NAD Mourns Passing of Warren Judd,
Adventist Media Innovator
It is with deep sorrow that the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists announces the passing of Warren Judd earlier today. Judd, a visionary media professional who led the Adventist Media Center in California, died surrounded by his family. In addition to running the denominationally owned media center, Judd was responsible for the audiovisual operations of the last five General Conference Sessions including San Antonio 2015, for which planning has been several years in the making.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the Judd family in this time of such great sorrow,” said Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. “Warren was an accomplished media authority and talented musician. But most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father and a committed Christian. Warren helped significantly advance the use of audiovisual technology in the Adventist Church. He will be missed.”
We would like to share the following post written today by Warren Judd’s daughter-in-law, Andrea:
"Our friend [Warren] has fallen asleep" (John 11:11)
By Andrea Judd
“Dad went so peacefully at about 9:45 a.m. this morning, at home, family by his side. He must have been waiting for a clean shave, which precious Yonni was in the midst of doing when she noticed a sudden color change and a change in breathing. Mum & Marc were each holding a hand of his as he breathed his last breath. We cried and we thanked God for His mercy in allowing Dad to breathe his last so peacefully. We praised God that Dad's breath is with Him. Only Dad's earthly body has died, and with that, the cancer is defeated & forever destroyed! Praise God!!
“Mum has been a rock through all of this. Certainly not without tears and great heartache, but with a greater faith! On top of it all, today is her 70th birthday. And she said, "I know many might feel differently and not understand, but I'm actually glad he died on my birthday. It makes it a very special and sacred day." God is good.
“Marc read God's Word to us all - the beautiful promises we cling to. I'll simply close by sharing just a few of those. Our love and thanks to all of you for such wonderful love and support!! We truly do not even have the words to express what it has meant and continues to mean to us."
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will awarded to me on that day -- and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." 2
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.' No, in all these things we are more then conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."