By AT News Team, April 15, 2015: The Voice of Prophecy radio ministry has opened a new headquarters facility in Loveland, Colorado, with a grand opening that brought together civic and denominational leaders. It now leases offices for its staff of 32 in a Chase Manhattan Bank building at 255 East Sixth Street in this outer suburb north of Denver.
Started in Los Angeles in 1929 by Pastor H. M. S. Richards, who became one of the most well-known Adventists of all time, the organization conducts a Bible school that provides studies via the Internet and by correspondence as well as producing several radio and television broadcasts. It moved out of the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California, after the denomination’s North American Division decided to disband the center which housed several ministries.
The decision to put the offices of the ministry in Loveland was, in part, a practical decision about the lower cost of doing business in Colorado as compared to southern California. It was also in part because Richards was a Loveland resident a century ago, graduating from nearby Campion Academy, an Adventist secondary school, in 1914. An Adventist elementary school in Loveland is named after Richards.
The Voice of Prophecy is regarded as the forerunner of broadcasting by Adventists. Richards has been honored by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) for helping to start Christian broadcasting in the United States.
Pastor Shawn Boonstra, current director of the Voice of Prophecy, said, “We brought this ministry back home,” during the ribbon-cutting ceremony late last week. The event brought together a crowd of about 300 local civic leaders, members of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, and local Adventist believers.
“For our church in this region, the Voice of Prophecy is more than a place on the map,” said Pastor Ed Barnett, president of the denomination’s Rocky Mountain Conference. “We are excited to officially welcome them as partners in mission.”
From a news release by Rajmund Dabrowski, communication director for the Rocky Mountain Conference.