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Brian Mungandi to Serve as Vice President for Administration

Brian Mungandi, pastor of Faith Church International and Light of Christ Church has accepted the call from the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to be the Vice-President for Administration starting May 1st. As part of his official duties, he will also be Communications Director and Sabbath School Director. He replaces Justin Lyons, former Vice-President who is now the President of the Minnesota Conference.

Although Brian grew up as a native of Zambia, he is a permanent resident in the United States. He has been married to his wife Evelyn for 24 years. They have three sons; Brian, who is currently attending Union College, Paul and John who are both living at home.

Mungandi has served 26 years in pastoral ministry. His service experience is both from Zambia and the United States. He has served as a district pastor, Field Church Ministries Director, Union Associate Departmental Director, and Union Youth and Stewardship Director. He also helped to start the TV ministry series “Penetration” (now Voice of Prophecy) in Zambia, and in Minnesota, the “Faith Hour.” In the United States he has been a bi-vocational pastor both in the Central States and Minnesota Conferences.

He has had opportunities to represent the Adventist church through several avenues. In Zambia he was asked to serve on the national administrative boards of the Bible Society of Zambia, African Army Chaplain Committee, and the Presidential Prayer Breakfast Committee. He was selected by the government to be a national speaker on Zambian National Youth Day, in 1990.

Mungandi is excited to have the opportunity to serve the Minnesota Conference. He is passionate about reaching people for the Kingdom. One of his guiding biblical texts comes from Matthew 28:20, “...teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (NKJV) Mungandi said, “Now is the time to show everyone around us that Jesus lives in us, and as they see Jesus in us we then have the opportunity to tell them about what a wonderful Savior He is.”

Justin Lyons to Become Conference President

Tom Lemon, President of the Mid-America Union, announced Thursday that Justin Lyons, vice president for administration of the Minnesota Conference, had been selected by the Conference Board to be the next president of the Minnesota Conference. Lyons replaces Ed Barnett, who is now serving as president of the Rocky Mountain Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Lyons has served as vice president for administration of the Minnesota Conference for three years. Before serving as vice president at the conference office, he served as trust director for four years. He has also pastored in 10 churches in Minnesota as well as serving in various churches in the Oregon and Washington Conferences.
Lyons has been married for 25 years in August to Carol Lyons. Carol is one of the office assistants for the Minnesota Conference. Their daughter, Karis, is in 5th grade at Southview Christian School and their son, John, is currently a senior at Maplewood Academy.
“The Lord has been blessing in Minnesota through good leadership and I wish to continue in the same upward direction,” Lyons said. With multiple endeavors having already begun with the North Star Camp renovations, distance education at Maplewood Academy, and a push for evangelism in the Twin Cities, Lyons is “excited for the future.”  “I believe that the Lord is at work and we are going to see Him do great things”.

Men's Retreat at North Star Camp

A series of seminars to promote healthy churches that grow the Kingdom of God offered through the Minnesota Conference Personal Ministries Department.

The Minnesota Conference has a new system for child protection and background checks for staff and volunteers.
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Camp meeting programs in the main auditorium will be broadcast live right here.
June 14-21, 2014

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John Bradshaw
Speaker/Director, It Is Written

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