by Monte Sahlin

By AT News Team, May 26, 2014

The Adventist motorcyclists camp meeting for the United States is scheduled the first weekend in June. Individual bikers and motorcycle clubs are coming in from all over the country for the fourth year in a row since this event began.

The program begins Friday morning with biker games organized by Leroy Bennett, road captain for the Adventist Motorcycle Ministry. Friday afternoon participants who have brought their motorcycles will join a ride through Amish country and share dinner at an Amish restaurant. The speaker Friday night will be Paul Collins, the founder of a nondenominational biker church in Columbus, Ohio. His topic is "My Passion for Jesus."

Debbonnaire Kovacs, the author and retreat leader who serves part time as editor for feature stories and the arts section of Adventist Today, will lead worship at 10 a.m. on Sabbath morning and 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. Her topic Sabbath morning is "Backseat Bikers: The Issue is Trust," and on Sunday morning is "The Armor of God, Motorcycle Style."

The preacher Sabbath morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning will be Herb Orellana, the biker evangelist and singer. He will tell the story of his own conversion from a life of crime and substance abuse and talk about how to proclaim the gospel among bikers. He is heard regularly on the Three Angels Broadcasting Network and leads evangelism campaigns around the country and internationally.

Saturday night Pastor Tom Hughes, organizer of the Biker Camp Meeting and founder of Bible Biker Ministries, will present a concert. Sabbath afternoon there will be another ride for those with motorcycles at the event, ending at a Bible wax museum.

Sabbath dinner and a Sunday brunch are part of the package at no charge. Camping facilities and guest rooms are available at a special rate through Mount Vernon Academy (MVA). The event will be held on the MVA campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, north of Columbus. Meal tickets can be reserved at www.ohioadventist.org/su_survey.php?survey=8 or by phone at (740) 397-4665, ext 111. To reserve camping sites or lodging, call (740) 485-5427 and leave a voicemail message or send an Email to Dean Rico Woolcock at campmeeting@mvacademy.org.