Presidential Perspectives

News, Videos and Sermons from the Seventh-day Adventist Church President

Ted N. C. Wilson


Unexpected and assurance

Unexpected and assurance

When Pastor Ted Wilson and his wife Nancy arrived at the Nadi International airport in Fiji, they faced an unexpected situation. The inauguration of a rebuilt church, one of 23 Seventh-day Adventist...

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10,000 gather in Fiji to hear Pastor Ted Wilson

10,000 gather in Fiji to hear Pastor Ted Wilson

More than 10,000 people gathered at ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji, on Sabbath to hear the words of General Conference (GC) president Pastor Ted Wilson. Wilson arrived in Fiji on Thursday night—the final...

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Commentary: A Reformation Event Reminds Us That Jesus Is Coming Soon

Commentary: A Reformation Event Reminds Us That Jesus Is Coming Soon

A special service took place in London during commemorations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation around the world — and it strikingly points to the prophetic times in which we are...

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Philippines prays for record 120,000 baptisms or more

Philippines prays for record 120,000 baptisms or more

Inspired by the largest baptism in church history in Rwanda, Seventh-day Adventists in the Philippines are prayerfully preparing for a new record during a Total Member Involvement evangelistic...

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Is reading fiction and storybooks really so bad?

This question comes from a tweet that I received in reaction to a prayer that I posted regarding the use of time and reading fiction. My post included the following quotation: “Many who profess to be...

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Is playing the stock market gambling?

Q: Is playing the stock market considered gambling and therefore a "no-no?” — Pat, from the United States  A: Before addressing your question about the stock market, it’s helpful to mention some...

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Has General Conference Session approved ordained female church elders?

Q: Has the ordination of women as local church elders ever been approved by the General Conference in full worldwide session? Is it provided for in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual? — Ian, from...

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Video: Believe His Prophets: Why I Accept Ellen G. White’s Prophetic Ministry

Video: Believe His Prophets: Why I Accept Ellen G. White’s Prophetic Ministry

On Sabbath morning, October 17, 2015, Elder Wilson spoke at the Gift of Prophecy Symposium at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA. Read a full transcript of his sermon. 

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British Union Conference interview with Ted N. C. Wilson

British Union Conference interview with Ted N. C. Wilson

Filmed by the SEC media team, Elder Wilson highlighted his key messages of prayer and Bible study as central to our relationship with Jesus, then went on to talk about some of the more difficult...

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