Pioneer now welcomes worshipers to its 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM services. Both services will continue to be available livestreamed on our website and Facebook Live. Sabbath Schools remain meeting digitally or in smaller off-site groups. For details regarding prevention measures in place and the COVID-19 Pioneer response click here.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 22:38



Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.


Pioneer is happy to join Andrews University in this Baccalaureate worship celebration, part of Andrews University's Virtual Commencement & Celebration of Graduates. Best wishes to the Class of 2020 from the Pioneer family!
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Michael Nixon, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
My Worship • Great Are You Lord • The Blessing
Rebecca Puii, Laia Burgos, Richla Sabuin, Adoniah Simon, vocals; Trevor Furst, cajon; Lucas Aguiar, electric guitar; Teddy Kim, guitar; Theard Pierre, bass
Leah Wooten, Undergraduate Student Association President
Andrews Experience
Kyle Smith, Student Chaplain
Letitia Bullard, Design and Music Major
Joseph Capeles, Master of Divinity
Worship in Music
Just This Once • Abel Siamubi & Jephthah Ndlovu
The Watchmen
“The Ride of Your Life”
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Hymn of Commitment
Go Forth, Go Forth With Christ, Hymn No. 377
Charles and Julie Reid
Celebration of Graduates
José Bourget, University Chaplain
Judith Bernard-Fisher, Director Counseling and Testing Center
Donnie Keele, Dean of Meier Hall
A'Lisa Sorensen, Dean of Lamson Hall
Christina Hunter, Dean of University Towers
Frances Faehner, Vice President for Campus and Student Life
Closing Prayer
Andrea Luxton, President
Closing Music
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah • Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, Adjunct Professor of Music, organ
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Thank You!

Thank you to all those who helped in any way to promote and support our July 23 Red Cross Blood Drive. That includes the Pioneer pastors and staff and especially the Pioneer Safety Committee who helped us establish COVID-related safety protocols and procedures with the Red Cross for the drive. Thank you to those who recruited someone to give, promoted the drive, helped set up, take down, register participants and
provide refreshments after donations. And, a SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU to those that Gave The Gift Of Life by donating precious blood. We had one of our most successful summer blood drives ever despite the COVID virus (or, maybe because of the COVID virus). Less people away at camp meetings and traveling and vacationing? Just a hunch. Our next blood drive is scheduled for October 20, 2020 and again on February 24, 2021. Be well and God Bless! -Larry Ulery

Neighbor to Neighbor Celebration

Come join Neighbor to Neighbor and our community as they celebrate their new addition.

August 16, 2:00 PM
Location: 9147 US 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

The Least of These

Do you have the heart to serve the "least of these?" One of our Pioneer ministries provides a simple church service to those in the Juvenile Detention Center in Berrien Center. Saturday evenings at 6:00 PM we host an interactive Bible study and sing songs with the young people there. For more information and to get involved contact Rodlie Ortiz at or call 269-471-6154.

Sun, Fun, and Faith!

We are inviting all youth to come out to Lake Chapin every Tuesday night from June 30 - August 11 at 6:00 PM to join us for Sun, Fun, and Faith! We will have boating, fun, and worship. Masks are encouraged and attendees are asked to remember social distancing. The Youth Department is asking for anyone with a boat who can bring it to out to Lake Chapin on Tuesday nights to contact Brooke Scott at 269-932-5783 via text or call.

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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