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During the Great Depression of the 1930s, God provided an unusual opportunity for Dr. George Palmer, pastor of Haddon Heights Baptist Church in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, to host one of the earliest Christian radio broadcasts. During this time when businesses, banks and government were failing, the daily Morning Cheer broadcast brought good news and hope, reminding all who listened, that God is still in control, through the teaching and its theme song, that “Jesus Never Fails.”

The response was overwhelming and provided further ministry opportunity for this young visionary preacher in 1946. Property was acquired on the North East River in Cecil County, Maryland for establishing a summer tent revival and camp meeting facility. Camps were built for children, numerous mission projects were accomplished around the world, and Sandy Cove was born.

A new vision for Sandy Cove was cast with the addition of the majestic Chesapeake Lodge Hotel & Conference Center during the 1980s. This spacious facility continues to serve as a focal point of the ministry, offering comfort and hospitality which rival many fine hotels.

Throughout our history, there have been only five presidents for Morning Cheer, Inc., now known as Sandy Cove Ministries: Dr. George Palmer, his son, Rev. Bob Palmer, Rev. Neil Fichthorn, Dr. Sandy Outlar and Rev. Mark P. Fisher. In those years, multiplied thousands have received Christ, grown in their spiritual life, been spurred on to full-time ministry, and enjoyed meeting together and vacationing with other Christians.

Pictured in order of service: Dr. George Palmer (1946-1972), Rev. Bob Palmer (1972-1990), Rev. Neil Fichthorn (1990-2000),
Dr. Sandy Outlar (2000-2005), Rev. Mark P. Fisher (2006-2013)

Dr George PalmerRev Bob PalmerNeil FichthornDr Sandy OutlarMark P Fisher

The Legacy of Godly Innovation

Some have said, to understand where you want to go, you must often look at where you’ve been. Sandy Cove is no exception… set on a foundation of biblical truth, built with stones of faith and led by godly innovation.

The ministry of Dr. George Palmer, and his family, created a legacy so rich and so deep that it should neither be forgotten nor ignored.

We invite you to watch and listen as Mark P. Fisher recalls the story that not only shaped this ministry for the last 60 years, but sets a course for what it will become for years to come.

Palmer Family Reunion

Remember…  Jesus Never Fails!