How to Write the Name of a Seventh-day Adventist Minister?
My pastor is a Seventh-day Adventist and I have never heard anyone refer to him, or any other SDA pastor, as ‘The Reverend (Full Name)’. He does not have a doctorate. How do I address an envelope to him?
Dear R, How to Address a Seventh-day Adventist Minister
Even if your SDA pastor had a doctorate, ‘Dr. (Name)’ is not part of the traditional form of address for SDA ministers holding a doctorate.
The spokesperson for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, Maryland says ‘Elder’ is the preferred honorific in the U.S.A.
—-In writing, envelope:
—-—-Elder (Full Name)
—-Salutation: How to Address a Seventh-day Adventist Minister
—-—-Dear Elder (Surname),
Outside the U.S.A., ‘Pastor (Name)’ is frequently used.
– Robert Hickey How to Address a Seventh-day Adventist Minister