My name is Gene Schmidt the chairman of CSMI Christian Songwriters and Musicians Intl a 350 member Christian music organization that brings our music to homeless shelters, prisons, jails, and does worship events around our nation especially at this time of upheaval and turmoil. We have decided we would like to do an event at Ocean Grove in May of 2021. I have sang at Ocean Grove Conference center with my wife and we like this venue that has so much Christian heritage and history. Sadly many artists are struggling financially now and therefore they dont have alot of money to pay for lodging but if we can agree on a location and affordable rate for housing we would love to do our event there. We typically do a Friday night event at 8:30 PM. a Saturday event from 10:00-6:00 breaking one hour for lunch and then a Sunday morning Church service with the artists and a guest pastor. Lee Wansajela has done 3 or 4 of our Praise In The Pavilion events at the OG pavilion and many artists were so blessed as well as many folks who listened to the music. We have done conferences in WI Dells, Gatlinburg, Nashville, etc. We usually get a nightly room rate of 80.00. With Covid that is all the artists can afford right now.
God bless you,
Sep 16, 2020, 3:05 PM
Hello!Thanks for reaching out. I am going to forward this email to the powers that be and get back to you as soon as possible.
Natalie Stephens - Stewart
Sep 28, 2020, 6:33 PM (2 days ago)
I discussed your proposal with the CEO and Board President. They are both in full support of this request. I will need to discuss with you the logistics as well the date you have in mind for May. Please keep in mind it would need to be the earlier part of May due to programming.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Natalie Stephens-Stewart | Program Director
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
54 Pitman Avenue
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Office: 732-534-3462 extension 108
Worship East Coast
Friday May 7th Arrival Of Artists.
Evening Showcase Concert:
George and Pam Meyer
8:30 PM EST
Ocean Grove Conference Center
George and Pam Meyer and Band
Saturday May 8th 2021
9:00-9:30 Gene Schmidt
9:30-10:00 Brendan Brooks
10:00-10:30 George and Pam Meyers
10:30-11:00 Doug Ott
11:00-11:30 Sarah Wilcox
11:30-12:00 Lee Wansajela -Haiti Trip
1:00-1:45 Worship Raphael and Aly Giglio
2:00-2:30 George and Pam Meyer
2:30-3:00 Jeff and Marie Gunther
3:00-3:30 Gene and Anne Schmidt-Doug Ott
4:00-4:45 Pastor Weller
6:30 Saturday Evening Concert Ocean Grove
Grove Hall All artists participating.
Sunday Worship May 9th 2021 10:00 AM
Pastor Mark Weller and Brendan Brooks
George and Pam Leading worship