2014 Camp Meeting Meet and Greet
Rev. Roy S. Johansen
Rev. Roy S. Johansen is the former Regional Secretary of Evangelism for Northern Europe, under the auspices of World Evangelism of the World Methodist Council. For many years, he served in pastoral leadership in local United Methodist Churches in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, and he currently travels the world doing evangelistic work--often in United Methodist Churches throughout the USA. He is also a member of the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists.
Before going into ministry full-time, Roy was a chemist and worked in the oil and textile industries. Roy is married and has four children.
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.”
The Holmes’ have two adult children--Dr. Gary Holmes & Erin Holmes Eby.
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.