By Kimberly Luste Maran
 
 
On July 9, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met virtually to receive the name of G. Alexander Bryant, the recommendation for division president from both the North American Division’s nominating committee and executive committee. Bryant was confirmed in a vote of 153 to 5.
 
Ted N. C. Wilson, General Conference president and, as policy indicates for the vote of division president, chair of the NAD nominating and executive committees held on July 6 and July 7, said, “I’m looking forward to a renewed focus on the three angels’ messages and I believe that Elder Bryant can help lead in that great adventure, because that is what is entrusted to each of us. [He] is a mission-focused individual. He is someone who is a careful listener to people. He will take [these cares] to the Lord and ask for guidance.… I believe that God can use him in a very, very special way.”
 
Bryant replaces Daniel R. Jackson, who served at the NAD headquarters since his election in June 2010 at the GC Session in Atlanta, Georgia, and reelection in 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, until his retirement on July 1, 2020. The search process for a new executive secretary has begun.
 
Read the full article online at nadadventist.org/news.
 
 
Photo: Elder Bryant and Desiree Bryant at the Golden Gate Bridge during the North American Division and Pacific Union Conference mission tour for GC executive secretaries and guests, hosted June 30 – July 3, 2019.
 
Credit: Enno Müller