William McVayPastor William McVayOur Pastor, William McVay, was born in Spokane, Washington.His Father, Elder Kenneth McVay, Pastored and served as hospital Chaplain in the Oregon, Texas, and Georgia-Cumberland Conferences.
Our Pastor McVay graduated from Columbia Adventist Academy
and Walla Walla College
.He received the Master of Divinity from Andrews University in 1969, and in 1979 the degree Doctor of Ministry from the same institution.He
has pastored over the years at Wenatchee/Chelan, Washington (Associate); Troy, Idaho; Santa Ana, California; and Las Vegas Mountain View, Nevada.He
was Conference Evangelist in Upper Columbia Conference for 4 years.For a decade, he was Director of Adult Ministries (Personal Ministries, Sabbath School, Community Services, etc.) at Potomac (Virginia), and Chesapeake (Maryland) Conferences.His
favorite work, however, is the local Pastorate.One of the great privileges of his
ministry has been working with the laity in the planting of four new congregations, three in the Las Vegas area and one in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.He
thanks the Lord that all four congregations thrive to this day with a total membership among them of over 600.Pastor McVay
considers it a privilege to serve the Yuma Central
and Gila Mountain Churches as Pastor.