Dan Serns Bio

Mission: The Adventist Message to All the World in This Generation!

Passions in Ministry: Mobilizing for Mission, Developing Leaders and Unified Teams, Strengthening Families, Winning Souls, Planting Churches


  • Supportive/Involved Wife (Lois)
  • 3 married children all serving the Lord by God’s grace (Jacob, Dustin, Danesa)


  • As a pastor’s kid attended one and two-room church schools, a K-12 and a boarding academy and three Adventist colleges
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration & Religion (Pacific Union College), Masters in Pastoral Ministry (Andrews)


  • Pastoring – Pastored one, two and three-church districts with single and multi-pastor church staff; Baptized 400+ in my districts; Helped Plant 5 churches; Helped start/expand Adventist education and club ministries in each district and revitalize lagging churches
  • Evangelism – Conducted Evangelistic Seminars and/or Weeks of Prayer in 12 US states and 13 countries
  • Missions – Student Missionary (Korea); Helped mobilize 2,000+ people in short and medium-term mission trips; Started and Directed BIESDA Language Programs; Mobilized people into Least Reached Regions
  • Presentations – Presented at Pastors, Educators, Elders, Church Planters Meetings for Conference, Union, Division levels; Produced Let’s Go Adventist Podcast (with son Jacob), 28 Pictures of Jesus, Transforming Your Church
  • Writing – Published in Ministry, Adventist Review, Adventist World; Book – True Stories of Changed Lives
  • Administration – Served on Academy, Conference, Union, Division Executive Committees/Boards; Coordinated major evangelistic, global mission, church planting, church growth, Adventist Education and Financial initiatives.
  • Special Projects – Youth Mission Teams; Initiated Student Pastor program with Southwestern Adventist University; Capital Stewardship Programs/Initiatives (4)

Places Served:

Texas Conference

  • 1979-84    Language School Founder/Director & Pastor, Brownsville, Texas
  • 1984-95    Youth Director, Church Ministries, Vice President of Texas Conference

Kansas-Nebraska Conference

  • 1995-99    Pastor, Chapel Oaks, Kansas City, KS

Upper Columbia Conference

  • 1999-2004    Senior Pastor, Wenatchee, WA

North Pacific Union Conference

  • 2004-10    Ministerial Director/Soul Winning, Global Missions, Church Planting

Texas Conference

  • 2010-16 Senior Pastor, Richardson, TX District Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • 2014-21   Evangelism Director (first two years continued at Richardson)

Central California Conference

  • 2021-Present President

Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 3:7-12; Isaiah 40:31; Nehemiah 8:10; Philippians 4:4, 13, 19; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Samuel 15:17

Contact: 214-412-6902           More Info: www.danserns.com