Kameron Devasher is the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries director for the Michigan Conference. He began his pastoral ministry in 2000 having graduated with a bachelor's degree in Religious Education from Southern Adventist University. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2007 and completed his master's degree in Religion with an emphasis in Evangelism in 2010. He has served the Lord in Idaho, Florida and Maryland, and, since 2011, has worked here in the Michigan Conference. After pastoring the Muskegon, Fremont, and Kalamazoo churches, Elder DeVasher was asked to serve as director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries in 2018. He has a deep passion for the end-time message entrusted to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and is committed to training and equipping church members for effective soul-winning service. His wife of 15 years, Emilie, and he have three children; Henry (12), Edward (10), and Molly (8).
Mark Howard is the Associate Director of the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department. He is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and has served in Michigan since 2003. He and his wife of 36 years, Stephanie, are the parents of two wonderful adult children, Caleb and Anneliese, who are still working on completing their degrees. Mark and Stephanie both share a passion for soulwinning and evangelism, and are laboring earnestly by God’s grace to hasten the second coming of Jesus.
Stephanie Howard is the administrative assistant for the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department.
A key part of the Michigan Conference's Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department is training and equipping Sabbath School leaders for effective ministry. Here are some helpful resources you can use in your adult* Sabbath School:
“The Lord desires that His word of grace shall be brought home to every soul. To a great degree this must be accomplished by personal labor. This was Christ’s method” (Christian Service, p. 117). The aim of the Personal Ministries Department is to involve every member of the Michigan Conference in personal, soul-winning labor. To aid in this endeavor, the department provides essential training, tools, and resources for Michigan Conference churches and their members to be effective witnesses for Christ. Specialized ministries such as Hope for Humanity (Ingathering), Prison Ministries, and Disabilities Ministries are also within the purview of the department.
The Emmanuel Institute is is the evangelism training and resource center of the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Since 2009, we have been helping church members and leaders to become active soulwinners and agents of revival and reformation. Our short, intensive training programs are designed for those busy individuals who want to make more of an impact in their churches and communities in preparing the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ!
The MICHionary is your Michigan Conference Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, and Public Evangelism Newsletter. Each month you'll receive the latest news and resources to help you win souls for Christ and grow your local church. If you'd like to receive The MICHionary, click here to add your email address to the mailing list today!
For all of your Sabbath School, personal ministries, and public evangelism needs, be sure to visit www.MichiganSSPM.org.