Over 200 attended Chesapeake Conference's annual convention for children's and youth ministries leaders from Sept. 8-10.
The day included a farewell for outgoing ministerial director Eli Rojas.
Pastors from across the Chesapeake Conference gathered at the conference headquarters in Columbia, Md., on August 29 for a jam-packed day of ministerial meetings. The day featured a wide range of activities ranging from training and announcements to the special recognition of a few individuals.
The day’s guest speaker was evangelist John Earnhardt, who shared ministry lessons from his personal testimony of coming to Christ from an auto-racing background. The cousin of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt emphasized how Christians can use personal hobbies and interests to connect with people who might not otherwise listen to a traditional sermon.
The meetings also served as an opportunity for pastors to say farewell to outgoing ministerial director Eli Rojas. Rojas, who recently accepted a call to serve at the North American Division Evangelism Institute, was presented with a plaque by Jerry Lutz, Chesapeake Conference president, in recognition of his nine years of service to the conference.
Six pastors were recognized for nearing completion of a Clinical Pastoral Education course: Kelvis Romero, Hope Dike, Anibal Santeliz, Jenner Becerra, Dan Darrikhuma, and Esteban Paredes.