Virtual Camp Meeting 2020:  Storm Proofing your faith


We are so grateful for all the people who contributed to our Virtual Camp Meeting.  It was a blessing!

 August 7 - 8, 2020



Elder G. Alexander Bryant

President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Jo Ann Davidson

Professor of Systematic Theology Andrews University

Dr. Richard Davidson

Professor of Old Testament Interpretation Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Vickie Griffin

Health Ministries Director, Michigan Conference of SDA Church



Presentation by Dr. Richard Davidson

August 7

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. SK, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. MB 8:30 p.m-10:00 p.m. NU



August 8       

6:30 a.m SK                        7:30 a.m. MB 

8:30 a.m. NU



Presentation by Elder G. Alex Bryant, North American Division President

August 8

10:00 a.m. SK                    11:00 a.m. MB                  12:00 p.m. NU



August 8

9:00 a.m. SK               

10:00 a.m. MB               

11:00 a.m. NU



Message from Dr. JoAnn Davidson

August 8

10:30 a.m.SK                 

11:30 a.m. MB

12:30 p.m. NU



August  8

3:00 p.m. SK               

4:00 p.m. MB

5:00 p.m. NU


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6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. SK, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. MB, 8:30 p.m-10:00 p.m. NU

Presentation by Dr. Richard Davidson



6:30 am SK, 7:30 am MB, 8:30 am NU

Prayer Session via Zoom


10:00 a.m. SK, 11:00 a.m. MB, 12:00 p.m. NU

Presentation by Elder G. Alex Bryant, North American Division President


Sabbath School

9:00 am SK, 10:00 am MB, 11:00 am NU

A panel discussion will be live streamed for Adults. All other Sabbath School levels will have virtual classes on Zoom (links coming soon)


9:30 am - 10:30 am SK; 10:30 am - 11:30 am MB; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm NU.


Please join us on Sabbath, August 8, for a special virtual camp meeting Preschool Division Class (Ages 3 & 4). We are introducing a series on discipleship for the littlest among us, featuring the story of JOSEPH! 

We look forward to seeing you!


9:00 am - 10:30 am SK; 10:00-11:30 am MB; 11:00 am-12:30 pm NU.


Join us as we study one of the greatest storms of all time – Noah and the Ark! We have songs, stories and even science experiments to bring the story alive! 

In preparation, please have the following on hand:

  • 2 or 3 balloons
  • A standard blank sheet of paper (8.5 x 11)
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • 4  or 5 paper cups approximately 2 oz (1/4 cup) - you can use small containers if you have them..
  • A tray to do the experiments on so that clean-up is easier

Please plan now to join us as we learn more about God’s Love and Protection



9:00 am - 10:30 am SK; 10:00-11:30 am MB; 11:00 am-12:30 pm NU.


Join our Primary Class on Saturday Morning at 9:00 AM for a special Sabbath School Class that will prove that even in the Storms of Life we can be Kind Like Jesus. You will be reminded of Camp Whitesand as we tell stories, sing favourite songs and see some familiar faces. Even though we can not be a Camp Whitesand together, we can still worship and praise Jesus!


"Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32

Please plan now to join us as we learn about being Kind Like Jesus

Worship Service

10:30 am SK, 11:30 am MB, 12:30 pm NU

This dynamic experience will include a special ADRA presentation, motivational health nuggets, live interactions with our viewers, an inspiring children’s story, uplifting music, and a spirit-filled message from Dr. JoAnn Davidson.


Afternoon Seminar & Concert

3:00 pm SK, 4:00 pm MB, 5:00 pm NU

This afternoon program will feature a mental health and self-care seminar and a stewardship seminar. Stay tuned as we conclude with a grand concert featuring musicians from across the Man-Sask Conference. 


CAMP MEETING 2020 promises to be an innovative and enriching experience like never before. 

Hosted at the Henderson Highway Church. 

All events will be streamed on the Man-Sask Conference Website and your local church media channels.


Elder G. Alexander Bryant


Glenward Alexander (“Alex”) Bryant most recently served as executive secretary of the NAD and associate secretary of the GC, positions he’s held since October 2008 when elected at the GC Annual Council in Manila, Philippines. Bryant was reelected at the 2010 GC Session. While serving as the division’s secretary, Bryant conducted leadership seminars, training and orientation of conference executive officers; organized a division-wide diversity summit; coordinated the digitalization of the NAD Secretariat; and conducted annual evangelistic series.

