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Native American Conference - 30 Year Celebration

June 29 - July 1, 2018

THEME: Keeping the Dream Alive and the Flame Burning

About the Conference

Challenge yourself to participate in a Spiritual Walk around the lake. Learn about substance abuse, historical trauma and health issues. Participate in the talent show and ice cream social. Come to Lake Junaluska ready to renew yourself! 

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Rev. Dr. Sam Wynn at the Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska
Rev. Joel G Locklear at the Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska

Rev. Dr. Sam Wynn (Keynote Speaker)

Sam serves as a the senior pastor at Prospect United Methodist Church in Maxton, North Carolina. He received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and earned a Doctor of Ministry from Drew Theological Seminary. He has served as a member of the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs and was the chair of SEJANAM from 1996-2000. Sam spends his free time with his family and enjoys golfing, fishing and hunting. 

Rev. Joel G Locklear (Bible Study Leader)

Joel is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and received his Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. He has served both in the North Carolina Conference and the Western North Carolina Conference. He also served as the Coordinator of Operations for the National United Methodist Native American Center. He and his current appointment, Bethlehem UMC, are the recipients of the 2017 Discipleship Ministries “One Matters” award. 

Kerry Revels is part of the youth leadership at the Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska
Tony Jacobs is part of the youth leadership at the Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska

Kerry Revels (Youth Leadership)

Rev. Kerry Revels is a part time associate pastor at Mt. Hebron Holiness Church in Maxton, North Carolina. Kerry was called to ministry in 2011 and became a licensed minister in March, 2013. He is a member of the evangelistic ministry “Flames of Fire" who evangelize on the streets, help the needy and preach old fashion tent revivals. Kerry is a full time art teacher at Lumberton High School for the Public Schools of Robeson County North Carolina. In his spare time Kerry enjoys playing golf, singing, playing guitar, producing art and spending time with his family and church family.

Tony Jacobs (Youth Leadership)

Tony Jacobs, 38, was born and raised on a small farm in Pembroke, North Carolina. Due to some unfortunate circumstances that occurred early in life, he ended up in prison with two kids at home by the time he was 20. By the time he was thirty-six years old, he was not happy at all with how his life was going. That’s when he began to realize that God was trying to get his attention. After visiting a local church, he surrendered to the Lord and has been happy ever since. Today he shares his story as an inspiration for others who have had similar pasts and want to change their future.

Lodging & Meal Packages

Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska

Package Includes:

  • Two nights lodging in the newly renovated Lambuth Inn
  • Five meals, including dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday


  • Single Room: $292/person
  • Double Room: $177/person
  • Triple Room: $146/person
  • Quad Room: $130/person

A deposit equal to the first nights lodging is due at time of registration.

For lodging and meal questions, call 800-222-4930 or contact

Registration Questions:
Natalie Hawkins, Registrar

Lodging and Meal Questions:

Program Questions:
Connie Locklear