President of the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists Dan Jackson will address the Walla Walla University community at the University Church for CommUnity on May 10 at 11 a.m. His message is titled “The church: Do I fit in?”
Containing over 5000 individual churches, the North American Division presides over the activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States, Canada, Guam/Micronesia, and Bermuda. Jackson, who has held the office of NAD president for six years, was first elected by delegates of the world church in 2010 at their business session in Atlanta, Ga. He was reelected in 2015 at the 60th General Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Jackson’s message to WWU staff, faculty, students, and the local community will focus on the relevance of the church in today’s world and the role that young people have to play.
Originally born in Canada, Jackson is a graduate of Canadian Union College (now Burman University). He later attended Andrews University where he obtained a master’s degree in systemic theology. Jackson has served as a pastor, teacher, and administrator in the NAD, in addition to five years working in the Southern Asia Division.
CommUnity is held at the University Church, which is located at 212 SW Fourth St., College Place. This event is free and open to the public.
Posted May 5, 2016