Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Olde Time Camp Meeting Brings People Together

Olde Time Camp Meeting always offers an afternoon jam session. Photo by Arthur Harper.
Doug Jacobs, professor at Southern Adventist University, was the featured speaker for Olde Time. Photo by Arthur Harper.
Sabbath afternoon everyone enjoyed a concert by the Branstetter Ladies, a local music group. Photo by Arthur Harper.
The weather was lovely and afforded outdoor activities. Photo by Arthur Harper.
The 2017 Camp Meeting’s theme More Like Him continued at Olde Time Camp Meeting in Deer Lodge, Tenn., June 8-10. Believers from across the northern Tennessee region came together to camp, sing, study the bible, and worship. 

The featured speaker was Doug Jacobs, professor of ministry and homiletics at Southern Adventist University. He teaches homiletics, church ministry, health evangelism, Christian beliefs, and Southern Connections classes. The son of missionary parents, he grew up in Pakistan and India. He has held evangelistic series around the world, including Florida where he served as a pastor for 26 years, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Jacobs developed “Discover Jesus,” an evangelistic series combining health and spiritual subjects.

Jacob’s spoke on different topics during the three day camp meeting. Friday Jacob’s spoke on how to “Super-Charge Your Bible Study” and “Is God Still With Us?” During Sabbath morning worship, Jacob’s focused on learning to forgive and love one another by satisfying the needs of others in a Christ-like way. 

Sabbath afternoon everyone enjoyed a concert by Branstetter Ladies, a local music group. They sang and played songs with a gospel/bluegrass twist. Their performance was followed by an open jam session. Children and and parents enjoyed the afternoon together with canoeing and hiking in nature.

by Arthur Harper, communication intern