Dayton 2016 Displays and Vendors

January 21, 2016

We are now accepting reservations for exhibitors at the 2016 Dayton InterChurch Holiness Convention. Ministries and organizations desiring a display at the 2016 Dayton Convention should contact Marci Webb at 812-583-0533.  You may also email your request to:  ihconvention@me.com

You may also contact us through this website under “Contact IHC”



Pricing:
$100.00 per 4×8 space for entire three day convention.

Tables available at $5.00 per table (one charge for entire convention)
Electricity available at $30.00 per display.  (one charge for entire convention)

Each display should be set up on Monday, April 18th, 2016 from 4-8 pm.

 

-New vendors are welcome but must be friendly to the goals of IHC and must be approved by the convention personnel.

 




Advertise in the Convention Daily

January 20, 2016

Each day of the 2016 Convention we will publish a daily handout full of information and advertisments.  Your organization will benefit greatly from this advertisement.  For rates and availability, contact Rachel Bailey 618-315-7050.




Future Dayton Dates

December 1, 2015

April 19-21, 2016

April 18-20, 2017

April 17-19, 2018

April 23-25, 2019

April 21-23, 2020

April 20-22, 2021

 

Attend our Annual Convention each year.  Make it a family tradition!




In Memorial – An Honor Roll

November 30, 2015

Rachel Cutler

RACHEL CUTLER
Missionary to Leshoto under International Conservative Holiness Association, this young single missionary had already touched the lives of so many.  In a tragic accident, she was taken to Heaven on November 17, 2015.  Her school family at Union Bible College and the entire Cutler Family were supported by holiness people everywhere.  May many young people step forward to finished her unfinished task.

Wagner Fred and Viola

VIOLA WAGNER
Fred and Viola Wagner were especially known for their music ministry and evangelism.  Her passing on May 1, 2015 marks the end of an era for the Wagner’s ministry.  With both Fred and Viola in Heaven, they are meeting the fruits of their long labors.  Souls who have been touched across many years.

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ANITA BRECHBILL
Author, missionary and friend of missions, Anita Brechbill went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2015.  Her ministry of prayer became an example to holiness people everywhere.  She will be missed but her influence will carry on.

Hood Gene

GENE HOOD
Gene Hood was the “pastor of Indianapolis.”  At his passing, the Governor declared special notice.  Involved in so many facets of ministry including evangelism, missions, pastoring, education… a man of passion and conviction.  No one guessed where Dr. Hood stood on the issues that mattered.  He died “with his boots on” leaving behind a grieving family and countless friends, on April 24, 2015.

JOHN DORSEY
A unique apostle for the holiness cause, John Dorsey had a long history of evangelism and writings.  His memory is cherished.  His home-going and journey complete on February 23, 2015.

King Lucille

LUCILLE KING
Wife of the late, Paul King, Lucille was “queen of the parsonage” in the Bible Methodist Church.  Her husband was a powerful preacher throughout the holiness movement and ministered in evangelism and at the Dayton IHC.  Behind the scenes and in public, she was a powerful influence for holiness.  Her passing on February 14, 2015 left a void to be filled.  May God bless her memory.

Palm Connie

CONNIE PALM
Dr. Connie Palm was known as an educator and missionary.  She, along with her late husband, Dr. Edward Palm, made a tremendous mark on the world by their studies, writings, teaching and evangelism.  Her passing on January 3, 2015 left her Hobe Sound family in grieving.  Her legacy will no doubt be ongoing and touch many lives world-wide.

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G.R. FRENCH
No greater mind preached from holiness pulpits.  A voice for vision and purpose for our people, G.R. French was a great preacher, teacher and evangelist.  A world traveler and ambassador of Jesus Christ, he will forever hold a special place in the hearts of the people he touched. His death is a profound loss to the combined ministries of Hobe Sound, Florida, and a loss to holiness people everywhere.  His association with IHC was strong in conjunction with his uncle, H. Robb French, a co-founder of the IHC.  G.R. French was remembered by hundreds of people in a large funeral service at Hobe Sound Bible Church on November 22, 2014.

