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Weekend & Evening Speakers

Dr. John C. Brunt

June 7 & 8

John Brunt began his ministry as a youth pastor in 1965 and retired in 2015 as the Senior Pastor of the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Terrace, California, where he had served for thirteen and a half years.  That retirement only lasted a few months, however. After moving to Washington State to be near family, he served as pastor of the Edmonds Adventist Church for six years until his recent re-retirement.


Most of his ministry was spent in Adventist higher education.  Before going to Azure Hills, he served at Walla Walla University for 31 years, twelve years teaching in the School of Theology, seven as the Dean of the School of Theology, and twelve as Vice President for Academic Administration.


He is a graduate of La Sierra University, Andrews University, and holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Emory University. He currently serves as vice-chair of the board of La Sierra University. Ione, his wife of 59 years, is a retired certified nurse midwife who delivered over 4000 babies at Walla Walla General Hospital in Washington and Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, California.  They have two grown children and three grandchildren.


Michael Campbell

June 9 - 13 at 7 pm

Michael W. Campbell, Ph.D., is director of the North American Division department of Archives, Statistics, and Research. He is ordained minister who previously spent a decade in higher education in the Philippines and Texas.


He is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Seventh-day Adventism and is just finishing a textbook on Adventist history co-authored with Ed Allen to be released by Eerdmans later this year.


He recently organized a conference on Women in Adventist History as the first of a series of annual NAD research conferences.  He has contributed numerous popular and peer-reviewed articles, plus twelve books including We Stand on Their Shoulders (Pacific Press, 2023) and 1922: The Rise of Adventist Fundamentalism (Pacific Press, 2022).


He contributes regularly to the “Adventist Pilgrimage” podcast and enjoys bird watching, racquetball, and Pathfinders. He and his family were responsible for creating the “Snowshoeing” and “Women in Adventist History” Pathfinder honors. He is married to Heidi who recently completed a Ph.D. in Early Modern History from Baylor University, and they have two teenage children.

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Dr. James L. Stevens

June 14 & 15

Jim Stevens grew up on a farm in Western Missouri and graduated with a B.S. in Public Relations with a Business Emphasis from Central Missouri University. He worked as a Quality Control Supervisor with Delco Remy Division of General Motors prior to and after his military service as an Air Force Pilot. Jim became a Seventh-day Adventist in January 1972 while serving as an Air Force Pilot in Del Rio, Texas. Shortly thereafter he flew 95 combat missions in Vietnam and was awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Jim entered the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University in January of 1976 graduating with an M. Div. in 1978. Jim served as pastor and evangelist for the Missouri Conference, then as ­Assistant to the President of the Ohio Conference for Evangelism and Leadership. He then served as Ministerial Director and Executive Secretary of the New Jersey Conference for 6½ years, then becoming President of the Alaska Conference. During his 5½ years in Alaska the membership grew from 2150 to 3100 members. From December 1996 – December 2013 (his retirement), he was President of the Texico Conference.  During that time, it grew from 5,400 to over 12,000 members. Since “retirement” he has held 13 full scale evangelistic programs, spoken at campmeetings, minister’s meetings, and countless times on Sabbath worship services.

Jim holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago with an emphasis in Leadership. Jim has held 64 evangelistic crusades with more than 2400 people baptized. He and his wife Rita, who is a Registered Medical Technologist, have been married for 55 years and have two grown sons, Jeff and Mark, a daughter-in-law Sarah, a grandson, Brit and granddaughter, Nico.

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