Meet the NAYC Speakers: Rema Duncan
This week we introduce to you Bro. Rema Duncan, one of the general day session speakers. He is a husband, father and a servant of the Lord.
Rema Duncan was born in Brooklyn, NY and received salvation at New Life Tabernacle in South Brooklyn. He ministered across the nation as an evangelist and graduated from Indiana Bible College before a burden for the Chicago metro area came.
With much guidance, he relocated to the IL District where he met his bride to be, Fredericka Duncan (a Chicago native). They were married in the fall of 2011. Together, with their son Judah, the Duncan family now pursues the establishment of a strong church congregation in the inner city of Chicago. Rema Duncan has served as Sectional Youth Director in the Illinois District, Regional Coordinator for Project 7 Bible Clubs and Evangelist to the Apostolic Pentecostal movement.
InsideOut: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you and why?
RD: Bible…duh=) , Chai tea, Bacon
IO: Please tell us your favorite joke.
RD: The joke my son tells me all the time: How do dinosaurs fly? They just wing-it!
IO: What is the funniest moment you have had while preaching?
RD: While preaching at a rally, my wedding ring flies off a hits a student in the head (lesson: don’t sleep in church=).
IO: Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
RD: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump
IO: What is your dream travel destination?
IO: What does your daily devotion routine look like?
RD: 1. Set my alarm the night before for 5am 2. Wake up @ 4am. 3. Get irritated for waking up early 4. Try to fall back asleep 5. Can’t fall back asleep. 6. Make a cup of chai 7. Head upstairs for prayer with my bible and my #citiesworthsaving prayer journal. 8. Pray, read or listen to a bible passage 9. Make a journal entry.
IO: What is your favorite hobby/past-time
RD: Dating my wife, playing with Dinosaurs, Vlogging, Gaming.
IO: How do you prepare to preach to thousands at North American Youth Congress?
RD: Be consistent in who God wants me to be, be consistent in spending time with my family, be consistent with those I am discipling. Consistency is stability.
IO: Briefly share your testimony, especially from your life as a teen.
RD: Received the Holy Ghost and was baptized as a preteen; however, spent a lot of time battling identity, which led to bad decisions. Looking for acceptance in the wrong places. When I made a resolute decision to be “all in” that as when everything I wanted to accomplish in life became a reality and doors of fulfilling my purpose opened.
IO: When and where did God call you to preach, and how did you answer you His call?
RD: Felt the call at age 12, answered the call at age 20.
IO: What advice do you give to the teens and young adults of this generation?
RD: BE CONSISTENT. Develop a solid foundation of prayer. Work on your “people skills”. Have a healthy balance between your digital footprint and your biblical fingerprint.
IO: How can the students take the North American Youth Congress fire to their homes and home churches and keep it burning?
RD: Serve the kingdom by doing these (listed in order of importance): 1. Obey your parents in the Lord. 2. Be a modeled student at your school (referring to grades and behavior) 3. Promote the vision of your Pastor and local church 4. Give to SFC
BONUS: What is the greatest thing that has happened in your life besides salvation?
RD: Marrying Fredericka.