Two Special Speakers

Rev. David Sharps

Senior Pastor, Olathe College Church

Rev. David Sharps is currently the Lead Pastor at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, KS.  Prior to his pastoral position at College Church, David was the District Superintendent of the Update New York District.  He has also served as Lead Pastor at Crossroads Church in Phoenix, Fairview Village Church in suburban Philadelphia, and Lima Community Church in Lima, OH, where he also was the Youth Pastor during 8 of his 15 years of ministry there.  He has his Bachelor of Arts from Mid-America Nazarene University, Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary and, Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.  

David met and married Carol Lynne McCollough-Sharpes at Mid-America Nazarene College 35 years ago and they will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary in June of 2018.  Dave and Carol have two children.  Jonathan, age 30, who is married to Katelyn and they are expecting their first child in June and, Hannah, age 20.  

Dr. Brian Powell

District Superintendent, Kentucky

Dr. Brian Powell serves as the District Superintendent (pastor to pastors) of the Kentucky District Church of the Nazarene.  Since January 2015 the KYNAZ District has cast a vision to Renew, Equip, and Connect (R.E.C) pastors, leaders, and churches across the Bluegrass State. The vision implements a strategy of corporate prayer, church planting, and congregational revitalization.  Over the last three years, the Kentucky District has planted more than thirty churches and an authentic sense of spiritual renewal is sweeping through many congregations.  

Previously Dr. Powell served as the Lead Pastor at Decatur First Church in central Illinois.  During his tenure, the church developed a new vision and experience notable growth.  From 2005-2013 he served as the Lead Pastor at Raleigh Fist Church in North Carolina.  Under his leadership, the church established a missional focus and also experience significant growth.  Raleigh First Church made GROW Magazine's top 50 church growth list for two consecutive years.  Prior to his time in Raleigh, Dr Powell was the founding pastor of Covenant Life Church in Greensboro, N.C.

Family Camp Service Schedule

July 17th - Tuesday

10 am    Rev. David Sharpes

7 pm    Dr. Brian Powell

July 18th - Wednesday

10 am    Rev. David Sharpes

7 pm    Dr. Brian Powell

July 19th - Thursday

10 am    Rev. David Sharpes

7 pm     Children's Choir

7 pm    Dr. Brian Powell

July 20th - Friday

10 am    Rev. David Sharpes

7 pm    NYI Service with Eric Wood

July 21th - Saturday

9 am    Conventions

1:30 pm    Convention Resumes

7 pm    Free Family Fireside Cookout

July 22nd - Sunday

10 am     Rev. David Sharpes

4 pm    Rev. Kevin Hardy


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

Pre-school activities for ages 2-Kindergarten during all 10 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 during all 10 am and evening service Monday - Friday and Sunday at 10 am and 4 pm.    Activities also on Saturday at 9 am - 12 pm, 1:30 pm and through the close of the conventions.  Located in the Learning Center.  This year's theme:  MEGA Sports Camp.  Children will also have a missionary speaker.  The children will participate in the children's choir in the main session on Thursday evening at 7 pm.  For more information or to volunteer please contact Allison Gregory.

Childcare for Mission Advance (District Assembly)

Sunday, July 15 - Childcare for all ages up to 6th grade. 

FOR THE YOUTH teens in grades 7-12.  

Speaker:  Eric Wood

Eric has served on staff at the Valparaiso Nazarene Church for 13 years as Youth Pastor and Connections Pastor.  He is married to Sally and they have three children ages 9, 7, and 4.  Eric loves to spend time with his family, read, and play any sport he can find. 

Teen Activity Schedule

Tuesday - Friday at 10 am  - Chapman Memorial

Tuesday - Friday at 7 pm  - Tabernacle

Saturday - July 21st NYI Convention - Tabernacle

Afterglows - Wednesday & Friday after evening service - ISAC

Sunday School - Sunday, July 22nd at 9 am - ISAC

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