presenting Bible prophecy seminars for several years before God called them to pastor in the Michigan Conference. While pastoring, they were blessed with the birth of three precious children, Evangeline, Christian and Verity. ‚ÄúAs a family, their desire to was to serve God where needed most, and God made it clear that He has called them to join Adventist Frontier Missions to reach the unreached with the gospel in Papua, New Guinea. We are excited to answer, ‚ÄėHere am I, send me.'"
James, D. Standish, Esq., a veteran Seventh-day Adventist religious freedom advocate has servef as the worldwide denomination‚Äôs liaison to the United Nations. He was also director of Legislative Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist Church and served as executive director of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a non-partisan federal agency advising the White House and Congress as a strong leader and promoter of religious liberty.
Lincoln E. Steed served as editor of Liberty magazine, a 200,000 circulation religious liberty journal which is distributed to political leaders, judiciary, lawyers and other thought leaders in North America and, through the International Religious liberty Association, to a larger international audience. He has traveled extensively promoting temperance and religious liberty issues, His recent trips have been to Laos, Mynamar, Combodia, Sri Lanka and Ambon, Indonesia, scene of violent religious conflict. While Associate Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the North American Division of the General Conference, he lives in Hagerstown, MD, with his wife Rosa Delia and two children, Christopher and Kristen.
The Adventist Theological Society (ATS) is an international, professional, nonprofit organization established as a theological resource for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The conviction that inspires the Adventist Theological Society arises out of a strong desire to foster biblical, theological, and historical studies that strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist Church's message and mission.
Pastor Samuel Thomas, Jr., Speaker-Director of New Leaf Prophecy and Doctrinal Learning Center, also serves as the Senior Pastor of the Columbus Central church in Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Thomas is an avid observer of prophetic trends and ascribes to the premise that the Seventh-day Adventist church alone has the biblical answers to contemporary events and cultural ills.
Pastor Mike was born in York, England, gave up a promising show business career, and then became a Seventh-day Adventist christian. He received his RN license and later studied Theology at Newbold College. He currently serves as associate pastor at the Sacramento Central Church in Sacramento, California. He has also served as a hospital chaplain and health educator including medical missionary work in Belize, Central America.
Dr. Agatha Thrash is a 1954 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. As a hospital and private practicing pathologist and a medical examiner, she has performed thousands of autopsies, giving her a profound insight into the ravages of disease upon the human body. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television talk shows across the USA and Canada, and review of her books have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers throughout the country. Dr. Agatha along with her deceased husband were the founders of Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center. She passed to her rest on September 3, 2015
John Thurber is best known for his many years with the Voice of Prophecy Quartet. He is also the author of a book entitled, "Heavenly Music." Pastor Thurber passed to his rest on February 3, 2019.
Jared believes the world is ripe for disruption and that kindness and candor are the two metrics of success for any relationship or organization. He is currently the pastor of the Adairsville Seventh-day Adventist Church and serves at the Director of Marketing with the Adventist Review. He and his wife live on a small farm outside of Atlanta, Ga where they play with their daughter and with their alpacas, mini donkeys, ducks and chickens.
Louis R. Torres has served as an evangelist for the Michigan Conference as well as president of the Guam-Micronesia Mission of SDA. Elder Torres is experienced in training pastors and laypersons how to organize and plant churches. This former entertainer, master machinist, and assembly foreman has been gifted with a devotion to teach others to be used by God.
Karl Tsatabasidis, Phd, is currently serving as chair of the Religion department at Hartland College in Virginia. After spending years playing the drum set and after giving his life to the Lord, he chose a new mission. His biblical, balanced truths in regard to music and worship were taught globally and his new mission included sharing the "truth" as a pastor in Michigan, writing for "Adventists Affirm" and speaking at the Generation of Youth Conferences.
Morris Venden, as author, pastor, evangelist has pastored numerous college churches including Pacific Union College, Union College, and Southwestern Adventist University. In his retirement he was a speaker for the Voice of Prophecy Radio Broadcast before passing to his rest in 2012.
