Benjamin F. Reaves, DMin
Vice President, Spiritual Ministries
Benjamin Reaves, D.Min., serves as vice president of mission and ministries for Adventist Health System, and is responsible for helping enhance the mission priority and performance of the corporation.
Reaves previously served as general field secretary for the General Conference
of Seventh-day Adventists.
Prior to that, he served as president of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama for 11 years.
He also formerly served as chairman of the Department of Religion and Theology at Oakwood College, professor of preaching and urban ministry at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, campus pastor for college youth at Andrews University and pastored for 11 years in the Lake Region Conference.
Reaves is an ordained minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church
and holds a doctorate of ministry in church and society from Chicago Theological Seminary
, a masterâ€™s degree in church history and a master of divinity in practical theology from Andrews University
, and a bachelor of arts in theology from Oakwood College
He has served as Chairman of the Members of the United Negro College Fund, and vice-chair of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.
Since 1989 he
has been an annually featured speaker on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club Television program.