Campmeeting Ohio


Forward to Zion


 Hometown Camp Meeting 2015

"For Such a Time as This"
June 3-6, 2015
(For 2015, location and speakers will be announced soon)


Main meetings will take place
in the


Meeting Times:

 Starts Wednesday evening, June 25, at 6:30

Continues through Sabbath evening, June 28 


Come and Enjoy a Timely and

Powerful Camp Meeting

in a Peaceful Setting


 Regarding our theme:


Our Speakers

Richard O'Ffill

Pastor Richard O’Ffill is an author, revivalist and seminar speaker. Since 1988 his sermons have been distributed nationally and internationally by American Cassette Ministries. He is bi-lingual, having worked five years in the South American Division. Because one of the Holy Spirit’s thrusts in the last days is to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers, the direction of his ministry has become basic.

Burning within him is a desire to see families restored by God’s grace. This will be accomplished as God’s people learn and exercise the fruit of the Spirit on a daily basis in their homes.

As a husband, father and grandfather, Pastor O’Ffill knows from experience that the Christian life must be lived at home. Because the church is an extension of the home, revival must start in the home before the church experiences it.

Richard O’Ffill has authored six books including the best seller, Lord Keep Your Mansions, Just Save My Children. He has written two books on prayer: Transforming Prayer and If With All Your Heart: A God-seekers Guide to Effective Prayer. Transforming Prayer and Lord, Keep Your Mansions have been translated into Spanish.  His most recent book is Lord, Save My Church.

Pastor O’Ffill has worked on three continents and his ministry includes seven years at the General Conference. Richard is a sought after camp meeting, men’s retreat and revival speaker whose themes include prayer, men’s issues, the family and practical Christian living. He is often seen on 3ABN television and the Hope Channel and is host of a weekly interview program for 3ABN radio.

Pastor O’Ffill is the father of four grown children and is proud of his eight grandchildren. His wife Betty is a secretary for the Adventist Health System. They reside in Orlando, Florida.

Speaking Schedule for Richard O'Ffill

Edwin de Kock

Edwin de Kock (1930- ) has written four books on prophecy: Seven Heads and Ten Horns in Daniel and the Revelation (2012); The Truth About 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy (2011), augmented by The Identity of 666 in Revelation (2012), a PowerPoint video; The Use and Abuse of Prophecy (2007); and Christ and Antichrist in Prophecy and History (2001, 2013).


Scholars as well as ordinary readers have delighted in his pleasant style, blended with research ranging over centuries. He displays a grasp of history, contemporary world affairs, and a polyglot culture that is unusual among writers on prophecy. He has also published in Afrikaans and Esperanto, the International Language. In the latter, he is one of its most famous poets. A good deal of his poetry has been translated into other languages, including English.


De Kock’s fascination with prophecy and history is virtually as old as his Adventism, beginning in his native South Africa more than seven decades ago. It culminated in almost twenty years of intensive research, which is still continuing. He has academic qualifications in theology, literature, education, and speech. In Israel, on Crete, and in Europe, he visited great museums, cathedrals, art galleries, and important sites connected with the contents of his books.


He has lectured internationally and has been interviewed on radio and television in several countries, including the Esperanto service of Radio Vatican. This was explicitly about his Adventism, in 1985.


Professionally he was an educator for more than thirty-five years, in South Africa, South Korea, and the United States, especially as a college teacher. He finished this career as a writing professor at the University of Texas, Pan American, in 2000. His wife Ria, whom he married in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on 26 December 1954, did the same kind of work at the same institution, from 2004 to 2112. Their sons André and Carl with their families also live in America.  

 Speaking Schedule for Edwin de Kock

Directions and Parking

Gray Chapel is located on a hill on the East side of S. Sandusky Street.

You will see yellow and also white signage that points the way to parking on Spring Street, a cross street. Spring Street is a connector street that runs between Gray Chapel and Smith Hall (Liberty Street), where our dining hall, children's program, and lodging is located. 

Designated parking is on Spring Street, but you are permitted to park anywhere you want, unless it's handicapped parking or reserved parking. 

