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Ocean Grove's 148th Annual Camp Meeting Week Kicks Off Sunday July 30
OCEAN GROVE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION (OGCMA) Celebrates 148th Annual Camp Meeting Week Sunday, July 30 – Sunday, August 6, 2017

Contact: David Lotz, 609-203-2342, lotzflash@gmail.com

OCEAN GROVE, N.J., July 26, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The OCEAN GROVE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION (OGCMA), a Christian ministry committed to providing opportunities for spiritual renewal and recreation in a seaside setting, is again conducting a cherished, anticipated tradition of every summer: Camp Meeting Week (Sunday, July 30th – Sunday, August 6th). OGCMA is located in Ocean Grove, NJ. Most activities are open to the public and handicapped-accessible. Information: 732-775-0035 or www.oceangrove.org.

When OGCMA was founded in 1869, the Camp Meeting Movement (camp grounds to which Christians came from miles around to hear traveling ministers) was in full swing from coast to coast. Ocean Grove is now the longest-active site of its kind in the U.S. Camp Meeting Week is open to Christians of all denominations.

Sunday, July 30
Founders Day Worship Service – Great Auditorium
Rev. Dr. Michael Youssef at 10:30 am; Rev. Dr. Steve DeNeff at 7:00 pm.

Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1
Great Auditorium Worship Services with Dr. DeNeff at 7:00 pm.

Bible Hour – Bishop Janes Tabernacle, 9:00 am
Monday, July 31 and Tuesday August 1 – Rev. Dr. Steve DeNeff
Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5 – Rev. Dr. Duffy Robbins

Saturday August 5
Christian Music Concert – Great Auditorium
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning singer Matthew West will perform at 7 pm. Opening for West is YouTube sensation Cimorelli. (Tickets $35 - $50; call 800-590-4064 or www.oceangrove.org

Sunday, August 6 – Bishop John R. Schol
Worship Service, 10:30am – Great Auditorium
Communion Worship/Close of Camp Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Participating Faith Leaders

Rev. Dr. Steve DeNeff – Senior Pastor of College Wesleyan Church at Indiana Wesleyan University, an inter-generational congregation in Marion, IN.

Rev. Dr. Duffy Robbins – Chairman of the department of youth ministry at Eastern College and a highly respected Christian author and speaker at youth retreats, conferences and workshops for youth workers.

Bishop John R. Schol – was consecrated a bishop after 25 years as a pastor, community developer and denominational executive.

Rev. Dr. Michael Youssef – born in Egypt, he is the senior pastor of the Church of the Apostles and the executive president of Leading the Way. As a young man he became a Christian; a U.S. citizen in 1984; and earned additional degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and Emory University.