Pastoral Staff


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.


Joe O’Brien

Joe O’Brien was raised a Catholic. But at the age of nineteen, he broke with tradition and began a twenty-two year search for a church that taught the Bible, the whole Bible. When he was introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist Church he set out to disprove their doctrine. 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. Joe’s wife, Nancy, works for 3ABN’s Planned Giving and Trust Services Department and their daughter, Kalie and husband Andrew Saunders are finishing their Master’s Degrees in Global Development Administration from Andrews University. Joe and his family came to 3ABN in 1999.


Dr. Senez Rodríguez

Dr. Senez Rodríguez came to the Pastoral Department in September of 2014, after retiring from 21 years of teaching clinical psychology in a state university in Michigan. He has an extensive experience in both the psychology and the pastoral fields. He came to 3ABN with his wife Sonia, also a retired teacher of almost 30 years. Their plan was to enjoy retirement in the beaches of the sunshine state of Florida, but God had a different plan for them, so shortly after visiting 3ABN by “pure coincidence”, they felt the call to serve in this ministry, resulting in a 180 degrees change in their plans. Dr. Rodríguez loves to work with people, and the opportunity to put his experience and pastoral passion to the service of the Lord. His wife Sonia is production coordinator for 3ABN Latino Network. Dr. Rodríguez says there is no better satisfaction than helping others to find the Way, the Truth, and the Life.


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.


Grace Yost

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 letters 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.”


Mitch Owen

Mitch Owen was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1981 and has been active in ministry ever since. He and his wife served many years as Bible Workers in several states. He has served 3ABN for 16 years in various departments and is now serving in the Pastoral Ministries Department. His joy and passion is to be an effective Prayer Warrior listening to the concerns of the callers, giving encouragement and telling of the hope that is in Christ Jesus. He enjoys writing and sharing about God’s grace. He and his wife Karen have been married over 27 years and make their home in Thompsonville, Illinois.”

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