THANK YOU FOR VISITING HILLCREST BAPTIST CAMP’S WEBSITE!
Here on our website you will find information concerning Hillcrest and the Camp. We hope and pray the time you spend on our website will be informative, helpful and a blessing. Hillcrest is a warm, friendly and loving Camp. We want you to feel free and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Please browse freely through the various aspects of our website and learn all about the fun, joy, inspiration, fellowship and friendships that you will gain from visiting, camping, attending a rallly, retreat, reunion, etc. at Hillcrest.
If you are looking for a camp that is attractive, affordable, friendly, functional and where all the buildings have central air-conditioning and heating, look no further. Call and make an appointment to visit Hillcrest. We would love to have you be our guest.
Please see the Contact Information, Map, Staff, very important Announcements and Calendar below.
When you visit Hillcrest Baptist Camp, you will discover:
- A caring, loving and competent staff that will warmly welcome you.
- A flexible, adaptable and cooperative staff that will meet your needs.
- An attractive, functional and affordable camp located in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest that has all sorts of flowering trees and shrubs, white tail deers, turkeys, eagles, all sorts of birds and wild life, unbelievable wonders of nature, hiking trails, places to repel, canoe and kayak, etc. Please click on “See Do All” for further information and pictures.
Contact information is listed under “Staff“.
“Heritage of the Three Crosses”
You will learn the “Heritage of the Three Crosses” of our Logo pictured above.
On a holy hillcrest, high above the Ohio River stand three ‘” † † † “.
The old rugged wooden ” † ” in the “Stations of the Cross” stands for the lost.
It is here lost sinners cry out “Lord, have mercy upon me a sinner!”
The finished ” † ” in the “Kneel at the Cross Prayer Garden” is for the saved.
It is here that sinners saved by grace kneel in contrition and consecration!
The ” † ” high and lifted up above the Chapel is the cross of Christ.
This is the cross that draws both lost and saved sinners to Himself!
The dove above the cross represents the Holy Spirit given us by Christ!
Three crosses stood at Calvary!
One bore the dead body of a sinner who cursed Christ and went to hell.
The second held in vain a sinner who confessed Christ and went to heaven.
The middle cross could not hold the Savior who died for both and everyone!
Three crosses rise above the Ohio River on the border of Illinois and Kentucky.
Three crosses stand in the heartland of America as a reminder of Calvary.
Three crosses that have stood the storms of life and are the reality of Glory!
Three crosses, but what do they mean to each of us?
Have we been to Calvary? Have we been personally saved by Christ?
There is saving power in the blood of Christ that was shed by Him on Calvary for us!
Three crosses! Not one! Not two! But three that includes us all!
One stands for lost mankind! The second for sinners saved by grace!
And the third stands for the “I” and the “I” crossed out by death to self!
This is the heritage of about 2000 campers saved by grace through faith at Hillcrest!
“…when Christ is lifted up on the cross, He will draw everyone to Him”!
Fun & Friendship
Hillcrest has produced and provided a new website that is up-to-date, functional and user friendly so we can better serve our Conventions, Associations, churches, colleges, schools, and their organizations, members, campers, and others.
Please visit our website often to see new developments and information.
Rev. Chad Wease, Camp Manager submitted his resignation to Dr. Mike Rust, President of the Hillcrest Baptist Camp Board of Directors effective Sunday, April 1, 2018. No April fool! They are leaving on that date to accept the pastorate of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Mexico.
We congratulate them on their new ministry and wish them the best and Godspeed. We will miss them after about five years of their ministry at Hillcrest. We thank them for their valuable service to Hillcrest and our service area. We pray that God will go in and with them and bless their new ministry richly.
Please pray earnestly that God will call, as soon as possible, a new Camp Manager and prayerfully his wife, too, so she can serve as Camp Office Manager since Summer Camps begin May-June.
Pray for a servant leader with camp experience and a call to camp ministries, a servant leader with a passion to reach, serve and disciple youth and others. Pray for a servant leader filled with the Holy Spirit, wisdom, health, and strength, a heart for lost kids, a calling to disciple the lost and saved and call out the called to serve the Lord.
Pray that the Lord will provide support for faith missionaries to serve as the Camp Manager and prayerfully his wife as the Camp Office Manager.
If you know of such a couple or are interested, please, as soon as possible, call Dr. Mike Rust; President Hillcrest Baptist Camp Assembly, Inc. Board of Directors at his cell 270-350-1107, Home: 270-522-8490, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, God bless and Godspeed!