Biographies, Spring 2014

Please enjoy reading these short biographies about our 3ABN Camp Meeting presenters. We hope you will join us when we are blessed by their messages.

Lyle Albrecht

Lyle Albrecht

Lyle Albrecht has served as a full-time evangelist for over 40 years. Officially retiring in 2009, he continues to work full-time in his ministry, Revelation Lectures. Walla Walla University has named him “Alumnus of the Decade.”

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Stephen Bohr

Stephen Bohr

Born in Wisconsin, Stephen Bohr grew up in Venezuela where his parents served as missionaries. For over 30 years he has served as a pastor, theology professor, youth counselor, and evangelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking series, Cracking the Genesis Code. Presently he is the Speaker/Director for Secrets Unsealed and serves as the senior pastor of the Fresno Central Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw, speaker/director of the It Is Written telecast, ministered for twelve years as an evangelist for Amazing Facts before serving for 15 years in pastoral ministry at the Lexington, Kentucky, Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Village Church near Walla Walla University. During this time, he held more than 80 evangelistic series.

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Carlton Byrd

Carlton Byrd

Dr. Carlton P. Byrd is currently the Senior Pastor of the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church on the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Speaker/Director of the Breath of Life television series seen on 3ABN. In his eighteen years of pastoral leadership in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, Dr. Byrd has constructed and renovated churches, baptized over 3,000 persons, served on numerous denominational and community boards, along with serving as a guest minister on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Dr. Byrd also founded the Berean Outreach Ministry Center in Atlanta, Georgia, a community-based ministry.

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Kameron DeVasher

Kameron DeVasher

Kameron DeVasher, a graduate of Southern Adventist University, currently pastors the Muskegon and Fremont churches in the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Apart from his ministerial duties, he enjoys studying the Bible, writing, and spending time in the great outdoors with his family.

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Ty Gibson

Ty Gibson

Ty Gibson is Co-director/Speaker of Light Bearers, an international publishing and media ministry. He also conducts seminars and writes books on a variety of spiritual themes, revealing the beauty and power of God’s love.

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Jim Gilley

Jim Gilley

Jim Gilley, President and CEO of 3ABN, combined a successful business career with a self-supporting ministry of evangelism for 25 years. He also served as the president of the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference, general vice president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and senior pastor of the Arlington, Texas, Adventist Church. Pastor Gilley has led numerous city-wide evangelistic outreaches in the former Soviet Union, witnessing over 10,000 people baptized as a result, and more than 25 new churches organized in the Ukraine. He is also an author of several books and a much sought-after speaker.

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Roy Hunt

Roy Hunt

Roy Hunt is the Director of 3ABN’s Planned Giving and Trust Services. He previously held several management positions with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including the ministries of Voice of Prophecy and the Adventist Media Center.

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Earlenne Hunt

Earlenne Hunt

Earlenne Hunt is Trust Officer with 3ABN’s Planned Giving and Trust Services. Educated in business management and accounting, she previously worked for the Wisconsin Conference, Pacific Press, It Is Written, and Voice of Prophecy.

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John Lomacang

John Lomacang

John Lomacang, an ordained minister of over 20 years, currently serves as pastor for the Thompsonville Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has also been a popular Christian singer and songwriter during his years of ministry, hosts 3ABN’s A Sharper Focus, and cohosts 3ABN’s House Calls. He has shared the gospel in 31 countries, sung with the Heritage Singers, and been a vocalist for 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written, and Voice of Prophecy.

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C.A. Murray

C.A. Murray

C.A. Murray is the producer for the 3ABN Today television program. An ordained minister for over 27 years, with degrees in Religion and Behavioral Science, and a masters in Pastoral Ministry, Pastor Murray spent most of his ministerial life in New York City. After working on feature films and TV specials, as well as writing and producing series, he was the host of The Family Circle, and host/producer of This Moment in Time, a radio call-in show. He hosted the Praise the Lord weekly television broadcast for Trinity Broadcasting Network for over eleven years. Pastor Murray has created and hosted scores of video and television productions for the Adventist church, ABC, NBC, and FOX. He has also authored three books: Of Fallen Angels, I will Fear No Evil, and They Shall Walk and Not Faint.

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Walter Pearson

Walter Pearson

Elder Walter L. Pearson, Jr. is Speaker/Director Emeritus for the Breath of Life Television Ministries for the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Prior to Breath of Life, he was Associate Director for Evangelism and Church Growth at the General Conference Ministerial Department. He first came to the World Headquarters to join the Ellen G. White Estate where he was the first African-American to serve as an Associate Director.

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Shelley Quinn

Shelley Quinn

Shelley Quinn, 3ABN Program Development Manager, hosts several 3ABN programs. As a popular Christian author and Bible teacher, she travels the U.S. and abroad preaching the gospel of God’s grace at revivals, retreats, and camp meetings. She has authored numerous books, including The Grace Pipeline, Pressing in to His Presence, Exalting His Word, and Ten Commandments Twice Removed (co-authored with Danny Shelton).

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James Rafferty

James Rafferty

James Rafferty, co-director/speaker for Light Bearers Ministry, has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ since he was 21. The Holy Spirit has opened doors for James to teach the Word of God in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America, and the Middle East. He has also conducted seminars on Daniel and Revelation for hundreds of pastors from every Christian denomination.

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Nathan Renner

Nathan Renner

Nathan Renner is the senior pastor of the Sonora Seventh-day Adventist Church and an instructor at ARISE, where he teaches classes on Romans, Revelation, Bible Boot Camp, and evangelism.

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Danny Shelton

Danny Shelton

Danny Shelton, corporate consultant to 3ABN, founded the network in 1984. Today, 3ABN networks cover every inhabited continent. 3ABN programming is carried globally on television stations and thousands of cable outlets, as well as streamed over the Internet and IPTV. Danny is also a popular Christian singer/song-writer and author, and has three international best-sellers with sales of nearly three million copies. He has also co-authored Ten Commandments Twice Removed, with over five million copies in circulation.

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Kenny Shelton

Kenny Shelton

Kenny Shelton’s ministerial career began 26 years ago. Since then, he has been involved with full-time pastoral work and evangelism. He currently serves as pastor of the Behold the Lamb Seventh-day Adventist Church in Herrin, Illinois.

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David Shin

David Shin

David Shin presently serves as the pastor of the East Lansing and Williamston churches in Michigan. He holds a masters degree in Historical Theology from Andrews University and has a love for sharing the gospel to public university students in meaningful ways. He served three years as the youth pastor for the Berrien Springs Village Church. Pastor Shin is an avid reader and brings a depth of knowledge to his presentations.

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