Lake Texoma Baptist Camp and Conference Center is a ministry of Temple Baptist Church and Crown College in Pottsboro, Texas, an hour and a half from Dallas/ Fort Worth. It is a ministry working with the youth of the southwest. There are 64 acres, it sleeps 500, it has a pool, tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, air conditioned buildings and great Bible Preaching. Red River Valley Baptist Bible Fellowship has operated this campground for many years. This year they turned the camp over to Crown College. Bro. Clarance Sexton had his first meeting with the pastors in the area. He was so encouraged with the attendance and interest shown in the camp.
There is much work to be done to get the camp ready for the summer of 2010. There will be scheduled work days for those interested in helping. The work days are September 12th & 19th and October 3rd & 10th. For those interested in investing in the next generation, you may mail your gift to P.O. Box 150777, Ft. Worth, Texas, 76108. Checks should be made out to Crown College, designated for Youth Camp. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My father, Bro. William (Bill) Krueger, was one of the five preachers who first went to see the grounds when the Red River Baptist Bible Fellowship was deciding to open the camp. I was 12 years old the first time the camp met on these grounds. Bro. Art Wilson was preaching that year. I believe he wrote the chorus we sang, “Heaven Is Better Than This”. We had the unique experience of having a snake come through the Tabernacle while Bro. Art Wilson was preaching. I was in the choir and saw people begin to stand upon the pew. A preacher from Sherman, Texas, Bro. Lloyd Ledbetter, was one of those standing on the pew. Bro. Ledbetter was a very short man, dressed in cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. The woman beside him was a very large woman and she knocked him off the pew, causing him to land with his foot on the neck of the snake. He had to stand there while they killed the snake. I don’t think he ever forgave the woman.
I am 65 years old and my memory of that week of camp is still very clear to me. It was a spiritual work in my life that I can still feel when I walk through the Tabernacle. God can still work in the lives of our children today and we need to have a good solid camp that will give our children a week of experiencing the holiness of God, away from television, movies and iPods. We do not have a lot of time to capture our children’s hearts, but camp is a great way to get their attention turned to the Lord. We are praying God will greatly use the camp this year.
Bro. Daniel Knickerbocker can be reached at 724-518-0442 or www.revivalministries.net. The camp may be rented with a commitment of 200 or more people.