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KENNETH and JEWEL STETLER
Kenneth and Jewel Stetler were each known as a powerful team of dedication, sacrifice and commitment.  Parents who did it right, they raised their children to serve the Lord and give themselves to ministry.  Together, they gave most of their ministry to God’s Bible School and College.  Kenneth Stetler trained a generation of preacher boys to spread the message of holiness.  Kenneth passed away on August 16, 2014, with his beloved wife, Jewel, joining him exactly one month later on September 16, 2014.  Our loss is great, Heaven’s gain is real.

Hann Amos

AMOS HANN
There was no preacher quite like Amos Hann.  IHC’s greatest soul-winner.  He loved people.  He loved the IHC work, and served on our board for so many years.  His passing was marked by a funeral in Bedford, Indiana on November 1, 2013.  He simply cannot be replaced.

MARILYN BAKER
Whether at the keyboard at Stoneboro Camp Meeting, or assisting with the IHC treasury at Dayton, pastor’s wife Marilyn Baker did all things well.  She will be missed.  She entered Heaven’s gates in September 2013, with her funeral conducted on the 21st.  Her husband, William, and all of the IHC family will miss her.

Humble RG

R.G. HUMBLE
Evangelist, pastor and friend- R.G. Humble, went to be with Jesus and his sweet wife in August 2013.  His funeral was conducted among his many friends and long time associates in the Church of Christ in Christian Union on August 19, 2013.

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SHIRLEY GRAY
Eugene and Shirley Gray have blessed generations of holiness people through their fine example and outstanding ministry.  Shirley was known as the “queen of the parsonage” as she stood beside her husband in leadership in the Pilgrim Holiness Church.  She made her home-going, with her funeral conducted on March 23, 2013

Kneal

W.O. KNEAL
W.O. Kneal was the long time leader of the Lower Light Church and IHC board member.  His example and leadership inspired many and he will be missed.  His support of the Eastern Michigan Area IHC was strong as long as he was able to attend.  His passing was on February 11, 2013.

Gale

WILLIAM GALE
“Chief Hugs Him Self,” friend to the Native American, William Gale passed from this life to the next on February 11, 2013.  A long time friend and board member of the IHC, William Gale preached holiness and exemplified the spirit of holiness.  His funeral was truly a celebration of his life.

Herron Dorothy

DOROTHY HERRON
The late S.D. Herron, founder of Hobe Sound Bible College, was privileged to have at his side a lady who shared in his vision and sacrifice.  Dorothy Herron was known for her wit and wisdom and was a champion of her husband’s ministry.  Her influence and love for Hobe Sound was cherished by all holiness people.  She joined her husband on the other side, November 13, 2012.

Hartkopf Ron

RON HARTKOPF
Ron Hartkoph was the longtime coordinator of the Eastern Michigan InterChurch Holiness Convention.  A brother beloved and supporter of the work of holiness in Michigan and beyond, his passing on October 18, 2012 came just after the East Michigan IHC.  No one would have dreamed it was his last.  We await a glad reunion day.

HERMAN NOLL
Herman Noll was IHC Director of Evangelism for many years and organized the music each year at the Dayton convention.  His exuberant style and trademark Pennsylvania Dutch brogue will always be remembered.  His passing on January 17, 2012 leaves a tremendous void in the Noll family.

Schaeffer Goerge

GEORGE SCHAEFER
George Schaefer was known for his ministry to the “homeless and helpless” of Southern Florida.  An early convert of Fort Myers Rescue Mission in Fort Myers, Florida, George Schaefer went on to lead the mission to great days of growth and ministry.  Known for his passion for the lost, he was featured several times at the Dayton IHC along with converts who had been won to Christ from the “guttermost to the uttermost.”  His passing on August 22, 2011 was mourned by all.

Williams Judy

JUDY WILLIAMS
Judy Williams, the famed lady evangelist, went home to be with her Lord on May 12, 2011.  She began speaking at age sixteen in Methodist and Free Methodist Churches near Zanesville, Ohio.  Her ministry continued for over fifty years across America.  Joined by Penny Ford and Mary Braun, The Victory Trio became a household name in holiness circles.  The ladies were known for their emphasis on revival, holiness and separation from the world.  Nearly 2500 people attended the viewing or funeral for her held in the Zanesville United Methodist Church.

L.W. BARBEE
L.W. Barbee, a southern gentleman and missionary statesman and revivalist, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  His long time ministry with Evangelistic Faith Missions is saluted.  His service to holiness people world wide is remembered fondly.

