Godly parenting will make a huge difference in the life of a child; without it, children are left to be lovers of self, disobedient to parents; lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. To see a full schedule for the event, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

At the Ridge Haven Parenting Retreat, you will learn . . .

  • A proven strategy for raising children who reach heaven by God’s grace
  • A proper use of the biblical rod that removes foolishness from a child
  • How to get your children properly engaged in corporate worship
  • How to aggressively train your children in God’s love, righteousness and obedience
  • How to focus on the same absolutes as Jesus for making children of God
  • How to develop children ruled by the gospel of Christ rather than the legalism of man


Speakers: David and Patti Rountree

David Rountree has been pastoring New Covenant Church in Anderson, South Carolina since May of 1988. He grew up just twenty-five miles north of Anderson in Greenville, South Carolina where he attended J.L. Mann High School. After high school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) from Covenant College (1980) in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, a Master of Divinity degree (M. Div.) from Reformed Theological Seminary  (1983) in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Doctor of Ministry degree (D. Min.) from Fuller Theological Seminary (1996) in Pasadena, California.From December 1983 until May 1988, Dr. Rountree was the pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Kingstree, South Carolina.
He married Patti Burton in 1980 and they have three children, Andy, Bethany, Timothy, two daughters-in- law, Kaitlyn married to Timothy, Bailey married to Andy, one son-in law, Josh married to Bethany, two grandsons, Drew and Jackson, and two granddaughters, Clara and Olivia. In addition to spending time with his family, David enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, reading, and just about anything that involves family and friends. David was converted to Christ in 1974 under the preaching of the Word of God while attending a Youth in Missions Conference at Lake Junaluska Conference Center in North Carolina. He received the Spirit’s call to the ministry of the Word in 1978 and has been preaching and teaching for the glory of God ever since.

David's wife of 37 years, Patti, was raised in Filbert PCA in York, SC and graduated from Covenant  College with a BS in Business Administration. After homeschooling their three children for 20 years, Patti now is a private math tutor, helping public school, private school, and homeschool students navigate algebra and geometry. She also holds "Mimi School" for any and all of her four grandchildren, Drew, Jackson, Clara, and Olivia,  whenever she can. For her church, She is the coordinator of TRUE, a discipleship ministry for middle school girls, as well as teaching Covenant Kids and a ladies Bible Study small group. 

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Worship and Song Leaders: Jeremy and Lauren Gibson

Jeremy Gibson is a Worship Pastor Singer-Songwriter based out of Easton PA. He has spent many years serving in Church ministry as well as global missions, all the while producing albums of Christ-Centered music. He and his wife met in 2009 and they now have two boys, Graham and Ambrose.



Couple: $140

Individual: $70