J.D. Quinn, Manager of Pastoral Ministries
J.D. Quinn, department manager, has served in the 3ABN Pastoral Department since February 2005. Since his arrival, he has personally enjoyed exponential growth in his own relationship with the Lord through the joy of sharing the Lord with others. J.D. holds a masters degree in psychology. His compassionate heart and God-given people skills—coupled with his diverse education and experience in counseling, business, and medicine—aid him in sharing scriptural encouragement with those who are suffering or need encouragement. J.D. and his wife, Shelley love taking part in the ministry of 3ABN and serving as ambassadors for the Lord. J.D is looked to as the in – house pastor at 3ABN. He has a pastor’s heart, a listening ear and his door is always open to those in need. He is loved and esteemed by all that meet him.
Kevin spent the first twenty years of his life looking for God in all the wrong places. Eventually, he encountered Jesus in the Bible and found the answers to life’s most important questions. Kevin gave himself fully to the Lord at 21 years of age. After graduating from college with a degree in religion and art, he worked as a staff member at a crisis intervention center for five years. It was here that he learned how much he enjoyed working with people who were experiencing traumatic stress and behavioral issues. From this experience and his love for the Lord, we see that Kevin has a burden for lost and troubled souls. We are fortunate to have Kevin in our Pastoral Department. He brings in a youthful spirit. Kevin is married to Tara, an RN, and they have four children. Kevin is an elder at our local Thompsonville Seventh-day Adventist Church and accepts preaching engagements when asked. Kevin has been working at 3ABN since 2006.
Joe O’Brien was raised a Catholic. But at the age of nineteen, he broke with tradition and began a twenty-four year search for a church that taught the Bible, the whole Bible. During this twenty-four year search through many churches, Joe also studied and practiced transcendental meditation, astrology, numerology, palm reading, biorhythms and the use of the Ouija board. Later he was introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and set out to disprove their doctrine as well. In his quest for truth he was astonished to find how the Holy Spirit had blessed this church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church provided answers to questions no other church could answer. Today he shares these Bible truths with all who are willing to listen. The O’Brien family is a blessing to their local Seventh-day Adventist church where Joe is an Elder, his wife Nancy is the Christian school Principal and his daughter Kalie leads out in music and worship. Joe O’Brien came to 3ABN in 1999 and has been a God-send to the pastoral staff.
Deyvy Rodriguez is a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University located in Keene, Texas. While studying theology in college, he was introduced to the literature evangelism ministry that allowed him to see both the power of prayer and God’s Spirit moving upon the hearts of the people when presented with God’s Word. The Lord placed in his heart a passion for missions, and upon graduation, he went as a missionary to Seoul, South Korea, where he spent three years teaching the Bible in an Adventist elementary school of more than 750 students. In February 2012, Deyvy joined the 3ABN Pastoral team. He is bilingual and currently unmarried.
Pastor Hal Steenson
Hal Steenson was a Charismatic Pastor for over twenty years before accepting the truth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1995, Hal left his church and later began to follow the Lord’s leading, desiring to surrender completely to Him. On December 25, 1999, Hal along with his wife Mollie were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thompsonville, Illinois. He has served in numerous areas of ministry at 3ABN, but has found the Pastoral Department to be his life’s calling because of his Pastor’s heart. He is well versed to answer Charismatic questions and takes calls from people looking for God’s answers to tough questions. Hal is referred to as “the mover and shaker” of the Pastoral staff and is gifted with organizational skills that can make things happen. Hal considers himself blessed to be a part of a great Pastoral team that is placed in concert by God to meet the prayer needs of hurting people.
The 3ABN Pastoral Department is pleased to have Grace Yost as part of their team. Joining 3ABN as a volunteer in 2003, she is now fulfilling a childhood desire to work for the Lord. She brings with her a talent for writing, touched by the Holy Spirit, she expresses the love, compassion, and tenderhearted character of Christ on paper. Grace responds to thousands of emails with encouragement and hope. Her kind, cheerful, and willing ways make her precious to those around her. Grace loves to bless the lives of hurting people everywhere; she claims that through her ministering to others, she receives the greater part of the blessing. It is indeed an honor to have Grace and her husband Don here at 3ABN to help “mend broken people.”