Elder Howard’s ministry began in the Pacific Northwest. Following graduation from Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif., he served the Washington Conference as pastor and youth director. From 1993 until 1998, he directed the regional affairs program of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) as a special assistant to the NPUC president.
Throughout his service for the church, Howard also served as the executive secretary for the North American Division, and as president for the Mid-America Union centered in Lincoln, Neb. In more recent years, he was heavily involved as vice president of mission and ministries for Adventist Health System in Orlando, Fl.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Oakwood University Alumni Association Greater Orlando Chapter at 3653 Rochelle Lane, Apopka, Florida 32712.
Please keep Elder Howard's wife, Osceola, and his family in your prayers as they mourn his loss.