Justin Kim serves as the Director of Public Campus Ministries for the Michigan Conference. He attended a Catholic high school and graduated from the Jewish-sponsored Brandeis University with degrees in sociology and biology before working in medical research at Harvard Medical School. Having received graduate training in Christian Philosophy and Theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, he has served as a missionary, a pastor of several churches, and a co-founder of the GYC movement.
David B. Franklin is an assistant pastor at the Berea Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church. Born and raised in Northern California, Pastor Franklin is the youngest of three boys born to Donald (deceased) and Paulette Franklin. Before coming to Baltimore, Pastor Franklin graduated from Oakwood University and Andrews University with a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Divinity, respectively. In addition to his responsibilities, Pastor Franklin is the Co-Host for a live prayer show called Let's Pray! exclusively on the Hope Channel. Pastor Franklin's greatest accomplishment happened on August 17, 2008 when he married the former Cynthia W. Ichoya. His favorite scripture is found in John 21:19, "Then he said to him,"Follow me!"
Pastor Volodymyr Grinchenko serves as the Senior Pastor for the Waldorf SDA Church. He holds a Master's of Ministry in Religion from Southern Adventist University and is a native of the Southern Ukraine. He is married to Agnesa and has four children – two sons, Nikita and Gustav; and two daughters, Zlata and Sophia. He loves running, boxing, parachute jumping.soccer, ping pong, tennis and volleyball. Most of all he has a passion for ministry and says being a Pastor is the best job in the world!
Victor Brown is the Dean of Enrollment and Student Life at Kettering College of Medical Arts. His career has been devoted to Adventist Education where he has served as a Bible Teacher, Chaplain, and Administrator. The early years were spent at Mile High Academy and Shenandoah Valley Academy (1976-1985). From there his service moved to Adventist colleges, first at Southwestern Adventist University then Walla Walla University and now, Kettering College. Pastor Brown is an ordained minister and holds a masters in theology degree from Andrews University. He is married to Laurie (Jarnes) and they have two adult sons, Jeremy and Eric.
Based in Hillsdale, MI, Ricky is a self-employed Designer/Animator. With over 20 years of experience, he is an expert in the art of graphic design and animation and has an excellent reputation of getting things done. Highly sought after, he has worked for such companies as The Inspirational Network (INSP), CMT, in addition to an impressive roster of past clients including the Charlotte Hornets and Raycom Sports. As Ricky's walk with the Lord grew closer his convictions grew stronger and it ultimately led him to walk away from these lucrative worldly enterprises. Since then, he has been working as the Lord so leads which has included working with Remnant Publications where he co-produced God inspired commercials and TV as programs like 'Bible Alive,' a Bible talk show. Most recently he has just completed a volunteer project for 3ABN's "Dare to Dream" network where he co-produced a program titled "For Guys Only." He has numerous other projects currently underway. Carter would admit that among all of his achievements, the greatest would have to be his service and commitment to the Lord. From noted Elder and Speaker for his church, Pathfinder Leader, to Sabbath School teacher, his priorities exemplify his walk of faith and Ricky quotes "Having given all to God my complete trust is solely in Him."
Pastor Roosevelt A.Marsden is the associate pastor of the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church. One of his passions is for equipping the saints to be happy citizens of the world to come and vibrant soul winners in this. This Jamaican-born minister is the proud father of three talented and beautiful daughters. He specializes in promoting family life, fostering good Christian accountability and ethics, and making faithful disciples. Unlike the hireling, this is a pastor who puts his soul into faithfully shepherding the flock he has been given. Pastor Marsden encourages men to walk in integrity and follow their priestly calling (1 Peter 2:9).
Dr. Erika F. Puni, Director of Stewardship Ministries of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was first elected in July 2005 at the General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri, and was re-elected at Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2010. Puni served as stewardship, Sabbath School and personal ministries director for the South Pacific Division prior to the General Conference, and was also a professor of theology at Avondale College, Australia.
Puni began his ministry as a pastor in Samoa and New Zealand. He later joined the Youth Ministries Department of the North New Zealand Conference, and after his graduate studies in the United States, returned to that conference to serve as assistant secretary. He is a seasoned evangelist, and committed to the making of disciples of all peoples.
Puni graduated with a Master of Religion from Loma Linda University, a Master of Missiology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Puni is married to Maxine (a former auditor with the General Conference Auditing Services at the South Pacific), and they have two young children: Janae-Grace (girl), and Jaydon (boy). Puni is passionate about helping people to know and experience Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord, and to become faithful stewards for God in the world.
Robb was called, in his mid 20s, from a secular life of sports and the pursuit of business success to follow Jesus Christ and preach the gospel of salvation. Since His dramatic conversion to Jesus and the special message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Robb has served the Lord as a Literature Evangelist, Bible Worker, Pastor, Conference Evangelist, Church Planter, and Instructor in the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism. He is currently the Pastor of the Triadelphia Church in the Chesapeake Conference. Robb enjoys leading men to a renewed understanding of God's purpose for their lives through the stories, principles, and prophecies of the Bible.
Robb's family consists of Christine, his wife of 20 years, and two teenage daughters, Abigail and Sara. His hobbies include reading, travel, hiking, nature, and music.
Maryland Men of Faith believe that we must have an outward focus and seek ways we can benefit others. An offering is collected at each MMOF conference to help further God's work elsewhere. This year's offering will provide a new opportunity to reach out and help others. Come to the conference prepared to participate. You may also support the annual offering by donating online.