Journal of Pacific Adventist History

The Journal of Pacific Adventist History serves historians, members and others interested in the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific Islands.

It focuses on people and events involved in the establishment and development of the church in preparation for the event of the ages - the Second coming of Christ.

This journal is edited and published by David Hay. To contact David, email hayjournal@bigpond.com

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The Journal of Pacific Adventist History

David and Cecily Hay produce the Journal of Pacific Adventist History, out of the desire to record the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pacific Islands before valuable resource material is lost forever. These journals are published twice yearly.

"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."

The journals feature inspiring accounts of personal experiences and events that have made an impact on the lives of many missionaries and islanders.


About the Authors

David Hay holds a BA from Avondale College, Cooranbong, NSW, and has served the work of the Adventist church in the Pacific Islands for 39 years, in education, ministry and administration. He is presently an elder of the Kanwal Church in NSW. He is the author of a soon-to-be-released book on the work of the Samoan Adventist Church, covering a period of more than 100 years.

Cecily Hay holds an MA from Andrews University in Michigan, USA, and as an educator has taught at Longburn College and Auckland Adventist High School in New Zealand. From 1990 - 1993 she served as the Director of Primary Education at Fulton College , Fiji. She is presently an elder and the treasurer of the Kanwal Church in NSW.

Since retiring from church service in 1996, David and Cecily have served as volunteers, caring for churches in NSW