SILVER SPRING, Md. — In an exclusive Adventist News Network interview entirely dedicated to vital beard-growth prep ahead of Annual Council 2018, General Conference President Ted Wilson expressed deep frustration with the lack of growth his own beard was displaying a mere month before the meetings were due to start.
At Annual Council 2017, Wilson had instructed members of the Executive Committee to grow beards for the coming year’s Adventist heritage-themed meetings in Battle Creek, Michigan, the location where the Adventist Church first formed in 1863.
In the ANN interview, Wilson said he had chosen Adventist pioneer and former GC president, James White, as his beard growth role model.
“I don’t know how James White did it,” said Wilson in amazement. “He pulled that beard off without so much as a nugget of FriChik in his diet.”