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Pastor Morris Venden Passes Away

Upper Columbia Conference has posted news that Morris Venden passed away on Sunday, February 10, at age 80. 

During his life, Venden pastored several large churches including the La Sierra University Church and Pacific Union College Church in California and the Union College Church in Nebraska. Later he pastored the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church near Loma Linda, California, from which he retired in August 1998. Venden then joined the Voice of Prophecy team as an associate speaker.


In addition to writing more than 30 books about Jesus, Venden was a widely sought-after speaker and has been described as a master of the art of preaching, who loved Jesus.


Venden’s son, Lee, said “Dad will be remembered for the one string on his violin that he consistently talked about; Jesus, and the privilege available to everyone to have a meaningful friendship with Him. At this point it seems clear Dad will be able to sleep this disease off; the long sleep from our perspective, the short sleep from his.”

The memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Loma Linda University Church. 

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