Stephen Pitcher was raised a non-Christian but met Jesus at the age of 17. Subsequently he studied with Mormon teachers, but Walter Martin's teaching kept him from converting. Later, it was Walter Martin's endorsement of Seventh-day Adventists as evangelical brothers that gave him "permission" to become an Adventist before marrying his Adventist fiancÈe. Fifteen years later Steve began to learn the truth about the origins of Adventism and the doctrinal issues that remain today. Seventeen years ago Steve left Adventism and now stands on Jesus alone. He attends Redeemer Fellowship in Loma Linda, California.