3ABN Spring Camp Meeting Schedule

3ABN Camp Meeting Schedule

Better Life will be airing major portions of the 3ABN Spring Camp Meeting this year. Please see the schedule below.

All times listed are Pacific Time zone.

Wednesday June 5th

5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Ivor Myers

John Bradshaw

Danny Shelton- Repeat

Ivor Myers- Repeat

Thursday June 6th

7:00 am-9:00 am

David Shin

Shelly Quinn

9:30 am-10:30 am

James Rafferty

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Ty Gibson

Wintley Phipps

David Shin- Repeat

10:00 pm-Midnight

Danny Shelton- Repeat

Ty Gibson- Repeat

Friday June 7th

Mid-1:00 am

Wintley Phipps- Repeat

7:00 am-9:00 am

To Be Announced

David Shin

9:30 am-10:30 am

Ryan Day

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Kenny Shelton

8:00 pm-10:00 pm

David Shin-Repeat

Ryan Day- Repeat

11:00 pm-Midnight

Kenny Shelton- Repeat

Sabbath June 8th

Midnight-1:00 am

CA Murray- Repeat

8:30 am-10:00 am

Danny Shelton

Noon-2:00 pm

Kameron Devasher

Jill Morikone

5:00 pm-7:45 pm

Jay Gallimore

After Glow

Sabbath School Panel- Repeat

8:00 pm-Midnight

Danny Shelton- Repeat

Kameron Devasher- Repeat

Jill Morikone- Repeat

John Lomacang- Repeat

Sunday June 9th

Midnight-1:00 am

Jay Gallimore- Repeat

2:00 am-11:00 am

Ivor Myers- Repeat

John Bradshaw- Repeat

David Shin- Repeat

Shelly Quinn- Repeat

James Rafferty- Repeat

Danny Shelton- Repeat

Ty Gibson- Repeat

Wintley Phipps- Repeat

To Be Announced

Noon-5:15 pm

Ryan Day- Repeat

Music Hour- Repeat

Kenny Shelton- Repeat

CA Murray- Repeat

Sabbath School Panel- Repeat

5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Danny Shelton- Repeat

Kameron Devasher- Repeat

Jill Morikone- Repeat



Lives Touched by Better Life- May 2019

From time to time the Lord reveals to us stories of those whose lives have been touched via the ministry of Better Life. Here are some good ones!

Recently we lost a dear friend of the ministry named Monica. She had a serious health issue that ended up taking her life. Monica was special to us for a number of reasons. For one, she ministered as one of our camera volunteers over the years and if you watch for it, you’ll see her name listed in the credits from time to time. But perhaps most special was the fact that she came into our Adventist family through watching Better Life TV. The Lord spoke to her heart and she responded. So although we were sad to lose her from this life, we rejoice that she knew Jesus as her Savior, the One who could preserve her in His kingdom forever. Praise the Lord! 

We also heard another story of a precious lady who I’ll call Ann. A while back she also came into the church as a result of watching Better Life TV and happily made her local Adventist church her spiritual home. 

Ann’s first time visiting an Adventist church happened after she saw an announcement on the TV screen announcing that a Better Life rally would be happening in her city. Ann was shy, but she decided to take the bold step and attend. Although she sat timidly in the back, a church member made a special effort to warmly welcome her, helping her to feel at ease! 

Fast forward to this year when Ann’s church was holding an evangelistic seminar. Ann prayed that the Lord would now use her to reach out to some visitor who might be shy about attending the seminar, just as she had once been. And you know what? God did just that! During the seminar another lady began attending who also sat in the back and seemed a bit shy too, but Ann befriended her and during the series it wasn’t uncommon to see them sitting together like long-time friends! 

Do you see the common theme here? The Lord used Better Life to bring people into His family and then in turn those people put their skills to work in reaching out to others! Isn’t that beautiful? 

Friends, it’s because of your prayers and faithful support that stories like this are possible! Thank you so much for helping to keep the light shining bright throughout the world.

2019 Camp Meeting Details

Better Life 2019 Camp Meeting


Speaker: Dick Duerksen

Dates: June 7th & 8th

Location: Milo Academy, Days Creek, Oregon

Theme: When God Shows Up


Lodging (fee includes both Fri/Sat nights)

Dorm Room $45

RV Full Hookup $45

RV Electric Only $35

RV No Hookups $25

Tent Camping $25


13 & Older $9 per meal

12 & Younger $6 per meal

Meals served Friday evening, Sabbath breakfast/lunch/supper and Sunday breakfast.

