190th Camp Meeting at Pine Log

Sunday July 14th - July 21st 2024
Weekday Services at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm

2024 Preaching Lineup

Weekday Morning and Evening  Services Preacher
Rev. Dr. Brian Germano
Pastor Brian and his wife Trish have been married since 1989, have a grown daughter and son-in-law (Jennifer and Zach), and two granddaughters (Hannah and Hayleigh) who all live in Woodstock, GA. He loves Jesus, our United Methodist church, music (singing, playing trumpet, guitar, and songwriting), history (especially Civil War military history and early Methodist history), anything Disney-related, Atlanta Braves baseball, and amateur astronomy.

Raised in East Point and Fayetteville, GA (yes, he’s actually a south-metro-Atlanta native!), heearned degrees from LaGrange College, a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Wesleyan studies from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. He’s served United Methodist churches around north Georgia since 1989, and is excited now to be serving Christ here in Coweta County!
Homecoming Preacher - Bishop Robin Dease
Sunday July 14 at 11am
Bishop Robin Dease is the episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference. She was elected bishop by the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference
of The United Methodist Church and consecrated on November 4, 2022. Her first assignment as bishop is to the North Georgia Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church and she began service in North Georgia on January 1, 2023.
Bishop Dease grew up in Brooklyn, New York, one of 13 siblings. She graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg in 1992. She earned a master of divinity degree and a doctor of ministry degree in stewardship from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
She joined the South Carolina Conference in 1992, became a full-time local pastor in 1998, and was ordained an elder in 2001. She has served as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Johns Island (1998-2008), John Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville (2008-2012), and St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Hilton Head (2021-2022). She also has served as superintendent of the Hartsville District (2013-2021), and in 2012, was interim chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Claflin.
Bishop Dease has been involved in numerous denominational and conference boards and committees, served on the 2012, 2016, and 2020 General & Jurisdictional Conference delegations, has served as an Upper Room Spiritual Formation Leader, and has been active in organizations in the communities where she has served (Ministerial Alliance, Chamber of Commerce, United Way Faith Based Committee, Rotary, and more).
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Kids Kamp


Music Lineup

Daily Schedule of Special Music

Music Leader

A Brief History of Camp Meeting

For nearly 200 years people have been coming from all over to join together in praise and worship at Pine Log Camp Meeting. Before there were church buildings on every street, early settlers would gather their crops after the harvest and, out of spiritual necessity, they would head to camp meeting. Families would set up tents and a circuit rider would come on horseback to teach and preach the gospel. The preacher would be cared for by the hospitality of those attending, before departing for the next ministry destination.

While the traditional circuit rider is no longer a necessity, preachers still travel from afar to share the gospel here at Pine Log. Although contemporary times present an abundance of options with regard to how people encounter God, Camp Meeting continues to be a thriving and vital form of worship. This age-old tradition is not an empty ritual, but serves as a powerful and transcendent opportunity to connect with the God of all creation on a deeper level. 

In his journal, Francis Asbury frequently writes about attending and preaching at camp meetings. In a letter to a Methodist preacher dated December 2, 1802, Francis Asbury writes, "I wish you would also hold campmeetings; they have never been tried without success. To collect such a number of God's people together to pray, and the ministers to preach, and the longer they stay, generally, the better." He then concludes with a reference to Matthew 4:19, "This is fishing with a large net" (p. 477).