Mahaffey Family Camp Speakers 2013
Rev. John Soper - Main Tabernacle Morning Speaker:
Rev. John Soper serves as the senior pastor at Ridgeway Alliance Church, leading the staff in making disciples who share the values and priorities of Jesus. Since 1973, he has served in the CMA as a church planter, pastor, and adjunct professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY. He also served for 11 years as the District Superintendent of the Metropolitan District and 5 years as the Vice President for Church Ministries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. John has been married to his wife, Mimi, for 40 years; they both enjoy spending time with their three children and ten grandchildren. In his spare time, John enjoys reading historical books and biographies of men and women who have helped to change the world.
Dr. Richard Allen Farmer - Main Tabernacle Evening Speaker:
Dr. Richard Allen Farmer is a graduate of Nyack College who has served as the senior pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, as well as the Dean of the Chapel at both Gordon College and Taylor University. He is an avid musician, having studied piano since he was eleven years old. Dr. Farmer uses his musical abilities as a vehicle for inspiring, motivating, challenging, and entertaining diverse audiences around the world. He is also an animal lover, a certified scuba diver, a motorcyclist, segway rider, and instrument-rated airplane pilot. Though he has lived most of his life in New York City, Farmer now resides in Dallas, TX with his wife, Rosemary, and son, Timothy. Dr. Farmer will be speaking Monday – Saturday, July 22 – 27.
Fresh Breeze Afternoon Service – Youth Tabernacle
Mahaffey Family Camp Youth Tabernacle Ministries:
Mahaffey Family Camp International Workers
Rev. David and Teresa Bill
David Bill graduated from McKeesport High School, attended PS, majoring in Environmental Resources Management, then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Nyack College, NY, before earning an MPS at Alliance Theological Seminary. He and his wife Teresa, have served the past 22 years as a Bush Missionaries in Gabon and Congo. Dave has also cooperated with the Peace Corps volunteers and as warden for the American Embassies in Gabon and Congo. They have 3 children, all raised in Africa.
Rev. Bob and Cheryl Fugate
Rev. Bob and Cheryl Fugate are on home assignment residing in nearby DuBois, PA. Robert entered service into Christian service in State College, PA, back in 1986. The Fugate’s first field assignment was Venezuela. They have completed several terms in Chile. Robert is married to Cheryl and they have four children; Sarah, John, Susan and Robert, Jr.
Rev. Tim and Rachel Meier
Tim was born into a pastor's house in Ohio where he gave his life to Christ at an early age. Tim and Rachel met at Indiana Wesleyan University and were married in 2002 seeking to minister full-time together. They spent 2003-2008 in the greater NYC area as Tim served as Youth and Worship pastor at Mendham Hills Community Church (C&MA) and completed his Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological Seminary. Tim, Rachel and their two boys Blaine (6) and Jude (3) have served in Paris, France since 2008 co-leading Trinity International church, starting French missional communities, and leading university ministry in Paris. Tim enjoys running, playing guitar, and seeing people awaken to the great light of Christ and his Kingdom.
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