Learning from the past to shape the future…The Genesis Seventh-day Adventist Church history…
A backward glance and a forward look…
The journey of the Genesis Seventh-day Adventist church began on June 12, 1999, when a group of concerned members came together to discuss change and progress in the work of the Lord. This small group united and started worshipping at Grace Episcopal Church on Cleveland Avenue in Plainfield. The primary goal of the group was to serve God wholeheartedly in spirit and in truth, and to go as the Lord had mandated into the highways and the byways and share the good news of a wonderful Savior.
The original name of the group was Exodus Seventh-day Adventist Church, significant of the journey of the children of Israel and the awesome God who took care of all their needs and carried them safely to the Promise Land.
On January 1, 2000, Exodus Seventh-day Adventist Church was accepted and became a member of the sisterhood of churches under the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The group voted and the church name was changed to Genesis Seventh-day Adventist Church, signifying a new beginning and a fresh start. The Church also began worshipping on January 1st, at Covenant United Methodist Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey. Pastor Samuel G. Campbell was assigned as our interim pastor.
The Lord has started a good work with the members of the Genesis Seventh-day Adventist Church and we know He is not finished with us yet. Currently, we have a membership of 145 people and Pastor Ivor Keizer serves as our pastor. As one church, united with one aim, the Genesis Seventh-day Adventist Church has committed in their hearts that they would walk humbly, do rightly and serve God wholeheartedly. To God be all glory for the wonderful things He has done. This is only the beginning. “Forward and still climbing…”
Godly and true we pledge to be;
Evangelizing daily so others will see.
Noble and honest to those we contact;
Ever faithful and true as we stay on track.
Serving and ministering to both friends and foes;
Imitating our Savior, His character we’ll show.
Standing firm as we press on to higher ground, knowing that by His grace, GENESIS Saints are Heavenward bound.