ALICE TROUTEN

Edsel and Alice Trouten have filled our pulpits and parsonages, as leaders and people beloved- giving their life in Bible colleges and for the holiness cause.  Sister Trouten went home to be with the Lord on March 6, 2011.  Our sympathy to her husband and family.

ADA HOBBS

Walter Hobbs was our host pastor in Dayton, Ohio for many years.  His wife, Ada, stood behind him and the convention work so faithfully.  Known as a prayer warrior, she organized prayer meetings and believed God for every Dayton convention.  She joined her husband in that better land on February 4, 2011.  We will miss her courageous spirit and undiminished faith that carried all of us in difficult times.

ANDREW WHITNEY

Andrew Whitney was a long time associate of our founders, Rev. Harold Schmul and Rev. H. Robb French.  His passing on January 18, 2011, marks a historic loss for the New York Pilgrim Holiness Church and the entire IHC family.  Rev. Donald Myers speaking at his funeral said “His shoes were too big for anyone to fill but left unmistakable footprints in the direction that all should follow.”  Assistant General Secretary James Plank represented Leonard Sankey and the IHC family at the funeral.

FRED WATSON

Fred Watson was an evangelist for God’s Missionary Church having helped found several of their congregations.  Best known for his unique experiences including a night in jail for a tent meeting near Allentown, Pennsylvania.  A veteran of the Marine Corps in WWII, he was not only a military hero, but also a soldier of the cross.  He received his final call on January 18, 2011, with his funeral conducted in Millmont, Pennsylvania.

StatesWayne

WAYNE STATES
Evangelist and friend to many.  Wayne States was known also for his evangelistic singing, including the song “God is Working out His Purpose.”  His home-going was on September 19, 2009.

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ANNA WALKER
Pastor’s wife and friend to many, Anna Walker made her journey to heaven on April 10, 2009.  The faithful wife of Evangelist B.J. Walker, her Christian testimony and sweet spirit exemplified the life of holiness to her family and friends.  She will be missed by all.




Plans Underway for Dayton 2016

May 27, 2015

On May 14th, the Planning Committee met at God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio in the Oswald Chambers Room to begin the planning for the 65th Annual Interchurch Holiness Convention to be held at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio.

With prayer and fasting the brethren met to decide upon a theme and speakers for the 2016 Annual Convention.  The theme chosen- “A Reason to Believe… A Reason to Hope!”

The Convention will be held April 19-21, 2016.  Until then, be prayerful and watchful and occupied in the Kingdom.




Holiness Camp Prayer List

May 25, 2015

Pray for the following holiness camps.  If you know of others, or more information, please email us at ihconvention@me.com

HOLINESS CAMP MEETING PRAYER LIST
ALABAMA
Brasher Springs Camp Meeting – Gallant  Contact:  Larry Brasher 205-226-4863
Florala Bible Methodist Camp – Florala – Contact: Walter Hedstrom
Bible Methodist Camp – Pell City –  Contact: Walter Hedstrom  
Bible Methodist Youth Camp –  Pell City – Contact: Jonathan Earls
Pilgrim Nazarene Camp – Pell City – Contact: Steve Snodgrass
 
ALASKA
Youth Camp – Fairbanks
 
ARIZONA
Gospel Center Camp – Phoenix
Wesleyan Holiness Camp – Phoenix
 
ARKANSAS
Gravette
Bible Missionary Camp – Jacksonville   Contact: Don Egbert, Jr. 501-315-3876 
 
CALIFORNIA
Bible Holiness Camp
Bible Missionary Camp
 
COLORADO
Bible Missionary Camp – Durango Contact: Kyle Wonn 303-526-6068
Mountain Majesty Tent Meeting – Colorado Springs
 
CONNECTICUT
 
DELAWARE

FLORIDA
Camp Freedom – St. Petersburg  – Contact:  Dennis Ritchey  January 29-February 7, 2016  Evangelists: Harry Plank, Randy Tolley  Singers:  Jerald and Rebecca Glick
Ft. Myers Rescue Mission Camp -  Contact: David Light
God’s Missionary Church Florida District Camp – Sun City – Contact: Harry Plank
Sea Breeze Camp – Hobe Sound – Contact:  Sidney Grant (Begins first Thursday in February through two Sunday’s)
 
