A Message From Our President
I believe Christian camping holds a special and significant place among the various ministries of Christ’s body, the church.
Darlene and I have dedicated many years to Christian higher education. We believe strongly in the importance and value of this ministry. We also believe in Christian missions. We spent the month of January in central Africa, and plan to return next winter for several months. And we believe strongly in the importance of vital local congregations. I served full-time for three years as superintendent of our Free Methodist churches in the Southern California and Arizona conferences. So when I say that Christian camping is an important ministry within the church, I am not demeaning these (and other) ministries.
On the other hand, Christian camping does some things that these other ministries do not do, or can not do as well. Some of my most satisfying teaching experiences have been as a Bible teacher at Christian camps. Why? The camp setting offers an opportunity for daily study in a way not typically experienced in the local church.
I thank God for the ministry of Lighthouse Christian Camp!