by Monte Sahlin
By AT News Team, July 30, 2014
Pastor Gordon Pifher, director of stewardship, leadership development and creative ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist denomination in the North Pacific, has been appointed vice president for media of the denomination in North America. In this new role he will be the officer primarily responsible for developing and implementing a media ministry strategy for all of the denomination’s media ministries across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Guam, and Micronesia.
Previously Pifher served as president of the denomination’s British Columbia Conference in Canada. “We are excited about Gordon joining our leadership team,” said Pastor Daniel J. Jackson, president of the Church in North America. “I’ve known Gordon for many years and I know that his strengths in leadership and knowledge of media, along with his passion for sharing God’s love and compassion will only strengthen the mission of the church.”
Pifher will also work closely with the Adventist Church’s Hope Channel to develop new, regionally-contextualized programming. He will also coordinate the seven original media ministries as they develop new approaches for programming in major metropolitan areas.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the church in this vital role,” said Pifher. “I look forward to working in partnership with all the media ministries in our territory to explore new ways in which we can further the ministry of the church to serve.”