President’s Welcome

Ted N.C. Wilson, President of the Seventh-day Adventist church

Greetings and welcome to the website for the 62nd General Conference (GC) Session, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., from July 3-12, 2025. 

In contrast to 61st GC Session held in 2022 for just 6 days in a hybrid setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted that the 62nd Session will return to a fully on-site event for a full 10 days. The Session will be open for all to attend, and everyone is encouraged to attend or to watch the live-streamed proceedings.

As a worldwide family, we come together during the Session not only to conduct business, but to be blessed by the wonderful fellowship of our brothers and sisters from around the globe. In addition to the regular business meetings, numerous ancillary meetings will be reintroduced, allowing all to enjoy a type of “camp meeting” experience with inspiring worship services during the week and on the weekends, training sessions, emphasis on our mission, musical performances, and special programs hosted by numerous ministries. In addition, the live exhibit hall will return, where visitors will enjoy learning more about their favorite ministries and organizations while discovering new resources and information from around the world.

The theme for the Session, “Jesus is Coming, I Will Go!” reminds us of our wonderful hope in the soon coming of our Savior and the importance of answering God’s call to go wherever He may lead to reach the world for Him. God has given Seventh-day Adventists a special message to share with the world, found in the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12 and the fourth angel of Revelation 18:1-4. These messages are surely more relevant now than ever before in the history of the earth, and God invites each one of us to be a part of His last-day proclamation.

While there are many aspects of a General Conference Session, it is primarily a spiritual and business meeting of the world Church. During the meetings, world leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are elected, and worldwide items are decided, such as fundamental beliefs, as well as constitutional and church manual items.

As we look forward to the 62nd General Conference Session, let’s pray together for God’s leading in a marvelous way as we plead for the outpouring of the latter rain of the Holy Spirit in anticipation of the soon second coming of Jesus Christ. We can be assured that “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 10).

Let’s continue moving forward together, focusing on God’s Holy Word, on the Holy Spirit’s wonderful work of personal and corporate revival and reformation, and on Global Total Member Involvement saying, “Yes, Lord, I WILL Go,” helping to reach millions of people around the globe with the hope of Christ’s soon return! 

Ted N C Wilson, President
Seventh-day Adventist Church