"I am a Pastor from Adelaide in South Australia. Where I live it is a tough ground for the gospel. People here are as secular as they come. I grew up here and came back to share Jesus with my people. When I became a Christian and an Adventist at nineteen, I had visions of knocking on the doors of my neighbours and sharing the life changing impact Jesus had had on my life and seeing people stream to God. This has never eventuated in my life.
Still, my life remains just as radically altered by Jesus twenty years later as it did back then. Why did I become an Adventist? Why did I stay Adventist? Why have I dedicated my life to bringing other people to know Jesus in the context of Adventism? Because I found a beautiful simplicity in the principle that the Bible is the guide to determine how to live life with Jesus at its centre. I have not stayed because I found a church that is perfect with perfect theology. I found a church that strives to grow and learn and live the gospel as it relates to our world today right where I live.
To me Adventism is not a message, it is a movement. It's a commitment to follow Jesus wherever He leads us while not being shackled to the forms and functions of the past, looking ever forward to that day when the brightness of His coming will surpass all that came before it. Adventism is a determination to experience the reality of Jesus in my life now so that I can have that reality become my eternity."