Shingleroof Campmeeting 2016


We have a wonderful Campmeeting planned again for this year.  You will want to bookmark this page and check back for further details.  Please mark you calendar now the dates are:

July 15 through July 21, 2016


We have services at 11:00 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Our servants for the week include.....


Rev. Dr. Bill Bouknight 

Dr. William R. (Bill) Bouknight was born in Greenville , SC , June 20, 1941, son of the Rev. and Mrs. W.R. Bouknight, Jr.  He was reared in Methodist parsonages all over South Carolina .  His undergraduate and most of his seminary education were received at Duke University , with the final year of the Masters of Divinity work completed at the University of Edinburgh ( Scotland ).   Afterward, Bill completed the Sacred Theology Masters (STM) at Yale Divinity School .  In 1988, Wofford College in Spartanburg , SC conferred upon him the honorary D.D. degree.    Bill served five churches in South Carolina from 1966 until 1994.  In 1994 he was appointed Senior Minister of Christ UMC, Memphis , TN.   During Billís thirteen years in that position, over 4000 new members joined the church.  Over one-third of them joined by profession of faith, rather than transferring to Christ Church from another congregation.   In cooperation with a large African-American church in that city, Christ Church sponsored an annual interdenominational service in the Pyramid of Memphis early on Easter morning that attracted an average of over 15,000 worshippers.  Bill is a former chairman of the board of directors of the Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church .  Currently he serves as a part-time Associate Director of the Confessing Movement.    Bill served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard for 27 years, retiring in 1994 with the rank of Brigadier General.  Bill has been married to Gloria Pardee Bouknight for 42 years.   They have two sons, Brad and Aaron.  They reside at 10 Oakman Lane , Columbia , SC 29209 .  Billís hobbies are golf, quail and turkey hunting, reading, visiting historical sites, and dancing with Gloria.


Rev. John McGowan 

John has served as the Lead Pastor of Restoration City Church in Washington, DC since it was planted in October of 2014.  Restoration City exists to see spiritual, relational and cultural restoration in our nationís capital.  John is a passionate communicator with a deep desire to see the Word of God transform individuals, neighborhoods and cities.  Prior to Restoration City , John served at Mclean Bible Church in the Northern Virginia suburbs and The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham , NC .  John spent his first seven years at McLean leading The Gathering, MBCís college ministry, and the last three as the Teaching Pastor at Frontline, MBCís ministry for young professionals.  His time at The Summit was spent as a church planting resident preparing to lead Restoration City .  John and his wife, Laura, live in Alexandria , VA with their two boys, Jack and Aidan.  We are so blessed to have John and his family leading and living with us this year.  By the way, you can keep up with John online through Twitter (@JohnGMcGowan), his blog ( and Restoration City ís website (


Rev. Tim Dowdy

Rev. Tim Dowdy is no stranger to Shingleroof, and we are blessed to have him come this year and fill the pulpit for our Monday morning service.  Tim is the Senior Pastor of the Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church here in McDonough.  We are very happy to have him preach for us, and encourage everyone to come out on Monday and be blessed by his message.  We find it interesting that Tim wanted to be a professional basketball player when he was in high school.  Competed in an Ironman with his son.  And as he has listed on the church website, he secretly wants to be Indiana Jones.  We look for ward to hearing from Tim.



Rev. Rick Maeser (Host Pastor) 

Rev. Rick Maeser is the senior pastor of the McDonough First United Methodist Church.  This will be Rev. Maeser's second year hosting Shingleroof, and we look forward to his leadership once again during the 20145 encampment.  Rev. Maeser was born and raised in Georgia, and grew up in the Palmetto UMC.  He is an Eagle Scout, and graduated from the Newnan High School with the class of 1974.  He attended and graduated from LaGrange College, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Religion in 1978.  He then attended and graduated for the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master of Divinity in 1981.  He has served as Chairperson of the Northwest District on Ordained Ministry, 2007-2013; and is currently serving on the North Georgia Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.  Rev. Maeser enjoys running, and participates in 5K events.  (Look for him around the campground with the other runners.)  He is married to Nell, a graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, LA with a BSW in Sociology; and a graduate from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Social Work.  They have two children, Philip who is in the 10th grade and plays the piano and the saxophone, and Lydia who is a 2014 graduate of LaGrange College and plays flute.  It is good to have Rick back with us this year.


Mr. Doug Stroup 

We are blessed to have Doug Stroup come and to be our song leader for 2016.  Doug has been with us many times in the past providing special music on his own, with his family of singers, and more recently with the Peach State Quartet.  Doug was saved at the age of 10 and started singing for the Lord that same year. He and his wife, Amy, met at church and were married in 1988.  They have been blessed with seven children, Doug, Andy, Anna, Dora, Amelia Grace, Amanda Joy and Della Rose.  Doug became the new owner of The Peach State Quartet in 2009 when the previous owner, Tom Cabaniss, went home to be with the Lord. Doug considers it an honor and a privilege to carry on the legacy and ministry of the group.  His favorite scripture verse is Hebrews 12:2.  Doug will be joining us on Sunday and lead us through the week.  