GEORGIA
 
HAWAII
 
IDAHO
Bible Missionary Spanish Camp – McCall –  Contact: J. Paul Dodd 208-250-1292
 
ILLINOIS
Bible Missionary Camp
Crusaders Founders Week – Urbana – Contact: Marsh Jones
Mode Camp – Mode
 
INDIANA
Alexandria
Bible Holiness Camp – Anderson
Bible Missionary Camp – North Central District – Central Friends Campground, Muncie   Contact:  Jim Jewell 317-590-6549
Bible Holiness Youth Camp – Anderson
Faith Mission Indoor Camp – Bedford –  Contact: David Crosley
Bryantsburg Holiness Camp – Bryantsburg – Contact: Gary Hayes 812-212-1976
Central Yearly Meeting – Muncie – Contact:  David Fulton
Central Friends Youth Camp – Muncie – Contact: Jonathan Covert
East Enterprise Holiness Camp – East Enterprise - Contact:  Donnie Meriwether 812-427-3397
Eckerty Holiness Camp  Contact: Tilden Jones 812-338-4445
Gnaw Bone Camp – Gnaw Bone
Great Commission Camp – Beech Grove – Contact: Andrew Durst - 
ICHA Youth Camp – Greenfield – Contact: Barry Whitaker 
International Holiness Youth Camp – Greenfield – Contact: Logan Westrick
Jefferson County Holiness Camp (located Hwy 56 between Hanover and Scottsburg)   Contact:  Rev. Mike Brown
John T Hatfield Camp
Letts Camp – Letts -  Contact:  Jerry Bell  317-810-3067
Otwell Camp – Otwell - 
Pilgrim Holiness Camp – Frankfort – Contact: James Southerland 
Pilgrim Holiness Youth Camp – Frankfort – Contact: John Zeigler  
Ramsey Camp – Ramsey
Randolph County Holiness Camp
Rising Sun Camp
Tabernacle Holiness Camp – Washington
Wayne County Holiness Camp – Richmond
Union Bible College Camp – Westfield  Contact: Adam Buckler 606-356-2465
United Holiness Camp – Milan – Contact: Roger Smith 812-432-5773
Wesleyan Holiness Central District Camp – Orleans
Wesleyan Holiness Camp – Greenfield -  Contact: John Brewer
Wesleyan Holiness Youth Camp – Greenfield -  Contact: Nathan Shockley 
Wesleyan Tabernacle Association Holiness Convention – Beech Grove -Contact:  R.T. Williams
 
IOWA
Iowa Holiness Association Camp – University Park  Contact:  Brady Hunter hunter@myomnitel.com 
KANSAS
Bible Holiness Camp – Independence 
Barn Camp – Ottawa
Church of God Holiness Camp – Overland Park
Kansas State Holiness Association Camp - McPherson 
Kansas State Holiness Association Youth Camp – Abilene -  Contact: Todd Hurst
 
KENTUCKY
Callis Grove Camp – Bedford
Carthage Holiness Camp – California
R.G. Finch Memorial Camp – Tollesboro (1 mile west on Highway 10)  
 
LOUISIANA
 
MAINE
 
MARYLAND
 
MASSACHUSETTS
 
MICHIGAN
Athens Indian Family Camp – Athens
Athens Youth Camp – Athens - Contact: Doug Damon 
Lower Light Camp
Remus Holiness Camp – Mecosta
Rock Lake Bible Methodist Family Camp – Vestaburg – Contact: Blake Jones 
Rock Lake Bible Methodist Youth Camp – Vestaburg – Contact: Doug Derscheid
 
MINNESOTA
 
MISSISSIPPI
 
MISSOURI
Bible Missionary Camp – Midwest District – Harmony Hills Campground, Fulton, MO   Contact: Mary Young 573-315-9738
Hephzibah Holiness Camp – Dixon – Contact: Archie Atwell
Troy Holiness Camp – Troy – Contact: David Knight  
Wesleyan Nazarene Camp – Ava – Contact: Dale Hayford 
 
MONTANA
Rocky Mountain Camp – Northwest Indian Bible School 32485 Bible Lane – Alberton, MT  59820 
NEBRASKA
 
