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Our Staff

Jason Ash

Jason Ash

Director/Publishing/Speaker

Jason Ash is the founder of Pioneer Publications which partnered with Jesus or Barabbas to form the present Pioneer Health and Missions.

Brenda Blackburn

Brenda Blackburn

Human Resources Coordinator

Brenda retired in 2004 after a career in education as a teacher and administrator. She enjoys gardening, canning, photography and sharing our health message. She served as head deaconess, organist and pianist in her local church before helping to establish the Morganton Mission in North Carolina.

Ron Purviance

Ron Purviance

Speaker/Treasurer

Ron has served in the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a treasurer, and adult SS teacher for many years. He currently works as the treasurer/accountant for Pioneer Health and Missions and sabbath school teacher and speaker for the Orosi Pioneer Mission.

Daniel Mesa

Daniel Mesa

Evangelism Coordinator/Speaker

Daniel Mesa has worked as a pastor for the space of 16 years. He is now working full time as a speaker and media creator for Pioneer Health and Missions.

Dr. Allen Davis

Dr. Allen Davis

Operations Manager/Speaker

Dr. Allen Davis recently retired after 32 years of military and church service. He currently serves as a full time speaker, writer and foreign mission coordinator for Pioneer Health and Missions.

Bill Cave

Bill Cave

Speaker/Evangelist

Bill Cave came into the Seventh Day Advent Movement 18 years ago through evangelistic meetings. It was a life changing event that drove him to seek education to enter the Lord’s vineyard.

Andy Whitehurst

Andy Whitehurst

Speaker

Andy Whitehurst has served several years in pastor work, church planting, public evangelism, health evangelism and gospel outreach training.

Thomas Akens

Thomas Akens

Publishing/Speaker

Thomas Akens has been working for God in self-supporting ministries as a preacher and Bible teacher for 18 years. He is serving as a speaker and is on staff for Pioneer Health and Missions.

Jason Hernberg

Jason Hernberg

Media Coordinator/Speaker

Jason Hernberg has worked in various media ministries for a number of years filming evangelistic series, missionary interviews, video editing, website development, and radio work.

Mike Casey

Mike Casey

Publishing/Missions/Speaker

Mike Casey has been involved in many aspects of ministry for some time now. He has been a leader of personal ministries, training many in the distribution of thousands of pieces of literature.

Vasko Belovski

Vasko Belovski

Media/Speaker

Vasko Belovski has been actively involved in ministry for the past several years and has become passionate about reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through digital and paper publications.

Raquel Akens

Raquel Akens

Finance

Raquel Akens has been ministering together with her husband, Thomas Akens, for the past 8 years. She is an undergraduate of Accounting and currently works for Pioneer Health and Missions in the Finance department.

Dustin Butler

Dustin Butler

Publishing Coordinator/Speaker

Dustin Butler is the great, great-grandson of GC President George I. Butler, and a fifth-generation Seventh-day Adventist. He serves as director of Pioneer Health and Missions, and is the Head Elder at Orosi Pioneer Mission.