I grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in a very churched, Christian home. When I was 5 or 6 years old, I made a profession of faith in Jesus as my Savior. However, I don’t think I realized the extent of my sinful heart at that age and by the age of 7 knew that I had not submitted to Jesus as Lord. After fighting the Lord for 7 years, I finally submitted to and trusted in Christ to save me from my sins. After graduating from high school, I began working summers at Northland Camp in Dunbar, Wisconsin. It was there that God used His word and the people to grow me in my understanding of my union with Christ and how the gospel is for the “saved” and “unsaved” alike–that knowing our position in Christ and understanding His grace extended to us through the gospel is the only way to grow in sanctification. After graduating from Bob Jones University with a major in Bible, I traveled for a time on the Frazor Evangelistic Team and worked mainly with the Children and Teen programs. I then attended Northland International University, working as a Graduate Assistant with Northland Camp and completing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies. Currently, I do administrative work for 4theGospel ministries headed up by Will Galkin and travel with his evangelistic team. I have a specific burden that people know the futility of life outside of a relationship with Christ and that our only hope and satisfaction in life and death is knowing that we belong to Him.
Debi and her husband are active members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in La Verne, California. She accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age of 5 years old. Debi and her husband, Tom, have been married for 42 years . Together they have 2 children, Thomas and Michelle, along with 8 grandchildren. Debi has been teaching various ladies’ Bible classes and speaking for ladies’ groups for over 30 years. Her greatest burden is for the problems Christian families face today, and her greatest love is ministering to women who have a heart for their families and children. To learn more about the speaker, visit her website at www.debipryde.com.
Jonathan was born in Togo, West Africa and was saved as a young boy. He surrendered his life to the Lord for ministry when he was a senior in high school. Jonathan met his wife Emily at BJU where he received a BA in Bible Evangelism. After graduating in 2006, Jonathan served the Lord as a youth pastor at Westgate Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC before the Lord called him to join National Hoops Ministries. Jonathan serves as the coordinator for the NH League program as well as the evangelist for a division of National Hoops called National Goals, which uses a similar program to take the Gospel to soccer players. He also serves as a speaker at and coordinator for the National Hoops Camp.
Devin Kerns is the pastor of Church on the Cape in Wilmington, North Carolina. Pastor Kerns’ church has been involved at the Anchorage for a number of years doing a family camp in the fall and also ladies retreats in the spring. Devin and his wife, Edith, have 4 children: Caroline, Greyson, Mollie and Owen.
Dates: March 7-8, 2014
Speaker: Devin Kerns (Pastor, Church on the Cape, Wilmington, NC)
Dates: April 11-12, 2014
Speaker: Sammy Frye (Southern Pines, NC)
$15 reservation fee (deducted from total fee)
$70 Dorm Housing
$85 Cottage Housing
Date: September 19-20, 2014
$15 Reservation Fee (deducted from total cost)
$70 Dorm Housing
$85 Cottage Housing
We praise the Lord for a successful weekend. Though check-in time was rainy and messy, things cleared up for a nice Saturday to end the retreat with. The 38 men in attendance enjoyed a fajita bar Friday night, maple bacon donuts as the highlight for breakfast, and of course the pig pickin’ for lunch, courtesy of Roby McPherson (member of Victory Baptist Church in Whiteville). Activities involved target practice with the potato gun on the back field, lawn games such as corn hole and kubb, 9 square in the air, among other things. We especially appreciated the ministry of Dr. Fred Moritz as our speaker for this year. Below are a few pictures to sum up the weekend. Enjoy! Continue reading
Congratulations to the winners from this year’s March Mania Challenge! We greatly appreciate the hard work everyone put in to raise money for the new pier!
It’s hard to believe we are gearing up for our 7th Annual March Mania Challenge. Let me thank you all for your service and love for The Anchorage and I hope you will be willing to take on the Challenge once again this year.
March Mania Challenge is an effort by the staff, staff alumni, and friends of The Anchorage to raise funds for projects essential to our camping program. After raising their own support, staff members will lace up their running & walking shoes and pump up their bicycle tires and log as many miles as they can during the month of March to help reach our goal.