NEVADA
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE
 
NEW JERSEY
 
NEW MEXICO
 
NEW YORK
Binghamton Pilgrim Holiness Camp – Binghamton – John Peabody
Binghamton Pilgrim Holiness Youth Camp – Binghamton – Joel Byer 
Brushton Camp – Brushton
Richland Camp – Richland
Vermontville Pilgrim Holiness Camp – Vermontville - Contact:  John Peabody
Victory Grove Pilgrim Holiness Camp – Albany - Contact:  John Peabody
 
NORTH CAROLINA
Carolina Christian Camp – Thomasville  
Carolina Christian Youth Camp – Thomasville – Contact: Scott Blackmon
Salisbury Bible Methodist Camp – Salisbury – Contact: David Newton  
 
NORTH DAKOTA
 
OHIO
Bible Holiness Camp – Mendon – Contact: Vernon Shockley
Bible Holiness Youth Camp – Mendon
Camp Gilead
Comargo Camp Meeting – Loveland – Contact: Carl Eisenhart
Heartland Bible Methodist Camp – Mendon –  Contact: Clair Sams 
Heartland Bible Methodist Youth Camp – Mendon – Contact: Mike Mater
Morristown Holiness Camp – Athens - Contact:  Victor Nelson 
North Central Holiness Camp – Lucasville – Contact:  Ken Burchett  
Penial Camp
Santoy Holiness Youth Camp – Junction City – Contact: Mrs. Becky Pettet  
Southeastern Ohio Regional Youth Camp – Nelsonville – Contact: Steve Heskett, Jr.
 
OKLAHOMA
Bible Holiness Camp – Ochelata
Ochelata Youth Camp – Ochelata – Contact: Chad Snider
Heartland Holiness Camp - Contact:  Darrell Stetler II
 
OREGON
 
PENNSYLVANIA
Appalachian Youth Camp – Roxbury
Armstrong County Holiness Camp - Contact: Jeff Buzzard
Belsano Camp – Belsano – Contact: Rick Markel
Beulah Camp – Gordon -  Contact: Ernest Gessner
Bible Missionary Camp – Northeast District   Contact: Susan Zimmerman 814-343-4686
Canaan Grove Camp
Christian Youth Fellowship – Hanover - Contact: Japheth Nell  
Clinton Camp – Clinton - Contact:  James Southerland  
Elim Grove –  Center Valley
Evangelical Methodist Camp – Oakland Mills
Evangelical Wesleyan Camp – Cooperstown (6626 E. Wayne Road)  
Fellowship Camp – Hanover – Contact: John Mark Fisher
Fountain of Life Camp – Philipsburg – Contact: Dewey Evans 814-342-9728
God’s Missionary Youth Camp – Penns Creek – Contact:  Jacob Martin
Lost Creek Youth Camp – Oakland Mills
Mt. Of Blessing Camp – Carroll – Contact: Matt Ellison
Ono Holiness Association Camp – Ono - Contact: Glenn Spitler 
Penns Creek Camp Meeting – Contact: Harry Plank –  email: holiness@icloud.com
Pine Ridge Pilgrim Holiness Camp – Lickingville (1733 Sunny Road) – Contact: Paul Baker 814-432-4123
Port Matilda Camp – Port Matilda
President Camp – Venus
Roxbury Youth Camp – Roxbury – Contact: John Geyer
Stoneboro Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Camp – Stoneboro
Stoneboro Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Youth Camp – Stoneboro
Wesleyan Bible Holiness Camp – Chambersburg – Contact: Lyndell Durr – (Ends the Sunday before 4th of July)
 
RHODE ISLAND
 
SOUTH CAROLINA
Ebenezer Holiness Baptist Camp – Columbia – Contact: Kenneth Walter – (Last two Sunday’s in June)
 
SOUTH DAKOTA
Spring Creek Indian Holiness Youth Camp – St. Francis – Contact: Norman Cash  
Mitchell
 
TENNESSEE
Bible Methodist Church Camp – Knoxville  - Contact: Wesley McDonald  
Bible Methodist Church Youth Camp – Knoxville - Contact:  Steve Tomek  
Great Smokey Mountain Regional Camp – Jamestown (1246 Taylors Place Road) Contact: Scott Thrasher
 
