Duane McKey Elected GC Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director
San Antonio, Tex. » Duane McKey, vice president of the Southwestern Union Conference with responsibilities in the area of evangelism and ministerial, has been elected to serve the General Conference as director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries. Prior to joining the Southwestern Union in 2008, McKey served as president of the Arizona Conference. He has traveled extensively in over 85 countries, lived on four continents, and speaks French as a second language. During his time as vice president of the Southwestern Union, McKey was instrumental in leading numerous evangelistic campaigns, both stateside and abroad, and was a key organizer of the Your Best Pathway to Health medical outreach in San Antonio in April 2015.
McKey also worked closely with ASI (Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries) in developing the New Beginnings DVD evangelism materials that are used around the world in the ShareHim global evangelism program. He has been involved in evangelism projects in Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, India, Inter-America, and South America. He describes his greatest joy as seeing pastors and church members experience the thrill of leading others to Jesus.
"Duane has inspired countless numbers of people to become involved in evangelism, and his outstanding work in this area and his commitment to soul winning have been greatly appreciated," said Larry Moore, Southwestern Union president. "We will miss him dearly, but we know the Lord has called him and will use him mightily in this new role."
Duane and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children and three grandchildren. Kathy McKey served as coordinator of prayer ministries and the Ministerial Spouses Association at the Southwestern Union.