October 14 - 18, 2019
Our annual Keenagers Conference is an exciting and spiritually refreshing time for adults 50 and over amid the extraordinary fall foliage of the Western North Carolina mountains. Hear from an inspiring guest speaker, enjoy great live music and engaging fellowship, and take part in plenty of fun activities like guided nature tours, a fall festival, and Reformed Bingo. It will be an experience you won't soon forget!
Call the Ridge Haven office to register for 2019!
Speaker - Dr. Henry Krabbendam
Originally from the Netherlands, Dr. Henry Krabbendam holds a TH.M. in Systematic and a TH.D. in Apologetics. He has extensive ministry experience in Uganda, Africa. He served as Pastor-Teacher from 1960-1973 and as Professor at Covenant College from 1973-2005. His focus after retirement has been involvement in various Schools of Evangelism worldwide. He has authored the book “Sovereignty and Responsibility”, “The Epistle of James” commentary, and a number of articles.
Worship Leader - Greg Hill
We are pleased to welcome back Greg Hill as our musician for Keenagers. Greg is a native of Gadsden, AL. where he grew up in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended Westminster Christian School. He began playing piano at the age of 4, influenced by the church's gospel quartet rehearsals in his home and the hymns from church. After hearing each, he would go to the piano and play what he had heard. Greg graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Bachelor of Music in Church Music) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX (Masters in Church Music). Greg was a Tennessee State Piano Competition Winner (NAMTA) with his Senior Piano Recital program featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven (Waldstein Sonata), Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. Greg enjoyed educational emphasis on choral and instrumental conducting as well as studying voice and organ. He has been in vocational church music ministry for over 30 years, serving on staff at churches in the SBC, UMC, PCA and ECO denominations. Some of Greg's posts were Director of Music at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (Birmingham, Al), Westminster Presbyterian (Gainesville, GA), Director of Music and Arts at ChristChurch Presbyterian (Buckhead area of Atlanta) and Consultant-in-Residence at Dunwoody Presbyterian (Atlanta area). Greg recently accepted a new position as Director of Worship Music at Eastminster Presbyterian of Marietta (Atlanta area).
Greg has traveled extensively (including Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Asia, and Europe) serving as a consultant on music and worship and/or worship leader for conferences and/or missions. One of Greg's passions is teaching and training on How to Develop Singing Congregations with strength and understanding as well as How-to's for Congregants Leading Congregants in worship. Greg has served many years as a teacher of classical and improvisational piano and is also a composer.
Greg enjoys amateur landscaping (mostly out of necessity), SEC football (War Eagle), travel, and outdoor activities. One of his most treasured activities is family time (road trips, game/movie nights, special activities and lots of laughter). Kristi, his wife of 20 years, is in her 13th year as a Music Teacher at Heritage Preparatory School, a classical-based Christian school in Midtown Atlanta. She also has her own business, Kristi Hill Music (www.kristihillmjusic.com) serving homeschool families with curriculum and resources making hymnology and classical music joyfully accessible to the homeschool student and parent. In addition to writing curriculum and teaching, Kristi is a gifted composer, soloist, Bible teacher and worship leader. Check out her newest album (Hymns for Families) on her website (kristihillmusic.com) or on iTunes (where you can also find a long-time favorite, The Mountain. Cooper (15 in November...and 6 ft tall!) is a Freshman at Atlanta Classical Academy in Buckhead. He enjoys public speaking, basketball, SEC football, theatre, visual arts, humor, and creative writing. Vivi (8) is a 3rd grader at Heritage Preparatory and enjoys gymnastics, witty banter, dance, all things pink, theatre and singing!