The Lake Region Conference News & Views | Media Communication

In an effort to share relevant information to the constituents of the Lake Region Conference. The Communication Department has dedicated this page to inform, educate and disseminate news throughout the Conference in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Junior Camp Begins Today!

We are so glad to welcome your children to Camp Wagner for Junior Camp. We invite you to read the letter to parents from Elder Garth Gabriel.


LRC Active Shooter Statement

Please read the following important statement from Elder Garth Gabriel, President of Lake Region Conference regarding an active shooter incident that took place near Camp Wagner.


Funeral Services for Elaine Wilson

Elaine G. Wilson, November 15, 1949 – June 16, 2022 (age 72) went from labor to her rest on June 16, 2022.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.
He that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30
DATE: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Gaines Funeral Home
9116 Union Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105
DATE: Thursday, July 7, 2022
TIME: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM (VIEWING)
TIME: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM (FUNERAL)
Glenville Present Truth Seventh-day Adventist Church
737 E 105th Street
Cleveland, OH 44108
Elaine Gladys Wilson Funeral Service | July 7, 2022
In-person and Online. Watch on this page:
For later viewing, a video of the entire service will be archived on this page for later viewing. Please check back following the conclusion of the funeral service.
Viewing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Funeral: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Glenville Present Truth Seventh-day Adventist Church
737 E. 105th St.
Cleveland, OH 44108


Lake Region Conference Nominating Committee Report

The Lake Region Conference Nominating Committee has met and offers the following as a partial report of their work and updates will be posted as they become available. Nominations will be presented to the delegates at the Lake Region Conference Constituency meeting on July 17, 2022. By clicking the link below, you will be able to view the report.


Independence Day

On behalf of President Garth Gabriel and the Lake Region Conference Administration, please read and share the following special Independence Day message. #prayersforhighlandpark



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.

An 18 year old gunman opened fire at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two adults. He used a single AR-15 and a pair of 23-round magazines. In one classroom – all of the killings occurred.

Let us remember the city Uvalde in prayer. We are living in a unique time in history, the time of the end, and we have been given a unique call to spread the Three Angels Messages to a sin sick world in the midst of war and gun violence. 

Lake Region Conference will stand together as one with Uvalde during their time of grief, pain, and sorrow. Let us be intentional about prayer to hasten the Second Coming of Christ!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the city of Uvalde, the nation, our communities and the families of those killed in this unspeakable act of school violence.



Camp Meeting Employment Opportunities | LRC HR DEPARTMENT 

Following are employment opportunities for the Lake Region Conference 2017 Camp Meeting, which will be held from June 16- 24, 2016. If you are selected, you will be required to fulfill additional requirements (such as Verified Volunteers for training and background screen) and paperwork (such as the I-9 and W-4 forms). Additional positions will be listed in the near future.



Dear Lake Region Family,

On Sunday, September 19, 2021 – The Lake Region Conference Executive Committee (EXCOM) and the remaining members of the previous 2018 Nominating Committee voted me to serve as president for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term. It is my distinct privilege to serve the constituents of Lake Region Conference.  We will lead with spirituality, sensitivity, and inclusivity. It is also an honor to follow Dr. R. Clifford Jones who accepted a call on June 30, 2021 to serve as Dean of the School of Theology, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL.

I am the son of the late Pastor Henry Gabriel. My father’s dynamic ministry has enhanced my life throughout my ministry. I have served in ministry in Lake Region Conference for 30 years. I have been married to the former Rosita Valentine, of Kansas City, Missouri, for nearly 43 years. We have been blessed to parent four gifted and talented children who all desire to serve the Lord. Our children have added to our family bringing us, two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law. Through them we are the proud grandparents of four beautiful grandsons. My hobbies include reading inspirational books, playing a variety of musical instruments, song writing, vocal arrangements, and music production.

Before serving as President for Lake Region Conference, I was voted Executive Secretary in 2018. Prior to serving in conference leadership, I served as pastor of Conant Gardens, Community Fellowship, and Highland Park Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the Motor City area in Michigan for the past 25 years. In addition to pastoral ministry and leadership, I ministered in singing groups, The Garth Gabriel Singers and Heritage Singers. I also served as a co-host for on “Keep on Singing” on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) Television.

Thank you for the confidence you have given me to serve as your President. I am asking our Conference Workers and Constituents to make Evangelism a Priority in 2022. Below is the tentative schedule for upcoming evangelist series:

Motor City Evangelism (2) weeks: April 10 -23, 2022

Chicagoland Evangelism (2) weeks: June 5 – 18

South Bend Evangelism (2) weeks: July 24 – August 6

Milwaukee Evangelism (2) weeks: Sep. 4 -17

Minneapolis Evangelism (2) weeks: Oct 23 – November 5

Indianapolis Evangelism (2) weeks: December 4 – 17


We encourage inclusivity during our upcoming evangelism projects whatever your talents or gifts may be. Please partner with us in our efforts to win souls for the Kingdom of God, whether you are a pastor, teacher, administrative assistant, church member, or young person, we are all a part of a united family in this mission of soul winning! I ask you to join our conference administration and me, as we pray for one another and the success of these initiatives.

Please be assured that my family and I are committed to faithfully keep the constituents of our Conference lifted-up in prayer as we all “Stand Together as One”, Lake Region Strong!               – The Gabriel Family.

In Faithful Service, Garth Gabriel, President

Office of The President

Lake Region Conference


LRC Appoints New Office Positions and Pastoral Assignments

On Sunday, February 22, 2022, the Lake Region Conference Executive Committee voted to appoint the following conference office positions and pastoral assignments.

Conference Office positions:

Pastor Earl Baldwin, Associate Youth Director

Pastor Ariel Padron, Associate Youth Director

Pastor Christopher Clark Sr., Assistant Prison Ministry Director

Dr. Philip Willis, Mens Ministry Director

Pastoral Assignments:

Pastor Danis Corcho to Dowagiac SDA Church (Dowagiac MI)

Pastor Denry White from Battle Creek Berean & Kalamazoo Trinity Temple SDA Churches to Highland Avenue SDA Church (Benton Harbor, MI)

Pastor Victor Wilson from Minneapolis Glendale SDA Church to Battle Creek Berean & Kalamazoo Trinity Temple SDA Churches (Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI)

Pastor Steven Welch to Champaign Park & Peoria Mt. Sinai (Champaign Park & Peoria, IL)
#lakeregionconference #LRCStrong



On Sunday, December 12, 2021, the Executive Committee of the Lake Region Conference voted for the following appointments.
  • Dr. Abraham Henry has been appointed to begin serving as the Associate Executive Secretary while continuing in his current position of Youth Director.
  • Pastor Paul Young was voted to be reassigned from the Waukegan Shalem Church in IL
and appointed as the full-time Director of Media Ministry and Technology starting in 2022.
  • Pastor Juan Rivas, of the Dowagiac Hispanic Church in MI, has been reassigned to the Green Bay Three Angels Hispanic and the Abbottsford New Jerusalem Churches in WI. He will succeed Pastor Osmin Hernandez, who is retiring December 31, 2021.
The Executive Committee also hired two multicultural part-time pastors. One will pastor the Chicago Shalom II & Rockford Hispanic district, and the other will pastor the WMC FilAm Church. Once the vetting process by the Human Resources department is completed a proper introduction of our new employees will be made available.