About Us

About Seventh-day Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.

Adventists believe a of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.

When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.

Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.




Meet Our Pastor

   Pastor Tony Brandon is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He presently provides spiritual leadership for three areas: Carson City, Nevada, Silver Springs, Nevada, and South Lake Tahoe, California.


  Tony grew up in a military family where religion and God were not very high priorities. But he always had a deep longing for something more in life than what he was experiencing, which led him seeking and searching, even studying and investigating various world religions. After a short tour of duty in the U.S. Navy while living in Gainesville, Florida, he came very close to becoming a devotee to the Hare Krishna Movement. But circumstances led him to move to what was then West Germany.


  Tony's life was sinking in the mire of a self-destructive lifestyle and was at a dead end. It was opportune that a friend at college shared with him the beautiful story of a God of unconditional love, compassion and mercy--Jesus. This friend invited Tony to pray the sinner’s prayer with her. During the prayer Tony miraculously felt his burdens being lifted. At that moment, Tony knew that Jesus was the one he had been longing for since he was a little boy. From that day forward Tony’s life changed radically!


   Now, Tony enjoys sharing this same Jesus with all who are ready to listen and it is his passion to help others to be ready to meet Jesus with joy when he returns.


   Tony has a wonderful wife of 36 years, Eleanor, and two adult children, Erin and Sheann, who are both happily married. The icing on the cake is two adorable grandchildren.