ABOUT US

Our Mission

 

By the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Woodbridge SDA Church Exists to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.  Teaching them to observe all the Lord Jesus has commanded in His Word, and we know He is with us until His soon return.

Dr. George E. Thornton, Sr. will be installed as Senior Pastor at the Woodbridge SDA Church on October 16th.
Office Hours (Beginning Oct 18th)
 
Monday:          10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday:          10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday:     10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday:             10:00 am – 1:00 pm      
 
My contact information is located in CCB so you can contact me directly to schedule and appointment or you can reach out to me via the below link:
 
Dr. George E. Thornton, Sr., is an educational leader, administrator, and ordained minister. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a B.A. in Religion and History from Andrews University, and he is a product of Oakwood University-HBCU School. He further earned a Master’s in Urban Studies and a Doctorate in Divinity, Contemporary Theology & Social Gospel, both from Norfolk Theological Seminary and College, and a Master of Science degree, Educational Leadership, from Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Thornton’s doctoral studies, PhD/ABD at Capella University in Educational Leadership & Administration in Higher Education; concentrated on: Closing the Achievement Gap: Exploring the Effectiveness of Academic Advising among Men of Color, in a Four-Year College Setting; Fostering Academic Success and Retention: A Mix Method Approach.
 
Dr. Thornton is a dynamic leader with a deep commitment and a proponent of Christian Education, the Preaching of the Gospel, and Pastoral Ministry. Dr. Thornton is blessed with the rare ability to weave timeless inspirations that are grounded in biblical truths to diverse/multi-culture audiences. His preaching is considered “R” Rated: Real, Relevant and Redemptive. He has a deep passion and bent toward reaching the “Millennial’s “generation, who are so often misunderstood and labeled as anti-church. He believes that Youth & Older Adult can form partnerships under his vision of “Intersectionality-Interdependent” system of ministry.
 
Formerly, Dr. Thornton served as Senior Pastor of the historic Magazine Street SDA Church, located in Louisville Kentucky and was the previous Headmaster at the elite Private School- Pine Forge Academy, located outside of Philadelphia, Pa. Within Higher Education, Dr. Thornton served as Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Social Science and the Dean of Student Affairs at Harcum College, located in Bryn Mawr, PA.
 
Dr. Thornton and his wife Carolyn are the parents of three young adults. Dr. Thornton believes, “There will be times where God doesn’t give you the details. But He’ll put you in the neighborhood.”

About Seventh-day Adventists

 
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
 
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father’s will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
 
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.
 
 
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