ACS Convention 2019 Speakers
Alvin Maurice Kibble is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a third generation Seventh-day Adventist minister. Celebrating his 48 years in ministry, he currently serves as a Vice President of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Churches. Elder Kibble is a past president of the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Churches and the NAD Regional Presidents Council.
A product of Christian education, Kibble is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts (4th residency); New York Theological Seminary; Andrews Theological Seminary, Berrien Springs, Michigan; Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, Massachusetts; and Broadview Academy, La Fox, Illinois.
Kibble has pastored several churches in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. His ministry oversight at the North American Division includes the following responsibilities: Vice Presidents for Executive Training, Coaching, and Development; for Public Affairs and Religious Liberty; for Big Data Analytics and Social Media; and for Publishing Ministries. He represents NAD Administration at Union Conference Committees & Local Conference Constituency Sessions. He also represents the interests of the Regional Conferences and Regional Ministries within the NAD. He chairs the Breath of Life Television Ministry Executive Committee, Adventist Information Ministries (AIM) Board, and the Regional Scholarship Committee. He is Vice Chair of the Regional Presidents Council. Kibble is a member of the Oakwood University Board of Trustees and the Pacific Press Publishing Association Board. He serves on NADCOM, NADOUP, NADCOA, and other committees/councils as may be assigned by the NAD President or NADCOM.
Kibble has conducted evangelistic campaigns and revivals throughout the United States, and in Bermuda, England, Jamaica, and Africa. He has also received several awards and citations throughout his career.
He is married to the former Jewel Peck of Cleveland, Ohio. Raised in Mount Vernon, New York and a graduate of Hampton University, Mrs. Kibble is a registered nurse and a musician. Elder and Mrs. Kibble have two adult sons, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren. His personal mission statement is, "Cooperating with God in the work of salvation. To live a full, rich, well-balanced, Christ-centered life of disinterested benevolence with eternity in view."
Daniel R. Jackson, the president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, was elected June 28, 2010, by delegates of the world church at their business session in Atlanta, GA, and reelected to this position on July 6, 2015 at the 60th General Conference Session held in San Antonio, Texas. The General Conference Session is the highest governing body in the Church.
Jackson is a native Canadian and, with the exception of five years of service in the Southern Asia Division, has lived and ministered in the North American Division. He is a graduate of Canadian Union College (now Burman University) and Andrews University, from where he holds an M.A. in Religion in Systematic Theology.
During his career, Jackson has served the church as a pastor, teacher and administrator. Jackson and his wife, Donna, enjoy the three children and four grandchildren the Lord has given them.
But foremost, Jackson says that he is a fellow traveler on the same path as every Christian headed toward the Kingdom.
Elder Glenward Alexander (“Alex”) Bryant, DMin, serves as the executive secretary of the North American Division and associate secretary of the General Conference. He formerly served as the president of the Central States Conference. His path to this position began with a degree in Theology and Business Administration from Oakwood College in 1982.
In 1982, Elder Bryant began his ministry in Springfield, Missouri and Coffeyville and Independence Kansas. Later, in 1986, Elder Bryant was ordained to the gospel ministry and continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1988. The Central States Conference voted Elder Bryant to serve as Youth/Pathfinders/National Service Organization director, Temperance director and superintendent of Education.
Elder Bryant also served as a student missionary to Japan for one year. During his college years, Elder Bryant’s gift of administration allowed him to serve as the Adventist Youth director at Oakwood College and the Black Students Association of the Seminary (BSAS) president at Andrews University.
The General Conference Executive Committee also recognized that God had given Elder Bryant the gift of administration and elected him to serve as Executive Secretary of the North American Division in October 2008, in Manila, Philippines. He was re-elected in Atlanta at the 2010 GC Session as the Executive Secretary of the North American Division. In December 2011, Elder Bryant received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Elder Bryant is married to the former Desiree Wimbish, who served as superintendent of education for Central States Conference as well as former principal of the V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School in Kansas City, Kansas. They are the parents of three children: Travis, Traven, and Terrence.
