Breath of Life was founded in 1974 by Walter Arties, with Charles D. Brooks serving as the original speaker from 1975 through 1998. Brooks retired in 1998, recommending Walter L. Pearson, Jr., as his replacement. Pearson has been the speaker for the broadcast since 1998, and has focused heavily on public evangelism. In 2004, Pearson was the speaker for Breath of Life's first live broadcast evangelistic series, Experience the Power. This series was uplinked via satellite to hundreds of churches across North America and around the world.
Breath of Life is no longer an independent ministry, but is an official media ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They have offices in the Adventist Media Center in California, and in the office of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists located in Silver Spring, MD.
In 2010, Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, senior pastor of the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Atlanta, Ga., became the Speaker/Director for Breath of Life Ministeries. Live broadcasts featuring Dr. Byrd were filmed at his church in October, and will air in January of 2011.
About Breath of Life Ministries
Breath of Life Ministries is dedicated to sharing the healing Gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of the Three Angels' Messages of Revelation 14. This is done through the production and distribution of Christ centered quality television and media programs and support materials that are intellectually stimulating, Bible-based, and designed to help people choose a quality of life found only in following Christ.