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Shay was raised Christian but fell away from the faith as a teenager. As a young adult his pursuit of a worldly career in music, along with drugs and alcohol, pulled him further and further away from God until he hit an all time low in 2017 and turned to the Lord with a heart of repentance. God granted him victory over drugs and alcohol and called him to the gospel ministry. He received formal training at the Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism in 2021. Since graduating he has preached at numerous churches throughout California and has conducted evangelistic seminars in the U.S. and Guatemala. He was also active in planting a church under the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and serves there as a lay pastor. Having obtained his bachelor's and master’s degree in music, Shay now uses his education to glorify God. He writes, records, and performs original scripture songs as well as classic hymns. At the center of all that he does is the blessed Lord Jesus, His matchless love, and a desire to win souls for His glory. He cofounded The Bridegroom Cometh and currently serves as Speaker & President of our ministry. 

A Native of Birmingham Alabama, and a graduate from Andrews University, Pastor Evangelist Michael Johnson is the founder and Speaker/Director of End Times Like These Ministries.  A self supporting ministry which conducts Lay Evangelist and Bible Worker training, and sets up Churches into year-round Community Evangelistic Centers. Medical Missionary Training, Youth Discipleship and Literature Evangelist Training. To date there are several churches that have been trained and over 600+ Lay Evangelists and Bible workers, which has led to the recording of numerous baptisms throughout the Pacific Union Conference including several states throughout the North American Division. He also conducts Weeks of Prayer, Revivals, Revelation Seminars and Evangelistic Reaping Meetings. He is also the Senior Pastor of the Pasadena SDA Church in Pasadena California. www.endtimeslikethese.org 

Scott Mayer was raised an Adventist in Paradise, California. He attended film school in college with high hopes of fulfilling his dream of working in the film and television business. Shortly after leaving college he packed his bags and headed to tinsel town where he quickly found a job working as a camera man in television. It didn’t take long before the lures of the Hollywood lifestyle led Scott completely away from anything to do with God. He lived his life in the fast lane until God sent him the right people at the right time to call him away from his destructive path. As a result of being asked to speak at a youth rally about his experience in Hollywood, Battlefield Hollywood was born, a presentation which takes an in depth look into the effects Hollywood has on your mind and how the devil is using the entertainment business to deceive many. He is now an Executive Producer at Little Light, which means he’s in charge and he pretty much can do anything from directing to writing and editing. He’s also one of our public speakers when we’re asked to preach somewhere. Scott is married with two children.   www.littlelightstudios.tv

Dr. Nadine Collins is an International Speaker, Women’s Leadership Expert, Spiritual Wellness Coach, Prayer Counselor and Author. 
She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration but has dedicated herself to full time ministry. She travels globally empowering the prayer lives of others as a leading expert on the topic of “prayer”.  She was a guest on 3ABN Dare-to-Dream Urban Report ‘How To Pray’, which led to a new (13-part) program on prayer called ‘The Missing Peace’. She also has a series on Blessings that is headlined on Hope Channel, Kenya.  Nadine launched the very first Online Prayer Training program—Certified Prayer Counselor class with the goal of equipping others in learning how to connect more meaningfully with God and to learn how to get more YES answers from Him by using proven Biblical strategies and tools so that they in turn can empower others to do the same.  Nadine is the author of seven books, including ‘Make Your Prayer Life Go WOW’, Secrets of the WOW Praying Woman, WOW Prayer Battle Plan for Spiritual Warfare, WOW Prayer Journal and WOW Prayers for Your Spouse. 

Sonny grew up in a Christian environment but didn’t feel a true connection with God until his early adulthood. Once he started studying the Bible, he felt an instant urgency to share what he was learning with others. He received formal training at the Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism and graduated in 2021. He has since planted a church in Southern California where he volunteers as a lay pastor. He has a passion for giving Bible studies, preaching, literature evangelism, and homeless outreach. He's had the privilege of holding evangelistic meetings in at least two countries, and hopes to travel to many more. His greatest desire is to glorify God in all aspects of life and win souls to Christ. He currently serves as Speaker & Vice President of Evangelism for our ministry.  

I am Marcus Mason the son of the late Elder Moses Mason. Growing up I remember being a junior deacon, junior elder, sabbath school teacher and then on to becoming an elder but it was some years ago when I began to hear that still small voice in my head saying that what you see your father doing you’ll be doing one day. Though my mind, goals in life and things I had my heart set on were different, that reminder never went away.
I was always as long as I can remember interested in computers and other technical things and this is what God used to get me off the side lines and involved in ministry. It started with helping with my dad Elder Moses Mason find certain TRANSPARENCIES in a big stack that while speaking he needed on the spur of the moment, then transitioning to computers and powerpoint. As I got more involved & began to speak from time to time the Lord laid on my heart to start the Apocalypse Channel and internet tv channel. My involvement in ministry began to be more and more until in 2017 my dad really started pressing me to get in front of the camera more and midway through 2017 I had finally mentally relented to do so.

