About US

Sharing Our Faith

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a worldwide movement of passionate followers of Jesus Christ, loving God and loving each other in the context of Biblical Christianity, with an emphasis on education and health.

There are over 21 million members worldwide representing over 88,000 churches, 8,000 schools, 118 college or university institutions, 221 hospitals, and 60 publishing houses working with over 325 languages.

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.

The Seventh-day Adventist church strongly believes in religious freedom for all people. A person’s conscience, not government, should dictate his or her choice to worship—or not. We have advocated for these goals for more than 100 years, through our department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL), to governments and religious and international organizations.

Meet Our Pastor

Edgar De Leon is a passionate and dedicated Pastor, husband, and father. He has been serving churches in Western New York for the last eight years, and is deeply committed to leader others to Christ.
Edgar was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to two immigrant Mexican parents. He is the second of four children, and was accepted into the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program during high school. He earned a full scholarship to the University of Arizona, but chose to forego it to study theology at Southern Adventist University.
During his teen years, Edgar felt a strong call to ministry. He was involved with his home church and youth ministry, and was passionate about sharing the love of Christ with others. After graduating from Southern Adventist University with a B.A. in Theology, Edgar began his pastoral ministry, and later earned his M.S. in Pastoral Ministry in May of 2022.
Edgar is married to Michelle De Leon, an Emergency Room nurse. They have two sons, Sebastian and Lucas. In his free time, Edgar enjoys home improvement projects, playing volleyball, and weightlifting.
Edgar has a passion to reach the people in Western New York and the Adventist Church as a whole. He is a gifted leader and communicator, and has a deep love for God and people.