2014 Camp Meeting Meet and Greet
Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers
Dr. P. Alice Rogers currently serves as the senior pastor of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia. This historic church sits at the gates of Emory University serving both the community and the academy. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church since 1987, Dr. Rogers has served churches in rural, urban, suburban and inner city contexts. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Rogers served as Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology and Directed the Contextual Education and Teaching Parish Programs at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Dr. Rogers continues to serve as a faculty member at Candler where she teaches in the new Doctor of Ministry Program and the Master of Divinity degree program.
Dr. Rogers, the daughter of Bill and Pat Rogers, grew up in Conyers, GA and is a life-long tenter of Salem Campmeeting. She received a BA in English/Religion from Converse College in 1983, a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School in 1986, and a Doctor Ministry degree from Emory University in 1998.
Dr. Robert Leslie Holmes
Dr. Robert Leslie Holmes was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He and his wife, Barbara, emigrated to the United States in 1967 with their baby son, Gary. With graduate training in theology and psychology, Dr. Holmes has spoken and taught on university campuses, and in seminaries and churches on six continents. He is the author of twelve books and numerous professional articles. He was honored in Belfast and in Dublin for his contributions to the negotiations leading up to the Northern Ireland "Good Friday Accord" that helped bring peace after thirty plus years of political turmoil in Northern Ireland.
Dr. Holmes is a graduate of the University of Mobile, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Columbia Theological Seminary. He currently serves as professor of homiletics and applied theology at Erskine Theological Seminary and Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary's Atlanta Campus. He is a contributing editor to Preaching, "The Professional Journal for Those Who Proclaim God's word."
Dr. Hal Brady
Dr. Hal Brady will be preaching on "Big Sunday." Dr. Brady led local United Methodist congregations in Georgia and Texas for over 50 years until his retirement in 2011. At that time, he founded Hal Brady Ministries, which seeks to present the Good News of Jesus Christ and to offer encouragement in a fresh and vital way through preaching and teaching. Dr. Brady has a weekly television show through Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting, serves as a member of the World Methodist Council, and is Chair of the Conference Center Task Force of the South Georgia Conference.
Dr. Brady was raised in LaGrange, Georgia and received a BA from the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University. He and his wife Myron have three children and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Thomas R. Roberts has been our music director and platform leader since 1989. He serves as Principal and Chief Operations Officer of Innviron Corporation (www.innviron.com) & EnviroPower Management (www.enviropower.com) , international environmental engineering, management, and consulting firms with offices in the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa, India, and the Middle East. Innviron specializes in privatizing municipalities’ Solid Waste Facilities to Energy, Gasification Technologies, Water, and Waste Water Treatment Plants. He is a Past President of the National Construction Materials Recycling Association.
Mr. Roberts has served as full-time director of music in United Methodist and Presbyterian churches from 1966 to 1992. He and his wife, Susan, served as the directors of the Chancel Choir at Christ Church United Methodist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from 1998 through 2007. During the fall of 2009 through January 2010, Tom served as Interim Director of the Chancel Choir of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Their daughter, Catherine, received her Master of Business Administration Degree in December 2004 from Florida State University and married Michael Edward Givens, Jr. on April 2, 2005. They were blessed by the arrival of their son, Thomas Drake (“T.D.”) Givens on July 31, 2009.
Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey
Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, identical twins, are originally from Atlanta, Georgia. They both hold BA degrees
from Agnes Scott College, and have earned two certifications from the American Guild of Organists, Colleague (CAGO) and Associate (AAGO). Playing duets together since the age of five, they have been pianists at Salem Campground since 1971. Alice is Organist and Director of the Senior Adult Choir at Covington First Presbyterian Church. Becky is Organist and Director of Music for Senior Adults at Covington First United Methodist Church and also serves as Organist at Oxford College. On August 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., Becky and Alice will perform a piano and organ concert at the Cathedral Basilica, the oldest congregation in America, in St. Augustine, Fl. The church has a 60 rank Casavant organ and a fine Steinway piano. Alice is married to Ken Walker, retired from WSB television and Becky to Sam Ramsey, President of Ramsey Furniture Co. and former Mayor of Covington.