In Inter-America, Adventist elders authorized to baptize during historic event

Region’s 50,000 elders are crucial part of church life, growth Oct 2, 2013 Miami, Florida, United States Libna Stevens/ANN Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist elders—or lay pastors—across the church’s Inter-America Division were temporarily authorized to baptize new believers this week during the culmination of nine months of lay-led evangelism across the region. Church elders stand beside their candidate before a massive baptism in the pool at the Adventist Traininga School in west El Salvador.

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