Sung K. Kwon has served as the executive director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services (ACS) since 2001 and is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Though he grew up in a family with Buddhist and Catholic beliefs, he became a baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1991.
After becoming an Adventist, he served as the executive director of the Good Neighbor House, an ACS agency in Dayton, Ohio, for eight years. He was also the vice president and, later, president of the North American Association of Community Services Directors (NAACSD) during that time. He was recognized in the "40 Under 40 – Dayton's Brightest Young Business Leaders" by the Dayton Business Journal in 2000. He had the privilege of planting a Korean congregation as a company in Dayton, Ohio, serving as its interim pastor under the Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church. In addition, he has served as the administrative pastor for Miracle Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Allegheny East Conference.
Dr. Kwon serves as a Chaplain (Captain) for Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary. He has served on the boards of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD), National Interfaith Coalition on Aging (NICA), and National Mass Care Council.
He studied business administration at the University of Maryland, received a bachelor’s degree in theology from Washington Adventist University, earned a master’s degree in public administration from Wright State University, received a Milton Murray Fellowship for Harvard University Business School’s Executive Education program, and received a doctorate (Ph.D.) in leadership at Andrews University. Currently, he is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Urban Ministry program at Andrews University.
As a licensed consultant for the Standards for Excellence Institute, he uses the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector” to improve leadership, management, and operations of NAD Adventist Community Services. He also is a member of Pi Lambda Theta – National Honor Society of Educators, and the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, and has published Burst the Bubble: Finding Your Passion for Community Outreach.
2018 Evangelism Impact (Jan. 2018)
Jose Cortes Jr. treasures and loves Joanne Cortes, his wife and companion in ministry. Together, they are blessed with two boys, Jose III and Joel Benjamin. Next to God and family, his greatest joy and passion come from ministry, and about 25 years of pastoring, youth and young adult ministries, soul winning, church planting, and leadership as a Conference and Union Departmental Director.
He currently serves as Associate Director of the North American Division Ministerial Association and leads Evangelism, Church Planting, Global Mission, Church Growth, and Mission to the Cities for the Adventist Church in North America. Jose recognizes the importance of this task and continually asks the Holy Spirit for a double portion of love, vision, courage, grace, wisdom, power, and compassion to reach, retain, and reclaim others for Christ.
Pastor Jose holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Andrews University, and a B.A. in Theology from Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University.
Tim Madding, his wife Andrea, and son Ethan live in Beltsville, Maryland, just outside our nation's capital where Tim serves as Lead Pastor of the Beltsville Seventh-day Adventist Church, beginning there in October of 2014.
Tim believes that the local church is God's primary tool for the salvation of the world. His personal mission is to prepare as many people as possible for the second coming of Jesus and is committed to resourcing the church for that purpose.
Pastor Madding holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Andrews University, and a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Weimar College.
Embracing Vocation in The City
Senior Fellow Amy L. Sherman, Ph.D., directs Sagamore Institute’s Center on Faith in Communities (CFIC). CFIC provides training, technical assistance, and consulting to faith-based and community based social service providers and to religious congregations desiring to invest more effectively in their neighborhoods. The author of six books and over 80 articles and essays, Sherman is founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant life Ministries, a holistic, cross-cultural, whole-family, church-based outreach in an urban neighborhood of approximately 380 lower-income, single-parent families. Sherman’s most recent book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, won recent honors as Christianity Today’s choice as Book of the Year in the Christian Living category. She is the author of various resource guides for community development practitioners, including The Charitable Choice Handbook for Ministry Leaders, The ABCS of Community Ministry: A Curriculum for Congregations; and Establishing a Church-based, Welfare-to-Work Mentoring Ministry: A Practical “How-to” Guide. Her articles and essays have also appeared in such magazines as The Public Interest, Policy Review, First Things, Christianity Today, Philanthropy, The American Enterprise, Reason, and Books & Culture. Sherman has led several major Sagamore research projects including the first major study of faith-based intermediary organizations; the largest national survey of Hispanic church-based community ministries in the U.S.; evaluations of the Christian Community Development Association and the Urban Youth Workers Institute; the largest survey ever of Christian women on their giving and volunteering patterns; and the development of FASTEN, the web’s largest clearinghouse of practical, educational materials and tools for organizations seeking the revitalization of their communities. Sherman earned her BA in Political Science at Messiah College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia. She volunteers as a Senior Fellow with the International Justice Mission and is a longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA.
