THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
A conference-wide, multi-lingual Impact 2020: Camp Meeting Re-Imagined event will be taking place May 1 and 2 in Landover, Md. at the City of Praise facility. This year’s theme is The Power of Touch which recognizes that touching just one life through the Holy Spirit can have a domino effect on many. This worship experience will have translation in the many languages reflected within the Potomac family. The facility seats 10,000, providing ample room for our members and guests.
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd currently serves as the senior pastor of the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church on the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., and as the speaker/director of the Breath of Life Television Broadcast. In his 25 years of pastoral leadership in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia, Dr. Byrd has constructed and renovated churches and schools, baptized over 4,000 people, served on numerous denominational and community boards, along with serving as a guest minister on several religious television networks.
A very active participant in the community, Dr. Byrd founded the Berean Outreach Ministry Center in Atlanta, Ga., which housed a food pantry, clothes closet, barber shop, hair salon and fitness center. Additionally, under Dr. Byrd’s leadership during his pastorate at the Atlanta Berean Church, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a $5.2 million grant to the church, and the church constructed a 50 apartment Senior Citizens’ Housing Facility for church and community Senior Adults alike.
Elder Jose Vicente Rojas serves as President of MOVEmentum, a ministry that mobilizes people by reaching across cultural, ethnic and linguistic lines to offer evangelism, training, consulting and motivational speaking. As an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Elder Rojas has served as an administrator, directing youth and volunteer missions at the North American Division.
As a national leader, Elder Rojas was also called upon to work closely with the White House, assisting the President of the United States in implementing humanitarian objectives for domestic policy that met the needs of millions of Americans. After serving in a presidential summit on volunteerism in 1997, Elder Rojas worked with former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, to launch the national organization The America’s Promise Alliance, resulting in over 70 Adventist tutoring centers for underprivileged children across the United States.
Mark A. Finley is the former host and director of It Is Written, for which he traveled around the world as a televangelist, and spoke on the weekly television show It Is Written. He was the first Seventh-day Adventist pastor to do a satellite evangelistic series. He also served as Vice President for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has written over 74 published books.
Evangelism is where Finley made his mark on the world, presenting more than 150 evangelistic meeting series around the globe in about 80 countries, resulting in thousands of baptisms. His best known association is as a television speaker for the current series Experience Hope, a weekly broadcast of the Hope Channel; for the It Is Written telecast of 13 years; and also for the first two NET evangelism satellite series broadcast in North America. He was again televised for the fourth time in the autumn of 2008 as speaker for the annual North American NET series. He has preached 17 NET series broadcast throughout the world. He uses his preaching and evangelism gifts to teach others in seminars, field schools and evangelism institutes.
Free Concert - Saturday
Steve Green is a bilingual Contemporary Christian music singer notable for his vocal range (tenor 3) and flexible solo style. Over his twenty year career, Green has been honored as a four-time Grammy Award nominee, six-time Dove Award winner, has had 13 No. 1 songs, and has sold over three million albums.
Green was born in Portland, Oregon to missionary parents, Charles and Jo Green. He is one of six siblings who spent much of his early life in Argentina. He studied Music at Grand Canyon University, graduating in 1976. He originally broke into Christian music with the Mobile, Ala. based youth worship group Truth. He also sang backup vocals and played bass with Sandi Patti, White Heart and the Gaither Vocal Band. In 1982, he joined the Christian rock band White Heart as a vocalist. But a difference in ministry vision accompanied by a confrontation with his brother, Randy, led to a spiritual renewal in Steve’s life in 1983. He signed a solo contract with Sparrow Records, and his self-titled debut album appeared in 1984. In the same year, he established Steve Green Ministries.
His break out year came in 1985 with the release of He Holds The Keys. The album garnered Green a nomination and win as Male Vocalist of the Year in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) category. The following year, 1986, saw the release of two recordings, “For God And God Alone,” and a high church style worship album entitled “A Mighty Fortress.” The following year saw the release of his first Christmas recording, “Joy To The World.” In early 1988, he released an album dedicated to his parents called “Find Us Faithful.” As the 1980s came to an end, many of Green’s songs became recognized standards including “People Need The Lord” and “Broken And Spilled Out.” He was often considered the male version of Sandi Patti, using many of the same songwriters and styles as well as the traditional ending the song on a (literal) high note. Green also contributed background vocals to Patti’s 1986 hit, “Let There Be Praise.”
Schedule and Directions
Friday, May 1, 2020*
7pm – 9pm: Dr. Carlton Byrd and Elder Jose Rojas
Sabbath, May 2, 2020*
9am: Sabbath School/Community Outreach Spotlight
10am: Divine Worship Hour, Elder Rojas & Dr. Carlton Byrd
2pm: Dr. Mark Finley
4pm: Community Outreach
7pm: Steve Green Concert
*Children and youth / young adult activities will also be taking place.
This event will be taking place at the City of Praise facility.
Upcoming Impact Events
- 2020 – Conference wide
- 2021 – Northern Virginia and Virginia Southwest/South Central
- 2022 – DC/Maryland and Richmond/Tidewater
- 2023 – Conference wide
- 2024 – Northern Virginia and Virginia Southwest/South Central
- 2025 – Virginia Valley