The President’s Desk

LRC Executive Committee Announces New Departmental Assignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LRC Executive Committee Announces New Departmental Appointments [Mokena, Illinois – December 3, 2024] – On Thursday, November 30, 2024, the Lake Region  Conference Executive Committee voted to appoint the following: Dr. Philip Willis as the Director of Urban and NSO Ministries, Pam Daly as the Director of Children’s Ministries, and Enid Williams […]

Maurice Valentine, Former VP of Media Ministries, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elder Maurice Valentine, beloved brother of Mrs. Rosita Gabriel and brother-in-law of our President, Garth Gabriel. Elder Valentine passed away on October 20, 2023. Our hearts are heavy with grief as we come together to support our leader and his family during this difficult […]

Prayers for the Family of Elder Alvin M. Kibble

Our prayers and condolences extend to the family of Elder Alvin M.Kibble. He was a revered pastor, conference, union, and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist administrator. But more importantly, he was an exemplary husband, father and friend. Continue to keep his wife, Jewel Kibble and their entire family in your prayers during this time […]

Camp Wagner’s New Logo and Website

Pastor Christopher Wallace, Director of Camp Wagner, has been diligently working on improvements at our beloved Camp Wagner. Some of those improvements include a new logo and website. Visit for general camp ground information, to make reservation, donate and more. For any questions, feel free to reach out to the Camp Director via email […]

LRC Welcomes Thorly and Akisha James

President Garth Gabriel and the Lake Region Conference Administration are pleased to welcome Pastor Thorly James and his wife Akisha to the LRC Family. You can find the installation dates for the James’ family on the flyer below. We solicit your prayers for their ministry and the Praise Fellowship and Calvin Center congregations as the […]

Highland SDA Church Gives Back to Benton Harbor

The theme of giving back does not only happen once a year during the Thanksgiving season at the Highland SDA Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Every month, Pastor Denry White and the members of the church take time on the third Sabbath to reach out to the community in tangible ways. Most recently, the church […]

LRC Executive Committee Votes New Assignment

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Lake Region Conference Executive Committee voted to assign Pastor Christopher Clark, Sr. to the Capital City SDA Church in Indianapolis, IN. We solicit your prayers for Pastor Clark and his family as they continue to minister for the Master in this new assignment. #LRCStrong

Independence Day message

On behalf of President Garth Gabriel and the Lake Region Conference Administration, please read and share the following special Independence Day message. As the sun sets on another Fourth of July, our hearts are heavy for those who have had their independence tragically stolen from them. As we mourn for lives lost and pray for […]

LRC Official statement on the Uvalde, Texas mass shooting

Lake Region Conference is shocked and saddened by the barbaric actions of the school shooter in Uvalde, Texas. The deadly attack took place on Tuesday morning, May 24, 2022. It is unsettling to our church family what gun violence and the murder of innocent children and teachers can do to a community and its people. […]