Warren S. Banfield, Sr., the former director of the Office of Human Relations for the North American Division, died on July 16, 2006, in Huntsville, Alabama, after a long battle with cancer. He was 84.
Banfield began his career as an intern pastor in the South Atlantic Conference. He was elected president of that conference in 1962, serving in that position until 1971, when he accepted the call to be associate secretary of the Southern Union Conference. From 1975 he served as associate director of the Office of Regional Affairs at the General Conference until 1978, when he became the new director of NAD Human Relations. Banfield retired in 1989.
Banfield is survived by his wife, Gerri, two children, and three grandchildren.
-"Former Director of NAD Relations Dies," Adventist Review, October 12, 2006, pg. 20