The Southern Asia Division of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist’s secretariat is doing its service from the perspective of sharing the returning Christ with a continuously changing world in need of standards and values. Therefore, we promote biblical standards and values as well as the Christian hope in all areas of our ministry.
Pastor Measapogu Wilson, son of an Adventist Farmer near a village in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. After high school at Flaiz, he joined Spicer in 1980 as self-supporting student colporteur. He finished Theology program with masters in Old Testament and Doctor of Ministry from Andrews University in Health Evangelism in 2000.
Lord used him as church Pastor at Nuzvid, department director in South Andhra, Editor-in-chief for OWPH, Executive Secretary for ECIU, Division Department Director for seven years, President of East Central India Union for 2 ½ years and now Executive Secretary of Southern Asia Division.
He is blessed with his wife, Sofia, a teacher and now Division Shepherdess and two sons Vandeman and Quinton who are graduates of CMC Vellore, now working as medical doctors.
He is also the Director for Public Affairs and Religious Liberty supports religious liberty nationally as one of the fundamental principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and as a God-given right. PARL represents the Church on government issues, to have a good relationship between the Church and the government
“Southern Asia Division Secretariat plays a key role in the functioning of the Division Administration. Apart from supporting the President in the smooth functioning Administrative work and support to the financial officer(s), we focus our work in different dynamics of the church function in creating best church policies, in running the committee or decision making bodies as smooth as possible.
It Is our desire to create an atmosphere of friendly growth, quality work performance, and Bible-based moral/ethical church standards.
We look at our work more than record keeping, rather keep connected to field units and institutions in communications for letter promotion and function.
Apart from executive functions, we support in Archives, Service Records, IFA, AVS, and IDE functions. Some are rightly called Secretariat as the backbone of church functions. We strive to meet the expectation and I am proud of my team at Secretariat.
We are open to suggestions, improvement, and growth.
God bless SUD Secretariat”
– Measapogu Wilson
A life lived in line with a call of God. Born to humble peasants from a remote village in Bellavia District, Karnataka, India. Received early education at a local Christian Institution and the High School and the training from Lowry Memory High School. College Education from Karnataka University, Dharwad. God intended that Peter should fulfill His desire along with others in extending His kingdom. So God planned for Peter to have higher education from Andrews University, Pune. The career began at colporteur then online of duty changed to Preacher, Teacher, Pastor, Director of Section, Region and President of Section and Conference for 3 terms.
Now, at Division assisting the Secretariat. God has used Peter as an effective and useful instrument. Many people have come to light of salvation, scores of children received Adventist Education, Youth have been trained and employed in an Adventist organization, Glory to God.
The present responsibility covers workers to Service Records, Statistics, IMEWS, Annual Reports, Directory.
Pastor Benny Joseph, Associate Secretary of Southern Asia Division. He is a graduate of MA (Theology). He joined service in June 1979 as Pastor-Evangelist in Kerala. He worked for 12 and half years in two Sections as Department Director and then as Section Secretary. He was elected as Associate Secretary of SUD in November 2015 with the responsibility of Records, Statistics, Archives, Secretary for SERVSDA and IMEWS. At present, he is the Secretary for ADCOM, Policy Revision and SERVSDA.
Born to an Adventist Family on April 8, 1965, in a small village called H. Muckhalli, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka State. Father is an agriculturist and mother is a House Wife, early Education at Lowry Memorial School. He completed his college studies at Spicer Memorial College, Pune, Maharashtra State as Major Accountancy and Minor – Management and graduated in the year March 1990. He started his Church service in May 1990 in South India Union, Bangalore as Cashier / Accountant. He worked as Treasurer in Schools and Section, as IFA Associate Secretary, Southern Asia Division. He was the Vice President for Development at Lowry Adventist College, Bangalore, before he was appointed as Associate Secretary, Southern Asia Division.
He is married to Shanthi Anandraj and is blessed with two children Sonika Mercy and Kristen George.