Licentiate / Licensed Minister

One who has been granted a ministerial license by the conference. He or she is authorized to preach, assist in a spiritual way in any church activities, and lead in missionary work, and especially to engage in evangelism. He or she may be elected as a local elder of a particular church and ordained as such, provided special arrangements have been made with the conference. In such a case he or she is vested with the authority of a local elder, but no more. This ordination as local elder qualifies him or her to serve only in such churches as have elected him or her as their local elder, and then only on the advice of the conference committee or president. Conference committees do not have the right to authorize a licensed preacher to go from church to church baptizing or performing other chu...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.