Seventh-day Adventist Church
                      555 W. Las Flores, Ridgecrest, CA Ph: (760) 375-2303
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A Welcome from Pastor John Aitken

Wecome to the internet home of Ridgecrest Seventh-day Adventist Church located in the high desert north of Los Angeles! It is delightful to have you visit us! We hope that this website will give you helpful information, answer your questions, and provide you with an overview of who we are, what we are about, where we are located, and what we believe.

We would love for you to visit our church family in person at 555 west Las Flores Avenue in Ridgecrest. We are a fellowship of Christian believers who are committed to spreading the Good News.

If you have any questions or you’d like to make a pastoral care appointment, please call me at 760-977-1144 or e-mail:

May God richly bless you, my friend.

More about Pastor Aitken:

Pastor John Aitken was born to missionary parents and grew up in Berne, Switzerland, and Montevideo, Uruguay. At 16, he came to the United States to attend a boarding high school in Nebraska.

Pastor Aitken has worked in pastoral and administrative positions in Montana, New Jersey, and New York City. He has also served as a chaplain and religion teacher at secondary schools in New Jersey, Colorado, and California. He holds a M.Div. degree from Andrews University in Michigan, and has done extensive graduate work in archaeology, education, and counseling. 

John and Harryette Aitken have one son, John II, a pastor in Los Angeles and married to Anna (Godoy), and two lively grandsons, John III and James.