FYI - October 2009

Oregon Men’s Conference

Make plans now to attend the 2009 Oregon Men’s Conference, Nov. 6–7 at the Holden Convention Center in Gladstone, Ore. This event is open to all men age 16 and older and will feature a variety of fellowship and learning sessions. The featured speaker for the event is Dan Matthews, former Faith for Today executive director and Lifestyle Magazine co-host. For more information, or to register, visit, or call Diane Pestes at (503) 850-3575.

Former Evangelist and Civil Rights Activist Dies

Edward Earl Cleveland, Seventh-day Adventist Church ministerial associate secretary and renowned evangelist, died Aug. 30, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. He was 88.

Cleveland served the Adventist Church for more than 60 years as a pastor, evangelist, church leader, teacher, civil rights leader and mentor to thousands of preachers.


In the September 2009, Healthy Choices column, the Web link to Don Hall's answer to the high-protein diet question was incomplete. The correct URL is:

The Advent Movement

Roger Martin is resuming pastoral duties in the Farmington/Fairfield (Upper Columbia Conference) district after serving with the UCC trust department and with

Larry Kirkpatrick has accepted the call to pastor the Bonner’s Ferry (Idaho) Church.

John Bradshaw has accepted the call to pastor the College Place (Wash.) Village Church.

Greg Jones began pastoring the Great Falls and Choteau (Mont.) churches in September. Jones previously served the Arizona Conference as the Glendale (Ariz.) Church associate pastor.

Michael Demma began serving as the Puyallup (Wash.) Church associate pastor in September.

Ben Bilan is leaving the Russian Company/Stone Tower Russian (Portland, Ore.) churches to enter the Adventist Theological Seminary.

Keith Bowman is leaving the Tabernacle (Portland, Ore.) Church to pastor the Beaverton/Tualatin (Ore.) district.

Randy Cummings is leaving his position at Portland Adventist Elementary School to join the Oregon Conference Information Technology department.

Ron Hart is leaving the Christmas Valley/La Pine (Ore.) district to pastor the Hood River (Ore.)/White Salmon (Wash.) district.

Nathan Hellman is leaving his position as Roseburg (Ore.) Church assistant pastor to enter the Adventist Theological Seminary.

Doug Kincaid concluded his ministry as Junction City (Ore.) pastor and Springfield (Ore.) assistant pastor, to attend law school.

Lee Larson is serving as Springfield (Ore.) Church interim pastor.

Matthew Lombard is leaving the Sandpoint (Idaho) Church to pastor the Blue Mountain Valley/Milton district (Upper Columbia Conference).

Andrew McCrary is leaving the Pendleton (Ore.) district to serve in the Upper Columbia Conference trust department.

Perry Parks is retiring from his position as Ashland (Ore.) Church pastor.

Jonathan Pawson is pastoring the Bend/La Pine/Christmas Valley (Ore.) district. Pawsom comes from the Adventist Theological Seminary.

Jonathan Russell became Sunnyside (Portland, Ore.) Church assistant pastor. Russell comes from the Adventist Theological Seminary.

Gary Walter has concluded pastoral ministry at the Scappoose–St. Helens/Vernonia (Ore.) district.

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