Robert E. Kyte
John is a prisoner in a federal penitentiary who is actively
leading out in his Adventist prison congregation. He writes to express the positive
impact that Messiah, a modern paraphrase of The Desire of Ages,
has had on the lives of his fellow inmates. A pastor in Kenya expresses how
helpful it is to his ministry to receive Signs of the Times from Signs
World Evangelism at Pacific Press. A new church member writes how his contact
with the Seventh-day Adventist Church began with reading El Centinela.
These are but a few examples of Pacific Press Publishing Association's mission
Operating from its efficient plant in Nampa, Idaho, Pacific
Press has an annual income for its publishing house activities exceeding $20
million annually. In addition, as a result of its management of 24 Adventist
Book Centers and the literature evangelism programs it operates for numerous
conferences, the publishing house's corporate revenues now exceed $33 million.
Pacific Press is debt-free and has consistently produced a modest operating
profit for the past 19 years.
Pacific Press's financial stability has allowed it to keep
up with printing technology, including the recent acquisition of a new full-color
sheetfed press with state-of-the-art capabilities. While technology has allowed
for a decreased workforce in recent years, the employees of Pacific Press are
highly trained in new technologies.
The outreach journals, Signs of the Times and El
Centinela, remain key periodicals published at Pacific Press in the fulfillment
of its mission to equip members with sharing literature. These journals, along
with other products, make Pacific Press the state of Idaho's single largest
mailer and one of its largest shippers.
Other vital periodicals produced at Pacific Press include the
children's magazines Our Little Friend and Primary Treasure, both
of which minister each Sabbath to tens of thousands of boys and girls around
Widely Used Products
Among the most widely used products printed at Pacific Press are the quarterly
Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guides in four editions--standard, teacher's,
large-print, and easy reading--and in both English and Spanish. The quarterly
release of Ellen White Notes, published in English and Spanish, is an
adjunct study guide to the Adult Bible Study Guide.
The Collegiate Quarterly is also printed at the publishing
house. In addition, Pacific Press produces or distributes quarterly Bible study
guides for many other language groups.
In addition to its magazines, Pacific Press is a major publisher
of books and educational materials for the church and is also home to Chapel
Music, featuring a variety of Christian music by Adventist artists.
Working with the General Conference and the North American
Division Education departments, Pacific Press also produces textbooks and other
educational materials for elementary, secondary, and college-level schools throughout
Through its corporate Web site, www.pacificpress.com, the publishing
house has continued to expand into the Internet world and e-commerce. All its
products are readily accessible and may be ordered online at www.adventistbookcenter.com,
which is co-owned and operated with the Review and Herald Publishing Association.
Pacific Press is pleased to provide production services for
a large number of church organizations and ASI-member supporting ministries.
The General Conference Ministerial Association has selected
Pacific Press to produce Ministry magazine as well as a number of other
magazines and books for its pastor's book program. The publishing house also
produces several union papers for the church in North America.
More than 130 years ago, Pacific Press was established to provide
materials for the church's outreach and nurture. That continues to be its mission
today. Pacific Press is committed to being a viable publishing house that shares
the Seventh-day Adventist message of God's love and His truth with the church
and the world.