Pastor Oliver B.J. Archer and Dr. Arlene Archer were installed as Pastor and First Lady of the South Bend, Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church on February 6, 2010. After ministering as one of the Associate Pastors of the Pioneer Memorial Church, in Berrien Springs, MI for over nine years, Pastor Archer brought to Berean a vibrancy and enthusiasm of someone taking on their first Senior Pastoral role. In that first year it was clear that the Lord had led this pastoral couple to us. Berean saw an increase in attendance, a return of many missing member families, a marked increase giving and a spirit of potential and possibility that had not been seen in our church for some time. Part of that potential came from that fact that the Archer’s gave to our congregation something that no other pastoral couple in the history of Berean had done before. The Archer’s came to our congregation pregnant and on September 20, 2010, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. What apt symbolism! Berean has entered into a new season of growth and development. Pastor Archer comes with wisdom and insight beyond his years. We have been blessed by his in depth and practical teaching. We invite you to partake of the teaching and fellowship of the Berean SDA Church for yourself.
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