Williamson SDA Church is a group of people who have been transformed by the love of God and we strive to live our lives that way. We come from all walks of life but are working towards becoming more like Jesus every day.
We believe that means:
- Worshiping God in spirit and truth (John 4:24)
- Loving our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:39)
- Bearing one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2)
- Seeking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God (Micah 6:8)
- Trusting in God (Psalm 9:10)
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.
Dr. Bleckmon has 35 years of pastoral experience, and has been the senior pastor at Prairie since 2014. He and his wife, Ingrid, have two children. Dr. Bleckmon has written two books: Stranded: My 20 Days at Sea, and The Disciple’s Guide to Life.Read more
Patrik Simmones loves the outdoors, having grown up in the Pacific Northwest. Patrik came to Prairie in 2018, after completing his MDiv from the Adventist Theological Seminary.Read more
Walter Pradeshi is a mechanical engineer who works for the Bonneville Power Administration. Walter has been the head elder at Prairies since 2015, where he coordinates the spiritual care of church members.Read more
Patrice Hardinge went to University of Oregon and earned a BA and MEd in Elementary Education, then taught in the Clackamas school district for 12 years. When her first child was born she felt called to be a full-time stay-at-home mom, and has been just that to Sharica, Jamisen and Widclyff. She stays connected to her passion by leading the Children’s Ministry programs at Prairie.Read more
Mayrai Simmones is the one who keeps things going at Prairie. As church secretary, she manages the weekly newsletter and the bulletin.Read more