Men's Convention

2018

March 9, 2:00 PM – March 11, 11:00 AM
2018

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Thy Kingdom Come

25th Anniversary Convention

2018 is a special year for Florida Conference Men’s Ministries — it is our Silver Anniversary. For the last 25 years, our history brought us out of a humble beginning to be one of the most active Men’s Ministry programs in North America. Praise the Lord for His guidance! However, the best legacy we can build is not by the years of ministry, but by the souls touched with the grace of God and for the families empowered by the transformed men returning home after the conventions.

2018 marks another landmark for all of us — we are 25 years closer to the return of our blessed Savior. He is ready to harvest His Bride. For this reason, the theme of this year’s convention is “Thy Kingdom Come”! Powerful Men of God will come from the Caribbean to Georgia, from Bahamas to Alabama, to be inspired by the speakers and seminar presenters, nourished by the spiritual smorgasbord, and empowered by the divine atmosphere of our gathering. God will be present, urging us to be ready. The Holy Spirit will hover over us to bring unity of purpose, and Jesus will anoint us with His redeeming blood.

Enjoy spectacular speakers, uplifting music, exceptional food, and wonderful fellowship at this retreat just for men ages 13 and up! Please remember, ALL attendees must be registered. Registration for this session will end on 3/5/2018.

Meet the Speakers of the 25th Annual Men’s Convention

GUEST SPEAKER

Claudio Consuegra

Family Ministries Division Director, North American Division

March 9-11

Claudio Consuegra joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1976. At Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Maryland, he met and married the former Pamela Napier, the associate director of the Family Ministries Department for the NAD. Prior to being elected family ministries director for the North American Division, Claudio served as ministerial, evangelism, communication, ethnic ministries, and family ministries director as well as the Vice President for Administration for the Minnesota Conference. For three years he and Pam hosted a national call-in talk show on LifeTalk Radio.

During his career as a pastor, Claudio has been a law enforcement chaplain (CMC) and critical stress management specialist. After 9/11, he was deployed at Ground Zero, serving also after the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse.

Claudio holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), a master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family counseling from Radford University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis in family ministries, from Andrews University.

He and Pamela have been married for more than 35 years and have two daughters, Diana and Hadassah, and sons-in-law, Greggory and Andrew.

GUEST SPEAKER

Shian O’Connor

President, Cayman Islands Conference

March 9-11

Pastor Shian W. O’Connor joined the Cayman Islands Conference in July of 2000. He was appointed Pastor for the Kings and West Bay Seventh-day Adventist Churches. He served the West Bay congregation for seven years and the Kings congregation for twelve. He also served the Maranatha and Ebenezer Churches for two years.

Pastor O’Connor served the Cayman Islands Conference as Departmental Director in the areas of Personal Ministries, Education, Family Life Ministries, Men’s Ministries, and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, before he was elected President in January 2012.

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Ron C. Smith

President, Southern Union Conference

March 9-11

Dr. Ron C. Smith, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., is a product of Christian education. He is the son of Christian parents, and his father was in the Seventh-day Adventist gospel ministry.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Oakwood University, formerly Oakwood College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Biblical Languages. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary in 1982.

Dr. Smith earned two doctoral degrees. In 1985, the Colgate
Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, conferred the Doctor of Ministry degree upon him. In 1995, he graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena,
California.

Dr. Smith has served in the Seventh-day Adventist gospel ministry for 35 years, including work in the Northeastern and Southern California conferences. Among the various pastoral assignments he executed, he served as Senior Pastor of the Berean Church in Los Angeles, California,
and the Ephesus Church in Harlem, New York.

Dr. Smith is a registered clinical psychologist and a marital and family therapist. He served for eight years at the post of Vice President of the Review and Herald Publishing Association and Editor-in-Chief of Message magazine, the oldest Black missionary Christian lifestyle periodical in North America. He also served as Executive Secretary of the Southern Union Conference for four years.

On September 18, 2011, Dr. Smith was elected President of the Southern Union Conference and currently serves in that capacity.
He has been married to Yolanda for 38 years. They have two
children, Dawn and Ron II, who are graduates of Oakwood University. Ron II has a M.Div. degree from Andrews University and is a pastor in the Southeastern Conference.

 Silver Anniversary

2018 is a special year for Florida Conference Men’s Ministries — it is our Silver Anniversary.

For the last 25 years, our history brought us out of a humble beginning to be one of the most active Men’s Ministry programs in North America.

Praise the Lord for His guidance!

However, the best legacy we can build is not by the years of ministry, but by the souls touched with the grace of God and for the families empowered by the transformed men returning home after the conventions.

                                      

Anniversary Convention

2018 marks another landmark for all of us.

We are 25 years closer to the return of our blessed Savior.

He is ready to harvest His Bride.

For this reason, the theme of this year’s convention is “Thy Kingdom Come”!

God will be present, urging us to be ready.

The Holy Spirit will hover over us to bring unity of purpose, and Jesus will anoint us with His redeeming blood.

Register Now

Powerful Men of God will come from the Caribbean to Georgia, from Bahamas to Alabama, to be inspired by the speakers and seminar presenters, nourished by the spiritual smorgasbord, and empowered by the divine atmosphere of our gathering.

Enjoy spectacular speakers, uplifting music, exceptional food, and wonderful fellowship at this retreat just for men ages 13 and up!

Please remember, ALL attendees must be registered.

Registration for this session will end on 3/5/2018.

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