Pittsburgh District Family Camp 2021

Pittsburgh District Family Camp 2021 – July 25—August 1, 2021

EVERYONE [includes all walk-ins, evening service attendees, RV Campers] planning to attend MUST register online!

For those needing help registering online, please call: 724-287-5867

The Mission Of Pittsburgh District Family Camp:

  • Spiritual renewal and physical rest.
  • Deepening of connections with the district family, both new and old.

Some of the events you can be a part of:
(all events are tentative due to COVID regulations & restrictions)

  • ENC Red & White Day
  • Annual Corn Hole Tournament
  • CORN ROAST returns in 2021!
  • Lovin’ on Butler Mission Day
  • Children’s Talent Showcase
  • Have fun at Moraine State Park

Meet our Guests!

Rev. Kerry Willis - Evening Speaker

Rev. Kerry Willis

Evening Speaker

Rev. Kerry Willis
Evening Speaker

Kerry Willis is a native of North Carolina’s coastline, a son of a fisherman and a fisherman for the Son. He pastored one local church for 24 years, Harrison-burg First Church of the Nazarene in Virginia. Pastor Kerry has spoken in the Middle East, Germany, Guatemala, and across the United States. In 2018, Pastor Kerry was elected as District Superintendent of the Philadelphia District Church of the Nazarene. He now oversees churches in Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. He now lives once again along the shore in Cape May, New Jersey. The theme of his ministry is “Presence Matters Most — No Invisible People.” Project Galilee was birthed in his heart in The Holy Land. Pastor Kerry married Kim in 1980 and they have a son, Grayson, and a daughter, Allison, who is married to Joshua. Lucy is an adopted Treeing Walker Coonhound that is their constant companion. He will share the messages for the Worship Services – Suns. 10:45am & 4pm ; Mon.-Sat. at 7 pm.

Kerry loves to lead yearly “Hearts Aflame Discipleship Journeys” to the Holy Land and has made ten pilgrimages there to date. Kerry says, “Walking where Jesus walked with Jesus walking inside of you is indescribably life-changing. Kerry founded “Project Gali-lee”, a seaside gathering of Christ-lovers designed to deepen devotion for Jesus and whatever He desires.

The son, grandson, and great-grandson of commercial fishermen, Kerry calls the Outer Banks of North Carolina “home” and continues to carry on the family trade — He’s a “Fisher” of souls. In his latest book from Beacon Hill Press titled Relational Leadership – What I Learned From a Fisherman About Leading a Church, Kerry writes, “I am most grateful to be the son of a fisherman and a fisherman for The Son.” Kerry believes the one thing that people are most desperately looking for is to see ordinary people in extraordinary love-relationships with Jesus Christ and one another. There’s no vision above being an answer to the prayer of Jesus in John 17 — that we would be one. Kerry’s heartbeat is best defined in two words — Deo Volente, Latin for “As God Wills,” or “Whatever God Wants”

 

 

Rev. Gerry Whetstone - Bible Teacher

Rev. Gerry Whetstone

Bible Teacher

Rev. Gerry Whetstone

Bible Teacher[/caption]Rev. Gerry Whetstone
Bible Teacher

Rev. Gerry Whetstone

Bible Teacher[/caption]Rev. Gerry Whetstone has been preaching and pastoring for over 45 years, as well as serving at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) as Director of Constituency Relations. He holds a BA and MA in Religion from ENC, with his Master’s work focus being Biblical Studies and Homiletics. He had an internet devotional ministry, “A Pause to Ponder God’s Word”, where devotionals were posted on the website of the same name. In June 2006, he launched His Servant Ministries, an itinerant preaching/teaching ministry. He is presently pastoring Malden First Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife of 45 years, a grade school grade teacher, reside in Malden, MA. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. He will be our Bible Teacher Monday-Friday at 10 am.

 

 

Rev. Brian Daniels - Youth Speaker

Rev. Brian Daniels

Youth Speaker

Rev. Brian Daniels
Youth Speaker

Brian is the pastor of Warren First Church of the Nazarene in Warren, Ohio. Brian has been a full-time pastor for 21 years, serving 14 years as a pastor for youth and worship at several different churches. His wife, Kelly, has served as a children’s pastor and the two have worked together as co-pastors. Brian and Kelly have served as missionaries in Nairobi, Kenya, working with African Nazarene University. Brian holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry. Brian and Kelly have two grown children, Dakota and Briley. Brian will speak to our youth Monday—Saturday at 10 a.m.

 

 

Rev. Lynn Simpson - Children’s Speaker

Rev. Lynn Simpson

Children’s Speaker

Rev. Lynn Simpson
Children’s Speaker

Rev. Lynn Simpson is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and no stranger to the Pittsburgh District. She has served as a children’s ministry leader for 21 years and prior to that served in youth ministry for 12 years. Pastor Lynn has been a Children’s Camp speaker as well as speaking for Family Camp children’s programming. She currently serves as Children’s Pastor at our Nazarene Church in Portland, Michigan. Along with ministering to the families at her local church, she is the chaplain for the church daycare. Pastor Lynn is married to Bart, and they have 2 boys: Jalon, 22, and Noah, age 15.

Children Services are scheduled in conjunction with our adult Bible Study and Evening Worship Service times.

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