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A podcast seeking to Restore the Vision, Restore the Mission, Restore the Church. Presented by Javier Diaz, North Region Pastoral Ministries Field Associate for Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

A podcast seeking to Restore the Vision, Restore the Mission, Restore the Church. Presented by Javier Diaz, North Region Pastoral Ministries Field Associate for Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


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A podcast seeking to Restore the Vision, Restore the Mission, Restore the Church. Presented by Javier Diaz, North Region Pastoral Ministries Field Associate for Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.




Restore-Episode 78-Melissa and Michael Gibson: Return to Palau

In episode 78, we have a powerful conversation with Melissa and Michael Gibson discussing the documentary, Return to Palau, which chronicles the story of Melissa and her family. It tells the "incredible true story of survival, faith, and forgiveness" as mentioned on the web site, below, where you can view the film. Show Notes/Links/Resources from Adventist News Network (ANN)


Restore-Episode 77-Larry Witzel: SermonView

Episode 77 features a discussion with Larry Witzel who is an entrepreneur, respected innovator, and an inspiring speaker at the intersection of technology and ministry. He is founder and president of SermonView Evangelism Marketing. In our conversation, we talk about his faith journey, event marketing, entrepreneurship, creating a healthy organizational culture, and more. Show...


Restore-Episode 76-Andreas Beccai - Albert Handal: Walla Walla University Church Pastors

In episode 76, our guests are Andreas Beccai, senior pastor of Walla Walla University Church, and Albert Handal, campus chaplain at Walla Walla University. In this conversation, they discuss their faith journey, what the last 2+ years have been like for their ministry, and so much more. Show Notes/Links/Resources Walla Walla Church StaffWhy Churches Should Drop Their Online ServicesNew York TimesDeep


Restore-Episode 75-Susan Mettes: The Loneliness Epidemic

Episode 75's guest is Susan Mettes who released a book in the fall of 2021 titled, The Loneliness Epidemic. In this book, she unpacks research about why people are lonely, the myths of loneliness, how we can help lonely people, and much more. It's a great book and an amazing conversation of an important topic. Show Notes/Links/Resources susanmettes.comThe Loneliness EpidemicAdventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)


Restore-Episode 74-Benjamin Baker: Adventist Black History

Episode 74 is special edition for Black History Month where I have a great conversation with Benjamin Baker, Ph.D. He talks with us about what perhaps may be lesser-known facts and history of the journey of some Black Adventists. Show Notes/Links/Resources Web SiteYouTube ChannelThe Underground Railroad RecordsBreaking Barriers: The First Ladies of EducationRecognition Event Honors the Life and Legacy of Lucy ByardEncyclopedia of Seventh-day AdventistsContact Dr. BakerRestore Podcast...


Restore-Episode 73-Casio Jones - Felix Bangkuai: Health and Fitness

On this first episode of 2022, episode 73, we have a fun-filled conversation with Casio Jones and Felix Bangkuai who have been actively involved with health and fitness for many years. Last fall, Florida Conference had its inaugural "Fit Together" health and fitness retreat at Camp Kulaqua where I was able to sit with them and have this conversation discussing their journey, what they believe is the health message, how churches can empower others in their journey of health and fitness, and...


Restore-Episode 72-Ben Lundquist: Oregon Conference Young Adult Leader & Rise and Lead Podcast Host

For episode 72, we have Pastor Ben Lundquist. He is the young adult director of Oregon Conference, a sought-after speaker, and host of the Rise and Lead Podcast. This is a power-packed, inspirational, and practical conversation I know you will find helpful and hopeful, especially as 2021 comes to an end and we are gearing up for 2022. Show Notes/Links/Resources Rise and Lead


Restore-Episode 71-Kaleb Eisele - Heather Moor - Nina Vallado: How the Church Works

For episode 71, we have a great and inspirational conversational with Heather Moor, Nina Vallado, and Kaleb Eisele who are the creators, producers, and hosts of the How the Church Works podcast. I know you will be blessed by this conversation, and I invite you to check out their podcast. Show Notes/Links/Resources How the Church Works podcastHumans of In Sands


Restore-Episode 70-Reggie Joiner: A New Kind of Leader

For episode 70, our guest is Reggie Joiner, founder and CEO of Orange. He also co-founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years as executive director of family ministry there, he developed a new concept of relevant ministry for children, teenagers, and married adults. In this must-listen episode, he talks to us about his personal call to ministry, empowering families and their children, and so much more! Show...


Restore-Episode 69-Matthew Lucio: Foundations Series

I'm really excited to tell you about today's episode as it is part of a Bible series we have created called Foundations: Exploring the Basis of Our Hope. Foundations is a free six-part video series that explores the landmark beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith and fosters small group discussion. Grounded upon the key foundational truth that Jesus is our Salvation, it also explores the other five S's of Adventism—the Second Coming, Sanctuary, Sabbath, the State of the Dead, and the...


