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Shingleroof Campground continues tradition with 183rd meeting


By Alex Welch
Assistant Editor   

  July 19 marks a historic event in the history of one local organization, as Shingleroof Campground prepares to hold its 183rd campmeeting. The interdenominational organization serves as a Christian revival, holding annual meetings that draw a wide range of visitors from Georgia and other states around the country.

  The host pastor for the week is Rev. Darris Baker of McDonough United Methodist Church, and several other ministers will join him throughout the daily services. Rev. Dr. David W. Bush of First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas, is preaching during weekend services. Bush has received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for outstanding work in Evangelism and the Horizon Award for leadership in teaching Effective Stewardship.

The tabernacle at Shingleroof Campground provides the center for worship throughout the week of each campmeeting.                                                       File photo

  Rev. Dr. William Bouknight III, another recipient of the Denman Award, comes to speak as a retired pastor from Christ UMC in Memphis. He served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army National Guard for 27 years. Rev. Dr. Archie Norman is preaching at the Monday morning service. Norman was the founding pastor of Henry Baptist Church in McDonough. Dana Blackwood comes from the Church of The Apostles in Atlanta to serve as the song leader for all services, marking his third year in that position.

  Several local groups and choirs are set to perform throughout the week, including The Jonesmen Quartet, the Gum Creek Band and Peach State Quartet. Children’s activities will also be ongoing, including a water war on Wednesday, July 24.

  The campmeeting runs from July 19-25. There will be daily church services held in the tabernacle at 11 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. beginning on Friday night. The Shingleroof dining hall will serve lunch after each morning service and dinner at 6 p.m. in the evenings. RV campsites with complete hook-ups are still available for reservation.

  For more information or directions to Shingleroof’s 2013 campmeeting, go to



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