Dan has been a board member since 1982 and lives on a farm in Murfreesboro with wife Trisha. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Dan is a contractor and developer who owns Decker Construction Co. and is a partner in Decker and Belt Co. He serves as an elder at New Heights Chapel and is involved with the ministry of Special Kids. His hobbies include hunting, running, and backpacking.
Matt serves as the Executive Director of Horton Haven Christian Camp. His involvement with the camp goes back 1976 while serving as a counselor during college. After spending 18 years working in computer technology he came to the camp full time in 1995. He is involved year round in day-to-day operations of camp ministry. He also is an Elder and shares in teaching responsibilities at the Nashville Gospel Chapel in Nashville. Matt and his wife Wendy make their home near the camp. They have three grown children, Justin (married to Claire), Holly and Nathan and one grand-daughter Della. In his spare time Matt enjoys backpacking and riding his motorcycle.
Dave and Teresa King have been working with children in the public schools, private schools and summer camps for over 40 years. They have served at Horton Haven and in Alaska, Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington. Using his friend Homer, Dave presents the message of faith and spiritual growth in the Lord Jesus Christ. The children enjoy Homer, illusions, Biblical lessons and filmstrips. Dave serves as an elder at Christian Believers of Donelson. Dave and his wife Teresa have taught our Staff Training for many years here at HHCC. They have two children and five grandchildren.
Jon Glock received his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College in 1991. He studied at Dallas Theological Seminary and received an M.A. in Biblical Studies in 1994. Since that time, Jon has served in the youth and adult ministries at College Heights Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Jon has served Emmaus since 1994 both as the Director of Admissions and as adjunct faculty; he currently holds the position of Dean for Student Affairs. He maintains a dynamic itinerant preaching ministry as he frequents camps and conferences across North America. Jon and his wife, Kati, are the proud parents of Anna Kate and Jonathan.
Lauren has been around Horton Haven since her early childhood and has been involved as both a camper and staff member. She joins our board after having served the last few years on the committee for our annual 5K Trail Trek. Lauren has been married to her husband, Mark HuYoung, for 14 years and together they have four children: Brady (13), Zoe (10), Sadie (7), and Layla (5). They attend Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN, where Lauren serves as a small group leader in women’s Bible study. She also supports Mark in his role as a community group leader, hosting weekly small group Bible study and fellowship. Outside of family and church, Lauren enjoys all kinds of exercise and outdoor activity. Her newest endeavor is learning the game of golf so that she can join the rest of her family who already play.
After coming to know the Lord in Lebanon, Charles Ziady Moore better known as Chuck Moore, came for his education to the United States in 1955. After earning his BA and MA degrees at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, he spent three short years teaching at North Park University in Chicago. His further studies took him to the New York City area where he met his future wife. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island at that time. Chuck married Elaine in l967 and settled for the past 43 years in the Middle Tennessee area. They are the parents of Daniel and Lauren and the grandparents of five grandchildren. His career has included teaching, research, and publishing with Thomas Nelson Publishers, where he served as Vice President for over thirty years. Though officially retired now, he remains active in many areas. Ministry and service, however, have always been at the core of his life. Thirty two years ago the Lord used him together with several others to start Horton Haven Christian Camp. For all these years Horton Haven has been a great blessing. Continuing ministries have included Community Bible Church in Nashville, the Gideons, and overseas missions mainly in Lebanon and the Middle East.
A native of Nashville Tennessee, John Phelan was born again in 1947 while serving in the United States Navy. After graduation with a degree in Mortuary Science he worked as a mortician before attending Emmaus Bible College, now in Dubuque Iowa. Following several year in the data processing field, he went full time in the Lord’s work in 1965. With a passion for preaching the Gospel and with a shepherd’s heart for the people of God, he served as an elder at the Nashville Gospel Chapel. He was one of the founders on Horton Haven Christian Camp and has served in many capacities over the years. He has been married to Mary Lou for 63 years, They have three children, seven grandchildren and an increasing number of “greats”.
Steve is the Executive Director of Providence Christian High School in Fremont, MI. Previously, he spent 16 years on the faculty and administration of Emmaus Bible College, where he met his wife Wendy when they were freshmen students in 1985. One of Steve’s greatest passions in preaching and teaching the Word of God which he regularly does in local churches, conferences and camps. The Witters first served at Horton Haven in 1989 when Steve spent the summer as the Staff Director. Their daughters Joann and Emily have followed in their footsteps, and both have served HHCC through the SIT program and as CORE staff members. Steve enjoys hunting, racquetball, and can occasionally be found on a golf course.