World church leader attends ordination of local minister Daniel

QUALIFIED: Pastor Daniel Thompson, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Winton, and wife Hilary

QUALIFIED: Pastor Daniel Thompson, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Winton, and wife Hilary

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THE world leader of the Seventh Day Adventist Church appeared at the ordination of a local minister.

Pastor Daniel Thompson, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Alma Road, became fully qualified at a service in Prestatyn.

There were four candidates at the ordination and they were joined by the denomination’s world church leader, US-based Pastor Ted Wilson, who was in the UK for committee meetings in St Albans, Herts.

Pastor Wilson gave a special prayer of ordination, while his wife Nancy later spoke to the candidates’ wives and welcomed them to a “new adventure”.

Daniel Thompson grew up in Hertfordshire, attending the local Adventist primary and secondary schools, but stopped going to church at 16. Years later, he began reading the Bible his mother had given him and started attending services again.

Encouraged by the church’s youth minister, he decided to study at the Adventists’ Newbold College near Bracknell, Herts.

It was only then that his mother revealed his late grandmother had predicted he would grow up to be a minister.

During his studies, he met his future wife Hilary, who comes from the US.

Pastor Thompson has been working as a minister since his graduation in 2009 and is currently pastor for the Adventist churches in Bournemouth and Dorchester. He was previously responsible for several small churches in Hertfordshire and in central London.

Daniel and Hilary said the most meaningful part of the ordination service was “was recollecting the care and kindness of friends and colleagues we’ve met along the way and their recognition of our hard work in ministry”.

They noted: “The event was refreshing and felt like a recommitment service, blessing us in our continued life of service.”

The weekend after his ordination, Pastor Thompson baptised his niece, Estée Vitry, into fellowship at his ‘home’ church in Watford.

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4:21pm Sun 20 Jul 14

we-shall-see says...

Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please!
Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please! we-shall-see
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4:29pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

THE world leader of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, where do these idiots think up these names, sounds more like a terrorist unit to me.
THE world leader of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, where do these idiots think up these names, sounds more like a terrorist unit to me. Hessenford
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7:33pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Pablo23 says...

Good luck Daniel, maybe you have had the good fortune to stumble across the one religion out of the many hundreds that is in fact the true one.
We won't find out until we are dead of course, but in the meantime do try to keep your beliefs and practices from affecting other peoples lives.
Cheers
Good luck Daniel, maybe you have had the good fortune to stumble across the one religion out of the many hundreds that is in fact the true one. We won't find out until we are dead of course, but in the meantime do try to keep your beliefs and practices from affecting other peoples lives. Cheers Pablo23
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7:36pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Turtlebay says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please!
Can you prove it is a 'fairy story'?

You people try to make us prove that God is real so this time, YOU prove He isn't!
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please![/p][/quote]Can you prove it is a 'fairy story'? You people try to make us prove that God is real so this time, YOU prove He isn't! Turtlebay
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8:09pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Turtlebay wrote:
we-shall-see wrote:
Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please!
Can you prove it is a 'fairy story'?

You people try to make us prove that God is real so this time, YOU prove He isn't!
I don't think I know anyone who has lived for 2000 years, even our technology hasn't solved the problem of immortality yet.
I think believers in this nonsense are also believers in climate change or are there two groups with a screw loose.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please![/p][/quote]Can you prove it is a 'fairy story'? You people try to make us prove that God is real so this time, YOU prove He isn't![/p][/quote]I don't think I know anyone who has lived for 2000 years, even our technology hasn't solved the problem of immortality yet. I think believers in this nonsense are also believers in climate change or are there two groups with a screw loose. Hessenford
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8:34pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Pablo23 says...

Turtlebay wrote:
we-shall-see wrote:
Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please!
Can you prove it is a 'fairy story'?

You people try to make us prove that God is real so this time, YOU prove He isn't!
The burden of proof is on the person making the claim, not everyone else.
If I say I can cure cancer with a rabbits foot, the burden of proof is on me to prove it, not the rest of the world to disprove it.
That is obvious surely.
Otherwise all religions are fact, despite contradicting each other, as its not possible to disprove. As are fairies, unicorns, bigfoot, alien lizards running the government etc etc
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Good luck to him if he wants to believe in fairy stories, but don't bore the rest of us with such tripe Echo please![/p][/quote]Can you prove it is a 'fairy story'? You people try to make us prove that God is real so this time, YOU prove He isn't![/p][/quote]The burden of proof is on the person making the claim, not everyone else. If I say I can cure cancer with a rabbits foot, the burden of proof is on me to prove it, not the rest of the world to disprove it. That is obvious surely. Otherwise all religions are fact, despite contradicting each other, as its not possible to disprove. As are fairies, unicorns, bigfoot, alien lizards running the government etc etc Pablo23
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9:31pm Sun 20 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

After Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap captained the Enterprise I have converted from Scientology to train in the ways of the Jedi.
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I'm not sure why the Echo did not cover Master Yoda's visit last Tuesday?
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The dark side conceals itself in many forms. A Jedi Knight will not always pick the easy path but he will pick the right path.
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May the force be with you.
After Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap captained the Enterprise I have converted from Scientology to train in the ways of the Jedi. . I'm not sure why the Echo did not cover Master Yoda's visit last Tuesday? . The dark side conceals itself in many forms. A Jedi Knight will not always pick the easy path but he will pick the right path. . May the force be with you. HRH of Boscombe
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10:12pm Sun 20 Jul 14

dwells1972 says...

Sounds like Pastor Thompson has his work cut out on the south coast. ...judging by the comments above!! Praying for you though Pastor. We know you have the truth and are doing a good work there.
Sounds like Pastor Thompson has his work cut out on the south coast. ...judging by the comments above!! Praying for you though Pastor. We know you have the truth and are doing a good work there. dwells1972
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10:21pm Sun 20 Jul 14

vhulbert says...

Knowing Daniel, I am sure he would be quite willing, in a reasonable and rational manner, to answer any of the above comments... including the questioning as to whether the Bible is a fairy tale. Regular readers of the Bournemouth Echo will know that his church members are caring people who willingly make a positive difference in the town.
Knowing Daniel, I am sure he would be quite willing, in a reasonable and rational manner, to answer any of the above comments... including the questioning as to whether the Bible is a fairy tale. Regular readers of the Bournemouth Echo will know that his church members are caring people who willingly make a positive difference in the town. vhulbert
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7:44am Mon 21 Jul 14

Pablo23 says...

dwells1972 wrote:
Sounds like Pastor Thompson has his work cut out on the south coast. ...judging by the comments above!! Praying for you though Pastor. We know you have the truth and are doing a good work there.
What is his "work" ?

From your first sentence I can only assume it is converting people.
Please dont.
Helping people is a great thing to do, but let's keep religion and stone age dogma out of it.
[quote][p][bold]dwells1972[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Pastor Thompson has his work cut out on the south coast. ...judging by the comments above!! Praying for you though Pastor. We know you have the truth and are doing a good work there.[/p][/quote]What is his "work" ? From your first sentence I can only assume it is converting people. Please dont. Helping people is a great thing to do, but let's keep religion and stone age dogma out of it. Pablo23
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10:34am Thu 24 Jul 14

dwells1972 says...

Part of his work will be serving the community. In many ways. Other parts of his work include teaching ppl the truth. What those ppl decide to do with the truth is entirely up to them my friend. Not sure what stone-age dogma you are referring to though.
Part of his work will be serving the community. In many ways. Other parts of his work include teaching ppl the truth. What those ppl decide to do with the truth is entirely up to them my friend. Not sure what stone-age dogma you are referring to though. dwells1972
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