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September  24th -26th

This past year has been an unprecedented year for our generation. We have been hard-pressed on every side, persecuted and even struck down to some degree... But in everything we have faced... we have come out on the other side UNSHAKEN in our faith that god is bigger. He is who he says he is, and he will do what he said he will do!

Early bird prices:

Single $99.00 

Couples $180.00

Early bird Ends September 12th!

After Early Bird:

Singles $109.00

Couples $199.00

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ENCOUNTEr Young Adults Retreat

What is Encounter?

Ohio Church of God invites all young adults (single or married) to Encounter. A retreat experience designed to impact this generation and help bring you to a place of true encounter with God through amazing worship & powerful messages.

Speakers for encounter 2021!

Joel Talley has been in full time evangelism for over 30 years,  preaching his first revival at 13 years old. God has honored him with the privilege of speaking in 44 states and in a foreign country.

He has ministered in many churches, camp meetings, citywide crusades,  numerous youth camps and events, national evangelism conferences and  many creative avenues for ministry all over the nation. And this year he will be preaching during our evening session at encounter 2021!

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Javaris Wright was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of eight. At a young age, God gave him a passion for music. He studied his undergrad program at Lee University and is now pursuing his Master’s Degree in Theology at Liberty University. Javaris is a credentialed minister with the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. He has had the honor to teach, preach, and sing at various churches, conferences, youth camps, camp meetings, and conventions around the United States and abroad. In 2017, after 14 years of music ministry, he transitioned to being a Lead Pastor. In 2013, Javaris married his best friend, April. Together they currently serve as Lead Pastors at The Harvest Church in Nicholls, Georgia. 

What to bring?

Bedding (Sheet, Blanket(s), pillow(s), etc.)


Clothing for the weekend


shower/hygiene amenities


Bible and journal


Recreational wear (Campground has basketball court, volleyball court and swimming pool.)


Bug repellent and sunscreen


Extra spending money (canteen and canoeing)


Personal Medications

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