Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church

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About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>

What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>

Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the
teaching of Scripture. More >>


The Church is governed by the General Conference.  It coordinates the global ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a body set up under the belief that no man should be governed by the judgment of another, and any decision should be made by an assembly. The General Conference is responsible for the spiritual and developmental plans of the church around the world.

The Wickford Seventh-day Adventist Church operates under the authority of the Southern New England Conference (SNEC).


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9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, Friday
(978) 365-4551


The logo of the Seventh-day Adventist Church reflects the core values. Its foundation is the Bible, the Word of God, shown open because its message should be read and put into practice. Central to that biblical message is the cross, which is also a central feature of the logo. Above the cross and the open Bible is a burning flame that represents the Holy Spirit, the messenger of truth.  The corporate identity for the Seventh-day Adventist Church reflects our deep and abiding belief in Jesus Christ as the center of our lives and our faith. It is our hope that this graphic representation of who we are will be used around the world as a familiar symbol of our church and its values.  The corporate identity for the Seventh-day Adventist Church reflects our deep and abiding belief in Jesus Christ as the center of our lives and our faith. It is our hope that this graphic representation of who we are will be used around the world as a familiar symbol of our church and its values.  

Even though this logo is a very simple picture representation of the foundation of Adventist beliefs and values, we pray it may be a recognizable symbol of the Adventist message to the world. 

The Second Coming

The lines at the top of the design suggest upward momentum symbolizing the resurrection and ascension to heaven at Christ's second coming, the ultimate focus of our faith.


This is the shape formed by three lines encircling an implied sphere. The lines represent the three angels of Revelation 14 circling the globe and our commission to take the gospel to the entire world. The overall shape forms a flame symbolic of the Holy Spirit.


The symbol of the cross, representing the gospel of salvation, is positioned in the center of the design to emphasize Christ's sacrifice, which is the central theme of the Adventist faith.


The Bible forms the base of the design and represents the biblical foundation of our beliefs. It is portrayed in a fully open position suggesting a full acceptance of God's word.



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We're pleased to welcome Pastor Joseph Piresson and his family!  Since the beginning of November 2014, we have been blessed by our new pastor's wisdom, abilities, and influence.  We've enjoyed getting to know him along with wife Fatima, his daughter Ambrosee and his son Joseph.

Pastor Joseph Piresson was born in Brazil. He is the oldest of five children. Became a Seventh-day Adventist at the age of 14 and by the age of 21 had already been Pathfinder counselor, Youth, Sabbath School, and Evangelism director. In order to pay for his schooling from academy through college he did literature evangelism. God blessed his work and he became a successful literature evangelist. So at the age of 24 he was invited by the Columbia Union Conference in the US to do literature evangelism in New Bedford, MA.It was on his first day in the US that he met Fatima, now his wife of 20 years. Pastor Piresson is a graduate from Atlantic Union College with a double major, Theology and Spanish, and a Minor in Education. He also earned an M.Div. degree from Andrews University. In 2010 and 2011 he took graduate classes in Archaeology at Southern Adventist University and at the Hebrew University In Jerusalem.
He also participated as a member of the Archaeological team doing excavations during the seasons of 2010 and 2011 in Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified settlement resting atop a hill overlooking the Elah Valley of the Judean Shephelah in south-central Israel.

His wife, Fatima, has been an educator for over 25 years. She is also a graduate of Atlantic Union College in Biology, Spanish, and Education. She completed a master’s degree at Worcester State University and in 2008 she earned an Ed.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University. 

They have been blessed with two wonderful children, Ambrosee who is a 19 year old Pre-Med and Music Major at the University of Connecticut and Joseph who is a 12 year old 8th grader. Pastor Piresson and his family love music and enjoy singing and playing for church and other church related events like campmeetings. Ambrosee and Joseph both play the piano and the violin. Pastor Piresson started his ministry as a full-time church pastor in January of 2000.

He sincerely believes we are living in the last days of earth’s history and it is his earnest desire to always be an instrument used by God in the preaching of the Gospel. He believes God has a special message, the Three Angels Message, and a special people, the Seventh-day Adventists, to reach a perishing world, His wayward children.  With the assurance that our Lord and Savior Jesus is leading us the Piressons, we look forward to a great and wonderful ministry with their Johnston-Burrillville-Wickford church family.”