Lola Moore Johnston is a native of Elizabeth, NJ and is the first of three daughters born to Marilyn and Calvin Moore III. She felt the call of God on her life at an early age and began serving in various ministry capacities at the Trinity Temple SDA Church in Newark, NJ. She emerged as a leader and change-agent during her studies at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA where she graduated with a BA in Religious Studies.
Her preparation continued at the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University where she earned the Master of Divinity. The hallmark of her life has been God’s call upon her to serve as a Minister of the Gospel and for the past 15 years, she has serve as she has been led; as Chaplain in Orlando, Florida, Assistant Pastor for the Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, AL; Lead Pastor for the Maranatha and Emmanuel SDA Churches in NW Florida and the Nashville Riverside Church in Tennessee. Her service in that region culminated with her appointment as Young Adult Director for of the South Central Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. Along with formal ministry, Pastor Johnston is blessed to share the good news of Jesus as recording artist, Empowerment Coach and author. Her most recent project is the devotional series, “Pursued” which has been published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association (2018).
While bountifully blessed to enjoy success personally and professionally, God saw fit to bless her even more and with great joy, Pastor Johnston married her friend and partner in life, Keith Johnston in November of 2016.
Pastor Johnston currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the Woodbridge Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Woodbridge, VA.
David B. Franklin was born in Northern California. He has attended church as long as he can remember but it was late in high school when he surrendered his life to Jesus.
Surrendered to Jesus but not surrendered to His call, Pastor Franklin entered and completed Oakwood University with a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Sensing God had something else in mind besides marketing for a Fortune 500, Pastor Franklin spent a year doing missionary work in Zambia, Africa and all over the US. It was during that year, that Pastor Franklin clearly heard and surrendered to God’s call to enter pastoral ministry. Later that year, He returned to his home church to become Youth Pastor.
In 2006, Pastor Franklin entered the Theological Seminary at Andrews University to purse his Masters of Divinity. While at the seminary Pastor Franklin interned at Straford Memorial Church in Chicago, led FUSION (a multi-cultural campus ministry), and married the woman of his dreams the former Cynthia W. Ichoya. They are happily married and the proud parents of a new baby boy Malachi Paxton Franklin.
After leaving the seminary Pastor Franklin was assigned to be the Associate Pastor of Berea Temple Church in Baltimore, MD. He served faithfully in that capacity for nearly 6 years. During which time he was selected to be the co-host of Let’s Pray! a live show on the Hope Channel which is committed to connecting people to Jesus through prayer. The ministry reaches thousands each week.
As of January 1, 2015 Pastor Franklin is new Lead Pastor of Miracle City Church. He takes on this new role believing God is up to “something” and is excited about what the future holds.
Frank D. Bondurant has served as the Vice President for Ministries Development for the Columbia Union of Seventh-day Adventists since 2007. His responsibilities include partnering with local conferences in developing and supporting evangelism and compassion ministries that improve quality of life and transform the communities within the Union territory.
Over the course of his 36 year career, Frank has served the Adventist church as a Pastor, Conference Departmental Director and Assistant to the President, and now a Union Vice President. Frank’s purpose and passion lies in communicating God’s amazing grace and leading others to personally experience it and then extend it to others. His most satisfying work is equipping, empowering and engaging ministry leaders in the mission of the church, especially the next generation of young adults
He is a graduate from Columbia Union College with a BA in Theology and received a M.Div. degree from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Frank is presently working on his Doctor of Ministry degree in the area of Leadership Coaching.
He is the proud father of two incredible adult children. His daughter Grace is an R.N. and a graduate from Southern Adventist University, and his son Grant is a fitness coach and video producer and is attending a community college.