TEXAS
South Texas Holiness Camp – Donna, Texas – February – Contact:  956-464-7116 
UTAH
 
VERMONT
 
VIRGINIA
Blue Ridge Holiness Camp – Copper Hill
Inter-Denominational Camp – Christiansburg – Contact: Rev. Dwayne Martin 
 
WASHINGTON
Bible Missionary Camp
Pierce County Holiness Association Camp
 
WEST VIRGINIA
 Bruceton Mills Camp – Bruceton Mills
CANADA
ONTARIO
Bible Missionary Canadian Camp – Chubb Lake Campgrounds   Contact: John Kinnaman 360-864-6040
Ontario Interdenominational Holiness Camp – Pefferlaw - Contact: Joel Byer 



Dayton Details 2015

April 28, 2015

•  The largest crowds in fourteen years attended the convention, with nearly 4,000 attendees on each evening of Wednesday and Thursday.
•  A record number of vendors were on hand with resources for attendees- 107 exhibits to be exact.
•  Over 5,000 computers were tuned in via live streaming on the final night of the convention alone.  It is estimated that 10,000 – 15,000 people were tuned in to the services throughout the three days.
•  Five Bible College choirs participated in the convention:
Allegheny Wesleyan College – Salem, Ohio
God’s Bible School and College – Cincinnati, Ohio
Hobe Sound Bible College – Hobe Sound, Florida
Penn View Bible Institute – Penns Creek, Pennsylvania
Union Bible College – Westfield, Indiana
•  A historic International Service welcomed the Speaker of the Parliament of Papua New Guinea and other government officials to the convention.
•  Attorney David Gibbs III spoke briefly about our mutual fight to preserve American values.

 




IHC is MORE than a “Convention”

April 15, 2015

InterChurch Holiness Convention (IHC)  is more than a “convention.”  It is that- but so much more.

I.H.C. is more than “Dayton.”  It is that- but so much more.

The ministry of I.H.C. happens all year and all around the world in influence- as the largest inter-church organization committed to “Spreading Scriptural Holiness across these lands.”  

The ministry of I.H.C. happens all year through publication of the Convention Herald.  This magazine seeks to promote the Bible message of holiness and to keep readers informed on the cause of holiness world-wide.

The ministry of I.H.C. happens all year through “Convention Tapes.”  A ministry in which hundreds, even thousands, of sermons from great preachers, past and present, are made available for listening and study.  The largest single library of holiness preaching/teaching has been preserved through the countless hours of volunteers who have transferred and are transferring sermons from tape to digital, insuring future generations the privilege of hearing the best preaching of the last 60-70 years.

The ministry of I.H.C. happens all year as our preachers and leaders earnestly call the church to revival, evangelism and holy living.  Our call is never for individual church groups to lose their own distinctives, but our call has always been that unique and together we strive to seek revival in brokenness and humility.  Whatever may separate us as churches is minuscule compared to the mighty doctrines and lofty goals that unite us.

The ministry of I.H.C. happens all year through the Area Conventions and Revival Rallies.  In 2015 alone, services have been held in the following locations:

Columbus, Ohio
Marion, Ohio
Indianapolis, Indiana
Independence, Kansas
Tacoma, Washington
Emmett, Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Easley, South Carolina
Phoenix, Arizona
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
North Pole, Alaska

Many more conventions will be held in the remaining months of this year.

And, IHC is also, certainly, the Annual Convention currently held in Dayton, Ohio.  This Annual Convention calls representatives from nearly every state in the USA and from many countries world-wide to a meeting place where for three days we hear anointed preaching and fervent singing.  We join together in prayer and in brokenness, seeking the face of God for healing and revival for our churches and nation.  These three days bring church leaders and young people and families together in such a way that it is sometimes more like a “family reunion.”  For many, it is a “not to miss” event in which “Heaven comes down our souls to greet, and glory crowns the mercy seat.”

IHC brings together denominations, associations, educational institutions, missions organizations and independent congregations that would never come together otherwise- and in that inter-church setting promotes the timeless doctrine of Bible holiness and encourages every group to continue to strive for true revival for our nation and world.  The temporal and passing things of this earth are easy goals to reach, even for Christian groups, but the revival passion and evangelistic mission that is of eternal value must be prayerfully preserved and carefully planned for and earnestly contended for.

