2016 Camp Lebanon Golf Classic Delivers!


This year’s Camp Lebanon Golf Classic, held in June 4, 2016 at the Gambler Ridge Golf Club in Cream Ridge, assembled 40 registered players and 6 hole sponsors. The event raised $3,058.92 in net proceeds for our camping ministry in Camp Lebanon! Just as important, we were blessed by good weather, food and fantastic fellowship. A wonderful and serendipitous encounter took place because of this event. On the day of the event, I was welcoming players at the registration desk and a gentleman approached me and introduced himself as one of the staff at the golf course, and that he had learned that we were a Baptist organization in New Jersey. He then shared that he is a member of a Baptist church near the ABCNJ region office in Hamilton Square. After he mentioned to me which church that was, I immediately told him that I pass by that church a lot of times on my drive to the office or on my drive home, and have always wondered to which Baptist family they belong. He said that they had a new pastor, and that the pastor had expressed that they seem to be alone and that he wanted their church to be part of a larger family. Anyway, to make a long story short, his pastor finally came to the office to meet with me and Dr. Spitzer so we could get to know him and the church better, and he to know ABCNJ better. And now, they have expressed their desire to join ABCNJ!

Our annual Camp Lebanon golf event for this year not only delivered funds for our camping ministry, but it also delivered ABCNJ a new congregation!

We are always striving to outdo ourselves in succeeding events, and to grow the event each time. We encourage our churches to participate by sponsoring a hole. Each hole sponsor gets a professionally printed poster placed on a designated tree box for all players to see. A church or donor can also sponsor a player. There are many other opportunities for your church to support this important event. A church or an individual can donate prizes or auction items. For more details on how you may support this worthy effort, please call Dr. Elmo Familiaran at the region office.

(Better than) Par for the Course!


ABCNJ 3rd Annual Golf Classic a "Swingin'" Success!

On a beautiful summer day - crisp blue sky, warm 90 degrees, slight breeze, but low humidity - a company of golfers trooped to the greens and fairways of the Lakewood Country Club, enthusiastically wielding their golf clubs, to play the sport that they love and at the same time  participate in this annual fundraising event of ABCNJ that benefits the Baptist Camp Lebanon.

Buoyed by the generosity of two major event sponsors - NextGen Church and Sovereign Insurance, Co. - four hole sponsors and donors, 33 players registered to show and play on the links. Don Smith, director of Camp Lebanon, participated in the event himself. He addressed the players after the game at the dinner reception and awarding of prizes, and expressed his profound gratitude for their support and generosity. The group was inspired by Don's presentation of some of what Camp Lebanon does in its ministry, of how the lives of many young people - especially young people - have been transformed for a lifetime because of their experience at Camp.

A first for this year is that one of our ABCNJ local churches committed to be an event sponsor ($1,000+)! We are grateful to Rev. Dr. Mia Chang, senior pastor of NextGen, and her husband Steven Ku. Not only are we so grateful for their selfless generosity, but for setting an example for the entire churches of ABCNJ. It will be awesome if our churches commit to a year and be an event sponsor! Not only did NextGen commit to be an event sponsor this year, they also registered and sent two foursomes to play! And in another tiwst of creativity, the two foursomes were all parent-child teams! The featured photo in this article shows the kind of fun NextGen had!

Jim Childs, Roy Gotta, Ken Davis, and Curt Johns hold their first place trophies for the 2013 ABCNJ Golf Classic

Our friendly competition is not without consequence! Our golf event awards special prizes and trophies to the top three foursomes. This year, our first place winners are Ray Gotta (from FBC New Brunswick, Rev. Dr. Luciano Marquez, senior pastor and Rev. Dr. John Hayward, pastor emeritus), Ken Davis, Curt Johns, and Jim Childs (from Central Baptist Church of Palmyra, Rev. Wes Allen, senior pastor).

To see all the photos of the event, click on the following link: ABCNJ 3rd Annual Golf Classic.

Be part of a great cause and join us next year!

Take A Swing For Missions!


The 3rd Annual ABCNJ Golf Classic

June 1, 2013

We are proud to announce the ABCNJ 3rd Annual Golf Classic which will be held at Lakewood Country Club on Saturday, June 1, 2013. All proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the support of ABCNJ's camping ministry in Camp Lebanon.

Where else can you have fun, fellowship and good food and still play the sport that you love (or plan to love), and be doing missions at the same time? To participate, click on the links below and you can register online with ease, or register by downloading a form to fill out and mail. There are more than one way to support this event. You can register and play, sponsor a player, donate a prize for one of the top three teams, donate an auction item, or sponsor a hole.

Register to Participate

2013 Full Page Golf Flyer with Registration

Auction Gift, Prize Donation and Hole Sponsorship Form

Auction and Prize Item Ideas - 2013

Share the word with your neighbor and friends and encourage them to participate. See you at the links!

$8,000 Raised for New Church Development


After the 2011 fiscal year reports were closed, we now have the final financial summary of the inaugural ABCNJ Golf Fundraiser held last October 22, 2011.

After paying all expenses, the event raised a net total of $8,095.13 for ABCNJ's New Church Development (NCD) program! What a joy! We are so grateful to our title sponsor, the Sovereign Insurance Group. We also are thankful to our hole sponsors: John S. Pavlovsky, Jr., Moore Funeral Homes, Fox Lumber, Van Doren Oil, Co., Christ Congregation of Princeton, Rev. Vernl & Corrine Matson, and Rev. Tom McNally. And last but not the least, we also thank the 36 players who came from all point of the ABCNJ compass and participated and gave of themselves generously to this worthy cause.

It was, indeed, a great day of fun and fellowship which was exceeded only by the thought that we were doing so while supporting the ministry of ABCNJ!

We look forward to this year's event with greater enthusiasm, and the expectation of a bigger turnout that will make that much more of a bigger impact on the ministries and programs of ABCNJ. This year's golf fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Save the date now and spread the word!