Restore-Episode 68-Roger Hernandez: Practical Ministry In Today's World

In episode 68, Pastor Roger Hernandez returns to the podcast talking all things ministry. We are also excited to announce our first music spotlight! Be sure to listen for all the info. Show Notes/Links/Resources Ramp by Roger HernandezWeb SiteFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeSing a New SongMore music by Lifelong Worship


Restore-Episode 67-Heather Thompson Day: It's Not Your Turn

In episode 67, we welcome back Heather Thompson Day, Ph.D., to talk about her recently released book, It's Not Your Turn: What to Do While You're Waiting for Your Breakthrough. Besides unpacking sections of her book, we also talk about her writing process and so much more. I know you'll be blessed by this conversation. Show Notes/Links/Resources It's Not Your TurnTasha Urich TED TalkHeatherThompsonDay.comFacebookInstagramTwitterRestore Episode 31: Communicating the Gospel in the 21st...


Restore-Episode 66-John Peckham: Divine Attributes

In episode 66, we welcome back Dr. John Peckham, professor of theology and Christian philosophy at Andrews University. We have a compelling conversation about his recently released book, Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture. Although this is a deep dive theologically, and a bit philosophically, about some of God's attributes, John unpacks them in ways for all to understand, bringing deep meaning for our spiritual journey. Show Notes/Links/Resources John Peckham's Web...


Restore-Episode 65-Fredrick Russell: True North Leadership Group

In episode 65, we have Pastor Fredrick Russell who has been in ministry for more than 30 years as a pastor and a conference president. He currently serves as principal of True North Leadership Group committed to teaching responsible leadership. We have a great conversation in which he details his faith journey, ministry life, evangelism, and leadership. Show Notes/Links/Resources True North Leadership GroupBioLinkedInGrit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


Restore-Episode 64-Derek Morris - Julie MacLafferty - Gervon Marsh: Reconnect

For episode 64, we're dropping a special edition that was recorded during Florida Conference's Virtual Camp Meeting in April 2021. The theme, "Reconnect," was the panel discussion topic I led for the Sabbath School program. Over the course of the past year with the pandemic—and currently, to some extent—many people have felt, to various degrees, disconnected with their community. In some cases, that means disconnection from their church. So how do we reconnect? Dr. Derek Morris, President...


Restore-Episode 63-Mark Finley: HopeLives365

In episode 63, I have an amazing conversation with well-known pastor and evangelist Mark Finley. Mark has been a pastor and is perhaps most known for his time at It Is Written. In our conversation, we talk about his faith journey, evangelism in today's world, the power of the local church, and more. I know you will be blessed and challenged by this conversation. Show Notes/Links/Resources HopeLives365.comHopeLives365BibleStudy.comHopeLives365 on YouTubeLiving Hope Seventh-day Adventist...


Restore-Episode 62-Allan Machado: Florida Conference President

In episode 62, I have a great conversation with our Florida Conference president, Allan Machado, D.Min. We discuss his faith journey, the many lessons he's learned over the course of that journey, specific lessons learned over the course of the past year, the future church, and more. Show Notes/Links/Resources Florida Conference Administration


Restore-Episode 61-Roy Ice: Faith For Today - Indestructible

In episode 61, we have the new speaker/director of the media ministry Faith for Today. Pastor Roy accepted this new role after previously serving as an associate pastor at Loma Linda University Church. We had a great conversation about his life, future plans at Faith for Today, and his current project, Indestructible. Show Notes/Links/Resources IndestructibleFaith for TodayFaith for TodayWeb siteFacebookTwitterLifestyle MagazineWeb siteFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeFacebookTwitter"Faith...


Restore-Episode 60-Hyveth Williams - Gervon Marsh: The Art and Beauty of Black Preaching

Episode 60 of the Restore Podcast is in honor of Black History Month as we have a conversation about the art and beauty of the Black preaching tradition. I was blessed to speak with Dr. Hyveth Williams, professor of Homiletics at Andrews University Theological Seminary and senior pastor of The Grace Place Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Dr. Gervon Marsh who is part of our Pastoral Ministries team here at Florida Conference and holds a doctorate in preaching from Dallas Theological...


Restore-Episode 59-Justin Khoe - Kaleb Eisele: Humans of Adventism Documentary

In this special episode of the Restore Podcast, episode 59, we speak with the creators of the Humans of Adventism documentary. This documentary explores the lives of Seventh-day Adventism in everyday life within specific topics covered in each episode. In this conversation, we dig a bit behind the scenes and much more! Show Notes/Links/Resources Humans of AdventismFacebookInstagramYouTubePatreonHumans of AdventismDevotional SeriesI'm Listening SeriesRestore Podcast Episode 24Apple...