Ministries Development

How We Serve

The primary purpose of the department of Ministries Development is to partner with our local conferences in developing and supporting outreach ministries that will transform and evangelize the communities within our union territory.

We are dedicated to focusing our energies and resources toward finding new ways to share the Good News. As a result, we will highlight those projects and ministries that are evangelistically innovative, cross cultural, and which provide transferable ministry models for our other union churches.

We also serve as a liaison between the North American Division departments and ministries and our local conference departmental and ministry leaders. In cooperation with our local conferences, we will sponsor union-wide training events and evangelistic initiatives that inspire, equip, and empower local church leaders in sharing the Good News of the gospel.

About Frank Bondurant

Frank serves as the vice president for Ministries Development. In that role he collaborates with our local conferences in planning and funding Evangelism, Church Planting and Compassion Ministries throughout our Union territory.  

He has deep roots in the Columbia Union having attended John Nevins Andrews elementary school, Takoma Academy, Shenandoah Valley Academy, and graduated from Columbia Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. In 1985, he earned his Master of Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. Frank is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership at Andrews University.

He has served the church as a pastor, evangelist, conference evangelism director, Adult Ministries director, Adventist Community Services director and Communication director. Prior to his coming to the Columbia Union, Frank served as the Assistant to the President at the Chesapeake Conference office.

Frank was re-elected to his position in 2011, 2016 and again in 2022.  Under his leadership, the Columbia Union has led the North American Division in Church Planting for 3 consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019) and is regarded as a trailblazer for innovative outreach methods.  

Frank is the proud father of two incredible young adults, Grace and Grant.

Getting in Touch

Office of Ministries Development

Telephone: (410) 997-3414

Vice President for Ministries Development: Frank D. Bondurant
Office: ext. 561

Administrative Assistant: Carolina Ramos
Office: ext. 561



Homeland Missions Documents

2023 Homeland Missions Year-end Report

2024 Homeland Missions Funding Brochure

2024 Homeland Missions Project Funding Application