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For over 100 years, The Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc has prevailed in its mission  of being a community focused organization always striving to meet the ever changing needs of the populous. The camp was incorporated in 1988 and was awarded its non-profit 501c3 status in 2007 under a new administration.  Since that time the Board has worked to establish and meet new goals and objectives for the camp.
     The overall mission of the camp is to develop a useful unique community setting by providing: a retreat/conference center, summer camping facilities, recreational facilities, walking trails, park-like picnic facilities, reunion and meeting facilities, a library, classrooms for seminars, workshops, an auditorium for services and programs and a community garden.  Most of these facilities have currently been provided; others are taking place.  
      While the Camp is projected to be mostly inactive during the coming year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a fish fry fundraiser will likely be held in June and again in October, if feasible.  With the current suspension of activities, the camp administration will seek to have major renovations done in a timely fashion in preparation for reopening in 2022 depending on the pandemic projections.
Dogwood Health Trust has approved a Racial Equity Community Investment grant of $80,000 for The Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc. (a.k.a. Mullen Bible Camp).  This grant is designed to invest capital into historically underfunded organizations whose primary purpose is to service communities of color and whose leadership if representative of the communities they serve.  Dogwood's goal for this grant is to recognize and support the work and leadership that is already taking place, and help to expand that work.  It will be used to help secure specific upgrades as well as support and continue refurbishing the 115 year old 501c3 camp which was previously  plantation.  (See Our History to learn more about the founding of the camp).
March 2021
  • 5th -- Free Movie & Pop Corn at the Chapel;  movie "War Room"  6 pm

  • 12th-- Camp Meeting in Chapel, 6 pm

April 2021

  • 10th -- Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 am - 1 pm, All are welcomed 

  • 11th -- Sunrise Service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 194 St. Johns Church Road, Lake Lure, NC  28746.  

May 2021

  • 1st  Free Movie and Popcorn in Chapel, 6 pm

  • 3rd Clean-up Day

  • 9th -- Mother's Day

  • 23rd   -- Memorial Day observed at St. John Missionary Baptist Church

June 2021

  • 4th  --  Camp Meeting, 6 pm

  • 7th  --  Clean-up Day

  • 12th  --  Camp Fish Fry Fundraiser  (11 am until sold out) A Community Favorite!

  • 20th  --  Father's Day

  • 26th --  Vacation Bible School

July 2021

  • 9th   --  Free Movie & Popcorn, 6 pm

  • 10th   --  Clean-up Day

  • 11th   --  Homecoming at St. John

  • 13th  --   Family Gathering/BBQ


  • 1st -- Maude & Van Logan Family to St. John 11 am

  • 7th -- Work Day at Camp

  • 21st-- Family BBQ

  • 22nd-- Ledbetter Family Reunion


  • 3rd -- Camp meeting in Chapel, 6 pm

  • 4th -- Clean Up Day

  • 10th -- Free Movie & Popcorn, 6 pm

  • 14th-- Golden Rutherford County Senior Citizens Picnic under pavilion

  • 18th -- Roadrunners Seniors Picnic under pavilion

  • 21st -- William & Martha Logan Family Reunion

  • 25th-- Family Reunion #3579 under pavilion


  • 5-9th -- Cleanup and Preparation tor celebration of 114th Anniversary

  • 16-17th  The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County will be presenting a two-day event at the Mullen Bible Camp.  Visitors to the event will gain a new understanding of historic Black churches in Rutherford County and part of the Bible Belt.  Photographs of more than 50 historic Black churches from Rutherford and a handful from Polk County will be featured from 10 to 5 pm on the 16th and from 2 to 5 pm on the 17th.  Gospel hymns will be played by Ray Jackson, saxophonist, and local church historians will speak on the history of black churches.  The presentation will end with a tour of the Mullen Bible Camp.  A free packed food bag will be served, and face masks will be available.  Rev. Robert Hamilton, the director of the museum, stated that visitors will get a historic lesson as well as a spiritual lesson.  The event is also made possible with funding from a Dogwood Health Trust Racial Committee Grant.

  • 31st --   The St. John Community Fun Day previously scheduled for Oct 9th has been rescheduled for Oct. 31st, from 2 pm to 5 pm.  A Hallelujah Night (Halloween) will be incorporated into this event.  The church will donate candy bags which will be passed out to the kids at the end of the day.  This event is open to the public--especially kids and young adults. 


  • 7th  --  Veteran's Day Program at Camp (Coordinator, Dianne McCurry)

  • 12th  --  Free Movie & Popcorn in Chapel 


  • 3th --  Camp Christmas Party, 6 pm

  • 12th -- Mt. Nebo's Christmas Program, 5 pm

  • 16th --  Community Christmas Dinner at Bills Creek Vol. Fire Dept, 6:30 pm (covered dish)

  • 19th --  St. John of Lake Lure's Christmas Program, 5 pm

  • 24 Temple of Jesus' Christmas Program, 6 pm


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