For menu see schedule below.

Children’s program

A special children’s program will be held for children in grades K-6. Please register your kids using this link.


To register download & mail back this form, or call (541) 474-3089. No refunds after May 31st.



2:00-5:30 PM Registration/check-in

2:00-5:30 PM ABC Open

5:30-6:30 PM Supper- Haystacks

7:00-8:30 PM Evening Meeting- Dick Duerksen


7:15-7:30 AM Morning Devotional- Charlie Oliver

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast- Pancakes/Hash Browns/Eggs/Fruit

9:30-10:30 AM Sabbath School- Catching the Light

10:45-12:30 PM Church Service- Stories of Faith & Sermon by Dick Duerksen

12:45-1:45 PM Lunch- Italian Pastas

2:30-3:30 PM Boots ‘n Bibles- Music etc.

4:00-5:00 PM Sabbath Walk

5:30-6:30 PM Supper- Vege-Burgers

7:30-8:30 PM Evening Meeting- Dick Duerksen


7:15-7:30 AM Morning Devotional- Charlie Oliver

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast- Breakfast Burritos/Hash Browns/Veggie Meat/ Fruit

Download the program PDF here.

More questions? Call (541) 474-3089 during regular business hours.

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Lives Touched by Better Life- April 2019

We get many wonderful calls and emails from viewers and so we’ve created this post to share them each month. Let’s get right into the stories.

AFTER HOURS: Our editor was working late one night when the phone began to ring. Usually we don’t answer the phone after hours, but our editor was impressed to do so this time. 
On the other end of the line was a man named William who began sharing how he was having problems with his family, his health and money. It seems that William had a stroke a year after having heart surgery and money had been a big issue for him and burden for the family. But William had also stumbled upon Better Life TV and had been watching our programs. He decided to reach out by calling the prayer line and in this moment of discouragement God had our editor pick up the phone! William was thrilled that he was able to pray to someone right then, and we praise the Lord that He impressed our editor to pick up the phone too! It’s wonderful to be able to serve others in this way.

GRANTS PASS, OR: The other day we got a call from Kathy and she requested a free copy of the book, The Desire of Ages. We were happy to help her out and as we spoke with her on the phone she told us her story. She said that when she was a little girl going to church one Sunday with her grandma she passed a man on the street who said to her, “You’re going to church on the wrong day.” That struck her as an odd thing to say and she never forgot it.
Fast forward to 1991, when she moved to Oregon and discovered a channel called, “Better Life TV”. By watching it she was finally able to understand what the man told her so many years ago! 
But there’s more to the story. While she was watching Better Life, her late husband, who she said probably considered himself an agnostic, would listen too. In the end they both ended up getting baptized! Although he has since passed away, she has the hope of the resurrection to look forward to.
Thank you so much for helping Better Life continue to be a beacon of hope for lost souls!

Lives Touched by Better Life- March 2019

We get many wonderful calls and emails from viewers and so we’ve created this place to share them each month. Let’s get right into the stories.

CANADA: We recently got a call from a Canadian man who had somehow discovered Better Life on the internet. He had been enjoying our programming and he called to get a vegetarian cookbook and some herb charts sent to him. It was great to hear from someone from another country! 

DUBAI: Speaking of another country, we also got a DVD request from someone in the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates! Now that Better Life is streaming on Roku, Apple TV and iOS plus putting programs on YouTube, we expect even more contacts like this as time goes on. Praise the Lord that the reach of our programming is increasing!

CORVALLIS: Diane called us from Corvallis saying that she needed to get a copy of our new program “Boots ‘n Bibles” to share with a friend. She told us that she wasn’t an Adventist, but she really enjoyed watching our programming. She indicated she had a fondness for Adventists as her husband had been treated down in Loma Linda years ago and she had also been able to hear Doug Batchelor give his testimony while there.

EUGENE: Cora called us from Eugene saying that she has been watching Better Life for a couple weeks and she wanted to find out more about Seventh-day Adventists.

