Youth and Young Adult Ministries

January 1965
First Branch Sabbath School & church service was held at the Reformation Lutheran Church which had 67 members attending.
They had been sponsored since that time by the San Jose Central Church under Pastor E. L. Jolliffe.
November 13, 1965 The Milpitas Branch Sabbath School was formally organized as a church with 49 Charter members.
First Elders Gerald Johnson, Charles Powers, Hugo Eickmann, & Jean Koenig
Later this group moved to the Park Victoria Baptist Church while waiting for the church to be built.
October 1966 Mr. Stanley Baldwin, a teacher at Mountain View Union Academy (now called MVA) served as Pastor of the Milpitas Church & also assisted Elder Lester Ortner at the San Jose Central Church.
September 28, 1969 Ground breaking for the Milpitas SDA Church at 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035.
February 28, 1974 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Sabbath School classrooms which will be known as Milpitas Discoveryland. It was the plan of the church to also use these classrooms as a daycare center program based on Christian principles of education for the community.
September 10, 1974 Discoveryland was officially opened.


  • Foothill was originally called Milpitas Seventh-day Adventist School. The name was changed during the 1986-87 school year to Foothill Seventh-day Adventist School.
  • The address was originally 1991 Landess Avenue but was changed to 2375 Yellowstone for 2 years before reverting back to 1991 Landess Avenue.
  • January, 1965 Branch Sabbath School & Church Service: 67 members
  • July 2011 Milpitas SDA Church Membership: 577
  • Oldest baptized living member (as of 2011): 102 years old, Genevieve Clark
  • Youngest baptized (May 30, 2009) member: 7 years old, Jasmine Miguel