On Thanksgiving day 2017 my father suffered a sudden and unexpected heart attack. While in the hospital hoping and praying for a miracle God spoke loudly and clearly to me with these words “His legacy has been set and the path has already been laid out in front of you now GO FORWARD”. I immediately said yes. God had called me into full time ministry and I clearly felt that not only me but my entire family had been comissioned as well. I thank God for his mercy in confirming his call to me during that difficult time in various ways. I now go forth with God’s help with the same mantra Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready.  www.apocalypseministries.org/

After being submerged in a world of drug abuse and pain, Taariq Patel met Jesus, the One who heard his cry and saved his life. Now, Taariq is in the service of the King, sharing how God’s power and love transforms lives. He answered the call of God and enrolled at Pacific Union College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. After completing his studies at PUC, he enrolled at Andrews University where he earned his Masters of Divinity. Upon completing his Masters, Taariq joined the Iowa-Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, where he serves as the Senior Pastor for Des Moines and Jordan Crossing SDA Church. He is married to Igdaly Patel, and they are blessed with three amazing children, Ishmael, Viviana, and Tirza. Igdaly Patel has a genuine love for God, her family, and the work of the Ministry alongside her husband Pastor Taariq Patel. Igdaly completed her undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University where she majored in Public Communication. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Communication from Lynn University. The Patels believes and are called to lift up Christ and the three angels’ messages; and to see others fully embrace God’s love and truth.

Peter Chung is a history and government teacher and a lay evangelist. He has a Master of Arts in History where he wrote his master's thesis on the "Seventh-day Adventist Church during the Civil War, Slavery, and Reconstruction". His desire is to show the Gospel connected with the Three Angels Messages and to advocate for Religious Liberty for all faiths. He is a history teacher at San Gabriel Academy in Southern California, hosts a religious liberty and social justice podcast series, "Healing the Nations," that addresses current issues "through the lens of the historical religious liberty view of the Seventh-day Adventist Church." He prays for an opportunity to someday conduct a youth revival in the Republic of Korea and have an opportunity to do evangelism in North Korea should doors open. In addition, he's a gospel worker evangelist of Revelation of Hope Ministries.

Greg was born and raised in California in a mixed believer household bridging Adventism and Protestantism with exposure in both church attendance and doctrinal outlook. Although he attended mostly SDA educational institutions, after graduation from University Greg found the world, came out as a proud gay man, and moved into one of the largest LGBT communities in North America. There, Greg worked on many social and political agendas for the LGBT community including a 3 year volunteer program for the Los Angeles LGBT Center - the US's largest LGBT organization of it's kind Greg also served on the SDA Kinship Board for more than 3 years developing outreach programs as well as engaged in many apologetic activities for Kinship. Then life happened. In 2016 Greg had several prophetic dreams calling him to repentance and to serve the Lord. This entirely changed Greg's social and spiritual foundations, to say the least. As he sought the Lord, the confrontational issues of sexual identity that were previously well integrated and proudly uplifted in Greg's life crumbled. Greg now has an online ministry "Such Were Some of You" and works with many souls who once proudly lived in the LGBT community but now seek a path to the Cross. Come hear his testimony and honest, deep conversation of what it's like to change your label to one of pride and "your best self" to that of servant of the Most High.  

​Jon Laolagi, son of Evangelist M.F. Laolagi, is a prodigal son come home after spending over 20 years in that "far away land". In 2003, broken in every way possible, Jon came face to face with the love of a God who loved him right where he was and arrested by this love Jon began to fall in love with Jesus Christ. After almost 15 years of Bible study and prayer, Jon recently began to fully understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the victory over sin and indeed the freedom it promises to those who believe. A 'fire in his belly' was ignited and now Jon cannot sit still, wanting at every moment to "proclaim the everlasting Gospel" to anyone who will listen. 

Jon is the husband of Norma Laolagi and resides in Santa Clarita California with his 2 children Arianna, his beautiful 20 yr old daughter currently attending UC Berkeley and his rapidly growing son Aidan, 14 yrs old who will be entering high school next year. Jon also has 3 children from his previous marriage, Summer, Frankie and Jon Jr with 2 grandbabies Frankie Jr and River, 6 years and 4 mths respectively.

Christian and Morgan Hunte are a young couple on fire for the Lord. They’ve been married for 4 years, have 2 children, and live on 20 acres in Oklahoma. Christian was born and raised in Harlem, NY and Morgan was born in Hollywood, CA and raised all throughout Los Angeles County. Christian was raised Adventist but his personal walk with the Lord started in 2017. Morgan was not raised in the church and was baptized in 2015 at CYC. They have a deep interest in young people and have a burning passion for mission and ministry. They have dedicated their lives to God’s service in reaching as many people as possible to learn and love the Lord through one-on-one Bible studies, community events, cooking classes, various speaking engagements, and so much more all throughout the country! They also have a small family business where they teach people about the power in the gospel of health. God has providentially opened many doors for them to minister to others across the U.S. and to share what He has done for them. Christian and Morgan both have powerful testimonies of God’s miraculous intervention. May the Lord be glorified through them this weekend!
Mikey Jenny
Peter Chung
                            Taariq Patel
                   Scott Mayer
                        Marcus Mason
 Sonny Capolupo
Maboshe Makesa
Maboshe Makesa seeks to exemplify Christ and His righteousness as a minister of the gospel. Also, I desire to lead many souls to know Jesus intimately, understand the beauty of the everlasting gospel of the three angels’ messages, and as a result, reflect Jesus in every area of their life. I am also passionate to inspire others with the vision of evangelism and making soul-winning disciples through allowing Jesus to shine in their heart.

             Jon Laolagi
Christian & Morgan Hunte
                             Greg Cox
                           Nadine Collins
Michael Johnson
Shay Capolupo
Mikey has been a truth seeker for as long as he can remember. He was raised up in church, but as a 12 year old began to have a lot of skeptical and tough questions that the church didn't give satisfying answers for. He began to search for truth in the occult, going down the road of witchcraft. When all other roads led to hopelessness, emptiness, and addiction, he decided to give God a true chance by reading the Bible for himself and his life was radically transformed. Since then God has led his path into ministry where he desires to give the answers to people's tough questions such as the ones he had.