Asbury to Host Wilmore Holiness Camp Meeting 2013

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University will host the 123rd Wilmore Holiness Camp Meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on July 14 in Hughes Auditorium.

Camp Meeting will continue throughout the week, with evening services at 7 p.m. on Sunday through Friday and morning Bible study at 10:30 a.m. on Monday through Friday. The Bible studies and a daily prayer service at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. will take place in Room 214 of Reasoner Hall.

Evening services for the Wilmore Holiness Camp Meeting will take place in Hughes Auditorium.
Evening services for the Wilmore Holiness Camp Meeting will take place in Hughes Auditorium.

“This is the third year that Asbury has hosted the Camp Meeting on our campus, and it’s been an honor each time,” said Asbury University President Sandra C. Gray. “As the pace of modern life seems to increase, it becomes more and more important to take these opportunities to allow the Spirit to speak through His word and His people. I’m sure we’ll be blessed by the teaching and music of this special gathering.”

This year’s evening speaker will be Dr. Anthony Headley, a psychologist and professor of counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Seminary, giving him training in the Bible and theology, as well as a mental health professional.

“Good preaching presumes an understanding and knowledge of the source document — in this case, the Bible — and the end document, which is the listener,” he said. “I hope my knowledge of both Scripture and humans will allow me to apply the Word in ways which are readily understandable. I also hope some of my experiences will help me bring different, and perhaps helpful, perspectives to the spoken Word.”

Morning Bible studies will be led by Rev. Ellen Bullock ’68, an Asbury alum who answered the call to vocational ministry after serving as a special education teacher for children with learning disabilities in Illinois public schools. She is currently an evangelist with the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and is associated with the Francis Asbury Society in Wilmore.

Pianist Cliff Jackson, recently retired from the School of Music at the University of Kentucky, will lead music during the Camp Meeting. He has served as a vocal coach and solo pianist in the United States and around the world; past awards include a coaching fellowship by the American Opera Center at the Juilliard School and solo pianist for the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Jackson is currently the Minister of Music at Wesley United Methodist Church in Lexington, Ky.

In addition to the services and Bible studies, Camp Meeting also features programming for youth and children. Youth who have completed sixth grade but not yet graduated from high school can attend a residential camp on Asbury’s campus that includes worship, service projects, small group teaching, games, recreation and bowling. Children fifth grade and younger can enjoy Bible stories, games and crafts at Mount Freedom Baptist Church in Wilmore each morning and evening during the meetings.

More information about Camp Meeting is available at wilmorecampmeeting.org.

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