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 served as speaker for the broadcast since 1998, focusing 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. In 2010 Carlton Byrd became the speaker of Breath of Life Ministries.

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, Maryland.


Walter Arties, Founder




C.D. Brooks, Speaker (1974-1998)




Walter Pearson, Speaker (1998-2010)




Carlton Byrd, Speaker (2010-)