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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)

Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Main meetings will take place
in the beautiful Gray Chapel.


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:

Accountability touches everything we are and do; it impacts every area of life, and its absence contributes to broken homes, unethical business practices, confused children, unhealthful lifestyles, spiritual lukewarmness, and inconsistent and questionable leadership. Accountability keeps us grounded, and helps us to be a true friend to the people in our lives, by way of exhortation.

Our speakers this year will lead us to a better understanding and application of accountability in the areas of youth/singles, parenting, business/professional, health and wellness, interpersonal exhortation, and leadership.

They will address the above in light of the following:

* What Jesus Christ is doing for us in the heavenly sanctuary

* Our baptismal vows

* The imminent return of our Lord

* The Gospel commission

* Prophetic guidance


Our Speakers

Dwayne Lemon

The Lord brought Dwayne Lemon out of the darkness of a life of entertainment in the Hip-Hop and R & B culture as a professional dancer and choreographer in such a time as this to become a humble participant in bearing the light of God's love in His local vineyard of Atlanta, GA.

More than anything else, Elder Lemon desires to make those who are young in age and youthful in their experience aware that you can have a very real, happy and fulfilling relationship with Jesus Christ and truly live a life that is totally surrendered to Him. He believes the heavenly combination of the Medical Missionary Work connected with the message of the Three Angels in its practical sense, will be the key to help us to prepare to meet our God.

Along with Elder Lemon is his lovely wife and best friend, Alexandra. They have four gifts from God: Jahred, Kayla, Kaleb and Jada. Together, Elder Lemon and his family want to encourage families, couples, and individuals to know that they have a part to play in finishing the work in this generation.

Speaking Schedule for Dwayne Lemon

Wednesday, June 25, 7:45 pm

"Repairing the Breach"

Thursday, June 26, 7:00 pm

"Satan's Attack Against the Remnant Families"

Friday, June 27, 7:00 pm

"The Divine Solution"

Sabbath, June 28, 7:45 pm

"God's Call for Consecrated Youth"

Eugene Prewitt

Raised and converted in Alaska, Eugene Prewitt has become known as a profound Bible teacher and as a promoter of Literature Evangelism. By age 19 he was teaching full-time. By 26 he had been instrumental in founding a college for canvassers and Bible workers. Through the websites and his spoken and written lectures reach tens of thousands of homes each year. Before the age of 40 he was the editor of Adventist Affirm magazine. Currently he teaches Bible and Church History for the global AFCOE programs and other schools of evangelism. Prior to this call, from 2003-2011, he lectured at Ouachita Hills College in Amity, Arkansas. He lives in Arkadelphia, AR, where he resides with his wife Heidi and a yorkie-mix Benny Waggles. During AFCOE breaks he still trains and motivates team of canvassers. And in the modern regional movements that have sprung from the Generation of Youth for Christ, Eugene Prewitt regularly lectures on end-time events, current issues, prophecy, Adventist history, and on 1888.

 Speaking Schedule for Eugene Prewitt

Thursday, June 26, 11:00 am

        "Accountable to God Only"

Friday, June 27, 11:00 am

        "Accountable to the Church Too"

Sabbath, June 28, 11:00 am

        "Accountability and the Judgment"

Stevie Stennis

Chaplain Stevie Stennis has spent his ministry time within the United States and overseas, serving as a literature evangelist, school teacher, pastor and chaplain. He received his BA in Theology from Oakwood University and his M.Div. from Andrews University. He is an ordained SDA minister and presently serves as a law enforcement, fire department, American Red Cross (Disaster Spiritual Care), and hospital chaplain. He has spoken for retreats and has presented workshops in various locations. Chaplain Stennis' desire is to serve the Lord and His people and to use his spiritual gifts as a minister to bring many to an understanding of the saving power and love of Jesus Christ.

Speaking Schedule for Stevie Stennis

Thursday, June 26, 9:00 am

"Who Are You?"

Friday, June 27, 9:00 am

"One Way"

Sabbath, June 28, 9:00 am

"Bad Habits"

Paul Volk

Paul Volk, certified Health Educator, conducts numerous radio and television specials, teaches in high schools, universities and medical centers world wide, and is currently being seen on international satellite.  He has been to 30 countries on 4 continents, working with Trinity Broadcasting Network, 3ABN, Quiet Hour, Maranatha, ADRA, and BYU. Paul spoke at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and also for Kiwanis and Rotary. He comes to us with a deep love for God's remnant church, a passion for souls, and a wheelbarrow full of insight regarding health and wellness.

Speaking Schedule for Paul Volk

Thursday, June 26, 4:00 pm

        "What the Experts are Telling Us"

Friday, June 27, 1:45 pm


Sabbath, June 28, 3:30 pm

        "Trust in God"

Hernan Schmidt, M.D.

Raised in Argentina and Uruguay, an SDA ?preacher?s kid? and ?missionary kid, ? Hernan Schmidt  early discovered the massive stressors ministers face?physical strains, financial struggles, congregational needs and expectations, organizational demands, isolation from peers, lack of friendships, spiritual dryness and attacks in many forms--particularly upon the pastor?s family, and the pastor?s own early imperfect upbringing?replete with limited communication skills training and successful experience?that is, communication with oneself and others, even with God. These (stressors) lead to a pastor?s inadequate capacity to teach one?s family and his congregation some of the most basic of responsibilities in communication. As a physician trained at Loma Linda and Kettering; later in specialty psychiatric  training at Harding Hospital/OSU;  then further in a vast array of clinical experience as medical leader of psychiatric and substance abuse hospital inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, NH?s, a Head Injury Recovery Center, the Minirth-Meier New Life Clinics IOP of Michigan, and as Board Member of SDA schools, and of PastorCare (the National Clergy Support Network), etc., Dr. Schmidt  has amassed godly knowledge and experience in the many theories of communication and is particularly interested in Adventists understanding and growing daily in the interpersonal responsibility of communication with all in our life. This highlight on the belief that Biblical communication is the essence of love will pinpoint common ?trouble spots,? and give us tried and true tools to help us fulfill that GREAT responsibility to our fellow man. 

Speaking Schedule for Dr. Hernan Schmidt

Friday, June 27, 6:30 pm

"Responsibility in Communication"

David Sullivan

David Sullivan is one of the founders of the Forward to Zion camp meeting, now in its fifth year. He is married to Maya, who is a pianist, R.N., and temperance leader. David and Maya have six children, the oldest of which is attending Andrews University. David has a varied background of pastoring, counseling, teaching, writing, event planning, and music. He earned his M.Div from Andrews University in 1995, and also has an M.A. in counseling. From 2006 to 2011, David served as pastor for the Delaware church in Ohio. He has a burden for the work in Ohio, and he has a real passion for sharing the Everlasting Gospel with the world. David believes that the laity will finish the work that God has given us. He is grateful to be a part of God's remnant church. His conviction is that our distinctive doctrines are of divine origin, and that they are just what 21st-century people need to survive and thrive on the very borders of eternity. David believes that Jesus Christ is at the helm of His church, and that the church will go forward to victory. He also believes that every one of us should engage in personal lifestyle evangelism, sharing the matchless charms of Jesus as opportunities arise.

Speaking Schedule for David Sullivan

Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 pm

"Stand: Accountability 101": a foundation for what follows, and practical personal application

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.