In February 2021 Sea Breeze Camp is celebrating 74 years of fellowship and spiritual renewal. We invite you to be a part of camp this year!
Rev. Rodney Loper is a native of Fairborn, Ohio. His family attended Franklin Bible Methodist Church. After high school, Rev. Loper attended God’s Bible School & College (GBSC), graduating with the BA in Ministerial Education in 2001. He later completed the MA in Leadership and Preaching from Trinity Theological Seminary. While enrolled at GBSC, Rev. Loper was assistant pastor at Franklin Bible Methodist Church from 1999 to 2001. Following graduation, he pastored in Oklahoma City, OK. In 2007 he joined the pastoral staff of Hobe Sound Bible Church and was the senior pastor from 2009 until 2016. Along with other pastors from Hobe Sound Bible Church, Rev. Loper has frequently participated in GBSC’s annual Aldersgate Forum. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the InterChurch Holiness Convention and is President of God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rev. Loper and his wife, Melissa, met at GBSC. They have four children.
James Plank graduated from Penn View Bible Institute in 1993 with a degree in Ministerial Studies. He has pastored at Beavertown Church since 1994. James and his wife Marie have been married since 1993 and are blessed with two children, Jamison (Pastor in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa) and Jennifer (HSBC student). Pastor Plank has worked with the Interchurch Holiness Convention (IHC) since 2006 and has served as the General Secretary since 2016. He also serves as the Vice President of the Outreach and Bus Convention. He has been heard on the weekly broadcast, “Heritage and Hope,” since 1996. Sea Breeze Camp 2021 will be Rev. Plank's 6th time to minister at Sea Breeze Camp since 1998 when he first came as youth evangelist.
- Bible Teacher
Richard (“R.G.”) and Sarah Hutchison have been missionary-educators in the Philippine Islands since 2010. R.G. also serves as Field Supervisor, working side-by-side with the capable national leadership God has put in place there and winning their trust. In 2013 he was appointed by the Philippine BMC Board as Dean of Academics and Spiritual Life of the PBMC Shepherd’s College. The Hutchisons are passionate about the mentoring, training and equipping this generation of spiritual leaders and church planters, and the Lord is using them to do just that. Richard and Sarah are both graduates from God’s Bible School & College. R.G. has also earned a master’s degrees from Tennessee Temple and Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (Manila). In 2018, he graduated from Asbury Theological University with a Doctor of Ministry. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Biola University. R.G. is known for his clear, biblical teaching, his infectious laugh, and his southern drawl!
Daniel & Angie Edwards
- Special Music
Daniel Edwards grew up as a country boy in Randolph County, Indiana. He began singing at the age of 2 as his parents were Song Evangelists who traveled extensively across the Mid-west. Following high school, Daniel attended Union Bible College and graduated with a BA in 1991. He then served as a Math and English teacher in Union Bible Academy, sang with the Singing Friends, and preached on the weekends. In the summer of 1992, he returned to the family farm to help his ailing father until his death in March of 1993. He continued working the farm and singing and preaching in revivals and camp meetings. In 1995, Daniel married Angie Tallman, and they continued in full-time evangelism until the fall of 2000 when they began to pastor Sparrow Creek (formerly Dunkirk) Friends Church of Winchester, Indiana. They love the pastoral ministry, but still enjoy traveling occasionally to hold revivals and sing for special events with their five children. Daniel Edwards is also on the GBSC Board of Trustees.
- Youth Worker
Aaron Wardlaw was raised in a small town outside of Springfield, Missouri where his parents pastored. He is the youngest of three children and is grateful for the Christian heritage that his parents passed on to their children. He attended the University of Missouri – Columbia for 2 years before surrendering his life to Christ and enrolling in Hobe Sound Bible College (HSBC) in the fall of 2012. While enrolled in HSBC, he married Danielle (Ealy), and they had their first child, Amelia. Aaron completed a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries. At the beginning of the summer of 2016, God led the Wardlaw family to El Dorado Springs, Missouri, where they pastored a rural church for nearly 2 years. In March of 2018, God again led their family to another ministry field, Bedford, Indiana. Aaron is now the associate pastor at Faith Mission Church and serves as the Principal of Stone City Christian Academy. Aaron's hobbies include hunting and fishing, as well as anything that includes physical exercise and strategy.
Joanna Stratton & HSBC Education Department
- Children's Workers
Joana grew up in a small town in Illinois. From an early age, she knew that Jesus was calling her to teach children. Joana received her BS in Education from Greenville College and her MS in Education from Eastern Illinois University. She is currently working on an Educational Doctorate from Liberty University. For the past 18 years, she has been involved in education and children's ministry. She and her husband, John, are the children's ministry directors at Hobe Sound Bible Church. She has been working at Hobe Sound Bible College for 10 years, and as Education Department Chair, her desire is to pass this passion for teaching to her students. Mrs. Stratton, along with her department will be responsible to disciple children for God's Kingdom during Sea Breeze Camp.