After a lengthy search, the Board of Directors for It Is Written Canada (IIW) has appointed Michael Lemon as its new Speaker. Lemon holds bachelor degrees in theology and education and served as a pastor, teacher, and evangelist for 30 years in Canada and South Africa, most recently as teacher and chaplain at Fountainview Academy in British Columbia.
“I believe IIW Canada belongs to the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada,” remarks Pastor Lemon. “Rene and I are both passionate about connecting with the members, hearing their stories, and working to get many more church members on board to support this ministry. It’s all about connecting with people, making meaningful relationships. We are looking forward to working together on producing creative, short, and meaningful messages for both TV and online social media on a daily basis that would keep the relationships real and relevant.” He continues, “My wife and I were both raised in non-Adventist households, so we understand the thinking of a secular audience.”
“Pastor and Mrs. Lemon have been effective presenters to all age groups as they’ve ministered both in Canada and overseas,” affirms Mark Johnson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada and chairman of the IIW Canada Board. He goes on to say, “We look forward to their transition to IIW Canada in the near future. Please join me in supporting the Lemons through prayer and the means needed to make IIW Canada an effective tool for reaching Canada for Jesus in the days ahead.”
The Lemons have two daughters, Jo-Ann and Miclain, and the family will be relocating to the Oshawa area this summer.
It Is Written Canada’s mission statement as a media evangelism ministry is to impact people within Canada through presenting an attractive picture of Jesus Christ through television, social media, faith-sharing resources, and public evangelism. For more information about IIW Canada, go to iiw.ca.