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ANN Profiles

  • The Spiritual Journey of Merlin Burt: Faith, Doubts, and Rediscovery

    8 MAY 2024 · In this episode of ANN Profiles, Alyssa Truman interviews Merlin Burt, director of the Ellen G. White Estate. Merlin shares his journey within the Adventist faith and emphasizes the significance of Ellen White's writings in his experiences. Episodes highlights: - Challenges faced and overcome in his spiritual journey. - Professional contributions within the Adventist Church. - The importance of in-depth Bible study. - The impact of Ellen White's writings. Join this episode that highlights the power of faith and the relevance of Ellen G. White's teachings in guiding a deeper relationship with God. Access the website: https://m.egwwritings.org/ Or download the app.iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/egw-writings-2/id994076136Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whiteestate.egwwritings
    1h 7m 25s
  • ANN Profiles: The Journey of Service and Mission of Hensley Moorooven

    10 APR 2024 · In this episode of ANN Profiles, Alyssa Truman interviews Hensley Moorooven, the Undersecretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, about his life journey and ministry. From his childhood in Mauritius to his current position in the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hensley shares how faith, humility, and dedication to mission have shaped his life and career. Episode highlights: - The initial call to ministry and the influence of his family. - The experiences that shaped his vision of mission and service. - The transition from local pastor to positions of global leadership. - Challenges and lessons learned while serving in different cultures and communities. - The importance of humility and faith in advancing the church's mission.
    1h 12m 57s
  • ANN Profiles: Gregory Whitsett's Missionary Journey

    6 MAR 2024 · In this episode of ANN Profiles, Alyssa Truman and Gregory Whitsett, Adventist Mission planning director, converse about the path of spiritual growth and mission work. Whitsett shares his experiences, from his early years to his missionary work in Laos and Thailand, and his current role in guiding global mission initiatives. This episode offers insight into the challenges and joys of being a missionary and how faith plays an important role in all phases of life.
    1h 7m 9s
  • ANN Profiles: Legacy and faith in Ted Wilson's journey

    14 FEB 2024 · In this episode of ANN Profiles, Alyssa Truman and Ted Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, discuss the importance of faith, family legacy, and the challenges faced in church leadership. Episode highlights: - Ted Wilson's personal story, including his childhood in Cairo, Egypt. - The impact of his family's missionary work. - His family’s heritage in the Adventist faith. - His journey in ministry. - The challenges and miracles faced during Wilson's service in Russia. - Reflections on the responsibilities and challenges of leading the global Adventist Church. - The importance of faith, personal witnessing, and the need for a relationship with God.
    1h 23m 26s
  • ANN Profiles: Alyssa Truman's Path to Ministry

    17 JAN 2024 · In this episode of ANN Profiles, the original host of this podcast and assistant director of communication for the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventists, Alyssa Truman, takes on the role of the interviewee and engages in a conversation with Sam Neves about her unique journey from learning and creativity during her childhood to leading major communication initiatives for the Adventist World Church. Episode highlights: - The call to ministry - Transition to leadership - The challenges of managing the social media channels for the Adventist World Church - Vision for the future initiatives in church communication and media
    1h 9m 41s
  • Gerson Santos on Disciple-Making, Pastoral Ministry, Mentorship, and Knowing Jesus

    27 DEC 2023 · ANN Profiles host Alyssa Truman is joined by Gerson Santos, associate secretary of the Adventist Church. Santos shares his life story and spiritual journey growing up in the Church, being baptized at 10, and having a personal encounter with Jesus at 16. Listen to his philosophy of mission-focused pastoral ministry and his passion for disciple-making. Also, in this episode: humor and insight into Adventist leadership, reflections on the pandemic, Church Manual changes, and more.
    1h 11m 48s
  • General Conference Associate Secretary Karen Porter: Wife, Church Leader, Missionary

    20 DEC 2023 · In this episode of ANN Profiles, Alyssa Truman interviews Karen Porter, associate secretary of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventists. Episode highlights: - Overcoming Challenges Abroad - Journeying from Sri Lanka to Russia - Family Sacrifices for Missionary Life - Building Missionary Support Systems - Responding to God’s Call This episode is for aspiring missionaries, church leaders, and anyone looking to learn about how the Adventist Church functions.
    1h 9m 38s
  • Visionary Leadership and Mission: An Insightful Conversation with Erton Köhler

    13 DEC 2023 · Erton Köhler, a prominent leader in the Adventist Church, shares his perspectives on effective leadership, the importance of mission, and the art of disciple-making. Köhler shares his life story with ANN Profiles host Alyssa Truman, recounting his challenges, triumphs, and valuable lessons on maintaining church identity while actively participating in the community. His discussion on the church’s unity and the balance between tradition and innovation offers a fresh perspective on spiritual leadership. Join us as we explore key aspects of church growth, the role of youth in church, and the significance of adapting to cultural differences in ministry.
    1h 12m 32s
  • ANN Profiles: Jeffrey Brown’s Path to Global Leadership

    6 DEC 2023 · On this episode of ANN PROFILES, host Alyssa Truman delves into the captivating life story of Adventist leader, Jeffrey Brown. From his early days in Birmingham, England, to his remarkable journey through various leadership roles within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Episode highlights: - Leadership roles in the Church - Brown’s editorial contributions - Cultural reflections and challenges - Outreach and global ministries
    1h 6m 26s
  • Geoffrey Mbwana Talks Faith, African Worship, and Spiritual Heritage

    29 NOV 2023 · ANN Profiles host, Alyssa Truman, interviews Geoffrey Mbwana, a general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Geoffrey shares his personal journey, including his upbringing in Tanzania and his transition from teaching to church administration. Episode highlights: - Mbwana talks about the challenges and joys of various leadership roles. - The importance of servant leadership, humility, and allowing God to guide the church. - The value of personal evangelism in African culture and the role of love and respect in effective leadership. Mbwana’s story is a testament to faith, perseverance, and the transformative power of loving service in ministry.
    1h 8m 4s

ANN Profiles is hosted by Alyssa Truman, an assistant director of the Communication Department of the Adventist World Church. This inspirational series features the life journeys of over 150 members...

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ANN Profiles is hosted by Alyssa Truman, an assistant director of the Communication Department of the Adventist World Church. This inspirational series features the life journeys of over 150 members of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ Leadership Council. In this series, guests share their life stories, highlighting the milestones and challenges they have experienced along the way. Heartwarming and educational—ANN Profiles seeks to mentor the church’s future leaders while inspiring every listener of today.
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