Washington Conference introduced Pastor Derek L. Lane as its new Adventist Community Services director.
Lane started his new role on November 1. He is carrying forward the Adventist Community Services legacy nurtured by Byron Dulan, North Pacific Union Conference Vice-President, and Colette Newer, newly elected North American Division Adventist Community Services Associate Director.
Pastor Lane has a passion for outreach ministries and community engagement work and is the PARL representative on the Conscience and Justice Council for the North Pacific Union Conference territory. He is a contributor to the recently published 2022 devotional book, “Let Justice Roll.” In addition to his new role, Lane will continue in pastoral ministry at Maranatha Church but not at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship.
Pastor Lane is a graduate of Oakwood University, MS State University, and the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Stanford University. He is principal owner of The Lane Consulting Group and a fundraising consultant with North American Division’s Philanthropic Services for Institutions. He is known across North America for his community services involvement and fundraising skills. In a variety of roles over 30 years, Lane launched over a dozen non-profit agencies and secured over $20 million in grants and resources.
“Ministry is the shape of the cross, the vertical beam symbolizes our relationship with God while the horizontal beam represents our service to humanity,” Lane said. “My vision for Outreach Ministries is to see everyone intentionally engaged in service and mission for our Savior.”
Pastor Lane is married to Mae Aldridge-Lane, and they have four adult children and a granddaughter.