March 10, 2014

Statement Regarding Reality Show on Pastoral Families

It has come to our attention that a
Seventh-day Adventist pastor and his family are included in a reality
television show on the Lifetime Network.

Although we were unaware of the family’s involvement in this program, and it
misrepresents some of the standards and principles of the Seventh-day Adventist
Church, we care deeply about the issues raised. It sheds light on the
challenges that are unique to pastors and their families, and we empathize with
their experience.

The message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of hope and wholeness.
We value the sanctity of the family unit and seek to do all we can to
strengthen, support and help them grow spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

In 2013 the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America started development
of a video series to address these types of issues in hopes that it will help
to spark conversation and lead to resolutions. A sample of this series
can be found at
More information about the series can be found at

To learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church and our beliefs, please

Inquiries regarding this subject should be referred to Dan Weber, Communication
Director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America at [email protected].