Steve Shafer

Wednesday evening Rev. Del Rittgers' message came from 2 Corinthians.

2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17   “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”


Tuesday evening our opening worship was led by Dr. Phillip Phelps.  Then our Youth brought us some music with help from the group from Kentucky Mountain Bible College.  Isaiah Reid asks the question “After you are no longer a Slave to Sin – What is Next?”  Our Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers‘ message was from 2 Peter chapter 1 verse 3 And examine why “Being Good Isn't Good Enough


Singing “The Comforter Abides With Me” is how the Monday evening service of the 2016 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting started.  WGM's missionary in Japan, Zach Motts led the opening prayer and our founding President Rev. Isaiah Reid was back to give us more insight as how things were in the 1800's.  Tonight our Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers looks to Genesis Chapter 26 verses 12-15 for more answers in a continuation of the question we looked into last night of “Why we are here?”


As in years past we open the 2016 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings with the singing of “There is a Fountain”  followed by greeting and opening prayer by Iowa Holiness Association president Brady Hunter.  We also had a visit from IHA's Founding President Isaiah Reid as portrayed by Rev. Jim Kerwin. And then our evening message by our Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers

Rev. Del Rittgers is a past IHA Board Member and was the camp Youth Evangelist for several years. He is currently the Pastor at the Buffalo Kentucky Church of the Nazarene


IHA Brochure

2016 Camp Meeting Information

The Iowa Holiness Association TabernacleThe IHA Tabernacle

  • Dates: June 12-17, starting Sunday evening, June 12
  • Place: The IHA Tabernacle on the grounds of the old Vennard College campus.
    • The address of the old campus is 2300 8th Avenue East, University Park, IA 52596.
    • (Click on the link for an interactive map, or scroll down to the bottom of this page.)
    • Follow the main driveway (an extension of Center Street) north for about a quarter mile.
  • Time:
    • Evening meetings start at 6:30 PM.
    • Morning prayer meeting: 7:30 AM in the tabernacle
    • Morning meetings start at 10:30 AM
    • Afternoon meetings start at 2:30 PM

Pre-Camp Rally at the TabernacleEmmaus Road

  • Everyone Welcome
  • Date June 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Southern Gospel Concert with Emmaus Road Quartet
  • Free-will Offering

  Our 2016 Ministry Team

  • Evangelist: Rev. Del Rittgers
  • Bible Teacher: Rev. Jim Kerwin
  • Camp Song Evangelist: Rev. Phillip Phelps
  • Children’s Evangelists: Rev. Cyril McKay with Mrs. Jan McKay
  • Youth Evangelists: Zach & Esther Motts from World Gospel Mission Japan
  • World Gospel Missionaries: Zach & Esther Motts
  • del_rittgers_2016Rev. Del Rittgers
    Camp Evangelist
  • jim_kerwin_2016Rev. Jim Kerwin
    Bible Teacher
  • IHA President Brady HunterBrady Hunter
    IHA President
    Master of Ceremonies
  • phillip_phelps_2016REV. Phillip Phelps Music Minister
  • zach_esther_motts_2016Zach & esther Motts  world Gospel Mission Japan

 IHA Children's Program


Children's Ministers
Rev Cyril & Jan McKay

“We'll have stories, activities and games that will help our children find their value and purpose from God”

  • Monday – Friday
  • 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m
  • For all children ages 6 – 12 years old

IHA Youth Camp 2016


Monday –  Friday  9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Saturday  8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

For youth ages 13 years and older


     “Our heartfelt purpose is to provide a Bible study program rather than merely a recreational retreat for our young people.”  Zach & Esther Motts, Youth Evangelists, WGM Japan


Click here to download Youth Camp Registration PDF


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On the final evening of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting the children showed us what they had been working on this week under the leadership of the Children's Evangelists the Rev. Cyril McKay family. This was followed by the weeks final message by Dr. Jim Diehl. His message starts out on the Greek island of Patmos where John the Apostle received his Revelation.  He then ended with a healing service.

In 1993 Dr. Diehl was elected to the Church of the Nazarene Board of General Superintendents 16 years later in 2009 they bestowed the honor of General Superintendent Emeritus status on him.


This is the Thursday evening service of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association camp me Dr. Jim Diehl read from 2 Timothy Chapter 1. The message was about the Spirit Filled Life, Keeping the Fire Burning and how God can set us free from fear and fill us with the Holy Spirit.


On Wednesday evening we hear songs from the McKay family and Dr. Bob Wilkerson. The opening prayer was led by Pastor Don Thurman. Then our Evangelist Dr. Jim Diehl brought the message from 1 Peter, Chapter 1  “God wants to make a special kind of Christian out of you


On Tuesday evening of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting our Evangelist Dr. James Diehl spoke about Spiritual Leaders and the five qualities as spelled out in Acts chapter 6

Dr. Diehl is a prolific writer of numerous articles that have appeared in the Herald of Holiness, Holiness Today, Preacher’s Magazine, Bread, World Mission, The Holiness Digest, Perspective, and others.


For the second evening of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting our Evangelist Dr. James Diehl brought a message from Psalms. Just three simple statements: Show me, Teach me, Lead me.

The 1993 General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, Indiana, elected Dr. James Diehl to the Board of General Superintendents. In 2009, after he served 16 years in this role, the 27th General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, bestowed on him the honor of General Superintendent Emeritus status.


This is the opening services of the 2015 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings.  As in years past camp was opened with the singing of “There is a fountain filled with blood” followed by greetings from IHA President Brady Hunter and then Dr. Chic Shaver leads the opening prayer.  The message was delivered by our Evangelist for the week Dr. Jim Diehl.

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On the final night of the 2014 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting we see the Children's presentation as led by our Children's Evangelists Rev. Cyril and Jan McKay. Then we hear a message from Evangelist Rev. Hal Daigre from the book of Psalms Chapter 146 titled “When you meet Yahweh

Thanks for watching these videos from the 2014 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Camp Meetings


On Thursday evening Rev. Hal Daigre's message titled “Perfect Love” comes from 1 John Chapter 4 Verses 7-12  “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God : and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God……….

Our Evangelist this year was Pastor Hal Daigre from Decatur Alabama where he is the Pastor at The First Independant Methodist Church.


On Wednesday Rev. Hal Daigre brought a message from the Old Testament I Kings Chapter 17 starting at Verse 7And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.”  He titled the message ” When the Natural Dries Up

Song Evangelists this year were: Bob & Jennifer Wilkerson


2014 Camp Meeting – Tuesday Evening – Evangelist Rev. Hal Daigre

by Steve Shafer August 5, 2014

On this evening Rev. Hal Daigre brought us the message titled “The reality of a real disciple” using the scripture from John Chapter 8 Keep checking back as we post more videos from the 2014 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting

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2014 Camp Meeting – Thursday Evening – Youth Group Presentation

by Steve Shafer July 17, 2014

On Thursday evening the Youth Group which were led by our Youth Evanglists David & Deanna Lorimer  from Kentucky Mountain Bible College shared a little of what they had been doing during the week.

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