Melinda Smith Lane

Melinda Smith Lane was the managing editor of Alliance Life magazine until January 2016, when she was promoted to glory after having lost her courageous, 2-year battle with cancer.

  • A Mission of Discovery

    Sept/Oct 2015

    Alliance Life

    The charred cylinder the researcher places in the small CT scanner is a scroll, an ancient specimen of literature, perhaps […]

  • Alliance President Is Back in the Race

    July 23, 2015

    News & Stories

    U.S. Alliance President John Stumbo ran in Daybreak Alliance Church’s 5K fundraiser, the former marathoner’s first race in seven years.

  • Alliance Council 2015 Ballot Election Results

    June 2, 2015

    News & Stories

    Held on Friday, these results reflect elections including Board of Directors, Corporate Vice President, and Corporate Secretary.


    May 29, 2015

    News & Stories

    Thursday morning’s general session featured an appearance (via archived video) by one of The Alliance’s beloved past presidents, the late Dr. Paul Bubna.

  • Steal Some Sand

    May 28, 2015

    News & Stories

    Over the years, local residents had stolen sand from dikes for their own building projects, resulting in catastrophic flooding in Bosnia.

  • Expectancy, Anticipation, and Faith

    May 28, 2015

    News & Stories

    One Alliance worker who had fallen on hard times over the past year knew he didn’t have the means to come to Council.

  • Just to Be His Ambassadors

    May 27, 2015

    News & Stories

    Pastor Francis Chan, Tuesday evening’s keynote speaker, gave an afternoon seminar encouraging men and women in ministry to not loose […]

  • A Thousand Cranes

    May/June 2015

    Alliance Life

    On Gearhart Mountain, outside the small town of Bly, Oregon, stands the Mitchell Monument, a memorial to the only civilians […]

  • The Savior's Promise

    December 15, 2014

    News & Stories

    Christmas is the time of year when our hearts turn toward the Savior’s promise of life, given freely to us through His Incarnation. While celebrating with family and friends—or even with the strangers we meet at holiday events—we often wonder how we can share this blessing of hope with those who do not yet know the true meaning of the season.

  • Giving Thanks

    November 21, 2014

    News & Stories

    During this Thanksgiving season God’s people have much for which to be grateful.