Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Friday, April 13, 7pm Vesper Program

Ramone Wendell Griffith currently serves as the Associate Pastor at the Capitol Hill SDA Church in Washington, D.C.  The eldest son of Wendell and Marcia Griffith, he was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York but was flavored by the cultural seasonings of his parents’ home island of Barbados.

Pastor Griffith is a graduate from Washington Adventist University, completing degrees in Theology: Pastoral Ministry & Music: Vocal Performance. He is confident that God has called him to prepare his people in these last days to meet their Savior.

Ministry always seemed to be a term in Pastor Griffith’s vocabulary, from a very young age he was active in his home church, Emmaus SDA in Brooklyn, New York. There he served in a number of capacities as God was preparing him for a life of Ministry. He has been blessed to travel and tour many countries including France, Germany, Uganda, and Indonesia, singing, teaching and proclaiming the name of Jesus.

Pastor Griffith is an avid New York Yankees fan; he enjoys reading, football, tennis and composing in his spare time. His favorite text is Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”  Pastor Griffith loves the Lord and is excited to “Watch God Work.”

Pastor Griffith is lovingly supported by his beautiful wife, the former Cavena Williams.

Sabbath, April 14, 8:45am/11am Services

Elected in 2006, Dave Weigley, serves as president of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Dave was one of eight children raised by Adventist dairy farmers in Enders, Pa. (near Hershey). Because of their strong commitment, his parents sacrificed to send all their children through Christian education (seven of the eight to Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa). “From 1955-1970 there was always a Weigley at BMA,” he says. “Sometimes when they needed to pay the tuition bills, they’d sell a cow.”

Weigley attended Washington Adventist University (Maryland) and graduated from Southern Adventist University (Tennessee), where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Managerial Leadership and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Andrews University (Michigan).

He has served the Church as a pastor, evangelist, conference communication director, ministerial director, stewardship director, executive secretary and president. In North America he has worked in the Arizona, Carolina, Florida (9 years), Iowa-Missouri, Washington (14 years) and Potomac conferences. His ministry has also taken him to Africa, Asia, Euro-Asia, Southeast Asia, Indochina and South America. Weigley and his wife Becky have two adult children—Christy and Jon—and five grandchildren.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

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School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.