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Ng Elected Chair of White Estate Board of Trustees

He is the first person from Asia to hold the post.

Dr. G.T. Ng, executive secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was recently elected chair of the Ellen G. White Estate Board of Trustees. The twelfth person to hold the position since Ellen White named five trustees to oversee her literary estate starting at the time of her death in 1915, Dr. Ng follows Elder Don Schneider, who retired from the position at the end of 2013. Dr. Ng, the first person from Asia to chair the board, has a wide range of experience as a pastor and as a conference administrator on various levels of church organization, besides serving as a university professor and as dean of the denomination’s seminary in the Philippines. In 2010 he was elected to his current General Conference position.

James Nix, director of the White Estate, is especially pleased that Dr. Ng has accepted the Board’s invitation to become its chair. According to Nix, “The new chair brings to the position a passion for mission and a deep love for Ellen White.” Trying to work with the White Estate staff to find more effective ways to promote the writings of Ellen White worldwide is something that Dr. Ng indicates will be one of his top priorities in this new position. “GT,” as Dr. Ng is widely known to his friends and colleagues, is highly respected by church leaders from around the world as well as others who know him. The White Estate Board and office staff warmly welcome Dr. Ng and his wife, Ivy, who works for the Hope Channel. The couple has two married children and two grandchildren.

(Release by E.G. White Estate)

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