Cedric Vine, Ph.D is Associate Professor of New Testament at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Before coming to Andrews University, Cedric taught in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College (2008-2015). He has also served as a pastor in the north of England for nine years. He is married to Tserha and they have two boys, John and Mark.
Born into a pastoral family in the UK, Conrad Vine served with ADRA in a variety of worldwide roles after graduating with a business managment degree. Following seminary training at Newbold College in the UK, he and his wife, Luda, began pastoral ministry in London, UK, and in the Middle East Union. Elder Vine also spent several years pastoring in Minnesota before answering the call to Adventist Frontier Missions where he currently serves as president. --
Winfried Vogel, Th.D., served for some years as a pastor and lecturer in systematic and practical theology at the theological seminary Marien's Height, Darmstadt. He has taught Old Testament and practical theology while serving as President of the Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria where he lives with his wife. His support of the Adventist Theological Society is evidenced by his thought-provoking messages presented at their symposiums.
Pastor/Speaker who ministered at Blue Mountain Academy before joining the staff of the Andrews University White Estate office. He was a seminar speaker for American Cassette Ministries before launching his own revival seminar ministry worldwide.
Dr. Lewis Walton received his Juris Doctor Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of San Diego. He is a member of the California Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court.He also has a Post-Doctoral diplomate in tax law. Dr. Walton has authored best-selling books including OMEGA II, THE LUCIFER'S DIARY, FINAL STORM, and MORNINGS TRUMPET. He is a Vietnam veteran where he served as an intelligence officer.
L. Richard Walton is a tax trial attorney. An honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he has received numerous academic awards, including a national first prize award in Constitutional law from the American Bar Association and a national writing award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, who named him as an associate member of the Academy. He graduated from Pacific Union College with a 4.0 GPA and was named by USA Today as one of the top 100 college students in America. He is also an accomplished horseman, having won two national top-five awards in cutting competitions. He now practices law in the Los Angeles area.
Ellen White was a woman of remarkable spiritual gifts who lived most of her life during the nineteenth century (1827-1915), yet through her writings she is still making a revolutionary impact on millions of people around the world. During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books; but today, including compilations from her 50,000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. She is the most translated woman writer in the entire history of literature, and the most translated American author of either gender.Seventh-day Adventists believe that Mrs. White was more than a gifted writer they believe she was appointed by God as a special messenger to draw the worlds attention to the Holy Scriptures and help prepare people for Christs second advent. Narration by James Ayers Pastor Jim is currently pastoring the Ventura, California, Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is the former bass singer in the King's Heralds Quartet. It was his joy to use his God-given voice to extend the availability of the writings of Ellen G. White through this series of Audio Books.
A twice elected president of the world-wide church of Seventh-day Adventists--a former pastor, missionary, and church administrator who is calling for Revival and Reformation.
White Horse Media is directed by television producer, radio host, and international seminar speaker Steve Wohlberg. He is the author of 24 books, has been a guest on over 500 radio and television shows, has spoken by special invitation inside the Pentagon and U.S. Senate, and has been featured three times on The History Channel in documentaries about the book of Revelation (Secrets of the Seven Seals; The Nostradamus Effect: Armageddon Battle Plan; Strange Rituals). Mr. Wohlberg currently lives in Priest River, Idaho, with his wife Kristin and their two children, Seth Michael and Abigail Rose.
Pastor Henry Wright began his ministerial career in 1964 after earning a BA in Religion from Oakwood College. He obtained a Master's of Systematic Theology from Andrews University in 1965 and a Master of Divinity Degree from Ohio based Methodist Theological Seminary in 1978. His ministerial assignments have taken him to Louisville, KY, Greenville and Jackson, MS, Columbus, OH, and Alexandria, VA. After 53 years of ministerial service, Pastor Henry Wright preached his final sermon before entering into retirement in January 2018.