We will have golf carts running back and forth between Smith Hall and Gray Chapel, so you can park on Spring Street and either walk to the crosswalk on Sandusky, and then up to the large church, or you may catch a ride from a cart.

If you get lost or need a ride, call Gus Foster at 330-607-5239

If you need to obtain a meal ticket (and pay later), call Maya Sullivan at 989-941-5740

The Sabbath meals will be a combination of box meals and possibly haystacks, all of which will be served or picked up at theSmith dining hall.

Reservations are now being taken for the following:

Air-conditioned units for 4 adults

Tasty vegan meals

Reservations are first-come, first-serve


To make reservations, call 740-304-4332


For more information, see our reservation page 


Let us know if you are planning to attend the camp meeting, even if you do not wish to reserve. We are needing to get an idea of how many people to expect. Please email us or call us, and let us know if you plan to attend,and how many will be in your party.

Thank you so much!


The Camp Meeting begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday,

June 25, and continues through Sabbath evening,

June 28.

**Check-in starts at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 25. Please go to the foyer of Gray Chapel.


Bring your Bible, your desire to grow as a

Seventh-day Adventist, and your readiness to be

equipped for active soulwinning.



You are able to make reservations for air-conditioned rooms and vegan meals. If you would like to be placed on the Forward to Zion email list, please contact us at

Children's Program 

Children's programming will be provided for Cradle Roll,

Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior.

Earliteen students are asked to assist leaders.

The children's program will be held in room 208, in the Gray Chapel complex.

Parents are asked to remain in class with young children aged 0-2.

Parents are asked to keep their children with them for the

Sabbath worship service and on Sabbath afternoon until 3:15.

There will be no evening programming for Cradle Roll and Kindergarten.

*Note: high school and college students are invited to the

main meeting in the Gray Chapel.

If further questions, call 740-304-4332.


Children's Schedule for Wednesday

Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:20 pm - 9:30 pm

Children's Schedule for Thursday

All divisions: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

All divisions: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Children's Schedule for Friday

All divisions: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

All divisions: 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:20 pm - 9:30 pm

Children's Schedule for Sabbath

No programming for Sabbath School and worship service (parents should keep their children with them for both services).

All divisions: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Primary, Junior, and Earliteen only: 6:20 pm - 9:30 pm


*Note: parents are asked to pick up their children

within 10 minutes of meeting end time.


*Note: there will be a kids swim time on Thursday afternoon, time to be announced.

Parents are asked to accompany their children to the pool. Lifeguards will be on duty.


If you have further questions, call 740-304-4332


If you would like to give towards this camp meeting, and

wish to defray the many expenses involved,

simply make your check payable to Forward to Zion,

and send your check to:

Forward to Zion
Attn: Brian Wagner
P.O. Box 167883 
Oregon, OH 43616
If you play an instrument and would like to be a part
 of the camp meeting orchestra, please call 740-304-4332. Woodwinds, brass,
 and stringed instruments are welcome.
 If you play a concert-pitch instrument, you will want to bring along your 1985 version of the
 SDA Hymnal, and play parts out of that. A list of hymns will be available by June 1. You can call us at that time, and we will forward you a copy of the list.
The orchestra will help accompany the song
 services for Friday evening, Sabbath morning, and
 Sabbath evening services.
Camp Meeting Goals

1. To uplift our Lord Jesus Christ, the Captain of the Host, and Author and Finisher of our faith.

2. To facilitate personal preparation for the Second Advent of our Lord?and the crisis which awaits us?and to examine the pitfalls and deceptions that abound, in order to steer clear of them.

3. To ground attendees in the distinctive doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including the wonderful Sanctuary message that God has commissioned us to share with the world.

4. To train attendees in proven soul-winning strategies, and share effective local church evangelism and outreach ideas, so that we can return home to immediately implement what we have learned.

5. To provide an atmosphere of prayer and consecration, wherein attendees can encourage one another in the faith.


This is a Hometown Camp Meeting
and is not sponsored by any conference.