July 26 - August 3, 2019: Tilling the Ground
Many people are requesting information on the Campmeeting speakers earlier in the year.
We have been inviting many speakers and have confirmed the following thus far for 2019:
Mark Finley and his wife, Ernestine “Teenie” have have been involved in Christian ministry for over 40 years—preaching, teaching and offering spiritual growth workshops, conducted over 100 evangelistic series that have spanned the globe with sermons translated into over 50 languages. In April 2016 the Living Hope Church Growth and Evangelism Training Center was opened in Hay Market, Virginia. Classes focus on the Christ-centered Biblical principles that the Holy Spirit has guided him into in evangelistic proclamation and church growth with younger pastors and lay people. The Living Hope School of Evangelism and Southern Adventist University established a Master’s Degree in Comprehensive Evangelistic Outreach and Mission with the curriculum beginning in July 2017.
In January 2011, John Bradshaw became It Is Written’s new speaker/director. In his two decades of ministry, John has held more than 100 evangelistic series. His series have spanned 6 continents and impacted thousands of lives in hundreds of cities. From working internationally on evangelistic projects, to speaking at conferences and events, to authoring books, to working at home base in Chattanooga, Tennessee, John continues to energetically lead the It Is Written ministry team and impact the world for Christ and His soon return.
Lee Venden and Marji Venden
A pastor, educator, and presenter for more than 29 years, Lee has sought to know Jesus better and to help others accomplish that as well. He has authored three books and co-authored the internationally popular website, www.allaboutjesusseminars.org. Marji Venden has a particular interest in helping children understand that they too can have a personal friendship with Jesus. As an educator for more than 12 years, and mother of two children, Marji loves to assist parents who are seeking to guide their children into a relational
understanding of Christianity.
Vandeon D. Griffin (Youth Speaker)
Pastor Griffin served as the Youth Director of South Central Conference for 10 years and President of BAYDA (Black Adventist Youth Director Association) for 7 years. He also served as the Director of Sabbath School/Personal Ministry and Prison Ministry of South Central Conference. Currently, Pastor Griffin serves as the Associate Youth/Young Adult Director of the North American Division—Columbia, MD. He covets the prayers of the saints in this new assignment. Pastor Griffin has a passion to see people on fire for the Lord, doing what he has called us all to do “be a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).
Mike Lemon is the new speaker, director for “It Is Written Canada.” He and his wife, Rene, are both teachers, 100% organic, Non-GMO, sweet and sour lemons. Rene is the sweet one. They love sharing Jesus with others and have worked in ministry and education positions in Canada for the last 20 years; before that, they worked in South Africa as teachers, and Mike was also a pastor. They have come to “It Is Written Canada” from Fountainview Academy in BC, where they have ministered for the last 12 years. They have two amazing daughters, Jo-Ann and Miclain, who love to travel, make meaningful connections with people from all walks of life, and share their vibrant faith in God.
Loren Seibold pastors several churches in the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. Writes for several magazines, including Signs of the Times, Ministry and The Adventist Review, and as well as edits a news-letter for pastors called Best Practices for Adventist Ministry. His wife, Carmen, is an ordained minister and a hospice chaplain. They love gardening, travel and reading.
Tom LeBlanc (French Meetings)
Tom LeBlanc is well known among our French community and brings a wealth of experience on practical Christian living.