P2P Story

P2P is a part of the Restoration Movement which was founded in the early eighteen-hundreds in the United States. Barton W. Stone and Alexander Campbell led the movement under principles of unified Christianity through standing on the teachings of the Bible itself, and on the example set by the first century church which was recorded in the book of Acts.

Since her birth in 1967, Person to Person Ministries has been a non-denominational organization.

She is affiliated with the historic Stone-Campbell Movement (also called the “Restoration Movement”) of the 19th Century American frontier. Person to Person Ministries was established in 1967 under the direction of Larry “Bus” Wiseman (Director 1967-1979) with the help of several Southwest Ohio residents who stepped up to the challenge to begin an evangelistic ministry that would reach out to families.

It was in 1972 that Person to Person Ministries began hosting their Family Camp Meeting at the Marvin Wilson farm outside of Hillsboro, Ohio. About 15 families camped out and about 200 people were in attendance at that first Family Camp Meeting. Soon 73 acres were purchased and named Restoration Acres. We now have 153 acres of campgrounds, where 400 to 500 camper units and 3,500 to 4,000 people converge each year for the annual Camp Meeting.

Person to Person Ministries was established in 1967 under the direction of Larry “Bus” Wiseman (Director 1967-1979) with the help of several Southwest Ohio residents who stepped up to the challenge to begin an evangelistic ministry that would reach out to families. It was in 1972 that Person to Person Ministries began hosting their Family Camp Meeting at the Marvin Wilson farm outside of Hillsboro, Ohio. About 15 families camped out and about 200 people were in attendance at that first Family Camp Meeting. Soon 73 acres were purchased and named Restoration Acres. We now have 153 acres of campgrounds, where 400 to 500 camper units and 3,500 to 4,000 people converge each year for the annual Camp Meeting.

Now, under the leadership of Kerry Allen (1999-present) Person to Person Ministries is on the threshold of expanding her ministries to be an even greater asset to the kingdom of God. Under Kerry’s direction a year-around ministry building has been completed and a new exhibit hall/restroom facility have been built. The campgrounds have added RV camping sites, new children’s pavilions and additional water and electric hook-ups. The ministry has been blessed to see her programs continue to grow under his leadership with the addition of a Preaching Camp, Spring class, and Fall class, partnering with Restoration Destination in South Carolina an international mission trip each year. One of the exciting additions since Allen has been the director is the establishment of a Resource Center, containing over 4,400 books and 3,000 audio and video recordings.

In 2003, a Media Ministry began with Person to Person personnel traveling to various brotherhood events to record sessions and make them available to everyone. As exciting as the expansion of her new ministries are, existing ministries that were established earlier in Person to Person Ministries’ life, have continued to grow with record attendances. The Person to Person trustees are working now on a strategy for future growth and ministry direction.

We invite you to be a part of a ministry with a great past and a great future.

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