MEDFORD: And finally we were talking to a lady from Medford the other day who shared that she had learned the truth about the Sabbath from Better Life 15 years ago! Praise the Lord for His work through Better Life!

Portland Station Update

Attention Portland viewers! We’ve recieved word that the owner of the station plans to shut it down soon. Better Life doesn’t have the funds to purchase it, so we are advising those in the Portland viewing area to switch to Roku or Apple TV as soon as they can. If you have questions about this change please call us here at the station at (541) 474-3089.

Charlie Oliver Replaces Kip Bradford as Executive Director

Charlie Oliver (left) and Kip Bradford (right)

Charlie Oliver (left) and Kip Bradford (right)

Kip: I have some big news for you in this issue of “Behind the Scenes.” You see, for a long time now I’ve felt called to be more involved in pastoral work. So a while back I began continuing my education with the goal of becoming a pastor. Well, God has opened up the door just recently and I accepted a call to pastor the Gateway and Sonrise Seventh-day Adventist churches here in southern Oregon. 

Of course that left my position here at Better Life open. But where God guides, He provides and I’m pleased to introduce you to Better Life’s new executive director, Charlie Oliver. I’d like to give him a chance to introduce himself to you now.

Charlie: Thanks Kip, it is truly a blessing to join the Better Life team.  In the short time I’ve been working here, I’ve already seen so many examples of God using this ministry to reach out to the public in amazing ways. I’m thankful that His providence has seen fit to bring me here. 

Allow me to share a bit about my background. I earned my degree in Business Administration: Information Systems at the University of Washington, and have spent most of my working career providing technical and organization support in the small business sector. I am a lifelong Seventh-day Adventist, and grew up listening to stories of my grandparents’ adventures working as missionaries in the Far East.  A desire to share the good news of Jesus Christ is strong in my family, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to serve at Better Life.

My wife and I, along with our three sons, moved to southern Oregon last fall, when Tanya accepted the call to teach at the Adventist school here in Grants Pass. As we settled into our new community, I was seeking God’s will for my life moving forward. Well, as Kip has mentioned, about this time he decided to accept the call to become a pastor and the Better Life board began the search to find a replacement. Unexpectedly they began talking with me. One thing led to another and here I am!

I am thankful for the experiences that ultimately brought me here. I think that my passion for evangelism, combined with the skills that I bring to the table in the IT department will be helpful as Better Life looks toward the media of the future. More and more broadcasting is heading to the Internet and we prayerfully want to leverage these opportunities to extend our reach and do our part to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. 

I appreciate your prayers for Better Life during this transition, and I want you to know that I’m committed to continuing down the path that our founder, Delmer Wagner started so many years ago. - CO

"Boots 'n Bibles" premieres in February!

Kip Bradford leads out in this new cowboy church program seen on Better Life TV.

Kip Bradford leads out in this new cowboy church program seen on Better Life TV.

Better Life is pleased to announce a brand new series that we’ve been working on for quite some time. It’s called, “Boots ‘n Bibles” and it’s a program especially for the cowboy and cowgirl at heart. It includes good gospel country, gospel bluegrass and Southern gospel music along with solid down to earth teachings from the word of God! 

So join Kip Bradford and our friends from the Gateway Seventh-day Adventist church each week for “Boots ‘n Bibles!” 

And if you live in the area, you’re welcome to attend cowboy church personally. It’s the first Saturday of each month. Call Better Life Broadcasting at (541) 474-3089 for more details. 

See our programming schedule for airing days and times.

Delmer Wagner, Founder of Better Life Passes

Delmer Wagner Passes at Age 87

We regret to announce that Delmer Wagner, the founder of Better Life went to his rest on December 22nd, 2018 at age 87. 

There will be a “Celebration of Life” for him held on January 6th at 2 PM at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist church located at 1360 NE 9h st. in Grants Pass Oregon. The public is invited to attend.

The family is requesting that contributions be made to Better Life in lieu of gifts or flowers, and when you send in your donation you may request a copy of a book about the history of Better Life.

We mourn the loss of our dear brother and friend who is now sleeping until the wonderful return of Jesus, but we are thankful for the ministry that he started so many years ago. Delmer had a heart for evangelism and we pray that he is overwhelmed in heaven when he sees those who are there because of the ministry of Better Life.  

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