Our Pastor

Our pastor, Vernon Herholdt and his wife Melanie are here!  Each Sabbath we are thankful for their ministry.  Come see what we're talking about!



I grew up in an Adventist home in South-Africa. I joined the South-African Police service after graduating from High School in 1988 and became a detective. I met my wife Melanie during that time and we got married in 1997 and two sons were born Etienne (23) and Grant (21). After 12 years of service, I left the Police and started working as a manager in HR until I went to study Theology at Helderberg College in Cape Town, South-Africa. I was ordained in 2015 and served in a number of churches as senior pastor to the gospel ministry. In 2017 my family and I emigrated to the USA after I accepted a call to pastor at Hollister in the Central California Conference. Both my sons joined the US Marines and are still serving. Melanie works as a Business manager for a company in California. Melanie and I accepted the call to Bismarck, here in North Dakota because our moto is “where God leads, we follow."