Ivor Myers, former MTV performer, was ordained to gospel ministry on September 11.
"The ordination was a special affirmation that God is working with and through me," says Myers
and 20 friends dropped out of school to party, write music and smoke marijuana while the Boogiemonsters recorded their first album.
During this time "D", a backslidden Adventist, joined their group.
While they were high on pot one evening, the subject of religion came up, and "D" asked if they knew what day the Sabbath was.
answer startled them and they began studying the Bible.
Within six months the entire group was baptized.
Myers and his buddies started sharing the three angels' messages in their hip-hop music, holding up their Bibles on MTV and tossing copies of The Great Controversy to the audience during live shows.
But when a fan asked how the Boogiemonsters could represent God, conviction came and Myers left his music career to work at Target.
Not long after, Myers began studying theology at Oakwood University.
While there he
met and married Atonte Ware.
"We love to do ministry together," says Atonte, who supports Myers
in an administrative capacity.
"It's how we fell in love and we plan to do it until Jesus comes.
The couple has four children: Jaden, Joshua, Jenesis, and Jaliyah.
Shortly after their marriage, Myers
became lay pastor of a small church in Paso Robles, Calif. In 2003, he
joined Steve Wohlberg, then pastor of the Templeton Hills
church, as youth pastor/Bible worker.
When Wohlberg became a full-time evangelist, conference leaders called Myers to be the church's pastor.
holds a public outreach series each year.
In addition to pastoring, Myers travels, speaking and sharing his
testimony through Power of the Lamb Ministries.
and Atonte have also begun a number of other global ministry movements, including Operation Global Rain and ARME Bible Camp.
A number of other ministry concepts are in the works.
"God has laid a heavy burden on me to develop global strategies for evangelism," says Myers