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Shawn Boonstra Transition
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Shawn Boonstra, NAD Ministerial associate and veteran of Seventh-day Adventist media outreach and evangelism, has accepted a call to be the new speaker/director of one of radio’s longest-running religious programs, The Voice of Prophecy. Boonstra says, "Working with the NAD Ministerial team has been a phenomenal experience.  

 

It's not often that you see a team so dedicated to the support and success of pastors, and it's been rewarding to be part of that. My primary area of focus is evangelism, and I'm happy to report that it's alive and well throughout the Division.  Our pastors have a heart, not just for winning their communities, but for seeing their church members enjoy the outreach potential that God has in store for them.  They have a vision worth supporting, and Ivan's ministerial team is clear evidence of the Division's commitment  to being that support.  Even though I'm now moving on to new responsibilities, I will always be a part of this in some way."

 

Ivan Williams, the NAD Ministerial director says, “It has been an awesome experience having Shawn Boonstra serve with us on the NAD Ministerial team.  His gifts and talents have been an essential part of the relevant ministerial work.  Although Shawn’s responsibilities will take him elsewhere, we will continue collaborating on winning souls for God’s kingdom in the North American Division.”


Dan Jackson, president of the Voice of Prophecy Board and of the North American Division, said in a statement, “Shawn has clearly demonstrated that he has a heart for evangelism and for reaching those who need to hear the messages of Christ’s love and redemptive power.”

Boonstra was from 2004 to 2011 speaker/director of It Is Written, the church’s pioneering television outreach. He had earlier spent six years at the Canadian It Is Written program, including five as speaker/director there. Earlier, he pastored a number of Adventist congregations in British Columbia.

Boonstra’s selection to head the Voice of Prophecy (VOP) ministry was voted April 30, 2013, by the organization’s board of directors, meeting in Simi Valley, California.

Boonstra has also authored more than 15 outreach-oriented books. He and his wife Jean, social media coordinator for Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines, have two daughters.  Boonstra replaces pastor Fred Kinsey who served the Voice of Prophecy for five years.