What began with the vision of a well-loved and popular radio preacher has evolved into a powerful ministry that draws guests from around the world.
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, NJ, 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. Dr. Palmer’s biblical teaching stressed God’s omniscience and control, and the show’s theme song reminded all that “Jesus Never Fails.”
In 1946, property was acquired on the North East River in Cecil County, MD, 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 Bible Conference was born.
Summer after summer, guests flocked to Sandy Cove to hear some of the most prominent speakers and preachers teach the Word of God and listened to inspiring concerts performed by top Christian musicians.
During the late 1980s, the Chesapeake Lodge & Conference Center was built for year-round ministry opportunities. This spacious facility continues to serve as a focal point of the ministry, offering comfort and hospitality to multitudes of men, women and children each year through our events, getaways, and group retreats.
As Sandy Cove Ministries celebrates its 75th anniversary, we give thanks to God, who continues to use His people to encourage and sustain us.
No matter the person or the story, one thing is constant: God changes people’s lives when they’re here.