Camp Evangelist: John Oswalt
Dr. John Oswalt returned to the Asbury Theological Seminary faculty in 2009 as visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament. He has also served as research professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Miss., from 1999 to 2009, was president of Asbury College from 1983 to 1986 and a member of the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., from 1986 to 1989.
He is the author of 11 books, most notable of which is the two-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah in the New International Commentary of the Old Testament. His most recent book is The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah, released in 2014. He has also written numerous articles that have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals. Dr. Oswalt is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, with membership in the Kentucky Annual Conference. He has served as a part-time pastor in congregations in New England and Kentucky, and is a frequent speaker in conferences, camps and local churches.
Oswalt received a B.A. from Taylor University; a B.D. and Th.M. from Asbury Seminary; and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
He is married to the former Karen Kennedy, and they have three children and two grandchildren.
His theme for the Bible Study will be “Great Prayers of the Old Testament”.
Camp Missionaries: Krista Landas
I grew up in Oregon City, Oregon, in a loving Christian home as the oldest of three children. I cannot remember a time when I did not hear about God and Jesus’ love for us. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 7 years old during VBS. Since that time, I have known without a shadow of a doubt that God is calling me to be a missionary. When I was 15 years old, I surrendered myself fully to God and the Holy Spirit during Multnomah Holiness Camp. God used that camp to show me that even though I was a child of God, I had not given my whole life and desires over to Him. He showed me that He wanted everything and not just the part I was willing to give.
I attended Northwest Nazarene University and earned my degree in music education. I had questioned whether or not it was God’s will for me to earn this degree because I didn’t see it as getting me any closer to the mission field. However, throughout my years at NNU and my years of teaching, He showed me that He had a wonderful plan in mind, even if it did take a longer route than I would have wished. For the last five years, I have been an elementary music teacher in the public school system.
God has shown me that He has placed in me a passion for the lost, hurting, and abused children of this world. Currently it is God’s will that I show His love, hope, and purpose to the children of the American Indian Field.
JR/ SR High Speaker: Dallas Rostad
Children’s Evangelist – Lori Eilers
Pastor Lori Eilers is a licensed Assembly of God children’s pastor with nearly 25 years of ministry experience.