Randy Roberts was born in South America of missionary parents Bob and Bettye Roberts. He has worked at LLUMC and LLU School of Religion, and has pastored in the Texas Conference at the Corona Seventh-day Adventist Church and is currently the senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists. Randy is married to Anita (Justiniano) Roberts, who works for the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Randy and Anita have a son named Austin, who is an intern pastor, and a daughter named Miranda, a student at Walla Walla University, currently studying in Argentina.
Pavel Goia, was born into communist Romania. From an early age on he knew clearly that God had called him to ministry. However, in a communist country following that calling was not an easy task. He promised to serve God and fulfill his calling. His faithfulness was tested often. The events that ensued are chronicled by the book One Miracle After Another: The Pavel Goia Story, by Gregg Budd.
He was trained in a variety of fields, from law to music, engineering, and business, until he finally ended up studying theology. After six years of pastoring in Romania he spent some time in Norway at the European Bible School, becoming certified in Organic Agriculture & Healthy Lifestyle. He then moved to the United States where he pursued a Bachelor of Theology from Southern Adventist University, and later the M.Div and D.Min program at Andrews University.
Pavel pastored in Wisconsin for nine years and in Kentucky for seven years. He was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for the North American Division, and is now serving as an Associate Ministerial Director for the General Conference Ministerial Association as well as the Editor for Ministry Magazine.
Pavel is married to Daniela, they have two grown children, Gabriel and Ovidiu.
Biography Coming Soon!
Rick & Cindy Mercer
Pastor & Nurse - Springtown & Siloam Springs District
Rick and Cindy Mercer bring over 15 years (with 6 of those being in Oklahoma) of pastoral, men’s, women’s, ministerial spouses and prayer ministry experience to us as they impart morning manna each day at 7 am.
Their greatest passion is proclaiming the eternal truths of God’s Word and engaging others with the powerful, transforming tool of prayer.
Rick currently serves as a pastor in the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. Cindy works part-time as a registered nurse and enjoys serving in ministry with Rick. She is the author of Pray Big—God Can Do So Much More!
Dr Leela Lewis
Biography Coming Soon!
The King's Herald
The King's Heralds quartet was founded in 1927 as the Lone Star Four. Known for their tight harmonies and rich blend, the quartet has toured in over 50 countries and recorded over 100 albums in 30 different languages.
Elder James Shires
Oklahoma Conference President
James Shires has been the president of the Oklahoma Conference since 2017. Prior to that he served as a pastor in the Oklahoma Conference, Upper Columbia Conference, Texas Conference and the Arizona Conference. He was also the Prayer Leader for the Oklahoma Conference prior to becoming president.
He served as the Mexico Mission team leader for 10 years for the Oklahoma Conference. He has preached evangelistic meetings in Africa and South America. His wife Julia is an RN and has served many years in children’s ministry. They have three daughter and one son, all who love and serve the Lord in various ministries.