Join us for a concert and an old fashioned hymn sing.
SPECIAL GUESTS Jeff and Gayle Tuttle
JEFF & GAYLE have been involved in local church ministry since 1974, when Jeff graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They moved to Lansdale, Pennsylvania, where Jeff took the position of youth pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. Two years later, Dr. E. Robert Jordan started Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary and invited Jeff to join the founding faculty. For the next twenty years Jeff taught in the seminary, as he and Gayle were also actively involved in the ministry of Calvary Baptist Church. In these years the Lord blessed them with two sons and two daughters. They now have seven grandchildren.
In 1996 the Lord moved the Tuttles to Dresden, Germany, where they helped to plant and later Jeff pastored the Freie Baptisten Gemeinde. Both Jeff and Gayle had had a heart for missions since early in their lives and God blessed that heart in the seven years that they served in Dresden. In 2002, however, the Lord clearly directed to bring them back to Lansdale, where Jeff became the dean of Calvary Baptist Seminary. Jeff held the dean’s position until May 2012, when economic pressures in the seminary mandated cuts in personnel.
Virtually simultaneous with the departure from the seminary, God opened a door for ministry with missions again. In 2004, Rob and Lee Clarke moved to mainland China to begin a ministry there. Over the years since that time, God has blessed the work in a wonderful way. There are currently seven families serving together in the work of China Vision, which has spread to two cities in addition to the founding city. With the ministry expanding and opportunities proliferating, the team had concluded that they needed a dedicated “home base” person in the States. Rob and Jeff came to the prayerful conclusion that the timing of Jeff’s departure from the seminary was an indication of God’s leading, and June 1, 2012, Jeff assumed the position of Stateside Team Coordinator with China Vision. He continues in that capacity, which involves promotion and fund-raising, as well as recruiting and preparing the pastors who travel to China to train pastors and church leaders there.
10:10 Welcome & Introductions
10:15 Hymn Sing, Testimonies, Specials
11:20-11:30 Camp Calvary Update
11:30-12:15 Hymn Sing Continues, Specials, Devotional