Salem Camp Meeting
July 31 - August 4
6:30 pm nightly service
Saline county is full of history with the Salem Campground and the heart. Annual camp meetings are a type of outdoor revival meeting that various denominations gather to fill ecclesiastical and spiritual needs for different populations as they moved west. In the Salem community, the Salem Campground has been home of the Salem Camp Meeting as early as 1837. We are home to an open air arbor that has been a part of Saline county history.
For a full history of Salem Camp meeting and details be sure to check out their website and facebook group.
Schedule for 2022
Schedule for 2021
Sunday, August 1
Rev. Mark Norman - Highland Valley UMC
Monday, August 2
Rev. Todd-Paul Taulbee - Sheridan First UMC
Rev. Todd-Paul R. Taulbee was appointed as senior pastor to First UMC of Sheridan in June of 2018. Since graduating from Hendrix College (B.A.) in 1994 and Duke University (M.Div.) in 1997, Rev. Taulbee has served as associate pastor at Trinity UMC, Little Rock; started a new church (Foundery UMC) in Lowell; as pastor of Lakeside UMC in Lake Village; as senior pastor of First UMC of Bryant; as senior pastor of First UMC of Morrilton; and as senior pastor of First UMC of West Memphis.
He has been married to Elizabeth, (an English and Oral Communications teacher at Sheridan High School) for 26 years and they are proud parents of Sara, a rising freshman at Sheridan High School. Together the Taulbees enjoy their Labrador Retrievers, Quinn and Dawkins, traveling, watching Sara play soccer, and Duke basketball. But don’t hold that against them.
Tuesday, August 3
Rev. Hammett Evans - Asbury UMC
Wednesday, August 4
Rev. Natasha Murray - St. James UMC, Pine Bluff
Thursday, August 5
Rev. Roy Smith - Trinity UMC
Roy Patterson Smith is a native of Pine Bluff, AR. Hater graduating from high school there, he attended Hendrix College. After graduated from there, he went to seminary at Duke Divinity School.
Roy has served the following appointments Rowell Circuit, associate at Lakeside, England-Keo, Prescott-Fairview, Malvern, Conference Director of Ministry, FUMC Russellville , and Trinity UMC in Little Rock where he serves currently.
Roy’s wife Sandy is a professor of Emergency Management at ATU. They have two children Andrew and Martha. Andrew is married to Rachel and they have a son named Joey.