John Freedman has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor and administrator since 1981. After graduating from Andrews University Theological Seminary, he and Malinda began their pastoral ministry in the New Jersey Conference before moving to the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1987 to pastor the Littleton, Colorado SDA Church. In 1993 John was called to the Northern California Conference to be senior pastor of the Roseville, California SDA Church. John began his administrative ministry in 1998 in the Washington Conference when he was called to be the Ministerial, Evangelism and Stewardship Director. In 2001 he was asked to serve as the Vice-President for Administration and in 2002, John was elected president of the Washington Conference, where he served for 14 years. He was elected in September 2016 to serve as president of the North Pacific Union. John is passionate about uplifting Jesus Christ and the eternal gospel before the world. He loves seeing a life changed by the power of the gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit.
John enjoys reading books and walking with his wife--especially along the ocean coast line. John and Malinda have three special sons, two awesome daughters-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren--all boys.