2018 Evangelists & Bible Teacher
About Dr. Nelson Perdue
Dr. Nelson Perdue is a founder of Perdue Evangelistic Association. The ministry is fully dedicated to teaching, preaching, promoting and propagating the doctrine of scriptural holiness.
Dr. Perdue is also a tenured evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene, having served full-time since 1974. His ministry has taken him to four continents of the world. He is a faithful exponent of the message of scriptural holiness.
He formerly served as the Revivalism Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene. He is the founder and former executive editor of the periodical, The Evangelist’s Perspective, and has authored a booklet entitled, Holiness, Our Heritage.
Dr. Perdue’s second book, The School of Christ, is a complication of 12 holiness expositions and was published in March 2006. He also has written a study on sanctification entitled, Holiness Horizons: A Purview of Sanctification. In 2010, he completed The Beauty of Holiness.
He was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree conferred on him at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2002. Dr. Perdue has also served as an associate evangelist with the Francis Asbury Society which was founded by Dr. Dennis Kinlaw, based in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Dr. Perdue lives in Urbana, Ohio, with his wife Barbara.
About Dr. Bill Ury
Dr. Bill Ury comes to Indian Springs in a new speaking role to our camp meeting family. Formerly an ordained minister within the Evangelical Methodist Church, Dr. Ury and his wife, Diane, serve as National Ambassadors for Holiness (NAH) of The Salvation Army.
Dr. Ury completed his M. Phil. and Ph.D in Theological and Religious Studies at Drew University. Prior to that, he earned his M.Div. in 1983 at Asbury Theological Seminary. He was Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Wesley Biblical Seminary from 1989 – 2012. During the years of 2012 – 2017, he pastored the Evangelical Methodist Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Urys have an intense interest in missions and have served overseas often.
Diane serves with Dr. Ury in this new role of Holiness Ambassador within The Salvation Army which focuses on four main areas:
- Serving as teachers, writers and communicators of the evangelistic mission of the Army (through speaking at territorial events, camps and other gatherings).
- Encouraging and nurturing the holiness movement within the Army.
- Serving as adjunct professors at Officers Training, as well as mentoring the next generation of Army leaders.
- Contributing to interactive programs via the internet to advance holiness and holy living.
Dr. Ury and Diane live in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have four children and two grandchildren.
About John Vermilya
John Vermilya is a gifted communicator whose ministry focus is to stir Christians to move beyond spiritual apathy, stagnancy and religiosity. His teaching and preaching leads people to become followers of Christ, embracing a life of passion and purpose as well as the unpredictability and risk that it entails.
Through storytelling, humor and reflections of his own Christian walk, John is able to connect with audiences of various ages and challenge them in their spiritual journey.
A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, John has traveled and ministered extensively across the globe. In earlier years, he played pro-soccer with the Charlotte Eagles (USL) and served over a decade with Missionary Athletes International, leading soccer tours internationally.
John approaches his role as a an itinerant speaker with Forge Ministries like a spiritual coach, motivating and training youth and adults to become gospel-driven disciples who strive passionately towards Kingdom goals.
John serves as Lead Pastor of The Tabernacle in Buckley, Michigan. He and his wife have five children. The son of missionary parents, John grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He enjoys golf, college football and English Premiere League soccer.
About Rev. Mark Nysewander
Rev. Mark Nysewander returns to Indian Springs as our 2018 Bible Study Teacher. He is no stranger to the campground, having grown up attending Indian Springs. His grandfather was the late B.C. Gamble, a regular evangelist at Indian Springs during the 1960s-1970s.
A 1970 graduate of Asbury College, Rev. Nysewander received his Master’s of Divinity from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. For 14 years, he served as a local pastor in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
He is presently an Associate Pastor at RiverStone, a church in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is one of the teaching pastors for the Sunday worship service. He also has responsibilities for The Transformation Network and pastoral care of the congregation. In March 2017, Mark will retire, but will continue his position at Riverstone in the Transformation Network, which plants churches in northwest Metro Atlanta.
Rev. Nysewander serves on the Board of Wesleyan Fellowship Partners which is an arm of RiverStone dedicated to sending and serving missionaries. RiverStone sends many short-term missions teams throughout the world. In earlier career years, Mark and his wife, Kathy, served in Monterrey, Mexico, as missionaries where he taught at Juan Wesley Seminario and was successful in planting a number of churches.
He and his wife live in Marietta, Georgia. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.