The 29th Annual Pastoral and Evangelism Council, which began Sunday, December 7, at the Oakwood University Church, culminated just before noon on Wednesday, December 10, with a Challenge Message presented by Elder Roscoe Howard. "Called to Commitment in Earth's Final Hour," was the Council's overall theme and has offered three power-packed days of sermons, professional seminars, and uplifting music.
Dr. Floyd Flake, pastor, community leader, and educator, was the keynote speaker and spoke following an inspirational mini-concert featuring Oakwood's Aeolians on Sunday evening. Since 1975, Dr. Flake has pastored the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York in Queens, a ministry featured on the CNN, CBS, BET, C-SPAN, and PBS television networks.
General Conference President Jan Paulsen, delivered a powerful message on Tuesday, December 9, focused on timely issues. The Council is sponsored by the Regional Conferences in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.