Meridian and Parma Churches Welcome New Pastor

December 01, 2009 | Don Klinger

The Meridian and Parma (Idaho) congregations welcomed Michael and Karen Pearson as their new pastoral couple in October. Pearson was born in Kenya, Africa. As a fourth-generation Adventist, he was raised by missionary parents in several African countries and in America. He has been a pastor, educator and missionary in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Maryland. He recently completed his Ph.D. at Andrews University specializing in ministry of the Holy Spirit and the development of Christian character. His wife Karen is director of publicity at Pacific Press Publishing Association. The Pearsons have two adult children, who are both professional musicians.

His personal burden in ministry is to help facilitate the restoration of the character of Christ in the members of God's church and to equip them to reach out to others who need this same restoration.