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We are a warm, friendly, family-oriented church and we are happy that you have joined us. “Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” It is our prayer that you will sense the Lord’s presence as we study and worship together. As our guest, we extend to you an invitation to unite with us in membership, fellowship, and ministry of this church. If you are passing through, we hope you will return anytime you are in the Dayton area.
It is the purpose of the Beavercreek Seventh-day Adventist Church to witness that Jesus Christ is both Lord and Saviour in our lives and to find ways to share Him and His love with our community.
What Seventh-day Adventists’ Believe
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS ACCEPT THE BIBLE AS THE ONLY SOURCE OF OUR BELIEFS. WE CONSIDER OUR MOVEMENT TO BE THE RESULT OF THE PROTESTANT CONVICTION SOLA SCRIPTURA—THE BIBLE AS THE ONLY STANDARD OF FAITH AND PRACTICE FOR CHRISTIANS.
Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church’s understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. Revision of these statements may be expected at a General Conference Session when the church is led by the Holy Spirit to a fuller understanding of Bible truth or finds better language in which to express the teachings of God’s Holy Word. View the World Church 28 Fundamental Beliefs webpage.
28 Fundamental Beliefs
Pastor Delthony L. Gordon is a husband, father, teacher, author, and an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist church. He and his dear wife Esther have been married for almost 18 years since December 21, 2003. Together they are the proud parents of their son Jonathan Nicholas, and daughter Hadassah Grace. Prior to his 14 years in gospel ministry, Pastor Gordon spent 7½ years as a Computer Science, Math & Physics teacher, and assistant Guidance Counselor, before recognizing he could no longer run from God’s plan for his life. He has since served as a Bible Worker, Evangelist, Academy Chaplain and District Pastor.
While he was a lay pastor and evangelist, he conducted many evangelistic, family life and other seminars and Weeks of Prayer in The Bahamas, Jamaica, and the across USA, as his wife Esther, whose professional life was in Banking and Finance, ministered alongside him in music. For close to 16 years the Gordons learned many life lessons through the medical challenges facing their first son, and also understand the pain and difficulty of losing a child at term – their second son Benjamin – due to a motor vehicle accident.
Pastor Gordon is the author of the devotional book, Gems of Thought… to Challenge, Motivate and Inspire, and enjoys spending time with his family, Bible study, encouraging people, cycling, singing, and preaching the Word of God. He is a graduate of the Theological Seminary at Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies with a Masters Certificate in Ministry. He is completing an M.Div. and plans on pursuing a D.Min. with a Family Life emphasis. He is active in the community and counts it a privilege to serve as the current pastor of the growing Beavercreek Seventh-day Adventist Church. His prayer is to make it into the kingdom with all his family, friends, and associates, and as many people as God will use him to reach.
Leadership & Department Teams
The day-to-day running of the church is governed by the congregation’s pastor and a church board formed by members of our church. The church elects its own elders, deacons, deaconesses, clerks, treasurers, and department leaders— typically every two years.
The church is governed at the local level by general business sessions that occur at certain intervals. Business meetings can be attended by church members only. This is usually when administrative decisions are made.
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists are a global family of Christians. We are organized with a representative form of church government, with the authority in the Church coming from the membership of local churches. Executive responsibility is given to representative bodies and officers to govern the Church. Four levels of Church structure lead from the individual believer to the worldwide Church organization: the local church, local conference, union conference, and General Conference (World Church). View the Adventist Church Maps & Directories or click below for Beavercreek SDA Church four levels of structure: