Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Whittier Seventh-day Adventist Church We are a body of believers in the one true God who worship Him on the Sabbath. We are located in the heart of Whittier where we continually reach out to the members of our community.


Meet Some Staff


The Whittier Team

Executive/Administrative Team (alphabetical sort)

Pr. James Fell 


With his sales and marketing background in air conditioning and refrigeration, Will believes that the World Wide Web has a tremendous potential for communicating to the world the profound doctrinal truths of the Bible and the blessings of the Adventist lifestyle. A best-selling author and former devotee of the New Age spirituality movement, Will has experienced first-hand how the truth of the Bible can set people free from cultic deception. This passion for spreading the gospel, by means of the World Wide Web, has lead to his being the project coordinator for Will Baron was a member of the eChurch award team during 2004 which is how this website came about. The Norwalk Church website had won the eChurch award for the previous year.

Vincent Bennett

David Buxton's photoHead Elder

Lee Bennett is Assistant Director of Communication at Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Winter Park, Florida.

His current responsibilities include desktop publishing/typesetting of several conference publications such as Florida Focus, Camp Meeting brochures and bulletin inserts, Florida Conference’s pages in Southern Tidings, and numerous other posters, flyers, ads, etc. Lee also co-maintains Florida Conference’s public web site. He also manages audio/visual equipment; assists with video editing, especially the Camp Meeting Florida Family stories; and provides a small amount of office computer network assistance, particularly with graphics and publishing applications. Lee is a member of the eChurch Awards team.

David Buxton's photoAWA Webmaster
Dave is a test architect at Tektronix in Beaverton Oregon and developer of over 150 intranet pages of mostly technical content. He was also the webmaster for the Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church which won the eChurch award for February 2003. The school website is an associated project. He is a member of the eChurch Awards team for 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Rich DuBose Administrative Core Team
Rich has been enthusiastically involved with the eChurch Awards program that he helped to launch in 2003. He has been very supportive of the Adventist Webservants Association ever since the idea was born with several members of the eChurch team of 2004. He is the author of The Power of Words now featured on this website.

A web writer and producer, Rich is Director of Church Support services for the Pacific Union Conference. After serving in pastoral ministry for 17 years, DuBose was called to develop PlusLine, the resource helpdesk for the North American Division. Now he is focused on harvesting and producing web content for nurture and outreach applications.

Martin Haase Martin Haase photographInternational Representative
Martin is the international representative for the AdventWeb team as well as for our Adventist Webservants Association. Martin is the founder and current president of StaOnline e.V. (SDA Online), the German Adventist Webmasters Association. This organization holds an international annual forum meeting each February in Europe for Adventist webmasters. Now in private business as  president of OKAE CONSULT LTD and Adventist Leadership, two commercial consultancy companies. Martin was formerly the Communication Director for the Euro-Africa Division, serving in that position for the administrative session 2000-2005. He has a great passion to see the Internet used globally in a mighty way for the advancement of God's kingdom.

Content Contributors (alphabetical sort)
Bill Aumack's photoChurch Webmaster Help
Webmaster for the Downey Seventh-day Adventist Church featuring Help for Church Webmasters, which has been beneficial to numerous webmasters over the years. The church website was launched in 1997 and has received the eChurch award for July 2004. Bill is a computer scientist and does website design for the US government, giving him valuable insights in website design, accessibility (e.g. for the blind) and other web useful topics.

Gwendolyn Gainer Photo of Gwendolyn GainerAWA Logo Design
Gwendolyn is the designer of the logo and masthead for this website, currently a work in progress. She is creative director and owner of TeraMark and the designer and builder of the award winning New Hope Church website.  Gwendolyn is designer of the General Conference Session website site as well as the GC Presidential "Lets Talk" website.

Bob Pickle photo

Darryl is from Berrien Springs, Michigan and is President and Founder of:
 - Adventist Association of Online Evangelism (AAOE)
 - Hosford Web Services
 - SimpleUpdates
SimpleUpdates provides Content Management Solutions (CMS) for Adventist churches, ministries as well as union and division websites. SimpleUpdates is providing the technology and hosting featured on the Free Websites and Beyond page. Darryl is a member of the eChurch Awards team.

Photo of Gwendolyn GainerChris is a licensed contractor in the Santa Barbara, California area doing mostly residential construction and renovations. Computers and website creation are a hobby, with the recent responsibility of Internet Ministry Team Leader for the Santa Barbara Seventh-day Adventist Church (

His team produces the live church services for their Internet audience along with archived video and audio services, podcasts, and RSS feeds. Chris has been preparing numerous articles on Getting Started in Internet Broadcasting and has been awarded the West Point Sheaf Award for his leadership with web evangelism.

Janine Lim Bob Pickle photoJanine is an Instructional Technology Consultant at the Berrien County Intermediate School District, an educational service agency, in Berrien Springs, MI. Her main focus is on distance learning via video conferencing and online learning. She also trains teachers in technology integration in the classroom. Janine writes often for the Journal of Adventist Education and is a current board member of the Adventist Virtual Learning Network. Janine also maintains the Pioneer Memorial Church website, the Adventist church on the campus of Andrews University. This is the first eChurch Award winner to use Simple Updates. Read her Simple Updates Story on this site.

Bob Pickle Bob Pickle photoWebsite designer for his own Pickle Publishing and several Advent Web sites (A Prophet for Today?, Finger Prints of Creation, The Orion Foundation).  Bob does his Advent Web projects using PHP and has favored us with the PHP 101 page on this site.

Mario Pietravalle's photoMario is the creator of Digging4Truth and an Expert Zealot for, especially the Seventh-day Adventist categories of churches, ministries and denominational sites. Mario has a passion for promoting church websites, having taken a special interest in the eChurch awards, featuring each winner on the Meet The Webmasters of his eChurch Award Page. Mario is a member of the eChurch Awards team since January 04. His day job is recruiting computer professionals for his clients primarily in the New York City area. He welcomes all Webservants seeking advice on finding jobs or improving their resumes.

Tim Uhl Mario Pietravalle's photoTim is the audio technologies expert of the Internet Ministry Team at the Santa Barbara Seventh-day Adventist Church ( The team produces the live church services for their Internet audience along with archived video and audio services, podcasts, and RSS feeds. Tim's topic on this website is MP3 Recording.