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Another Step Forward: A Photo Essay of Cherise Gardner’s Ordination


On April 27, 2013, Cherise Gardner was ordained to Adventist ministry at the Glendale City Seventh-day Adventists Church. 

Cherise Gardner, a native of the Bahamas, has been serving in some aspect of ministry since the age of five, when she decided to become a minister, like her grandfather.

Cherise earned an B.A. in Religion and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northern Caribbean University, before serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve. Before coming to Glendale, Calif., where she serves as Pastor for Children and Family Ministry, Cherise earned a M.A.* in Religion with an emphasis in Christian Social Ethics, from La Sierra University, Riverside, Calif.

She is the wife and best friend of Hugh Gardner.

The following photographs were taken by Gerry Chudleigh, publisher of the Pacific Union Recorder.

*The article misidentified her third degree as a B.A.. It has been corrected.

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