Campmeeting 2019

Check out the 2019 Campmeeting brochure!

2019: July 21 – August 4

Additional details about Campmeeting 2019 will be added as they become available.

Evangelist 1st week – Gary Desanto, July 21-27
Gary serves as part-time hospice chaplain for Residential Hospice and minister of the First Church of Christ in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Gary loves the Lord Jesus Christ and counts it a privilege to share that love through service.  This year Gary celebrated 42 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart, Judy. Gary looks forward to returning to Patterson Grove.

Bible Study Leader – 1st week – Gary Desanto

Evangelist 2nd week – Jerry Coleman, July 28-August 4
Jerry is an Evangelist who travels around the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ! He also leads the team of 25 Francis Asbury Society speakers who, together, have many years of ministry experience carrying the Good News to over 50 countries. Jerry and Jan look forward to returning to the Grove.

Bible Study Leader – 2nd week – Jan Coleman
Jan looks forward to leading a study that focuses on fulfilling Jesus’ words in John 17:20-23. How can we – in our homes, relationships, churches, workplaces and neighborhoods – live in unity and be witnesses of the love and grace of God?

Music Leader/Choir Director – David Duty
Brenda Nighbert, Pianist

Jennifer Smith, VBS Director
Fondly known as Miss Jen at Patterson Grove, this will be her seventh year as VBS Director. Miss Jen and her husband, Ralph, live in Union Springs, New York where she is a second grade teacher. Miss Jen has been a cottageholder for 17 years, and is a proud sixth generation campground kid!

Tina Woodward, Senior Youth and Young Adult Group Leader
Deb Wilt, Senior Youth Leader Assistant
Rebecca Wandell, Junior Youth Leader
Sabre Whitenight, Junior Youth Leader Assistant


Monday through Friday

Program Time Location
VBS 9:15AM Tabernacle
Junior Youth 9:30AM Rec Hall
Senior Youth 9:30AM Pavilion
Adult Bible Study 9:30AM Boarding Hall
Evening Prayer 7PM Memorial Cottage
Evening Services 7:15PM Tabernacle

Sunday Mornings

Program Time Location
Children’s Sunday School 9AM Sunday School Room
Teen/Youth Sunday School 9AM Cottage 66 Porch
Adult Sunday School 9AM Memorial Cottage
Morning Worship Service 10:30AM Tabernacle


Ron Harvey (Adult), Brent Shypulefski (Youth), Flossi Betts (Children)

Saturday & Sunday Evenings

Program Time Location
Evening Prayer 7PM Memorial Cottage
Evening Services 7:15PM Tabernacle

Special Services & Events

Note: All events with no time listed are at the conclusion of evening services.

Date Program Time/Location
July 21 Prayer Vigil Begins 10PM-Tabernacle
July 21 Staff Reception Boarding Hall
July 24 “Christmas” Evening Service
July 26 Youth Night 7:15PM-Tabernacle
July 26 Hot Dog Roasts Chapel on the Hill- Youth; Pavilion-Adult
July 27 Patterson Grove Campmeeting Assn., Inc. annual meeting 1:00PM-Boarding Hall
July 28 Memorial Service 10:30AM-Tabernacle
July 31 “Easter” Evening Service
July 31 Seder Meal 3PM-Pavilion
August 1 Carnival 1:30PM
August 2 VBS Program 7:15PM
August 2 Hot Dog Roasts Chapel on the Hill- Youth; Pavilion-Adult
August 3 March to Zion Tabernacle
August 4 Friendship Circle Tabernacle