Ypsilanti Seventh-day Adventist Church
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About Us

Our Church
Our church is a diverse congregation, varying in cultures and nationalities as well as age groups. We sponsor ministries that support our local community, like our Community Services ministry. We visit local nursing homes and visit and sing to the residents. We have also participated in Ypsilanti's local Heritage Festival, offering information on health and well being.

Since 1952, when the Ypsilanti Seventh-day Church was organized into the worldwide sisterhood of churches and the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists it has been proclaiming the gospel found in Revelation 14:6-12. Salvation through a personal transforming relationship with Christ is the essence of this message.



Our Pastor
Pastor Winston Patterson is the current presiding pastor at the Ypsilanti Seventh-day Adventist church. He is a dynamic leader. You can hear some of his preaching of the gospel message on the media page.


Our Vision
The Ypsilanti Seventh-day Adventist Church will serve as God’s healthiest and most prosperous movement in our community by wisely and faithfully managing our time, talents and resources to prepare ourselves and our world-wide community for Jesus’ Second Advent. We will remain dedicated to this vision by daily reflection on our assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Our Mission
The mission of the Ypsilanti Seventh-day Adventist Church is to effect success in the accomplishment of our four primary initiatives.

1) Edify the Body: Edify our members by meaning fellowship, services inspired by the Holy Spirit, and ministering to members in personal needs.
Hebrews 10:24, 25; 1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:16

2) Minister to the Community: Minister to the physical and personal needs of the community and address their spiritual needs by “proclaiming the everlasting gospel in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14: 6-12.
2 Timothy 4:1-5; Jude 1:22-23; 1 John 3:17; Matthew 25:35-40

3) Effective Financial Management: Effectively manage God’s resources as a top priority to achieve a faithful return of the tithe and all areas of stewardship that sustain operations and maintain adequate escrow savings.
1 Peter 4:10; 1 Cor. 4:2; Luke 12:42, 43; Gen 44:1

4) Church Growth: Achieve church growth through appreciable growth in the membership, internal and external ministries, and the expansion of the physical plant to accommodate future growth in membership.
Matthew 28: 19; Luke 24:47: Acts 2:47


Our Organization
Four constituent levels within the Seventh-day Adventist Church lead from the individual believer to the worldwide church organization:

* The local church
* The local conference
* The union conference
* The General Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists

The Ypsilanti Seventh-day Adventist Church is a constituent of the Lake Region Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists and 109 churches within Lake Region Conference. The Lake Region Conference covers a region of 5 states – Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

From there, the organization of our denomination expands to include the Lake Union Conference, then the North American Divsion and ultimately, the General Conference, which comprises 13 world divisions, serving over 17 million church members worldwide. The Seventh-day Adventist church has a presence in almost every country on the globe.


Seventh-day Adventist Church World Divisions