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G T Ng was elected today as secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ng recently served as an associate secretary. Robert E. Lemon, treasurer, also was reelected. These two officers will join Ted N.C. Wilson, newly elected president, for the 2010-2015 term.
Below is biographical information on both individuals:
G T Ng
G T Ng's home country is Singapore. His passion for mission was kindled when he began his ministry in war-torn Cambodia in the 1970s. He and his wife had to be evacuated shortly before the capital city, Phnom Penh, fell to Khmer Rouge forces. He was later transferred to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore where he served as pastor, chaplain, health educator and union departmental director.
His second missionary pilgrimage began when he served nine years as a professor and dean of the theological seminary in the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines from 1991 to 2000. He was called to be the executive secretary at the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) from 2000 to 2006.
Ng holds a bachelor's degree from the Southeast Asia Union College in Singapore, a M.A. degree from the SDA Theological Seminary (Far East) in the Philippines, and a PhD from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He is married to Ivy and they have two grown children, Jocelyn and Mervyn.
Ng currently serves as the secretariat liaison between the General Conference and three world divisions: Northern Asia-pacific Division (NSD), Southern Asia Division (SUD), and Trans-European Division (TED).
Robert E. Lemon
Robert E. Lemon was born in Kongolo, Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo). He married Sherry Lynn in 1970. They have two children and three grandchildren. Lemon was ordained as a minister in the Adventist Church in 1978, and he speaks both English and Swahili.
Lemon received his BS (Business Administration) from Columbia Union College, located in Takoma Park, Maryland in 1972. He earned his MBA at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in 1988.
Before accepting the head treasurer position, Lemon served as associate treasurer and undertreasurer at the world church headquarters. His previous positions include chief accountant at Andrews University, treasurer at Alberta Conference, and treasurer for the Canadian Union.
About the Session
The 59th General Conference Session is a business meeting of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church from June 24 – July 3, 2010 in Atlanta. Occurring every five years, General Conference Session gathers representatives from the church around the world to elect leadership and determine the focus of mission. Expected attendance at the Atlanta Session is 70,000. The Seventh-day Adventist Church (which is headquartered in Silver Spring, Md.) is a mainline protestant denomination with over 17 million members in 205 nations around the world. The world headquarters is in Silver Spring, Maryland.