188th Camp Meeting at Pine Log

Sunday July 17th - July 24th 2022
Weekday Services at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm

2022 Preaching Lineup

Rev. Dr. Riley Phillips Short

Evening Services Preacher
Riley Phillips Short was born in a parsonage In Greenville, Kentucky.  His father was Bishop Roy H. Short and his mother was Louise Baird Short. He grew up in Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida.  A graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned a degree from  Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He also holds honorary degrees from Florida Southern College and Bethune-Cookman University.  

Rev. Short started his ministry at County Line Methodist Church in Acworth, GA.  He has served churches in Knoxville and Clarksville, TN, St. Petersburg, Leesburg, Miami and Lakeland, FL.  He retired in 2003, but has served eleven different interim-pastorates since then.  He also served as a professor of homiletics at Asbury Theological Seminary for four years.

Riley, as he prefers being called, has been a long-time speaker at the Lay Retreats of the Florida Conference and at the Youth Camps at Leesburg, FL>   For over 20 years he was one of the featured speakers at the Ocean City Tabernacle in Ocean City, NJ.  He has been the preacher for the Fedler’s Camp Meeting in Mississippi, Old Salem in Georgia, Malaga Camp Meeting in NJ, as well as the Camp Meeting in Bay View, Michigan.

Rev. Short has four children and fourteen grandchildren.  After his wife, the former Claire Malone passed away he married Patty Fouts, a retired teacher in the public schools of Polk County. Florida. She is the mother of two daughters and a son and the grandmother of three girls.

Rev. Dr. Mike Cash

Homecoming Preacher
Rev. Dr. Mike Cash is a recently retired Methodist pastor who has served as Pastor in 6 Churches and as Superintendent in the Griffin District. He served Pine Log UMC from 1983-1987 and served with the Pine Log Volunteer Fire Department. He and Connie have two adult children, Daniel and Leanne (who was born while in Pine Log). They have 3 grandchildren who live in Lake Placid, New York. Connie and Mike currently live in Bethlehem, Ga. and attend the Winder First UMC.

Rev. Michael Tutterow

Morning Services Preacher
Michael Tutterow joined Heritage as the Lead Pastor in January 2011. He brings more than two decades of pastoral ministry experience in diverse ministry settings – from the urban context of Atlanta to the beach community of Wilmington, N.C. to the small college town of Mars Hill, N.C.  Prior to becoming a pastor, Michael served as the associate editor for the national news journal Baptists Today, and worked as a news editor and writer for a missions organization.

Michael has served in a variety of state and national leadership roles with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He has written news and feature articles as well as book reviews and curriculum for a variety of publications. He also leads conferences and workshops on spiritual formation, the missional church and church renewal. As a certified coach through Coach Approach Ministries, he also assists individuals and organizations to act on their dreams and live into their potential. Michael is also a member of the International Coaching Federation.

For more than 35 years Michael has been married to Vicki, who works as a professional organizer. They have two children – Stephen, who works for a software developer in Atlanta and his wife, Emilee, and their son (our first grandchild!), Callan. Madeleine graduated in 2016 from the University of Georgia and now works in marketing in Los Angeles. Michael holds a B.S. in Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and an M.Div. from The Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Music Lineup

Daily Schedule of Special Music

Sunday July 17
11am
PLUM Praisey and Pine Log United Methodist Church Choir.
Sunday July 17
7pm
Sons of Thunder from Adairsville, GA
Monday July 18
11am
The Bozemans
Monday July 18
7pm
TBA
Tuesday July 19
11am
The Bozemans
Tuesday July 19
7pm
The Roach Family from Gainesville, GA
Wednesday July 20
11am
The Bozemans
Wednesday July 20
7pm
K Ray Looney and the New Beginnings Church Choir
Thursday July 21
11am
The Bozemans
Thursday July 21
7pm
Sixes UMC Worship
Friday July 22
11am
The Bozemans
Friday July 22
7pm
Ahmad Hall from Hinesville, GA

Rev. Dr. Kirk Bozeman

Music Leader

Daily Activities 

Monday Night: Pine Log's Got Talent
Tuesday Night: Field Day Games
WednesdayNight: BINGO and Dessert Social
Thursday Night: Corn Hole Competition
Friday Night: Ice Cream Church Off
Saturday Morning: River Tubing

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).