As envisioned by the group, the main mission of the new Conference was the preaching of the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ within the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, thus leading people, especially African Americans within the Lake Union Conference territory, to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
The Lake Region Conference began to operate in January, 1945, with offices in Indianapolis, Indiana. For 70 years the Lake Region Conference has been engaging in mission and ministry that have brought transformation and growth to people and communities.
Our celebration concluded on June 20th 2015 at Camp Wagner with an inspirational charge from Dr. Carlton P. Byrd.
In the Motor City area of Detroit, MI the celebration was held at the City Temple SDA Church, on April 11th 2015.
Next, we celebrated God’s providence at the Highland Ave SDA Church in Benton Harbor, MI on February 28th 2015
On January 24th 2015 the celebration continued in Indianapolis, IN with Capitol City SDA Church as our host.
The celebration of our 70th anniversary began on September 26th 2014 at the Shiloh SDA Church in Chicago, IL
The work of those who have gone before have yielded tremendous fruit for the Lord’s Kingdom. Today, there are more than 29,000 Adventists within the Lake Region Conference who worship in 107 churches scattered throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
The Conference has eight elementary and high schools and nearly 200 employees consisting of pastors, teachers, and staff. Camp Wagner, a campground/retreat facility, is maintained in Cassopolis, MI for year round adult and youth meetings and activities.