IHC is a both a revival movement and an evangelistic movement.  We contend for the “old paths wherein is the good way.”  We contend that God expects our people to be faithful to this generation- and have always emphasized children and youth ministry, missions, outreach and evangelism.  Our people are missions and outreach minded.  The groups that IHC unites are at the forefront of reaching their world for Jesus Christ.

We are thoroughly Wesleyan in doctrine and belief.  Our message is not our own, but is the theme of the Word of God.  For IHC, it is not about your “tag” but about bringing Christian people together to promote the timeless message of holiness and the urgent cause of revival.  We are a “convention.”  But we are MORE than a “convention,”  we are a movement of people representing holiness people everywhere committed to this cause.




Papua New Guinea Historic Presentation

April 14, 2015

Papua New Guinea Bible Church is one of the largest evangelical churches in the country of Papua New Guinea as a result of faithful holiness mission works over the last 65 years.  As a result of the Gospel advance in that country, the nation has determined to become a Christian nation.  Through the generosity of one of our people, an extremely valuable and historic Bible will be presented to government officials to be placed in the parliament building in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  A large delegation of Papua New Guinea Bible Church officials, including church president, Rev. Wane Ninjipa, will travel to Dayton for this presentation.  A group of Papua New Guinea government officials will be on hand to officially receive this Bible and personally transfer it to the parliament.  This special presentation will be part of the annual International Service at the Dayton Convention on Wednesday, April 22nd at 2 PM.




From Alaska to South Carolina… Holiness Conventions

April 2, 2014

Holiness Conventions have been held all across the nation in the early months of 2014!  In each location, much the same could be said- good people, good hospitality and wonderful services.  God is so good and IHC is blessed with people everywhere who love the message and doctrine of holiness.  To all who make these services possible, we say a resounding THANK YOU!  We are also grateful to each speaker, singer and host pastor. 
-The Kansas State Winter Convention was held in January as the first of our Area Conventions for 2014.  General Secretary Leonard Sankey conducted the services and was joined by John Zechman in preaching.  Independence Bible School helped to provide some of the speical music.  Host Pastor Joe Davolt and people provided for every need of our workers.  The services were marked by the presence of the Lord!
-The South Carolina State Convention was held in January with Daniel Durkee conducting the services.  Stephen and Nicole Cassady joined him in ministry and in song.  The best of southern hospitality was exhibited by Host Pastor Goings and people.  Several churches were represented.
-The Indianapolis Area Convention was held in February, hosted by Union Bible College and President Adam Buckler.  James Plank conducted the services and was joined by Chester Handfield in preaching. The Mike Mayhle Family along with the Union Bible College Music Department provided special music.  Area churches hosted the evening services and gave generously to the expenses of the convention:  Anderson Grace Holiness, Beech Grove Independent Nazarene and Noblesville Pilgrim Holiness. 
-Leonard Sankey conducted the Central Ohio Convention in February, hosted at the Marion Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church.  He was joined by John Case in preaching.  John & Betty Case along with Allegheny Wesleyan College provided speical music.  The services were well attended and blessed of the Lord.  Special thanks to Host Pastor David Blowers.
-The West Michigan Convention was held at Cedar Springs with Host Pastor Michael Shiery.  Leonard Sankey conducted the services.  Nathan and Darla Shockley provided special music and he assisted with preaching.  God blessed the convention with His presence and all left encouraged in the Lord.
-Rodney Loper conducted the Oklahoma City Convention in March.  Host Pastor Mark Calderon and Cooridnator Darrell Stetler II were gracious hosts.  The convention is hosted by the Heartland Holiness Association.  Good crowds and offerings were appreciated.  Most of all, God’s presence made all the difference in these services.
-Leonard Sankey conducted the Sea-Tac convention in March with over nine congregations represented in the services at Wesleyan Holiness Church in Tacoma.  Brian Spangler assisted with preaching and he and his wife, Cheri, with speical music.  The convention was a blessing to all.
-James Plank preached the Alaska State Convention in March.  Host Pastor Dwane Newton and people are always a blessing to IHC.  The services were marked by a real sense of the Lord’s presence with several finding help around the altar.  At least three churches were represented in the convention.