EPHESUS MINISTRIES

Where Kindness Is Intentional 

Dr. Donaldson, a native of Washington, D.C., earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Hampton University, a Master's of Divinity from Andrews University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Andrews University. His special ministry focus includes pastoral leadership, equipping laity for ministry, and relational witnessing.

Dr. Donaldson has distinguished himself as a pastor, evangelist, and church planter. He has been privileged to preach the gospel message in Russia, England, Bermuda, Canada, India, Korea, extensively across Africa and the United States. Many persons have been touched by his sermons, taught in his workshops, and changed by his seminars.

He has enjoyed pastorates in the Franklin-Williamsburg district in Virginia, Mt. Sinai Seventh-day Adventist Church in Trenton, New Jersey, the historic Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Richmond, Virginia, and the Capitol Hill SDA church in Washington, D.C.

In 2012 he was one of ten pastors in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to receive the prestigious ecumenical Radio One award for outstanding pastoral leadership. In 2013 Dr. Donaldson led the Capitol Hill Church in completing a multi-million dollar church renovation project. In 2015 received the Man of Honor award for Outstanding Community Service issued by the AEC Washington Metro Area Women’s Ministry Department.

Dr. Donaldson is a long time member of the American Association for Christian Counselors. He also serves as a mentor for the Arthur Ashe Virginia Heroes Association, a program for at risk teens. Dr. Donaldson is Ephesus SDA Church - 3700 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, Virginia 23224 - Pastor Gene M. Donaldson married to the former Barbara Carter. Barbara is a Public School Administrator. They have two children from their union; Dawn Michelle Haughton (husband, Ray), and Trevor Michael (wife, Douraine); six grandchildren Madison, Trevor Jr., Michael, Daylin, David, and Maxwell. Dr. Donaldson’s motto is: “GOD’S WORK, DONE IN GOD’S WAY WILL NEVER LACK GOD’S PROVISIONS.”

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