Evangelist – Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson is national director of the Brethren in Christ U.S. Formerly senior pastor of Carlisle (Pa.) BIC, Alan lives in Dillsburg, Pa., with his wife, Sharon. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.
First Sunday Morning
Jeremy grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and went to Kansas City College and Bible School in Overland Park, Kansas as well as Hobe Sound Bible College in Florida, where he met his wife Ronda. He knew they would get married the first time he saw her. After 30 years of marriage, he says it’s still her touch and her smile that he needs to have each day. Together they have been remodeling a 250+ year-old house—a place for their three grown children, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson to visit.
Jeremy directs all aspects of the camp’s ministry, prepares budgets and casts vision, which he’s been doing since 2011. He looks forward to continuing to lead the Roxbury team in serving people and sharing Christ’s love. He enjoys attending the services of the various groups and has found it to be spiritually encouraging—challenging him to study the scriptures to find the basis for his own faith. Before serving as the Camp Director, Jeremy pastored Lakeview Community Church in Goodrich, Michigan from 2008 – 2011. Prior to that he served as a youth pastor to churches in Michigan and Oklahoma. He always knows two things: how many days until Camp Meeting and how many days until his next cruise.
Jeremy has been Roxbury Holiness Camps Executive Director since July 2011. Jeremy served as a youth pastor for 17 years in several states and revitalized a church in Goodrich Michigan from 2001 – 2011.
In his spare time Jeremy makes custom pens and other woodworking projects.
Second Weekend MISSIONS DAY
Mission Day Speaker – Adrian Despres
Adrian Despres became a Christian while playing football for Furman University (Greenville, SC). As a respected student, athlete, and peer, Adrian began sharing his faith with others as he used his God-given public speaking abilities. This was the beginning of Adrian’s Itinerant speaking ministry.
In 1990, after graduating from Seminary at Columbia International University, Adrian joined the Itinerant Ministry Staff of Kingdom Building Ministries with whom he continues to serve today. In addition, Adrian serves as the Chaplain for the University of South Carolina’s football team. His ministry reaches thousands of students and young adults each year and has brought thousands into a relationship with Christ. Adrian’s passion to see lost souls saved and Christians called into a life of laboring for God continues to propel his ministry.
Adrian lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife, Lisa, and their children, Rachel, Branson, Kaitlyn, and Benjamin. To learn more about Adrian visit www.adriandespres.com.
Weekday Evening Speakers
Monday – Joshua Nolt
Joshua Nolt has served as the senior pastor of Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church since September of 2011. He and his wife, Ruby, have been married over 20 years and are enjoying the teenage years of their children. Joshua loves to be creative…as a fledgling potter, ameatuer writer, iPhone photographer, or average musician. He feels his passion and purpose is to help guide others to recognize and receive the presence of God in all things. He is also a trained spiritual director and hopes to graduate with his Doctorate in Leadership and Spiritual formation from Portland Seminary in the spring of 2021.
Tuesday through Friday Evenings – Ken Hepner
Ken and his wife Raina were called by God to come back home to be the Senior Pastoral couple at Cedar Grove after 27 years of absence. They left in 1985 to begin their ministry as Senior Pastoral couple of the Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church where they served for 16 years. They also pastored Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church for eight years and worked for three years to plant the On Eagles’ Wings Brethren in Christ Church in Silver Spring township PA. They began their ministry among us in June 2012. Their call is to work together as a couple to help as many people as they can to connect with Jesus in a deeply personal way. Ken’s loves begin with family: Raina, Sam, Mashawn, Monica, Jaden, Trey, Sydney, Dan, Kristin, Eric, Derrick, Mike, Amber, Jared, Raegen, Kylee, and Brianna Hepner. He also loves outdoor sports and old cars. Ken’s skill set includes preaching Biblical and relevant messages, discipling, leading, and teaching the followers of Jesus about engaging meaningfully in the spiritual life. They are thrilled to be pastoring back home in the church that gave them their start in ministry and so much grace when they met Jesus in 1975
Monday Morning – Missionary Paul Pawelski
Tuesday Morning – Keith Sider
Wednesday Morning -Missionary Jay Smith
Thursday Morning – Bishop Brian Hoke
An active member of the Brethren in Christ U.S. since childhood, Bryan grew up in Pennsylvania. As a young adult wanting to impact the lives of others, he earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies from Messiah College and later a master of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Bryan has more than 15 years of pastoral experience spanning across three BIC conferences. His ministry includes stops in Lawrenceville, Ga., as a bi-vocational pastor; Carlisle, Pa., on the pastoral staff of a large congregation; and Hummelstown, Pa., as senior pastor of a nontraditional church. He has also served on numerous conference and denominational boards, including the Southeast Conference as treasurer and the Atlantic Conference as a representative on the Commission on Ministry and Doctrine.
Bryan lives just north of Hershey, Pa., with his wife, Kerry, and three daughters, Jordyn, Kylie, and Madelyn. He relaxes by playing and watching sports, working around the house, or grabbing the latest movie from Redbox. Much to the dismay of his friends, Bryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.
Friday Morning – Steve Delaney