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Mid South Family Conference

August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018

A weekend for the entire family.  A wide variety of activities are offered  to spark the interest of almost anyone at any age. For the outdoor lover there is hiking, canoeing, and the High Adventure Area;  for the sports lover there is swimming, volleyball, golf, basketball, and several individual tournaments.  There is ministry for all age levels from ages 4-12, to teens and adults.  There are exciting programs geared for each age bracket, as well as a nursery for infants and toddlers during the morning and evening ministry services.  Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun, relaxation and spiritual renewal.

Pricing Options: Conference Fee:   $50 per person, or $150 for immediate family of 4 or more.

                             Accommodation Fee:   Lodge  $120 per room, sleeps 4,     Cabin, Tent, RV site   FREE

                             Commuter Fee Entire Conf. :  $50       or       $7 per meal per person


Joe Reese

Mr. Joe Reese was born and raised in Mississippi, and was born again in 1970. He
was commended to full time work in 1983. He has traveled extensively teaching
the Word of God throughout Canada, USA, and other countries of the world. Joe
and his wife Ann live in Sault Ste Marie, ON., Canada.

Justin Phelan

Justin Phelan was born and raised in Nashville Tennessee where he attended the Gospel Chapel. Justin grew up at Horton Haven as a camper and then staff and then served on CORE Staff for four years. He and Claire met at Horton Haven and got married there on October 27th, 2007. Justin graduated from Emmaus Bible College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Computer Systems Management. In 2003 he and two friends from Emmaus started Blackwood Media Group, a web design company that serves churches, Christian organizations and commercial buisnesses. Justin has worked with youth for a number of years and has served at a number of camps through out the US both in teaching and leadership roles. Justin and Claire currently live in Columbia, TN where they are active members of their local church. Justin and Claire have two children, Della (3) and John born in August of 2014.

Arthur & Lois Manning

Arthur and Lois Manning reside in Dubuque, IA, along with their 4 children.  Arthur has been teaching in the Computer Information Systems department at Emmaus Bible College since 2001.  Lois has loads of fun craft activities for all ages.  Each craft is designed to go along with the lessons that Arthur teaches often using cartoon illustrations, songs, or skit dramatizations to bring home the message of who God is and what He has for us to learn from His Word.


Matt Phelan

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 (married to Darin Cavallo) and Nathan (married to Gisel) and four grandchildren,Della, John, Willow, and Mia. In his spare time Matt enjoys backpacking and riding his motorcycle.