After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.  Revelation 18:1
What We Do

The Literature Ministries Department consists of three main channels of ministry: Youth Rush, CROSS Training, and GLOW. 


California Youth Rush programs provide Adventist young people with opportunities to experience hands-on ministry though magabook literature evangelism. Students learn how to approach people courteously, handle finances, and help people make spiritual decisions.  


CROSS (Churches Reaching Out to Serve and Save) Trainers—formerly called Bible workers—train, invest in, and inspire church members to be involved in a life of evangelism.  


GLOW (Giving Light to our World) means carrying literature with you wherever you go and distributing it. GLOW staff prepares and distributes tracts in multiple languages to believers around the world who have shared over 52,700,000 tracts within their communities in creative ways.


Meet the Team

Nelson Ernst

Literature Ministries Director

Spreading the gospel, one page at the time. Thousands of people need to know God and His last-day message, and we aim to meet that need through personal contact and the written word. Our goal is to plant seeds of truth in every Central California home. We believe that "more than one thousand will soon be converted in one day, most of whom will trace their first convictions to the reading of our publications" (Ev 693). To fulfill this mission, Literature Ministries uses three main avenues: California Youth RushGLOW, and Bible work. 

AJ Beltz

Assistant Director

Ricardo Camacho

Cross Trainers/GLOW Tech 

Desirée Albertsen

Administrative Assistant

Alex Jimenez

GLOW Assistant 


Literature Ministries

Phone: (559) 347-3150

Fax: (559) 347-3073



2820 Willow Ave.
Clovis, California 93612



Mon - Thur, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Mon - Wed, 9 am - 5 pm

Thur, 9 am - 7 pm

Fri, 9 am - 2 pm

Sun, 12 pm - 4 pm

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