Debbie Young Elected National ASI President

Debbie Young of Quiet Moment Ministries, a small supporting ministry in Ypsilanti, Mich., was elected as president of Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) at the national convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 6–9. Young has served as general vice president of the organization and is the first female and first African-American to be voted as president.

Young follows Denzil McNeilus, ASI president for the last four years and a banker from Minnesota. McNeilus has been a leader of ASI in both vision and drive, spurring on members and church leaders to look anew at lay evangelism. The It Is Written staff and ASI members partnered to produce and implement the New Beginnings evangelistic materials, a tool that has enabled people around the world to take the good news to every dark corner.

ASI membership has increased over the past five years, convention attendance is at an all-time high, and ASI projects are becoming larger and more involved. For more information write to ASI, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904, or visit the ASI Web site at

October 01, 2003 / World Church