Seeking God’s Wisdom

To the children of God chosen to accomplish great works for God – yet they too often choose to sit back and remain satisfied where they are more comfortable.

For the Christian, the learning never stops; we must earnestly desire to obtain wisdom from God and learn to work diligently for Him while time draws near. James the Apostle says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.” (James 1:5)

Do not be deceived, God will not impart to men knowledge of Him while they are content to live in darkness. In order to receive God’s help, man must realize his weakness’s and deficiencies. Wrong habits and motives must be shaken off, as one must determine in his heart to conform to Godly principles to claim the which is rightfully ours in Christ Jesus.

Sadly many never reach their God given goals and destinies because they sit back and wait for God to do for them that which He has already given them the power to do for themselves.

I pray and feel God desiring to do something big in Florence and Hemingway counties. May we as God’s people humble ourselves enough to pray for a great revival and move of God in our area.

Pray now, mark your calenders beginning Sunday May 18th-Saturday 24th, each night starting at 6pm. Come expecting God to do great things through the annointed preaching of God’s Word. May many souls be revived, lifted, and gloriously saved for the kingdom of God. “As Iron sharpeth iron, so one man sharpeth another”.

Lynn Terry’s Reflections

Lynn's PictureThirty-five years ago I was so moved by the Hemingway Camp Meeting experience that I stood and said, “If you didn’t have Hemingway Campground, you would have to build it.” All these years later I believe that statement to be more true that ever. The small town of Hemingway has been blessed with a rare jewel that is increasingly hard to find.  The Camp Meeting harkens us back to the days of our forefathers; to the pioneer days. When you step on the grounds at Hemingway you are instantly transported back to another time and era when life was at a slower pace and people mattered and cared more. It’s a special feeling.

The preaching and the singing: Oh, that wonderful preaching and singing. It brings the community together as nothing else can. There is, of course, the food, which doesn’t hurt any. But the total atmosphere of community is so refreshing you sense the presence of God in such a powerful way. Whether you’re alone under the tabernacle early in the morning or in a lively evening service with all the people praising God, you will experience His presence in a fresh and powerful way. That Holy presence is really what makes Hemingway Camp Meeting so wonderful.
I will see you under the Grace Lewis Tabernacle and we’ll have camp meeting.

What is so great about Hemingway Campmeetings?

IMG_2479As the poet once said, “How do I love you? Let me count the ways…” I think it might be appropriate to count the ways we love Hemingway Campground:

  1. Great music! Choirs and singing groups come from all around to share their faith in music. The congregational singing is lively as well.
  2. Open air! Breath deep and enjoy the evening breeze as you sit back under the tabernacle roof.
  3. Great preaching! Some years we enjoy one evangelist all week. Other years we hear different local pastors each night. This year we will have five local pastors and one very faithful evangelist returning from Kentucky. (That evangelist will lead the lively congregational singing throughout the week as well.)
  4. Early morning devotions and prayer! Again, local pastors will be leading the morning devotions and prayer time under the tabernacle. What a great way to start the day in prayer and fellowship with devoted Christians, followed by a great breakfast prepared for us in the cafeteria.
  5. Delicious food! The hot breakfast will get you going strong every morning. And every evening different churches supply a light supper so people don’t have to cook before they come out for the evening. The cafeteria is open after the evening services for those who choose to stay and fellowship over coffee and desert.
  6. But the absolute best thing about the Hemingway Campmeeting week is that Christians from all denominations and cultural backgrounds choose to set aside the things that tend to divide Christians, and instead focus on the one thing that unites us: The Lord Jesus Christ – The One who left his home in heaven to suffer, to be tortured, and to die on a cross -The One who rose from the dead to prove to us that He was God – The One and only sacrifice who could save us from our sins to offer us eternal Life with Him for eternity!

Campmeeting 2014

2014 Hemingway Campmeeting

May 18-23

Opening Night: Sunday, May 18

C4 – Carolinas Coastal Camp Meeting Choir
Director: Tim McKenzie from Andrews, SC

Weekday Mornings:

7:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
Morning Devotions and Prayer
Led by local pastors
Breakfast to follow in the cafeteria

Sunday and Weekday Evenings:

Supper served on the grounds Sun – Fri @ 6:00 p.m.,
provided by local churches

Evening Worship, Sunday-Friday@7:00 p.m.



Praise & Worship Songleader: Rev. Lynn Terry from Faith Assemblies of God, London, KY

Pianist: Becky Richardson, New Hope Church, Johnsonville, SC

Local Choirs and Vocalists will sing each night


Night Services

Monday: Lynn Terry from Faith Assemblies of God, London, KY

Tuesday: Larry Zaky from Hemingway First Baptist Church

Wednesday: John Wilkes from Outland Church of God

Thursday: Chris Fannin from Harvest Free Will Baptist Church

Friday: Tim Nail from Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church


Campmeeting 2013

7:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
Morning Devotions and Prayer 

Led by local pastors
Breakfast to follow in the cafeteria

Lynn Terry

Lynn Terry

Evening Worship, Monday-Friday@7:00 p.m.

Supper served on the grounds Sun – Fri @ 6:00 p.m.,
provided by local churches


Praise & Worship Songleader: Rev. Lynn Terry

Musicians: Keith Britt & Debbie Hanna

Local Choirs and Vocalists will sing each night

Opening Night: Sunday, May 19

C4 – Carolinas Coastal Camp Meeting Choir
Director: Tim McKenzie from Andrews, SC

Night Services

Monday: Alan Thompson, Johnsonville Pentecostal Holiness Church

Tuesday: Daryl Tanner, Midway Baptist Church, Hemingway, SC

Wednesday: Morris Smith, SCIPHC

Thursday: Lynn Terry, Assemblies of God, London, Kentucky

Friday: Youth Emphasis

Closing night, Friday May 24

Outdoor Area Youth Rally
featuring local bands, praise and worship teams, and drama ministry


Saturday Morning Prayer Walks

    Community members are encouraged to exercise their prayer life and their bodies at the same time by taking prayer walks around the Hemingway Campground. The atmosphere is excellent for pouring one’s heart out to God in prayer while embracing God’s wondrous creation. Please remember to pray for our community, our churches, and the upcoming 2012 Hemingway Campmeeting. Saturday mornings are encouraged, but walkers are welcome anytime.


Photos 2006

Campmeeting June 2006Img_8795 Randall Jones


(Not Pictured) Rev. Jerry Howell, Evangelist

IMG8656 Zion Choir

Zion Holiness Choir

Lynn Terry, Song Leader

Lynn Terry, Song Leader

Img_8773 Susan

Img_8778 Guitar man

IMG8668 Mike

Mike Poole,
Chairman, Hemingway Campground 2006

Morning Prayer Service and Breakfast

Rev. Lynn Terry leads morning prayer services.

Rev. Lynn Terry leads morning prayer services.

Breakfast is served following the morning prayer services.

Img_0238 BreakfastImg_0242 Greg Breakfast