When Russell McCrory was 10 years old, he gave his life to Christ at a Lifeway Crosspoint camp. At a youth evangelism conference in 1998, he responded to God’s call to ministry and later worked for Lifeway camps.
Fast forward a few years and McCrory, student pastor of First Baptist Church Montgomery, continues to prioritize camp and retreat experiences for the young people he serves.
“Over the last 16 years of student ministry, I’ve seen how God works in a special way at camp, DNow and similar events as students separate from the world and are immersed in worship, in God’s Word and with God’s people,” he said. “It is more than just an emotional experience. Camp is truly one of the best opportunities for people to hear God more clearly and respond.”
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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.