Del Rittgers

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.”


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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As I have started going through this year's Camp Meeting videos I thought I would put together a few short clips to give everyone a sneak peek at what we will be posting.

Be sure to check back often as we will be posting much more soon!


IHA Youth Camp 2012

by Tori Rittgers on April 26, 2012

IHA Youth Camp: June 10-16, 2012

IHA Youth Camp 2012The Iowa Holiness Association Youth Camp will be June 10-16! We would LOVE for you or the teen in your life to be part of this incredible week of Camp! You will have the opportunity to draw closer to the Lord and become in tune with what He desires for you! Please understand that the focus for this week isn't about entertainment or recreation, although there will definitely be times when those things will occur. Holiness Camp is a rare opportunity to place the primary focus on a week centering on spiritual things.

Our Youth Evangelist will be Rev. Del Rittgers of Des Moines, Iowa.  Pastor Del is a favorite among the youth, with his thought-provoking Bible studies and a desire to develop a personal friendship with each teen.

There will be fun games and activities, like [click to continue…]

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A Call to Prayer

by Jim Kerwin on April 23, 2012

A Call to Prayer from Rev. Don Thurman

Rev. Don Thurman

Rev. Don Thurman, IHA Board Member

As we look forward to our 2012 Camp Meeting, June 10-15, just 48 days from today, I am writing this Call to Prayer for another “time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). Let us set aside each Tuesday as a day of prayer for the Camp Meeting. If possible let us gather in small groups and let us claim the promise of our Lord that if we will agree in prayer we will have what we ask of the Father (Matthew 18:19). If it is not possible for us to gather with a group for prayer, let us take time each Tuesday as our schedule permits to intercede for the Camp.

Let us ask in faith for the anointing of the precious Holy Spirit upon all the workers: Evangelist, Rev. Hal Daigre; the Bible Teacher, Rev. Esther Brown; the Worship Leader, Rev. Larry Dodds; the Children’s Workers, Rev. Cyril and Jan McKay and family; the Young People’s Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers and family; and the World Gospel Missionaries Leroy and Sandy Anderson.

Let us pray for many to [click to continue…]


Pardon Our Dust!

by Jim Kerwin on April 10, 2012

The New Look of the Iowa Holiness Association Website

We’re in the process of rebuilding – from the ground up – the Iowa Holiness Association website. “IHA Website 2.0” will have many advantages. For instance, more members will be able to contribute to the site. And IHA camp meeting messages can be more easily shared as podcasts. This process will be ongoing through the first week of May.  But you’re probably here wondering, “Yes, but what about the information for this year’s camp meeting?” Here’s it is in a nutshell:

2012 Camp Meeting Information

  • Dates: June 10-15, 2012
  • Place: The IHA Tabernacle on the grounds of the old Vennard College campus.
  • Time: Evening meetings start at 6:30 PM. (Morning and afternoon meeting times will be listed shortly.)
  • Speakers:
    • Evangelist: Rev. Hal Daigre
    • Bible Teacher: Rev. Esther Brown
    • Camp Song Evangelist: Rev. Larry Dodds
    • Youth Evangelist: Rev. Del Rittgers with Mrs. Chris Rittgers
    • Children’s workers: Rev. Cyril McKay, Mrs. Jan McKay

Access to other pages—About Us, Youth Information, Doctrinal Statement, etc.–will all be restored in the coming days. Thanks for your patience. We hope to see you all in June!