At the conclusion of the Lake Region Conference two-week conference-wide evangelism series in Detroit, more than 75 people gave their life to Christ through baptism and professions of faith. Pictured from left to right: Kenyel Cadet, Nettie Gray, Neville Lendor, and Alfred Miller, Jr.  l  Photo credit: JeNean Lendor

May 12, 2022

Motor City evangelism series results in 75 baptisms

Lake Region Conference jump-started their conference-wide evangelism effort in Detroit and as a result 75 were baptized at the campaign’s conclusion in April.

The series began on April 10, 2022 in two locations in Detroit; City Temple Church with speaker Alfred Miller, president of In His Word ministries, and the Silver Gardens Event Center in Southfield with evangelist Michael Lewis, South Central Conference’s director of evangelism.

Lake Region President Garth Gabriel said in his remarks, “Motor City has set the benchmark. God has truly blessed us.”

Highlights of the series included a baby dedication and the Children’s ministries program, headed by Verniece Gaines and Roberta Perry. Through PowerPoint presentations, hands-on activities and group discussions, the Children’s ministry evangelism thrived and reaped multiple baptisms as well.

Music was also an essential part of the series as Lindsay Bryant (City Temple Church) and Dr. Gerald Curley (Burns Church) led the praise teams at each location in songs that ushered in the atmosphere of worship.

Throughout the series, conference administrators Garth Gabriel, president; Julius Everett, executive secretary; Abraham Henry, associate secretary showed their support by participating in the service as well.

The event could not have been executed without the leadership of the area pastors. City Temple Pastor, Neville Lendor commented, “As area pastors, even though there were challenges along the way, we prayed and worked together, trusting God to bless our efforts in great and mighty ways.”

At the conclusion of the two-week series, more than 75 people gave their life to Christ through baptism and professions of faith. Baptismal candidates ranged in age from the youth to the young at heart, as well as individuals who were the first to be baptized and couples and families who were baptized together.

Continue to pray for the Lake Region Conference, as plans are underway for upcoming revivals in Chicago, South Bend, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Indianapolis.


JeNean Lendor, Lake Region Communication director