Also helping this year....  Our own Ben Studdard will lead our songs from Friday Evening until Doug arrives.  Thank you Ben.


Ms. Melissa Hensel

On the piano for the entire week, we welcome back Melissa Hensel.  For many at Shingleroof, Melissa is as much a part of this week as putting your feet in the cool waters of the spring.  We have counted on her for so long, we are just not sure what we would do without her.  Melissa has been playing the Shingleroof piano now for more than 30 years, and we are very blessed to have her as part of our campmeeting experience.


Ms. Amy May

We always have plenty of fun things for the kids to do at Shingleroof.  This year we are excited to welcome back Ms. Amy to Shingleroof to lead the children's activities.  We want all of the kids to come down to the pavilion every weekday afternoon at 2:00 for a fun time of crafts and games led by Ms. Amy.  Ms. Amy May joins us again this year and has a lot of things planned for your children.  Who will be the first to burst a water balloon on Ms. Amy?


Special Music for all Services

Music will be provided by many soloists, local groups and choirs from the community.   We are excited to welcome back our choirs that have been singing for Shingleroof for many years now, and thank them for their continued service.  We also welcome back The Jonesmen Quartet, Honey Creek, and The Peach State Quartet; and we look forward to having them share their music with us again.  More to come so check back.




VIDEOS from 2014 encampment will be available on a first come, first served basis



2016 Children's Activities at Shingleroof Campmeeting

Ms. Amy has a wonderful week planned for all of our children.  Monday's activities will be at the Pavilion behind the Dining Hall.  Monday all the children will be painting T-Shirts.  Please come during you designated time.  The older group will be using Puff Paint, and the younger group will be using other painting techniques.  Toddlers, Pre-K, and Kindergarten will meet at 2:00 pm.  First Grade and older will meet at 3:00 pm.  Keep to the schedule so that everyone will have plenty of room to work.  Tuesday all children will meet at the Basketball Court at 2:00 pm for "Stories of the Lost" (The Good Shepherd), Scavenger Hunt, and Hide and Seek.  Wednesday meet at the Basketball Court at 2:00 pm for "The Good Samaritan," Water Games and Build-A-Boat Challenge.  Thursday meet at the Basketball Court at 2:00 pm for "The Farmer and the Seed" (Good or Rocky Soil), Cupcake Wars Challenge and Growing Seeds.




Shingleroof Dining Hall

We will be serving Lunch again this year along with the evening dinner.  Everything that you need to know, and to make reservations for meals is located at Dining Hall Call-Aheads.  Just click the link and you are there.



RV Campsites are still available.  Complete hook-ups provided.


Services will be broadcast throughout the Campground on our local FM transmitter.  



Schedule of Events

Friday July 15th

7:45 pm | Evening Service -- Bill Bouknight | Special Music by Honey Creek

Saturday July 16th

11:00 am | Morning Service -- Bill Bouknight | Special Music by Tm Foster

7:45 pm | Evening Service -- Bill Bouknight | Special Music by  Flippen United Methodist Church Choir

Sunday July 17th

9:30 am | Sunday School for all ages throughout the campground.  The adult class will be led by John Lunsford, the youth will be lead by George Yacoubian, and Amy May will lead the children.

11:00 am | Morning Service -- Bill Bouknight | Special Music by McDonough First United Methodist Church Choir

7:45 pm | Evening Service -- Bill Bouknight | Special Music by The Jonesmen Quartet

Monday July 18th

11:00 am | Morning Service -- Rev. Tim Dowdy | Special Music by Waverly Sweat

--2:00 pm | Children's Activities under the Pavilion  |  T-Shirt Painting.  2:00 pm--Toddlers Pre-K, and Kindergarten.  3:00 pm--First Grade and up.

7:45 pm | Evening Service -- John McGowan  | Special Music by McDonough Presbyterian Church Choir

Tuesday July 19th

11:00 am | Morning Service -- John McGowan   | Special Music by Tim and Matt Wilson

2:00 pm | Children's Activities at the Basketball Court | "Stories of the Lost" (The Good Shepherd), Scavenger Hunt, Hide and Seek  

7:45 pm | Evening Service "Roll Call" -- John McGowan  | Special Music by The Peach State Quartet

Wednesday July 20th

11:00 am | Morning Service -- John McGowan  | Special Music by Doug Stroup

2:00 pm | Children's Activities at the Basketball Court  |  "The Good Samaritan," Water Games, Build-a-Boat Challenge

7:45 pm | Evening Service "Memorial Service"-- John McGowan  | Special Music by Salem Baptist Church Choir

Thursday July 21st

11:00 am | Morning Service -- John McGowan   | Special Music by Wanda Joy

2:00 pm | Children's Activities at the Basketball Court  |  "The Farmer and the Seed" (Good or Rock Soil), Cupcake Wars Challenge, Growing Seeds 

7:45 pm | Evening Service -- John McGowan  | Special Music by First Baptist Church McDonough Church Choir


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