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104 Adventist Pastors fired for rejecting the inspiration of Ellen G. White!

Some SDA members have been deceived by their leaders into thinking they don't have to accept White as prophet and can use only the Bible!

Testimonials: (Submit yours!)

  1. I dropped my membership in the SDA church in 1981, of my own volition. I was never fired. The actual number of people who either resigned or were fired because of loss of faith in the SDA mission, I believe is a far higher number than what you list below. Few people, relatively speaking were fired. Many more, like myself, decided on our own that this was no place to be. (A.R., Virginia, May 2005)
  2. "Hi, My name is Les Stambaugh, though I have never been an Adventist pastor myself, I did study to become one. I had my SDA church membership transfer from Astoria, Or. where I had been an elder in good standing, to Dillingham, Ak. where I moved in 1980, was blocked from taking place (Ironically I believed staunchly in EG White at that time.) The issue holding up my transfer had to do with my father, R. Glen Stambaugh. Dad had been the longest serving and much loved missionary pastor in the Alaska Mission of SDA ,and served as a pastor in Oregon and Washington states as well. But, Dad was at that time being called to give assurance of his belief in Ellen White in the Gold Hill, Or. church he was pastoring then. I was surprised to NOT see his name on your list of fired pastors, as the ultimate result for him was that he was fired (about 1982) by the Oregon Conf. of SDA., who, (also ironically), are responsible for telling him about the LIES about EG White. My father's story is a remarkable one reminiscent of Martin Luther and the diet at Verms. His congregations voted to reinstate him as pastor after he was" censured. " Surprisingly even a panel fellow SDA Denominational workers who examined his doctrinal beliefs voted to reinstate him. However at his reinstatement ceremony the Or. Conf. Pres asked him to reaffirm his belief in Ellen White and her writings stacked on top of the Bible in front of his congregation. After all they had told him, and all he had leaned in the process of the events he went through, he was amazed he could be asked such a thing and told them plainly so." (Submitted Feb. 2004)
  3. Neal C. Wilson, President General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Life Member Ellen G. White Estate Board: "...when we come to the point as to whether one has to believe in Ellen White, to some degree or another, or accept her visions as real or simply an imagination or parroting what somebody else said - that one has to believe that these things were real visions in order to be a Seventh-day Adventist or to experience salvation - this church has never taken that position. I hope it never does... " (Neal Wilson, Pacific Union College Campus Chronicle 5/27/82)

The list:

Attached is a partial list of former SDA workers, mostly ordained ministers, who have been fired, pressured to resign, or reassigned voluntarily because they could not conscientiously "believe in Ellen White to some degree or another, or accept her visions as real". Their refusal to preach extrabiblical church doctrines led to excruciating circumstances and decisions for many who loved their church and wished only to proclaim God's Word unhindered by human traditions and creeds.

