How to Address Seventh-day Adventist Elder / Minister / Pastor / Elder?
Even if your SDA pastor has 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)
—-—-Dear Elder (Surname),
Outside the U.S.A., ‘Pastor (Name)’ is frequently used.
—-–– Robert Hickey How to Address Seventh-day Adventist Elder How to Address Seventh-day Adventist Elder
See also more information on use of Pastor.