Evangelism—The Michigan Conference is committed, by God's grace, to proclaiming the everlasting gospel in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14. Following Jesus’ method, our evangelistic strategy and aim is to Grow Michigan churches through a five-stage evangelistic process that includes: (1) preparing the soil of the heart with friendship and compassionate service, (2) planting the seeds of God’s Word with literature, (3) cultivating spiritual interests with Bible studies, (4) harvesting decisions for Christ and the truth with public evangelistic meetings, and (5) preserving new members with ongoing discipleship.
Elder Kameron DeVasher serves as the new director for Sabbath School & Personal Ministries (SSPM) for the Michigan Conference. He is no stranger to Michigan and has pastored churches in Muskegon, Fremont, and most recently the Kalamazoo church.
He brings a wide range of experience as an evangelist, public speaker, and instructor for Emmanuel Institute. He has also served as a district superintendent and is a member of Michigan's Training Center Churches (TCC) committee and the Lake Union Executive Committee.
Elder DeVasher has a Masters in Religion from Southern Adventist University. Prior to his ministry in Michigan, he served as associate pastor for the Avon Park SDA Church in Florida.
Elder Mark Howard is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with over 20 years of experience. He currently serves as the associate director for the Sabbath School & Personal Ministries (SSPM) department for the Michigan Conference, as well as director of the Emmanuel Institute of Evangelism.
Pastor Howard has served as a pastor in the Michigan Conference since 2003, training people in soul winning and evangelism throughout his ministry. He continues to work with the General Conference as part of the GROW team, developing such wonderful resources as the Discipleship Handbook, Fundamentals of Faith, and the soon-to-be-released personal soul winning guide, Share the Word. He also serves on the Lake Union Executive Committee.
Pastor Howard is known for his clear teaching style and his commitment to the Adventist message. He and his wife of 34 years, have served together in ministry for nearly 25 of those years. They have two children, Caleb and Anneliese, and look forward with hope to the soon return of Jesus!