INTRODUCING OUR 2020 CAMP MEETING SPEAKER PASTOR GEORG KARL
Georg Karl returns to Warner Camp as Camp meeting speaker in 2020. Warner Camp is home to him as he grew up on St. Joseph and participated in youth camps, attended camp meeting and other special events, and enjoyed camping on the campground and (especially) Sherman’s Ice Cream. As youth pastor in St. Joseph and Flint, he brought youth groups for special retreats and preached his first sermon at Warner Camp at one of those retreats, in the presence of former Campground Manager Ray Selent. He gave his life to Christ in 1969 and was baptized in Lester Lake in 1973. Karl recognized the call of God to serve in pastoral ministry in 1979 as a college student at Western Michigan University, where he attended the Westwood Church of God.
Pastor Georg Karl has served the Church of God as full-time pastor since 1981, in pastorates in St. Joseph, Flint, and Vincennes, Indiana (for over 30+ years). Reverend Karl was ordained by the Michigan General Assembly of the Church of God on March 31, 1985 at the West Court Street Church of God in Flint. He earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Anderson University School of Theology (1985,
2012). Dr. Karl serves as adjunct faculty at the Anderson School of Theology and Oakland City University (both online and onsite classes), teaching in the area of Applied Theology, specifically Homiletics (Preaching). He retired from the Senior Pastorate in November 2019 and since has served as interim pastor at the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston Missouri. He is the author of Six Stages of Forgiving Others: A Spirit-led Adventure (Winepress, 2010) and is completing work on another book, The End Time: the Seven Most Asked Questions about Eschatology. Karl served as camp meeting speaker in 2016 and became reacquainted with the grounds and the camp meeting. Since then, he has been at the camp for a family retreat and a private spiritual retreat. Warner Camp has been a tool of God in Pastor Georg’s life and he looks forward to the outpouring of God’s grace through the Holy Spirit at this year’s camp meeting as he delivers God’s Word through preaching and teaching. The nightly sermons will inspire us by focusing on the big picture of a Christian’s faith. The morning seminars will instruct us by focusing on the foundations for successful Christians living.