“The Gathering” camp meeting has been a cornerstone of Chesapeake Conference’s calendar for many years, drawing attendees from across the region for a week of worship, inspiration and fellowship. This year’s theme, “Occupy Till He Comes,” centers around maximizing time and resources to share the gospel until the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Featured Speaker: Derek Morris, president of Hope Channel
Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is found in helping people to experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing Scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.
Featured Musician: Sheri Jackson
Sheri Jackson, a renowned soprano from the Washington D.C. area, graduated from Oakwood University and Indiana University, studying under Virginia Zeani and Patricia Wise. She debuted with Opera Ebony in 2013 and has performed with prominent opera companies worldwide, taking on major roles.
Under the tutelage of Jean Carter, Jackson has won several prestigious vocal competition awards, including at the Marie Crump International Vocal Competition and the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition. In addition to opera, she has been a soloist in choral works such as Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem, showcasing her versatility and making her a sought-after performer.