What is ASI?
Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) is an organization of companies owned by Seventh-day Adventist laymen, Seventh-day Adventist professionals (i.e. self-employed academically trained service providers like physicians, dentists, psychologists, lawyers, tax consultants, pharamcists, corporate consultants etc.) and other Seventh-day Adventist self- emloyed individuals and executives as well as various types of non-profit support ministries and missionary groups who operate for the benefit and salvation of people and in harmony with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. These individuals are committed to dedicating their talents and resources to the advancement of the gospel commission (Luke 19:13; Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, p. 469), humanitarian, health, educational, community, family and similar non-profit work in the framework of the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy and message.
The ASI philosophy promotes a Christ-centered lifestyle, manifested by a commitment to be in daily partnership with God. Members seek to live out God’s love in their lives and share that love with the people they encounter in their business, professional and support ministry activities hence the motto, Sharing Christ in the Marketplace.
What about the UK chapter?
We are currently going through a restructuring process. Our board and membership have been working together to inspire everyone to share Jesus in the workplace. This is an exciting time which might just change the shape of Evangelism in the UK. Why not join us?
Who comprises the ASI-UK Board?
The Executive Officers are:
President: Audrey Balderstone
Audrey is a member of Stanborough Park Church and she and her husband own a Garden Landscaping Company as well as three Care Homes. Audrey is coming to the end of her second term as President of ASI Europe.
Vice President: Brian Davison
Brian is an Elder in Stanborough Park Church. He owns a double glazing Company and he and his wife Cecilia have five grandchildren. Brian has run successful evangelistic campaigns in Mauritus and at Stanborough Park Church apart from having numerious church offices.
Secretary: Christine Manners-Smith
Chistine is a very active member of St.Albans Church. Running a bed and breakfast facility keeps her busy, as do her four beloved grandchildren.
Treasurer: Alan Redfern
Alan is an elder at the St.Albans church. He is a co-partner in an Accountancy business as well as working part time as an auditor for the Trans European Division.
Assistant Treasurer: Jan Pearce
Jan is a very active member of the Grantham Church. Jan works in the accounts department of The Stanborough Press, but is looking forward to retiring shortly.
Chaplain: Pastor Martin Bell
Martin is the former administrator of Roundelwood Health Spa. He is semi-retired and lives with his wife, Sheila, in Crieff in Scotland. Martin is available for counsel and spiritual guidance - as well as being a fount of amusing stories about life as a Pastor!
Other members of the Committee are:
- Charles Bramble, Janette Gulleford, Andew Millsop, and Victor Pilmoor (BUC Representative)
- Co-opted members: Andrew Baildam, John Rees Stoner, Maritza Sabatier, Carolyn Schulz.