Avon Park Holiness Camp

Avon Park Camp Association
1001 W Lake Isis, Avon Park FL 33825

On December 30, 1937 Dr. John A. Taylor, minister of First Methodist Church in Sebring, Florida, deeded forty acres he owned in Avon Park, to Asbury College with the stipulation that the land be used for a holiness camp ground. Dr. John Taylor, Rev. James Green and Dr. Henry Clay Morrison made the dream a reality in 1939. In respect of Dr. Taylor’s generous donation, the tabernacle was named in his honor. Since its inception, the mission of the grounds has been to proclaim the doctrine of entire sanctification as a definite work of grace subsequent to regeneration.

We believe:

  • That the Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely inspired Word of God, inerrant in the originals, and the final authority for life and truth.

  • That there is one God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with personality and deity.

  • That the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, manifested in the flesh through the virgin birth, died on Calvary for the redemption of the human family, all of whom may be saved from sin through faith in Him.

  • That man, although created by God in His own image and likeness, fell into sin through disobedience and “so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12).

  • In the Salvation of the human soul, including the new birth, and in a subsequent work of God in the soul. This is crisis wrought by faith, whereby the heart is cleansed from all sin and filled with the Holy Spirit. This gracious experience is retained by faith as expressed in a constant obedience to God’s revealed will, thus giving us perfect cleansing moment by moment (I John 1:7-9). We stand for the Wesleyan position.

  • That the Church is the body of Christ; that all who are united by faith in Christ are members of the same; and that, having thus become members one of another, it is our solemn and covenant duty to fellowship with one another in peace and to love one another with pure and fervent hearts.

  • That our Lord Jesus Christ in His literal resurrection from the dead is the living guarantee of the resurrection of all human beings, the believing saved to conscious eternal joy, and the unbelieving lost to conscious eternal punishment.

  • That our Lord Jesus Christ, in fulfillment of His promise, both angelically and apostolically attested, will personally return in power and great glory.