About Us


We at Whipple Creek recognize that you are a unique, gifted individual, and please know that there is always a place for you here. God is fascinating—and so are the strengths and gifts he bestows upon each of his children. 

You're invited to experience the warmth and approachability of our congregation as we worship God, study His word in groups, enjoy lunch together after church, and find ways to serve our community.

We love to sing our old favorites in new ways, and each Sabbath service provides orchestral accompaniment as we praise our God. 

Children through adult Bible study groups are available each Saturday morning.

Sabbath School begins with hymns on Saturday, 9:30 am

The Worship Service begins with hymns on Saturday, 10:45 am

We also have Fellowship meals you are invited to every 2nd and 4th Sabbath.


Try us out! Come worship with us on Saturday mornings and let's learn more about God together.




Hi, I'm Pastor Ed Nelson. I grew up in a loving Christian home and loved learning about God and His Word. But in my teenage years it dawned on me that I could have been born Buddhist, Muslim, Animist or Athiest, and I decided I needed to discover objective truth—not just embrace a subjective cultural or family religion. 

My search led me back to the Bible, the only holy book whose clear prophetic predictions have been consistently fulfilled. And now my passion is helping others discover the beauty and love of God and His plan to save humanity from the pit of sin and selfishness by offering up His own Son and recreating us in His image.

I met my wife at my first pastoral assignment. Heidi and I enjoy traveling, gardening, and trying new foods. I also enjoy a friendly game of racquetball or tennis, and when my 4x4 isn't busted, I like taking it to the mountains with friends to find new places and challenges.

Without a doubt, what I love best about this church is the people! After being assigned to Whipple Creek, Heidi and I were warmly welcomed and embraced as family. We have been challenged, uplifted, and loved by the people of Whipple Creek, and it is our prayer that you will also find a loving family here. We will always help and encourage you to love God, nurture family, and serve others.

About Seventh-day Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.

Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.

When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.

Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.