We ask our readers to supply us with any additions or corrections to this list

  1. Albertson, Ivan, Teacher: Central California Conference
  2. Bailey, Mike, Pashr: Oregon Conference
  3. Barren, Grahem, Pastor: New Zealand
  4. Bassch, Eric, Pastor: South Africa
  5. Bassch, Eugene, Colporteur: South Africa
  6. Bean, Harvey and Marlie, Teachers: Oregon Conference
  7. Broad, Ray, Teacher: New Zealand
  8. Broomhaul, Rod, Pastor: North Queensland, Australia
  9. Bruington, Dean, Pastor: Iowa Conference
  10. Campbell, Francis: President South African Union
  11. Cannaday, Ron, Arizona
  12. Cary, Tom, Pastor: South Africa
  13. Chambers, Joe, Pastor : Western Australia
  14. Champaign, Gary, Pastor: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference
  15. Coon, Glenn 111, Pastor: West Virginia - Mt. View Conference
  16. Crandall, Alan, Doctoral Student: Andrews University
  17. De Villiers, Brian, Worker South Africa
  18. Dennis, Travis, Pastor Texas Conference
  19. Dorsey, Ruth, Teacher: Washington Conference
  20. Douglas, Gary, Pastor: West Virginia Mt. View Conference
  21. Edwards, Calvin, Pastor: Missouri Conference
  22. Ernesto Hernandez, CaliforniaAgafonoff, Sergie, Pastor,: Brisbane, Australia
  23. Fahden, Lyall, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  24. Finney, Conrad, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  25. Ford, Desmond, Religion Professor: Australasian Division
  26. Fredericks, Richard, Maryland
  27. Garrison, Gary, Pastor: Central California Conference
  28. Geddes, Charles, Teacher: Colorado Conference
  29. Greenley, Ray, Pastor: Ohio Conference
  30. Harper, John, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  31. Harris, Ed, Pastor: Washington - Upper Columbia Conf.
  32. Helppi, Rauno, Pastor: Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference
  33. Higby, Bob, Pastor: Wisconsin Conference
  34. Higby, Wally, Pastor: Northern California Conference
  35. Honeycutt, Ronald, Pastor: Florida Conference
  36. Hood, Paul, Pastor: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference
  37. Howard, Turner, Pastor: Georgia- Cumberland Conference
  38. Howell, Dan, Teacher: Florida Conference
  39. Huston, Ed, Pastor: Washington Conference
  40. Jenner, Loren, Pastor: South Australia
  41. Johnson, Rick, Teacher: Missouri Conference
  42. Kaikainahaule, Bill, Pastor: Southern California Conference
  43. Kellar, Don, Pastor: Northern California Conference
  44. Kluzit, Victor, Pastor/Lit. Evang.: Texas Conference
  45. Knight, David, Teacher: Colorado Conference
  46. Kress, Michael, Graduate Student: Andrews University
  47. LaBrecque, Alexander, Pastor: West Virginia-Mt. View Conference
  48. Lamp, Herschel, M.D.: St. Helena Hosp. (Calif.)
  49. Lawson, Chris, Teacher: Ontario Conference
  50. Lemon, Duane, Pastor: Southern California Conference
  51. Ludwig, Doug, Pastor: Kansas Conference
  52. Luster, Chuck, Pastor: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference
  53. Maraccini, Rocky, California
  54. Martin, Colin, Pastor: England
  55. Martin, J. Mark
  56. Mason, Noel, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  57. Masters, George, Teacher: Central California Conference
  58. McCauley, Norman, Pastor: Northern New England Conference
  59. McCormack, Kevin, Pastor: Southern California Conference
  60. McHarg, Winston, Pastor: Australia
  61. McMurphy, Elmore, College Professor: Pacific Union College
  62. Merrill, Ben, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  63. Moorehead, Doug, Teacher: Florida Conference
  64. Moran, Don, Literature Evangelist: Central California Conference
  65. Newman, Ray, Pastor: New South Wales, Australia
  66. Palmer, Bob, Pastor: Northern California Conference
  67. Pangborn, Tom, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  68. Parkin, Herb, Pastor: Western Australia
  69. Patterson, Mark, Pastor: Northern California Conference
  70. Peck, Clay, Colorado
  71. Peisert, Greg, Pastor : Iowa Conference
  72. Pitman, Hughie, Pastor: Florida Conference
  73. Pobke, Wayne, Pastor: South Australia
  74. Polglase, John, Pastor: Western Australia
  75. Pursley, Mkhael, Pastor: Pennsylvania Conference
  76. Ralph, Kevin, Pastor: Australia
  77. Rapp, Jim, Pastor: Southern California Conference
  78. Ratzlaff, Dale, Pastor: Central California Conference
  79. Rea, Walter, Pastor: Southern California Conference
  80. Rendalen, Aage, Editor: Norway (actually withdrew from church over doctrinal reasons, not fired)
  81. Retief, P.J., Pastor: South Africa
  82. Rollings, Dean, Pastor: Queensland, Australia
  83. Ruppert, Greg, Pastor: Northern California Conference
  84. Saladino, Joe, Pastor: Kansas Conference
  85. Schafer, Gary, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  86. Schuster, Craig, Pastor: Alabama-Mississippi Conference
  87. Sellers, Dennis, Evangelist : Washington - Upper Columbia Conf.
  88. Shumate, Gordon, Pastor: Singapore
  89. Smith, Neville, Pastor: South Australia (Victoria)
  90. Stambaugh, R. Glen: Oregon Conference of SDA
  91. Suessenbach, Heinz, Pastor: Western Australia
  92. Summers, Lloyd, Pastor: Oregon Conference
  93. Swanepoel, Martin, Pastor : South Africa (Transvaal Conf.)
  94. Taylor, Greg, North Carolina
  95. Toews, John, Pastor: Southeastern California Conference
  96. van Rooyen, Smuts, Religion Prof.: Andrews University
  97. Vorhies, Wayne, Pastor: Colorado Conference
  98. Waterhouse, Wayne, Pastor: Texas Conference
  99. Waterworth, David, Pastor: South Australia
  100. Weaver, Bruce, Pastor: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference
  101. Wells, Dan, Pastor: Southeastern California Conference
  102. Willruth, Bart, Doctoral Student: Andrews University
  103. Winger, Nordon, Pastor: Northern California Conference
  104. Zapara, John, Pastor: Northern California Conference

 

 

Location

Number of SDA Pastors fired

Alabama -Mississippi

1

Andrews Uniuerslty

4

Arkansas -Louisiana

4

Australia/New Zealand

17

California

21

Canada

3

Colorado

1

England

1

Florida

4

Georgia-Cumberland

1

lowa

2

Kansas

2

Missouri

2

Northern New England

1

Norway

1

Oregon

11

Ohio

1

Pennsyluania

1

South Africa

8

Singapore

1

Texas

3

Upper Columbia

2

Washington

2

West Virginia

3

Wisconsin

1

 

 

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