Congratulations to Elder Garth Gabriel, the newly elected President of the Lake Region Conference. On Sunday, September 19, 2021, after almost 7 hours of careful and prayerful deliberation, the Conference Executive Committee voted to elect Elder Gabriel as president of the Lake Region Conference for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term. Elder Gabriel served as acting president from July 1 until the September 19th vote after Dr. R. Clifford Jones vacated the position of president to serve as Dean of the School of Theology for Oakwood University.
Prior to his election as president, Elder Garth Gabriel served for three years as the Executive Secretary for Lake Region Conference. Elder Gabriel is a graduate of Atlantic Union College and has pastored in the Lake Region Conference for nearly 25 years including the Conant Gardens, Highland Park, and Community Fellowship churches. He is known as a compassionate and effective leader who empowers others. A former singer with The Heritage Singers, Elder Gabriel and his wife of 42 years, Rosita, have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
The Lake Region Conference Executive Committee and the remaining members of the 2018 Nominating Committee thank the constituents of the Lake Region Conference for interceding on behalf of the Conference and the process to elect a conference president. Prayers are solicited as the Conference Personnel and Executive Committee meet later this week to elect an Executive Secretary for the rest of the 2018-2022 term.