July 16-21

Two Special Speakers

Rev. Tara Beth Leach

Senior Pastor, Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene

I live in an adorable little mountain town in the suburbs of Los Angeles in a town called Sierra Madre, CA. along with my amazing and handsome husband (since 2006), Jeff, and my rambunctious toddler boys, Caleb and Noah.  My husband, Jeff, is one of the most generous, selfless, and loving people I have ever met.  He is a man of deep, abiding faith, and my greatest partner in ministry.  My boys fill my heart with nothing but joy, laughter, and love.  We love our family time which includes family walks, family wrestle time, hiking, and bedtime snuggles.  For fun, in enjoy training for triathlons, going to the gym, a good theological conversation over coffee, and a random girls-night-out.  

As a Nazarene Pastor, I have served in churches in Upstate New York, Naperville, IL, and Oak Brook, a non-denominational church in a western suburb of Chicago.  I am a MDiv, Graduate from Northern Theological Seminary where I also worked as a Teaching Assistant for Scot McKnight.  I now serve as the Senior Pastor at Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene ("PazNaz").  

Dr. Ron Blake

District Superintendent, Indianapolis

Dr. Ron Blake was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated from Northrop High School.  He is a graduate of ONU and NTS.  In 2001 ONU conferred upon him a honorary doctoral degree.  He went to Olivet as a History major.  He received his call to preach while a student at Olivet.  He met his wife, Susanne White, at ONU.  They were married in 1980.  They have one son, Bennett, a 2008 graduate of ONU who lives in Chicago.  

Upon graduation from seminary in 1981, the Blakes started the Flour Bluff Church of the Nazarene in Corpus Christi, Texas.  In 1984 they moved to Syracuse, IN and restarted in the Nazarene church in that community.  They have pastored in Kalamazoo, MI, Hunting, IN (First), and Indianapolis, IN, Westside.  Dr. Blade was appointed the Director of Clergy Development at the Global Ministry Center in 2000.  In this position he was responsible for the Preacher's Magazine, the Course of Sturdy for the entire denomination, and church growth strategies.  He oversaw the evangelists and chaplains, and tracked the continuing education for all clergy in the United Stated and Canada.  

In 2003 he was elected Senior Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Detroit, Michigan.  He served there for 8 years until he was elected District Superintendent on the Indianapolis District on August 1, 2011.

Susanne is also an ordained elder and has served as Senior Adult Director and Assimilation Director of a local church of the Nazarene.  She has taken Chaplaincy courses at the Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan.  

Dr. Blake has  been a member of the Board of Trustees at Olivet for many years.  He was a member of the Eastern Michigan Advisory Board.  He also served as chairman the Credential Board of the Eastern Michigan District.

Dr. Blake loves to read, loves baseball, and loves people.  

Family Camp Service Schedule

July 16th - Tuesday

9 am    Bible Studies

10:15 am    Dr. Ron Blake

7 pm    Rev. Tara Beth Leach

July 17th - Wednesday

9 am    Bible Studies

10:15 am    Rev. Tara Beth Leach

7 pm    Dr. Ron Blake

July 18th - Thursday

9 am    Bible Studies

10:15 am    Dr. Ron Blake

7 pm     Children's Choir

7 pm    Rev. Tara Beth Leach

July 19th - Friday

9 am    Bible Studies

10:15 am    Dr. Ron Blake

7 pm    NYI Service with Rev. Matt Hastings

July 20th - Saturday

9 am    Bible Studies

10:15 am    Dr. Ron Blake

7 pm    Rev. Tara Beth Leach

July 21st - Sunday

10:15 am     Rev. Tara Beth Leach

4 pm    Dr. Ron Blake


Nursery care for children birth - up to age 2 during all 10:15 am and evening service.  Located in the rear of the sanctuary.

Pre-school activities for ages 2-Kindergarten during all 10:15 am and evening services.  Located in the lower level of the  Conference Center - "The Underground".  The children will participate in the children's choir in the main session on Thursday evening at 7pm.

Children's activities for children in grades 1 - 6:

Saturday, July 13th   NMI Convention - 9 am-12 pm & 1:30 pm-4 pm - Learning Center

Sunday, July 14th     Mission Advance - 10 am and 6 pm - Learning Center

Monday, July 13th    Mission Advance - 8:30 am - 12 pm,  2 pm - 4:30 pm - Learning Center

                                 Ordination - 7 pm-9 pm - Learning Center

Tuesday - Saturday   Family Camp - 10:15 am & 7 pm - Learning Center

     * The Children will participate in the Children's Choir in the tabernacle on Thursday evening at 7 pm.

Sunday, July 21st     Family Worship Together in the Tabernacle both services (10:15 am & 4 pm)

For more information or to volunteer please contact Allison Gregory.

FOR THE YOUTH teens in grades 7-12.  

Speaker:  Rev. Matt Hastings

Lead Pastor, Estill Springs Nazarene Church

Teen Activity Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday at 10:15 am  - Chapman Memorial

Tuesday - Saturday afternoons ISAC Open

Tuesday - Saturday at 7 pm  - Tabernacle

Afterglows - Wednesday & Friday after evening service - ISAC

Please contact Indian Lake Nazarene Camp, 269.649.2281, for housing options available during Family Camp.

To help us prepare for your arrival, please fill out the Family Camp Registration Form.