How to Become an Influencer: Paul—A Biography

"Living in the White Space"


Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Opening Music

“Praise to the Lord”  •  Martin Shaw
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music


Prescott Khair, Associate Pastor

“Contentment in God’s Leading”: A Hymn Cycle

Praise to the Lord  •  Lead On, O King Eternal  •  He Leadeth Me  •  Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Raleigh Pettey, Safari Shyirakera, hymnleaders; Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music


John Glass, Associate Pastor

Children’s Story

Children Story: Fiorella Oudri, Student; Prayer: Samuel

Worship in Music

“Give Me Jesus”  •  Spiritual / Mark Hayes
Safari Shyirakera, soprano; Kenneth Logan, piano, Minister of Music


“Living in the White Space”
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor


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Hymn of Commitment

“Give Me Jesus”

Closing Music

“Lead On, O King Eternal”  •  Henry Smart
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music


Opening Music

"Praise to the Lord"  •  Martin Shaw
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music


Prescott Khair, Associate Pastor


Holy Spirit

Congregational Prayer

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Pioneer Life

Denford Tanaka Mujeye Jr., presented by Denford Mujeye and Marble Mujeye, with Pastor John Glass

Worship in Music

"What You Could Do With Me"  •  Josh Holiday, Justin Morgan & Rachel Barrentine
Grace Dockerty, mezzo-soprano; Nathaniel Chung, piano

Children's Story

Children Story: Fiorella Oudri, Student; Prayer: Samuel


Goodness of God  •  Draw Me Close


"How to Become an Influencer: Living in the White Space"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Closing Song

Give Me Jesus

Closing Music

"Lead On, O King Eternal", Henry Smart
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music


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Village Music Camp

Do you have a child between the ages of 6-16 who would like to participate in music camp? If so, then they will enjoy IYMC's Music Camp at Village SDA Church. We accept children both with and without musical experience. Come for a week of quality music instruction, a focus on music used for ministry, and fellowship with like-minded friends! Your child can attend masterclasses, learn a new instrument, and participate in choir, orchestra, handbells, and more! Register at

Andrews University Summer Camp

Andrews University Summer Camp and The Crayon Box Children’s Learning Center are together offering 10 weeks of Bible-based educational summer adventures for children entering grades 1–7 (June 12 – August 18). Our day camp is held exclusively on the Andrews University campus and features Vacation Bible School-style programming and field trips. Each week of camp highlights a different theme and Bible adventure. Registration is open now.

Explore Andrews Summer Camp!

Registration is now open for the Explore Andrews Summer Camp for middle school students. Our weeklong day camp is taught by Andrews professors and covers topics such as Pre-Vet camp, Technology camp, Art camp, History camp, and Architecture camp. A daily lunch is included in the University cafeteria. Join us from June 12- June 16th!

Something In Common Sabbath School

"Love Like You Mean It" video series:
May 27 – Love is Humble
June 3 – Love is Generous
June 10 – Love is Easy Going
June 17 – Love is Virtuous
June 24 – Love is Honest
July 1 – Love is Tenacious
July 8 – Love Never Fails

Join us every Sabbath morning from 10:30-11:30 AM in Pioneer Room 141.
Everyone is welcome!

Pioneer Reception Has Moved!

Thanks to our exciting elevator project, Pioneer has temporarily relocated our Reception to the Lower Level Welcome Center.

You may visit the Lower Level Welcome Center by using the internal stairs via the main Awning Entrance or by using the external stairs adjacent to the Awning Entrance. Heidi Ha will continue to provide you with excellent service with key & card access, Sabbath School resources, volunteer engagement, facilities use, and much more. Contact phone numbers will remain the same—269-471-3133 and 269-471-6565.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we collaborate on the exciting and much-anticipated elevator project.

Update for Renovate 2.0

Our building committee and church board have voted to install the much-needed elevator and redesign the stairs to reduce their steep climb which in turn can provide more comfortable access to our church for all God's people.

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Announcement Submissions

Do you have an announcement to share with the Pioneer family? Please submit all announcements online when possible. If you do not have access to Internet, you may call the Pioneer front office and leave a detailed message at 269-471-3133.

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Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting

Join our Wednesday gathering on Zoom as we share and pray together.

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