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Walter L. Pearson Jr.
Walter L. Pearson Jr.
Speaker/Director Emeritus

Web Site: www.breathoflife.tv

Ministry Description
The Breath of Life telecast is dedicated to sharing the healing Gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of the Three Angels' Messages of Revelation 14. This is done through the production and distribution of Christ-centered quality television and media programs and support materials that are intellectually stimulating, Bible-based, and designed to help people choose a quality of life found only in following Christ. We believe God has commissioned us to minister from the Black perspective to help all men and women fulfill their needs through a saving relationship with Jesus. We tailor our telecast, support materials, and public evangelism crusades in ways especially useful to the urban community to help people find and build relationships that assist spiritual growth in local congregations whose ultimate hope is fellowship with the Master and the masses in the earth made new. 

Elder Walter L. Pearson, Jr. is Speaker/Director Emeritus for the Breath of Life Television Ministries for the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Prior to Breath of Life, he was Associate Director for Evangelism and Church Growth at the General Conference Ministerial Department. He first came to the World Headquarters to join the Ellen G. White Estate where he was the first African-American to serve as an Associate Director.

Pearson graduated with a degree in Religion and Theology from Oakwood College. He has done graduate work at the University of Kentucky and Georgia State University.

Pearson’s ministerial experience includes a four year term as Director of Youth and Urban Ministry programs for the Allegheny West Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He has provided pastoral leadership for congregations in Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia. For five years, Pearson served as Senior Pastor of the North Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church. During that period, North Philadelphia claimed more than 1,500 members and was the second largest church in that Conference. In 1993, he completed a term of more than eight years as Senior Pastor of the twenty-one hundred member Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure in Atlanta, he was a member of the Executive Board with Mayor Maynard Jackson’s Atlanta Religious Mobilization Against Crime (ARMAC) and a volunteer Chaplain for two law enforcement agencies.

While serving as a district pastor, Pearson was invited to preach across the United States at churches, colleges, universities, youth rallies, convocations and camp meetings. He conducted successful evangelistic crusades annually in each of his districts as well as others in Kingston, Jamaica; Tema, Ghana; Warsaw, Poland; Nairobi, Kenya; and two in London, England. His zeal to communicate the Gospel message has carried him to 57 countries on six continents and the island nations of the sea. The Lord has honored his faith with more than nine thousand baptisms to date. Pearson also served as Executive Director and Speaker for television programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlanta, Georgia.

This minister has received numerous awards from significant religious, academic and civic organizations including three honorary doctorate degrees. On four separate occasions, he has been named “Pastor of the Year" by his Local Conference. In 1991, he became the first Seventh-day Adventist member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers and Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In 1996, he was selected to be the Divine Worship speaker for the Centennial Alumni Homecoming at his alma mater, Oakwood College. In 2004, he was the speaker for the North American Division's “Net 2004,” an international satellite event.

Pearson has two adult children Ericca and Walter III.

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