Before coming to the division, Bryant served as the president of the Central States Conference in Kansas City, Kansas. 

Bryant graduated with a double major in Theology and Business Administration from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in 1982.

He began his ministry that same year in Springfield, Missouri, and Coffeyville and Independence, Kansas. In 1986, Bryant was ordained, and he continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1988. The Central States Conference voted Bryant to serve as Youth/Pathfinders/National Service Organization director, Temperance director, and superintendent of Education in 1990. He became president in 1997.

In addition to pastoring several churches early in his career, Bryant also served as a student missionary to Japan for one year. During his college years, Bryant’s administrative abilities helped him serve as the Adventist Youth director at Oakwood College and the Black Students Association of the Seminary (BSAS) president at Andrews University.

Bryant is the second African American elected to serve as NAD president. Charles E. Bradford, the division’s first president, was also African American. Previous division presidents include Alfred C. McClure, Don C. Schneider, and Daniel R. Jackson.

He is married to the former Desiree Wimbish, who served as associate superintendent of Education for the Potomac Conference, superintendent of Education for Central States Conference, as well as former principal of the V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School in Kansas City, Kansas. Desiree currently serves as assistant director and projects coordinator for Adventist Education in the NAD. The Bryants have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Jo Ann Davidson

Jo Ann Davidson

Daughter of missionary parents, Jo Ann Davidson is also a fourth generation Seventh-day Adventist.  She recalls her mother saying to her, "the blessings of being a Seventh-day Adventist have surely seeped into your genes and chromosomes by now!"

Formerly a home schooling mom and music instructor, Jo Ann is now professor of systematic theology in the Andrews University Theological Seminary—the first woman to teach in the Theology department. She earned her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) in 2000.

Articles she has written have appeared in the Adventist Review, Signs of the Times, Andrews University Seminary Studies, and the Journal of the Adventist Theological Society, along with a column, "Let's Face It," in the journal Perspective Digest.  She has also authored the books Jonah: The Inside Story (Review and Herald), Toward a Theology of Beauty: A Biblical Perspective (University Press of America), and Glimpses of Our God (Pacific Press).

Jo Ann finds great fulfillment in her many roles as wife, mother, daughter, sister, auntie, teacher, musician, student and Seventh-day Adventist Christian.

Dr. Richard Davidson

Richard M. Davidson is J. N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.  He has been with the Andrews faculty since 1979.

Davidson pastored in Arizona for six years. He earned his Master of Divinity and PhD degrees from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. His doctoral dissertation was published under the title Typology in Scripture.

 Davidson has presented scores of scholarly papers at professional meetings, and has written numerous articles for refereed journals and Adventist denominational papers, as well as various chapters in scholarly and general-readership books. These may be viewed on his website:  Additional publications include the following books: A Love Song for the Sabbath (1988), In the Footsteps of Joshua (1995), Biblical Hermeneutics (in Romanian, 2003), Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament (2007), (co-authored with Leonard Brand) Choose You This Day: Why It Matters What You Believe about Creation (2013), (co-authored with Ekkehardt Mueller) Cómo interpreter la Biblia en 10 pasos (How to Interpret the Scriptures in 10 Steps, GEMA Editores, 2017), and La Naturaleza del ser Humano en los Origenes: Genesis 1-11 (The Nature of the Human in the Beginning: Genesis 1-11, 2019). He is currently completing the new SDA International Bible Commentary on the books of Exodus and Song of Songs, as well as a book on the Doctrine of the Sanctuary.

He is married to Jo Ann Mazat Davidson who also teaches at the Theological Seminary.  They have a daughter, Rahel, and a son, Jonathan.  Davidson enjoys sharing the Word of God and helping to make it come alive in people’s minds and hearts, whether in the classroom, at campmeetings or pastors’ meetings, week-end seminars in local churches, or Bible conferences/symposia. His favorite outdoor activities include backpacking, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, and tennis.




Last update: July 29, 2020. We continue to update this page with more information when available.